Shipster, a new membership program powered by Australia Post, will enable shoppers to have online orders delivered for free in metropolitan Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane until 1 January 2018.
With a $9.95 membership, users will receive free shipping when spending $25 and up at participating stores – including Myer, Target, Cotton On and Toys R Us – as well as free delivery of one Deliveroo order each month.
“We know our customers love to shop online and this Christmas we expect more gifts to be bought online than ever before,” said Christine Corbett, Acting Managing Director and Group CEO, Australia Post. “Shipster lets you shop with confidence knowing that there will be no surprises at the checkout.
“With online shopping growing from 11.5 per cent to 15 per cent in the last 12 months, we’re predicting the busiest year for online shopping we’ve ever seen at Australia Post.”
Brands participating in the trial include Babies R Us, Booktopia, Harvey Norman, Kogan, Lorna Jane, MAC and The Body Shop.
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.