In an effort to improve delivery times, Australia Post recently announced that it will begin using robots to deliver parcels more promptly. This announcement comes right on the heels of Amazon's launch in Australia, which has put more pressure on Australia Post to offer speedy delivery.
To confront challenges such as a large geographic area and a highly dispersed population, Australia Post has begun testing the use of parcel-delivering robots. Currently, the robots can only deliver a single parcel at a time, but the service does allow consumers to opt for faster delivery for an extra cost. The idea behind the new service is to try to give Australians faster delivery times, similar to the same-day service that many US and European consumers enjoy.