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FREE Express Post 500g Bag by Registering with MyPost Deliveries & For A MyPost Card

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MyPost Deliveries is a new service from Australia Post that lets you choose exactly where your parcels get delivered — be it your work address, parcel locker, local post office or the house of a family member. Best of all, the service is free.

You can then choose when and where you receive your parcels when you shop online. Handily, you can set up multiple addresses on your MyPost account and change the delivery point for specific parcels.

You can register for the free service via the aforementioned MyPost website or by visiting your local post office. As an added bonus, Australia Post is giving away a 500 gram Express Post satchel worth $10.55 when customers sign up for a Parcel collection ID card (MyPost card.)

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    Where does it say bout the free satchel?

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    Where is the offer for the express post satchel displayed? Are there any conditions?
    I've just signed up and have seen nothing about this offer.

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      Once you verify your identity you should've seen a message about a welcome pack. The free satchel is included in that welcome pack.

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    It is to the right of the screen. Sign up for the MyPost card.

  • +4 votes

    You have to apply for the MyPost Card, not just the account.

    FAQs
    http://auspost.com.au/help/#/help_and_support/search_for#pag...

    MyPost card:
    Your MyPost card is not issued automatically when you apply for a MyPost account. You need to apply for this separately.
    Your MyPost card is personalised with your name and address and can be used as identification when collecting parcels from Parcel Lockers or parcel collection locations.
    Until 24 December 2014 you will receive a free prepaid Express Post 500g satchel when you sign up for a MyPost card.

    • +2 votes

      Beat me by a whisker. Need to sign up for a MyPost card as well :)

    • +2 votes

      can be used as identification when collecting parcels from Parcel Lockers

      I'm guessing that means the card has a bar code printed on it that you can scan at a parcel locker instead of typing your customer number or phone number.

  • +27 votes

    Holy crap - this is awesome! Finally I can get things delivered to the LPO that is 350m from my house and open until 6pm weekdays and all day Saturday instead of the useless delivery centre carding them at another post office 2+km away that closes at 5pm weekdays and is only open Saturday mornings.

    Just like they should have been doing for years! And they are giving me a free 500g Express Post satchel to go with it.

    After signing up they give you an address you can use to get your items sent to you:

    Your Parcel Collect address is:
    Firstname Lastname
    Parcel Collect 12345 67890
    123 Smith Street
    SUBURB WA 6000

    That will ensure your item gets sent to the correct post office the first time.

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      Parcel collect has been out for a while now.

    • +8 votes

      That will ensure your item gets sent to the correct post office the first time.

      same thoughts here… i live between 2 post offices.. 99% of stuff goes to one, and the few times I dont read the 'missed delivery slip' I end up going to that one only to then have to drive to the other to collect some 99c thing from China

    • +1 vote

      Good isn't it. Looks like LPO's are now participating in the Parcel Collect service whereas they didn't used to be. Now i only have to go to the nearby LPO which is a few kms closer.

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      Hi Pesawat ;)

  • +4 votes

    You need to register for a MyPost account (Deal link) as well as a MyPost card (link) to get the free satchel. MyPost account lets you choose where to collect your parcel, MyPost card lets to pick up parcels without showing your ID.

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      Do you need to sign up for MyPost card in person?

      To get a card, you'll need your proof of identity ready, as per below, so we can verify your identity through our secure system.

      • +1 vote

        I did all that in one hit. Already had a "MyPost" account before, so went through and chose my parcel collection location, instantly verified my drivers license and got a prompt saying that my card would be posted to me soon. I'm assuming that the express post satchel will come with it.

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        nope, just did it online. Need a drivers licence or passport number

        • +5 votes

          I filled in passport no. and the rest of the details - I've since closed that browser tab and don't remember seeing any prompt about the MyPost card being sent soon or whatever.

          How can I verify that I've successfully applied for the card? I don't have anything relevant in any emails from them: the last was entitled 'Welcome to Australia Post's Parcel Collect service' and started 'Hello xxxx,

          You have successfully registered for Australia Post's Parcel Collect service at xxxx.'

          Ah, I just noticed the link Get a MyPost card

          When follow that link I get "According to our records, you already have a MyPost Card." so presumably it worked and I will get the satchel.

        • +1 vote

          @Its4me: Took me way too long to find that link…couldn't find it anywhere on the site or I may just be blind

  • +5 votes

    you guys do realise that ap will use mypost to keep track of your shopping habits?

    • +25 votes

      Are you telling me that the Post Office knows when I have things I bought online shipped to me?

      • +5 votes

        Ap collects data like where you order from, when you order, weight of the mail articles, where you like to collect from, where you what it delivered, etc.

        Use your mypost id and they will know. This data can then be sold to third parties.

        • +6 votes

          Wow, the weight of my parcels - that type of info has got to be worth top dollar!

          In all seriousness, most of what we do these days is tracked by someone somewhere for some purpose, so it's pretty hard to avoid.

        • +1 vote

          Will a tin foil hat help stop any negative effects that might have on my well being? I thought the fact that I usually get the parcels sent to my home would be a dead giveaway for what my online shopping habits are.

          On the plus side, if you buy on eBay or anywhere else, the shipper will never know your home address, that's gotta be a plus/upside, right?

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      They seems to be pushing this just that little bit too hard.

      If I had registered with this, do I HAVE to use it? Or can I just ignore it and tell them to deliver it where they should be, my home address?

      In short, what's their angle and what do I risk losing (other than time)?

      • +1 vote

        It's entirely a new address, when you buy something online you can either write in your parcel address, your work address, home address, etc. It's just giving you an option in case your current local PO may not be convenient place to pick up your parcel from.

      • +3 votes

        This is actually saving money for them, (less parcels for contractors to deliver = less pay for them), on top of the fact that not everyone is home to collect their parcels and the send back time frame is 3 days afaik. Also gives you privacy knowing that your address is kept from the places you shop.

    • +4 votes

      I don't mind AP joining the long list of companies that knows my shopping habits. To name a few here is the list

      Paypal
      Your bank
      Credit card company
      eBay, Amazon etc.
      Search engines like Google, Bing etc.
      Cash back websites like Cash Rewards, Stat here
      The frequent flier programs you joined
      Your flybys, everyday rewards and other store reward programs

      Not all of these companies knows about everything you shop, so does AP if you signup for this. In fact OZB knows a lot more about our personal shopping preferences than you think :)

    • +1 vote

      so they know when you've been sleeping and when you'r awak ? they know if you've been bad or good ?

  • +14 votes

    been really impressed with the new things Auspost have been trying lately. (concept stores, self service kiosks, banking/passport services, online capabilities etc)

    • +7 votes

      these "improvement" should have been implemented a long time ago.

    • +2 votes

      Yeah, everything that should have been rolled out about a decade ago!

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      I'm not impressed to wait 1 hour for service in their overcrowded Post Offices.

      • +3 votes

        longest ive waited is like 10 minutes at a post office in the city, lunch time.

        i've waited at ANZ Bank for literally one hour though…. for them to verify my ID for the purposes of a credit card application…

      • +4 votes

        I hate having to wait ages in the Post Office too….I have a PO Box, so I regularly have to collect parcels or oversized things from the counter, but I have to line up behind all the people paying their bills there!!! Hello, it's called internet banking, bPay?? Old folks I can understand, but anyone else, nope, you're just wasting everyone else's time!!!

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          Add to that the people that still pay something with a Money Order.
          Auspost has tried to make them as unappealing as possible by raising the price to $8.95… but still people buy them. I really don't get the point of them when there are many free alternative ways to make payment.

          However Auspost has tackled the problem of people paying pills with their Self-Serve kiosks that I've seen in a number of POs

        • +1 vote

          I only pay bills at the PO so I can get 5% cashback (and if you don't already know, thats a lot). Hello? this is Ozbargain.

        • +2 votes

          @Aussie89:

          Hah! You've not had to deal with the government, have you?

          Wouldn't accept debit card, wouldn't accept BPay, but a Money Order was fine.

          I'm surprised they didn't want me to fax it through…

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          If there were less customers to serve, imagine how many less staff there would be… AusPost would not employ as many staff, so the wait time would be the same. Sadly.

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          @neil aus: Remember "more than half of Australia Post's branches are owned by franchisees". So it's up to the franchisee/the store manager to hire how many staff members, not AusPost. And that means it's different from store to store, from area to area, etc.

          My personal experience? Been to countless POs all over Adelaide, never waited longer than 10 minutes.

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          lpo receive a commission for every bill they process. without the bills they would close shop. then you and others would have to use a post shop in the next suburb. a post shop that's in the big shopping centre where you have to wait for parking. battle your way through masses of customers. then when you finally get to the post shop you find 50 customers in the queue waiting to pay bills because five of the closes lpo have closed. silverwater business hub is a good example. they get customers from all over because so many lpo closed around them.

          p.s. this only applies to customers that uses a lpo.

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          @Aussie89:

          mo is still cheaper than bank cheques. most bank cheques costs $10.

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    Don't have license, does anyone know of other proof of identity methods they would accept?

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      definitely passport - and if you don't have one, you can conveniently apply for one in-store!

    • +1 vote

      Off their website:

      Primary identification
      Australian drivers licence or learners permit
      Australian passport (current or expired within the last 2 years)
      Foreign passport
      Centrelink Pension Card
      Proof of age card/ NSW photo card (government issued)
      Keypass identity card

      Secondary identification
      Utility bill or council rates (less than 3 months old)
      Taxation notice or Centrelink statement (less than 12 months old)
      Student card
      Statutory declaration

      Proof of concession status
      The following Australian Federal Government concession cards are accepted as proof of eligibility for concession status:
      Pensioner Concession Card
      Health Care Card (all types)
      Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
      Department of Veterans' Affairs Card
      Veterans' Repatriation Health Card

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      they just wanted one method of identification. and I provided my foreign passport number, which they verified online in just few seconds.

  • +1 vote

    Cheers. Was already a MyPost member, went through and selected a location after logging in and signed up for the card, said free satchel is on it's way.

  • +1 vote

    How does this work when you use your "internet alias" name for all these deals? I forgot when picking up a parcel that I'd order as my alias, example John Doe. Obviously didn't really check my ID that closely and handed over the parcel. (I'm really not worried about Metadata capture!!!).

    • +1 vote

      My guess is after you sign up with your IRL details as long as you have the card it's not going to matter.
      Your new address will be wherever you'd like it to be (Post office or lockers) The actual address you give will be Whatever name you'd like + a serial number (To Identify you) and an actual location.

      This means you'll be able to name swap all you want but the serial in your address will ID you and make this system (random free rented P.o. Boxes) actually get your items to you or the person holding your my post card.

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    Ok, I did it all online, including signing up for card. It doesnt state how to get my satchel?
    Also, do I pick up a personalised card from the Post Office?
    Very poorly communicated

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    Thank you OP! :)

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    So I was able to confirm my ID card but didn't have No script off so when it said
    "To have your card sent to you, simply click the 'Continue' button now." and I clicked it it took me to the homepage. Trying to get back there now shows me
    an error as well as "A MyPost welcome pack with your MyPost card, handy brochure and free satchel will be sent to you once your card application is complete. "
    So I guess it worked? Clicking the signup for the card shows me that I've already set it up so it won't let me try again.

    Was there anything anyone else had to do to confirm they wanted the bag?

    Another question is if they're letting you use the Lockers and Posts offices whats the point of a P.O. boxes anymore just more for businesses or something?

    I also assume the savings from not having to bring items to your door (Employee,Petrol,) make this more cost effective then normal delivery? If not why set up this system then?

    • +2 votes

      PO boxes accept mail and other things as well. This is just for parcels.

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      I had a similar problem. After entering the ID card for a MyPost card, I didn't receive any email saying I'll get a free satchel or welcome pack. wtf?

      Logging into MyPost to register for a MyPost card and it says "According to our records, you already have a MyPost Card"

      wtf?

  • +1 vote

    So I still don't quite get how to use this feature. Signed up and verified everything. Now when I shop online, eBay for example, do I just put the collection point address instead of my home address as the shipping destination? Then I guess you have to include the 'Parcel Collect 12345 67890' bit somewhere? Quite confusing T_T

    • +2 votes

      Yep, so the address you get given is what you put instead of your home/mailing address

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        Thanks, that makes sense I guess. But I can imagine this will work very well if you are certain the seller uses AusPost/StarTrack for shipping. Other shippers might refuse to deliver to the LPO/locker and that would cause a bit of a hassle (especially when buying from overseas). I guess I'll just have to remember this. Anyway I really like this feature!

        • +1 vote

          Yer, I've been using the parcel lockers for about a year now and will generally do a bit of research on the shop before I buy it as the locker is so much more convenient to me than my 'local' PO. Luckily anything generally from china post or USPS is put on the auspost system but definitely try and find out first.

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      edit: beaten

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      u can use your home address. this 'collection point' address can be used for your own convenience if you're not at home to receive the package

  • +2 votes

    FWIW, I'm not 100% sure on parcel collects but parcel lockers tend to only work for Auspost and Startrack parcels.

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      i actually got a DHL international delivery to go to my parcel locker , i dunno if they use auspost locally somehow

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        In some areas DHL uses Auspost as the last mile of delivery. Before Amazon moved to the woeful iParcel/Fastway they used to ship DHL to Canberra and Auspost quite often did the actual delivery.

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          dhl streams mail articles over the week and weekends for ap pdo to deliver on mondays. it's good chance that a pdo will be the party that will attempt delivery if the addressee is a residential address.

  • +2 votes

    I have an extremely weird issue. Whenever I try to verify by License it lists my birthday wrong - as 16/03 instead of 17/03 and I cannot change it. My settings/profile reflect the correct bday. The License verification page displays the incorrect bday and its preventing verification because my details don't match QLD's database!

    Fixed. Just change bday to a day later

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      where did you change your address? I have the same issue! except it says 15/03 instead of 16/03 :p

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    Thanks OP! :)

  • -2 votes

    Awkward moment when they send the express bag to you via sea mail

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    Can the parcel locker be used to deliver Letters as well?
    I just wonder if I buy something from ebay that is small that turns out to be a Large letter, is the parcel locker still ok to be used?
    What about small China/Hong Hong Post items that have been bought for $1 delivered?

    • +1 vote

      Letters are not accepted into Parcel Locker. This is just for parcels only. That's what Australia Post sells a PO box for. Well that answers your question.

      "Letters and standard mail that can be delivered to your letterbox, including Express Post letters, will not be accepted."

      http://auspost.com.au/parcels-mail/parcel-lockers.html

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        This is true, but they divert any letters sent to the alternate delivery address you provide, and send you a text and email to alert you.

        In my case, this is a PO box 10 meters from the parcel locker and happens pretty much instantly. Given Auspost charges something like $90 p/a for their Mail2Day text message alerts when your PO box has mail, this is essentially a free version of per-letter alerts.

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    Can someone explain to me how this works. I.e. why do I need this if I have my own mailbox? Many thanks!

    • +1 vote

      No more sorry I missed you cards from AUS post

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        Right gotcha! Thanks

      • +3 votes

        Granted that Parcel Collect and Parcel Locker service has been in existence for many months but i guess some people have never heard of it before now.

        I know a little about Parcel Collect. I've delivered 43 parcels so far through it.

        It does remove the problem of the i've missed you card even though you've been home the whole time sort of situation. Instead you have to go to the post office and pick it up in any case. But advantages of Parcel Collect is you don't have to wait at home all day waiting for a parcel that the deliverer never even bothers knocking on your door that you've wasted the whole day for nothing. You can pick it up from Australia Post at a time of your choosing.

        Also saves on a situation where you may have been away from home for a few days but the parcel turned up earlier than you expected and the postal deliverer left your parcel on the front door step and some one stole it from the front door step while you were away. Instead your parcel should be safe and sound at the selected post office outlet for you to collect after you return from the trip (if it's within 10 business days of the parcel arrival). This is for Parcel Collect that is which does offer up to 10 business days allowed to pick it up.

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          "You have 48 hours to collect your parcel once it has arrived at a Parcel Locker or Parcel Collect (Post Office) location."

          Is it 10 business days or 48 hrs?

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          @delfredo:
          Parcel Locker (where you have to key in the pin no to get the parcel) = 48 hours..
          Parcel Collect (where you collect it from the counter) = 10 days..

          Usually i will use parcel collect for bigger items that you know wont fit in the locker…. and parcel locker for small items,,

  • +1 vote

    It keeps saying that my residential address is a PO box… anyone else?

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      It keeps saying that my residential address is a PO box

      New account or adding this service to your existing MyMail account?

      If a new account, perhaps the Postcode is associated only with PO Boxes?

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        First i tried new, then I updated in MyMail and then let it pull the MyMail address. Definitely residential postcode. Street address isn't new, very generic. so strange.

  • +1 vote

    Guys just a heads up when verifying your ID for the MyPost Card. Once you hit submit the screen disappears very fast, but it says something like 'Success we will deliver your welcome pack'. You might miss it if not paying attention.

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    Thanks OP. Registered.