- 16 January 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
After the Christmas peak season, the Australian division of Aramex says that it delivered 450,000 parcels during the festive period.
It is estimated that Australians spent $18 billion on e-commerce over the period, and couriers are now expecting a busy returns period.
CEO of Aramex Australia, Peter Lipinski said, “It’s no secret that Australians love online shopping and this is driving exceptional growth and demand in the transport sector. This Christmas was a record year for us at Aramex with almost half a million more parcels delivered in December than what was delivered in December 2018.”
Over 2019, Aramex delivered two million more parcels than in 2018 in Australia.
Aramex has reported the top five delivery areas during December were Sydney, Melbourne, Port Macquarie, Surry Hills and Toowoomba. “E-commerce has completely changed how we shop, and it’s transformed Australia’s peak retail and delivery season. Christmas may have passed but for couriers and many businesses across Australia, we’re sure the delivery demand will continue this month with a surge in returns of online shopping purchases. At Aramex, we’re ready for another big year meeting the growing delivery demand in Australia,” said the CEO.
Aramex Australia is the rebranded Fastway Couriers network that the Middle Eastern express delivery company acquired in 2016.
“We’re very pleased to be celebrating the completion of our rebrand across Australia which unlocks some powerful advantages for our business, our franchisees and customers,” said Peter Lipinski.