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Postman Bouris: YBR chairman to take on Australia Post

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Australian Broker | 27 Dec 2012, 08:00 AM Agree 0
Mark Bouris has announced plans to take on the postal service in his latest business venture involving parcel delivery
  • Allan | 27 Dec 2012, 10:58 AM Agree 0
    What does this have to do with the broking industry - who cares
  • Rick | 27 Dec 2012, 09:32 PM Agree 0
    Hoorah !! You GO guys; give Aus Post a real bit of competition. For years now, AusPost has focussed its business model on increasing retail sales in its 'postoffices' at the expense of service. Standing in line for over 20 minutes just to collect a registered post parcel or envelope infuriates me no end, especially when 20-30 people are queued but only 1 or 2 service desk slots are manned.
    Now Mr Bouros, when is this great new service (pre-emptive anticipation) of yours coming to sleepy ol' Perth, WA ?? Hey, does Adam have refrigerated 'cupboards' for getting my food shopping delivered there when I'm not home ?? Is Adam equipped with webcam facility so I can see what's being / been delivered to my cubicle ??
    I hope you can bury AusPost in its own monopolistic arrogance right up and over there sorry necks. Go for it !! :)
  • Dennis | 31 Dec 2012, 11:12 AM Agree 0
    I fail to see where the benefits are.Australia Post will deliver to a street address or a Post Office address.
  • Charlie | 30 Jan 2013, 10:26 AM Agree 0
    Dennis, ....but if you're working, e.g. shifts, or you're not at home, having 24hr access even without having a PO Box is great. The only drawback I foresee is if people don't pick up their parcel; what happens if the lockers are all full? :)
  • Charlie | 30 Jan 2013, 10:34 AM Agree 0
    having said that....Bouris is as flaky a sales person as they get (see e.g. recent Sunrise "performance"). I think he is also not making great decisions for the company; he reacts, rather than acts.
    He's one of those blue sky conceptual, who is unimaginative in the detail. TZ needs the Steve Jobs of the intelligent fastener/locker world to survive and thrive. Bouris has none of those qualities at any level, sadly.
  • Charlie | 30 Jan 2013, 10:36 AM Agree 0
    @Rick,
    TZ lost their tender for the service, originally planned with AP last year...hence their new spin..... BAD sales people at TZ if nothing else. Their products are world class. Shame really.
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