"Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land, our doors are closed and we're clapping our hands"
We wanted to wait for those licensees open on Christmas eve to finish up, curl up with a nice glass of wine and relax before we wish you all a merry Christmas, a happy holiday and a wonderful new year! We'll be back fighting for you in 2017.
will be available again for the 2017 renewal cycle. Notification has gone out to LPOs of the offer, with an opt - in notification to be returned to AP by early Jan 2017, if you want to receive the advance payment.
40% of the total POB payment you received for the 2016 renewal cycle, will be available if you wish to take up the offer.
With the Passport Processing contract up for renewal in June 2017, there has been a lot of work done in looking at ways to increase the efficiency and compliance levels of outlets who are accredited to process passport applications. Passport processing is a very important revenue stream for many LPOs, and Australia Post. The loss of this work would be detrimental to the whole business, and it must not be taken lightly. As Licensees, we expect Australia Post to maximise the potential for us to make a living.
No doubt this news will be filtering through to many Licensees via the local news outlets now. It may have been delivered via the internal messaging system too.
Australia Post and MailPlus have combined to form an aggressive new competitor for LPOs. From 14th Nov, Australia Post will allow the supply of almost the full range of postal products direct to the MailPlus business, to allow the MailPlus franchisees to sell and deliver direct to what used to be our old customers. For a fraction of the cost of purchasing an LPO, MP franchisees will now have a fully kitted out PO, on wheels.
http://www.keepmeposted.org.au/ is the campaign website. Full of news on the campaign as it builds in Australia.
In the not too distant future Australia Post has agreed to distribute flyers to support this campaign to all LPOs to hand out to our customers. It is the LPO customers who are probably most impacted by these additional charges.