MyPost Business: Helping small businesses get back on their feet
Many small businesses are feeling the pressure to keep up with changing demands and their business model has shifted to online sending. But without the volumes of large businesses, the cost of sending parcels can creep up. MyPost Business is changing that.
Send and save using your MyPost Business account.
With a MyPost Business account you can streamline your sending experience.
The more qualifying parcels you send, the more savings you receive.
The amount of savings you get is split up into six bands:
When you first register for MyPost Business, you’ll start at Band 0, where standard retail rates apply. You'll begin to see the savings on the first Saturday after you have sent 8 or more qualifying parcels within the last 8 weeks or 50 or more within the last 12 months.
Under Band 1: if you send 8-39 qualifying parcels within the last 8 weeks or 50-249 qualifying parcels within the last 12 months, you can save up to 10% on eligible same- city metro sending. Standard retail rates apply for international sending.
Under Band 2: if you send 40-79 qualifying parcels within the last 8 weeks or 250-499 qualifying parcels within the last 12 months, you can save up to 25% on eligible same- city metro and 15% on eligible international sending.
Under Band 3: if you send 80-159 qualifying parcels within the last 8 weeks or 500-999 qualifying parcels within the last 12 months, you can save up to 30% on eligible same- city metro and 20% on eligible international sending.
Under Band 4: if you send 160-319 qualifying parcels within the last 8 weeks or 1000-1999 qualifying parcels within the last 12 months, you can save up to 35% on eligible same-city metro and 25% on eligible international sending.
And finally, under Band 5: if you send over 320 qualifying parcels within the last 8 weeks or more than 2000 qualifying parcels within the last 12 months, you can save up to 40% on eligible same-city metro and 25% on eligible international sending.
The savings calculator assesses your band using two calculations - your qualifying parcel volume over the last 12 months and over the last 8 weeks. It will always apply the calculation that provides you the greatest savings based on your sending activity.
The 12-month calculation benefits customers who get the bulk of their orders at a specific time during the year. The calculation for this is based on the number of qualifying parcels that have been sent within the last 12 months.
The other method is the eight-week calculation, which takes into account the number of qualifying parcels you have sent within the last 8 weeks. This benefits customers who send parcels more consistently.
The band calculation is completed every Saturday based on the last 8-week period and 12-month period, and any changes to your band will be communicated by email.
To understand how one method of calculation can benefit you based on your sending activity, here’s a scenario where a customer will enjoy savings faster through the 8-week calculation while the 12 month calculation retains the customer’s savings band during their off season. Let’s take a swimsuit label as an example, where they have sent 2,226 parcels in January and February. Based on the 8 week calculation they will start to receive Band 5 savings from the second saturday in January. Using the 12 month calculation, they will maintain their Band 5 savings for 12 months, even as their parcel volumes reduce between March to November. To maintain their Band 5 savings, they will need to send at least 2000 parcels by the end of February the following year.
For customers sending consistently throughout the year, the 8-week calculation provides a faster path to higher band savings.
With a lower qualifying parcel volume required in an 8-week period, you can access Band 5 savings before meeting the qualifying parcel volumes required over a 12-month period. The example here shows how one customer builds up to a higher band when sending qualifying parcels consistently. If we were following the 12-month calculation the customer would be receiving band 2 savings on the 4th Saturday in April. However using the 8 week calculation the customer would receive Band 5 savings.
You can calculate your savings through the band calculator. Go to auspost.com.au/ mypostbusiness to login or register for your MyPost business account.
Click on the Send and Save tab. Here you will see your current band information and learn more about eligible and qualifying parcels.
You can use the calculator to quickly calculate your postage costs.
Click down on the band you fall under.
The cost of postage is determined by the destination you are sending to...
...the service selected...
...and the parcel weight and packaging used to send your parcel.
You will see results for the different destinations, whether domestic…
You can also download the postage rates and postcode guide through this link here.
You can send and save online or in store. When you are transacting instore ensure you present your MyPost Business QR code at the counter. Your QR Code can be located by clicking on the Send & Save tab below the postage calculator. Print out or save your QR code to your smartphone, and present it at the post office.
For eligibility criteria and terms and conditions visit auspost.com.au/mypostbusiness for more information.
- MyPost Business helps small businesses manage their sending and get savings on the number of qualifying1 parcels sent.
- MyPost Business has introduced two new savings Bands for businesses with a low but steady volume, and businesses that are rapidly growing.
- A MyPost Business account lets you offer customers detailed tracking and save on your postage costs.