This Christmas, online shoppers can enjoy free shipping on eligible purchases at over 40 of Australia’s biggest online stores – including Booktopia, Myer, Target, Toys R Us, Cotton On and Showpo.
From now until January 1st 2018 shoppers in metropolitan Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane can join Shipster, a new membership program powered by Australia Post, for $9.95.
Members will receive free shipping whenever they spend $25 and over at participating stores, as well as free delivery of one Deliveroo order each month.
Shipster members will have their shipping costs automatically deducted on eligible purchases at the checkout.
The service has been launched just in time for savvy shoppers to get organised for Christmas, according to Australia Post’s acting managing director and group CEO, Christine Corbett.
“We know our customers love to shop online and this Christmas we expect more gifts to be bought online than ever before. Shipster lets you shop with confidence knowing that there will be no surprises at the checkout,” says Corbett.
“When you shop with Shipster, all you need to do is spend $25 and over to unlock free shipping from more than 40 of Australia’s biggest and most-loved retailers.”
Following the introductory period, Shipster membership will cost $6.95 per month, and continue to allow customers to receive free delivery where shipping costs less than $20.
With online shopping growing from 11.5% to 15% in the last 12 months, Australia Post are predicting the busiest year for online shopping it’s ever seen.
Tony Nash, CEO of Booktopia says the initiative has been long awaited in Australia’s online retail space. “Booktopia has backed this online retailing initiative from Australia Post right from the start. We are excited that it is finally being launched so Australians can get Free Shipping from so many leading brands.”
Myer’s chief digital and data officer, Mark Cripsey says that Australia Post’s new Shipster service will allow it to upscale its digital offering tp consumer s further. “We know that more and more of our customers love shopping online at Myer, so we are delighted to be able to provide free shipping on the products that our customers love.”
Showpo have also expressed excitement over the new service. “Shipster represents great value for our customers, and makes it easier and cheaper for girls to get their new outfits over the hectic Christmas period. We’re looking forward to being a part of this unique group of retailers who have committed to better deals for Shipster members,” says the retailer’s chief operations officer, Paul Waddy.
Brands participating in the trial include:
- Athlete’s Foot
- Babies R Us
- Black Pepper
- Bobbi Brown
- Cotton On
- Cotton On Body
- Cotton On Kids
- Culture Kings
- Estee Lauder
- Harvey Norman
- Jo Malone
- Joyce Mayne
- Laura Ashley
- Lorna Jane
- Munro Footwear Group (Styletread)
- Princess Polly
- Running Bare
- The Body Shop
- Tiny Me
- Tony Bianco
- Toys R Us
- Zanui, and more.