NZ Post has achieved government approval for mail being delivered three days a week. They have presented a business case on their website for the move. Meanwhile Australia Post CEO reportedly said Australia Post was not contemplating such a move.
Postal services continue to be disrupted by the digital economy. Some disruption is negative, such as the decline in letters, whereas other disruption, such as inbound and outbound parcels, is positive.
The key for all stakeholders in Australia Post, including the many Licenced Post Offices that are part of newsagencies, is to be aware of the changes and to respond in your own business planning. Parcels are not the monopoly letters are and this is the biggest challenge for Australia Post.
I smile at the concerns expressed by the CEO of Australia Post given how they have abused their government protected monopoly to specifically target small business newsagents through their corporate-owned retail stores. I remain convinced that this is outside the act under which they operate.