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    chuey
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    hi guys

    i currently do about 200 shipments a month, is there anything better than auspost

    i use the ebay satchels a fair bit (500g for 7.20, 3kg for 11.20)

    but surely there has to be a better way?

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    John Debrincat
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    chuey, post: 189802 wrote:
    hi guys

    i currently do about 200 shipments a month, is there anything better than auspost

    i use the ebay satchels a fair bit (500g for 7.20, 3kg for 11.20)

    but surely there has to be a better way?

    Hello Chuey,

    With the metrics that you have I really don’t think that there is a better solution than Australia Post.

    You can try something like Temando which is a shipping aggregator.

    Frankly you are in the Australia Post sweet spot.

    What is the issue with Australia Post?

    John

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    BuddyBoy
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    Hi Elvin,
    Do you have a fixed price for anywhere in Australia?
    My product is a 850gm unit or 11kg carton.

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    ellie.knapp
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    chuey, post: 189802 wrote:
    hi guys

    i currently do about 200 shipments a month, is there anything better than auspost

    i use the ebay satchels a fair bit (500g for 7.20, 3kg for 11.20)

    but surely there has to be a better way?

    Hi Evlin,

    Australia Post is really the only viable option in Australia. If you are shipping overseas then you would have a lot of other options.

    Because you send more than 1,000 parcels a year you actually qualify for Australia Post contract rates, which you can find out more here – http://auspost.com.au/business-solutions/high-volume-parcel-contracts.html.

    Obviously the more you send the greater your rate is. You can also move your stock to a third party logistics supplier (which is what my company does). Because these companies send a high volume of parcels they usually have exceptional contract rates with Aus Post.

    I hope this helps some what!

    Thanks

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    Jenny Spring
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    chuey, post: 189802 wrote:
    hi guys

    i currently do about 200 shipments a month, is there anything better than auspost

    i use the ebay satchels a fair bit (500g for 7.20, 3kg for 11.20)

    but surely there has to be a better way?

    Hello

    Regardless of who you choose, I recommend you have a look at http://www.whereismyparcel.com.

    Dave has worked in the freight business for 25 years, and he has a simple solution to parcels that aren’t being delivered to the shopper’s door the first time.

    You’ll know exactly what i’m talking about if you send out 200 parcels a month.

    I’m helping Dave with his marketing, but I ran an ecommerce company for 10 years (which I sold last year), and I wished I had found this solution back then. Wouldv’e saved me countless angry calls from customers who got those ‘cards’ in their letterbox instead of their parcels!

    Jenny

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    wimp
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    chuey, post: 189802 wrote:
    hi guys

    i currently do about 200 shipments a month, is there anything better than auspost

    i use the ebay satchels a fair bit (500g for 7.20, 3kg for 11.20)

    but surely there has to be a better way?

    Hi There

    My advice would be to to ask yourself the following questions.

    What is your biggest concern with Auspost?

    Are the 200 shipments per month being delivered efficiently?

    If Yes.
    Am I prepared to compromise on service to hopefully try and save money?

    If No.
    Shop around and compare, with the quantity you are shipping, there may well be a better option, however, before you jump in the deep end, if / when you believe you have a got a better deal elsewhere, put them to the test first,
    (ie) send 50 with your “new” carrier and compare their service standards,

    If they perform, build it up from there.

    If they don’t, and you get bad feedback from your customers, then ask yourself was it really broken in the first place?

    Or was I just trying to save a bit of money?

    Hopefully the above, will help you make a decision.
    I would be interested to hear how you go,

    All the best.
    Dave.

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