TZ Limited (“TZL”) has for some time been building an infrastructure solution that allows it to participate as a provider in the lucrative online logistics market that is developing off the back of the growth of online purchasing.
TZL has announced a number of initiatives including commercial relationships that enable access for TZ locker infrastructure at various locations around Australia, partnership agreements that establish flow and revenue for the locker network, and of course, continued development of the TZ technology and software that enables an integrated end-to-end parcel locker solution.
This has been a purposeful process of building a viable and distinctive alternative parcel distribution system in our region and has required a commitment to patient investment. Success of the system and national roll-out now requires strong transactional flow from major carriers and delivery agents.
TZ is pleased to announce that Australia’s largest provider of logistics, Toll Group, has agreed to trial the TZ A.D.A.M. locker system in order to provide further convenience to customers of their dedicated parcel delivery service Toll Consumer Delivery.
The A.D.A.M. locker system trial will be an extension of Toll Group’s specialised online retail delivery service, Toll Consumer Delivery, and will be used in conjunction with their current parcel collection service, Nparcel, which enables online shoppers to collect their parcels from participating newsagencies across the country.
With the addition of the A.D.A.M. locker system to Toll Consumer Delivery’s current parcel collection network, customers will be able to have even more options in terms of convenient and localised pick-up points, many of which will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
TZ has built a solid distribution platform for the A.D.A.M. locker system, with GPT Group, AA Holdings Pty Ltd and Australian Fuel Distributors Pty Ltd (AusFuel) coming on board to house the initial A.D.A.M. locker system sites. GPT Group represents some of the most prominent corporate, retail and business park sites in Australia, while AA Holdings and AusFuel own and operate over 130 petrol station and convenience store sites across the country. The first A.D.A.M. locker systems are scheduled for deployment at these sites in May 2013.
Based on the success of the trial, Toll Consumer Delivery will look to add the A.D.A.M. locker system to its Nparcel collection network, which has already helped deliver tens of thousands of parcels via the newsagency network since September last year.
“TZ has developed the A.D.A.M. locker system solution based on a clear understanding of consumer needs and behaviours,” says TZ Limited Executive Chairman Mark Bouris. “What people want is a location near their home or office where they can pick up their packages securely any time of the day. Toll is the first of several carrier companies who are coming on board to trial the A.D.A.M. system, enabling consumers to get what they want when they want it, without having to wait for a package or reschedule a delivery. They will have a choice and that’s what online retail is all about: choice and flexibility.”
“The A.D.A.M. locker system provides Toll Consumer Delivery with an extension for our successful Nparcel newsagent parcel collection service,” says Toll Global Express Divisional Director Shane O’Neill. “Toll Consumer Delivery is excited to be the first to integrate the A.D.A.M. lockers into our ever-growing B2C network because it allows us to offer customers the choice of collecting parcels at a time and place that is convenient to them. The A.D.A.M. system gives us greater flexibility and we look forward to a successful commercial trial and an ongoing relationship with TZ.”