COVID-19 driving demand for workers in transport and delivery


With more people social distancing and working from home courier service is essential.

Leading transport and logistics provider Aramex has reported a 48% increase in deliveries in comparison to this time last year. The network has continued to remain operational during border closures and is successfully innovating and taking advantage of the gig economy to meet the growing demand. 

“With more than 800 Courier Franchisees delivering across 28 regional franchise networks, we are proud to be delivering for Australian businesses and customers at this critical time. 

“In recent years, e-commerce has been booming in Australia. COVID-19 has accelerated this growth. The Aramex network has reported a massive 48% increase in deliveries in comparison to this time last year. Integral to our success in meeting this growing demand has been our Blu Couriers innovation,” says Aramex Australia CEO Peter Lipinski.

Aramex’s Blu Couriers platform enables their franchisees to scale up in busy periods by tapping into the gig economy. They report double the signups to Blu Couriers in comparison to this time last year with their Blu Courier drivers helping their network meet the avalanche of deliveries and returns.

They have also just launched Courier Lite, a new courier franchise model which “supports Courier Franchisees managing the delivery boom without compromising customer service or delivery times.” The Courier Lite Franchisee has a focus on high demand areas and only collects parcels from the home depot once per day. Courier Lite drivers will share the same uniform and vans as traditional Courier Franchisees with low start-up costs creating an attractive entry-level opportunity into the wider Aramex Australia network. 

“Delivery demand is surging in Australia and we don’t expect this to slow down in the future,” says Peter Lipinski. 

Aramex Australia is a network of over 800 independently owned and operated small businesses across Australia. It offers international shipping through its membership of the global Aramex family to over 220 countries.

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