Australia Post has extended its next-day delivery service, Australia Post Metro, to Adelaide and Perth, providing eligible retailers and customers with enhanced speed and certainty when they shop online.

Australia Post executive general manager for parcel, post and ecommerce services, Gary Starr said the flexibility and reliability that next-day delivery provides customers was becoming increasingly important, as the desire for fast fulfilment continues to be a key factor in online sales.

“We’ve been listening to our customers, and know they expect more choice, simplicity and reliability when ordering online. The Australia Post Metro service raises the bar for customers – prioritising next day delivery in metropolitan areas enabling us to respond to that demand and deliver parcels to customers’ doors sooner,” he said.

“We already have some of the country’s largest retailers in lifestyle, fashion, beauty and FMCG using the Australia Post Metro service, with more retailers coming online every month. This new service provides a more agile, flexible delivery option as we head into our busiest time of year.”

BIG W director of e-commerce and digital business, Jo-Ann Hicks commented, “BIG W is excited to offer Australia Post’s next day delivery service to our customers, giving them the opportunity to receive their BIG W shopping quickly by ordering online. Next day delivery joins many convenient ways to shop at BIG W including pick up and direct to boot services.”