Business Delivery Solutions to Australia
In terms of landmass, Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world. Yet when it comes to population and economy it is much lower down the list and outside the top 20 countries based on both importing and exporting statistics. Due to close historical and cultural ties for Australia and the UK though, there is strong trade between the two countries.
A large volume of mail and parcels are sent to Australia every day, with the country offering plenty of opportunities for businesses looking to expand overseas. Whether you need to send a parcel to Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, or other places down under, at Whistl our international parcel delivery offers a reliable business delivery management solution to get your items to their destination on time.
Australian Postal Statistics
The UK is Australia’s fifth highest two-way trading partner, with the total value of goods and services shipped in both directions totaling around A$27,462 million. On the whole, it's most popular imports included passenger and goods vehicles, computers, gold, telecom equipment and more.
The Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index revealed that in 2018 Australia shipped 864 million parcels. With a 7.3% increase, year on year Australians were ranked second globally for cross-border e-Commerce shopping. The research also revealed that the average Australian shipped an average of 34 parcels a year, this is an increase of 47% to the global market of 23 parcels per person.
Send Parcels to and from Australia
If you are looking to send items into or from Australia, Whistl has developed a range of international delivery services that feed into the networks of the Australian postal operators (for security and reliability). If you are a business that sends a lot of international parcels, mail, or smaller packets our service is ideal because we take care of everything so you don’t have the hassle of dealing with numerous delivery companies. We work with you to ensure your customers get their items, delivered.
The Australian Market and their Shipping Potential
Whistl has conducted a research study into the Australian market, to understand changing customer international buying habits.
Our cross-border research study was conducted online from 25th – 29th March 2020 and all participants were sourced from a large international online panel provider.
The top trends in the purchasing habits of consumers in Australia have been highlighted below.
39% made a purchase in the last four weeks!
Consumers want better prices, the latest products, and unique items and they are no longer limited to local markets. For businesses wanting to expand their customer base, seeking opportunities in foreign markets is ideal.
It’s vital they understand the Australian market further to attract and retain shoppers. Whistl has outlined some key facts from our recent consumer research findings, to provide businesses further insight into these customer habits, expectations, and concerns.
What are the items that Australian's are buying from international sellers?
Over half of Australian consumers purchased fashion items such as clothing, shoes & accessories.
Which countries are coming out top when it comes to purchasing goods internationally?
The majority of Australian shoppers have purchased an item from:
Australia's Expectations and Concerns
customs (costs & processes) a disadvantage
of Australians, check returns procedures
acceptable delivery window
What do Australian's see as the main advantages and disadvantages of cross-border purchasing?
|71% do so to take advantage of better prices||73% were concerned about longer delivery times|
|67% to gain a product not available locally||51% concerned about low quality/fraudulent goods|
|60% to access unique products||50% about complex return procedures|
The most popular retailer websites for our Australian panel
- eBay (69%)
- Amazon (41%)
- Wish (19%)
The most popular payment options for our Australian panel
- PayPal (75%)
- Credit card (24%)
- Debit card (16%)