Postie's food delivery trial extended to Auckland CBD
posted on 12th May 2017
11 May 2017 - New Zealand Post is to extend its food delivery programme trial to Auckland, after starting to deliver KFC in Tauranga last month. The trial will see New Zealand Post partner with Menulog to deliver food from 50 restaurants in Auckland's CBD. Such delivery services as Uber Eats are already having a big impact upon franchise sales levels, as detailed in the cover story of our latest magazine. Download the latest issue here or send for your free print copy here.
The national postal service has continued to put up postal pricing in recent years, citing a decline in mail and parcel deliveries.
The innovative move into food delivery is one which will see the company branch out from its traditional revenue streams.
[Menulog NZ commercial manager] Paul Dodds said if the trial went well, the delivery scheme would be rolled out across the country in the coming months, with deliveries likely to increase in Winter.
'We have maybe 20 [NZ Post] drivers just in Auckland CBD,' Dodds said.
'As we scale up we'll probably just keep growing especially over the coming months when it's going to get busier as it gets colder and wetter, and people don't want to leave the house.'