Postman Bouris: YBR chairman to take on Australia Post

by Mackenzie McCarty27 Dec 2012

Yellow Brick Road frontman Mark Bouris has teamed up with James Packer, one of the nation’s wealthiest men, in an effort to take on Australia Post.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that TZ Ltd, chaired by Bouris, is set to launch a smart-locker parcel delivery network dubbed “Adam,” soon to be installed at 50 sites Australia-wide.

TZ has reportedly struck a deal with e-commerce delivery company Temando, which involve the company delivering parcels to Adam lockers which can be accessed 24/7.

Earlier in the year, Packer’s private investment company, Ellerston Capital, paid $5 million for a stake in Temando, which currently ranks second only to Australia Post for annual parcel deliveries.

The first lockers are set to be installed in Sydney’s CBD and be working by January.

Temando chief executive Carl Hartmann told the SMH that the Adam lockers provide a necessary service for online buyers tired of having to visit the post office in order to pick up parcels.

“A lot of thought has gone into Adam, in terms of the locations of the lockers, parking and the ease of use. We can see there being 100 or so locations by the end of next year.”

 

COMMENTS

  • by Allan 27/12/2012 10:58:28 AM

    What does this have to do with the broking industry - who cares

  • by Rick 27/12/2012 9:32:42 PM

    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 !! :)

  • by Dennis 31/12/2012 11:12:54 AM

    I fail to see where the benefits are.Australia Post will deliver to a street address or a Post Office address.