The deployment is part of a major investment by Australia Post in its regional and rural network, which so far this year has seen total payments to licensees increased by over 10% – or approximately $40 million – which is its largest annual increase in payments to licensees ever.
The rollout of FlexiPOS will commence next month, with the majority of post offices receiving the new technology by mid-2015. As part of the FlexiPOS rollout, Australia Post is visiting local communities to discuss how the needs of its customers are changing and how the business is responding.
According to Christine Corbett, Executive General Manager Postal Services, Australia Post is focused on creating new revenue streams for post office licensees.
“Despite the challenging retailing conditions of the past four years we have maintained the number of post offices at a consistent level – just over 4, 400 outlets, with more than 2,500 in rural and regional Australia.
Corbet says Australia Post is very focused on creating new revenue streams for the corporation and its partners by investing heavily in customer growth opportunities.
Deployment of the new technology will provide Australia Post customers with access to a greater range of products and services at their local post office including:
• Banking services on behalf of Australia Post’s 70 agency banking partners
• Additional payment methods of EFTPOS and credit card
• Recharge vouchers
• Prepaid cards
• Postage assessment and postage label printing
As part of the Australia Post national 'conversation' and customer feedback strategy, and o find out where the next local community events are, or to join the discussion online, visit this website.