Postman Bouris: YBR chairman to take on Australia Post

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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.”


  • Charlie on 30/01/2013 10:36:59 AM

    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.

  • Charlie on 30/01/2013 10:34:21 AM

    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 on 30/01/2013 10:26:17 AM

    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? :)

  • Dennis on 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.

  • Rick on 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 !! :)

  • Allan on 27/12/2012 10:58:28 AM

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

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