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.
Are you getting your PO Box mail on time?
LPOGroup has been recieving reports from South Australian Licensees of late PO Box mail deliveries since the beginning of last week.
Some Licensees have reported some or all of their POB letters arriving up to five hours late putting a massive burden on serving staff, lost mail-sorter productivity, wasted mail-sorter wage costs and an impact on customers.
An interesting article about the business we own!
Is this just more media speculation, or is this really indicating that where there is smoke there is a fire?
Will we find out only when we have been sold?
Are you Ready for the Extension of the Unfair Contract Terms Regime to Franchise Agreements?
As Licensees this new legislation may be very helpful in years to come.
Since 2010, the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and the ASIC Act have prohibited and made void terms in standard form contracts with consumers that were unfair.
that does not include parcels? Are you being dictated to deliver parcels up to 2kg as "letters" on your mail contract run for no increased payment? There is a bunch of Licensees in Tasmania who have found the goal posts relocated before their very eyes. They are looking to hear from Licensees with the same problem in other states. Or is this something unique to Tasmania?