Australia Post Shipping – All You Need To Know

Formerly known as the Australian Postal Corporation, Australia Post is a governmental business enterprise that provides official mail services to the residents and businesses of Australia. It has been in service since 1809, however, has grown to deliver up to and over 40 million parcels in one month. With the nation’s biggest retail footprint, the Australian Post has:

  • 4,330 post offices
  • 15,036 street posting boxes, 5,412 motorbikes,
  • 4,691 delivery vans, trucks, cars and utes,
  • 1,235 electric delivery vehicles, 2,529 electric bikes, up to 17 airline freighters chartered each day, 481 facilities, and 33,039 parcel lockers.
  • 212 countries, territories, and regions to which they deliver internationally.
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Australia Post Shipping for your eCommerce store


Why Choose Australia Post Over Its Competitors?

Other than the reasons noted above, Australia Post delivers to all residential and commercial addresses each business day. This means that your parcels are likely to be delivered for the lowest cost , and oftentimes, the fastest means possible.

Read more – Is Australia Post the best shipping company in Australia?

Australia Post is dedicated to meeting the needs of small business owners. Two out of three of their local post office network and parcel contractors are considered small businesses.


Australia Post Domestic Shipping Rates

Australia Post has multiple shipping services available with different features to match your business requirements. For Domestic shipments, Australia Post offers three options;

Australia Post Standard Delivery

Standard Delivery starts at $9.15 AUD and delivers to all of Australia in an estimated 2 or more business days.

Australia Post Express Delivery

Express Delivery starts at $12.15 AUD and is usually delivered within one business day. Some time restrictions are in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australia Post Same-Day Delivery

Same-Day Delivery prices vary and usually make it to their destination within about 3 hours. Service is available within Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, and Hobart and comes with live tracking.

If It Packs, It Posts

If It Packs, It Posts is a flat-rate standard shipping option that allows customers to fit anything under 5kg into varying sized boxes for a flat rate cost of $9.15 AUD plus packaging for Standard shipments and $12.15 AUD plus packaging on Express shipments.


Australia Post International Services to Speed Up Delivery

Shipping internationally from Australia can often be expensive, especially when reaching northern countries, which a lot of them are. Choosing the most secure and cost-effective options is best for eCommerce businesses wanting to reach their customers. Australia Post offers multiple options depending on the budget and timeline required for delivery.

Australia Post Economy Shipping

Economy Shipping is the cheapest option, providing a hassle-free method of reaching your customers by sea or air without necessarily relying on a short deadline. You choose whether you would like the shipment to go by sea or air, which affects the cost. Prices start at about $11.55 AUD for parcel shipments.

Australia Post Standard Shipping

Standard Shipping arrives in 6+ business days and can easily be tracked online via a tracking number. Prices start at $18.55 AUD.

Australia Post Express Shipping

Express Shipping Is a fast option to deliver parcels between metro cities within a few business days, depending on location. Prices start at $29.55 AUD.

Australia Post Courier Shipping

Courier Shipping arrives at its destination in 1 or 2 business days. The cost of Courier shipping starts at $79.55 AUD. 


Australia Post International Shipping Labels and Customs Documents

As with shipping internationally from anywhere in the world, there will be customs documents that will need to be filled out according to Australian regulations as well as those of the receiving country.

You can easily utilize your customs documents on the AusPost website by choosing your destination.

Australia Post-Certified

PluginHive is
Australia Post Certified Shipping Solution

Does Australia Post Deliver on Weekends?

Australia Post has introduced Express Post Saturday delivery where parcels and letters can be delivered between the hours of 9 am and 1 pm on Saturdays. Customers can choose to have their parcels delivered to their residential or business address, to a 24/7 Parcel Locker accessible on Saturdays, or a Post Office or Business Hub open on Saturdays.

Choosing Saturday delivery for Express Post is free of charge. Australia Post offers a guide for setting up Saturday delivery on your eCommerce website.


Australia Post Features and Options for eCommerce Stores

Australia Post offers businesses the opportunity to save money and benefit from specific features through their MyPost Business Account. Businesses are provided with volume-based benefits, so the more you send, the more you save.

Some of the features and savings available to businesses include, according to Australia Post:

  • Save up to 40% on domestic and up to 35% on international postage
  • Each parcel you send counts towards your sending volume, which determines your savings band
  • Integrate your MyPost Business account with our eCommerce partners
  • Process orders in bulk by importing a CSV file
  • Automate tracking notifications by including customer contact details in your orders
  • Post at any of our 4,000+ Post Offices, 15,000+ Street Posting Boxes or organise a pick up from wherever you work
  • Get help & support 24/7

Save up to 30% on shipping with MyPost Business*

With PluginHive, get discounts of up to 30% on domestic parcel shipping and up to 25% on international shipping for the first 12 weeks when you sign up to MyPost Business and use the promo code supplied.

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Automate the Australia post Shipping Process for Shopify


Australia Post shipping directly from
Shopify dashboard

Manage all your orders & shipping from within your Shopify dashboard without switching to or logging in to any other website.

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Print 100s of Australia Post
Shipping Labels

Seamlessly generate and print Australia Post shipping labels directly from the Shopify dashboard for more convenience.


Send Australia Post Delivery Tracking Updates via email

Send live order tracking updates to Shopify customers via email as soon as the tracking status is updated by the shipping carrier.

Australia Post shipping on Shopify is simple with the Shopify Multi-Carrier Shipping Label App from PluginHive. With the low-cost app, your business saves the cost of an expensive web developer. Customers gain access to shipping rates from multiple couriers at the time of checkout so they can choose the best option that suits their budget and timeline. From there, tracking is a breeze because customers get notifications by email or SMS and can check up on the status of their orders right from your website.

And, as a business, you can generate and print shipping labels in one click, schedule pickups, and ship multiple orders at once from your platform. To top it off, invoices can be paid directly to Australia Post and any other carriers you offer from your website as well.

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Automate the Australia post Shipping Process for WooCommerce


Australia Post shipping directly from WooCommerce dashboard

Manage all your orders & shipping from within your WooCommerce dashboard without switching to or logging in to any other website.

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Print Australia Post Shipping

Seamlessly generate and print Australia Post shipping labels directly from the WooCommerce dashboard for more convenience.

Australia Post Tracking

Send Australia Post Delivery Tracking

Send live order tracking updates to customers via email as soon as the tracking status is updated by the shipping carrier.

The WooCommerce Shipping Services plugin from PluginHive is available to use and provide Australia Post services to your customers. Like the app for Shopify, you pay a low amount and receive multiple rates at checkout, live tracking, and automated shipping label printing. Another feature (also available to other platforms) is the ability to offer multiple carriers like Sendle, FedEx, DHL and more. Maximizing Australia Post on WooCommerce is simple, instant, and streamlines the entire shipping process. You’ll see an increase in customer satisfaction and retention by integrating PluginHive into your eCommerce website.


Automate the Australia post shipping Process for Magento & BigCommerce

Is your eCommerce business hosted by another platform such as Magento or BigCommerce? PluginHive’s dedicated team of experts on almost every shipping company can provide you with an app or service to meet any of your business’ shipping needs. Whether you want to optimize the services offered by Australia Post or any other shipping company, our support team is here and ready to discuss your shipping needs even if you don’t think you see what you need from your eCommerce platform app catalog.
Learn more about the shipping service apps available from PluginHive by reaching out to our shipping experts now!


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