“Forward ever, backward never: onwards with Breaking Through”
No.45 -2018

Formulated by UNI Apro Post and Logistics Sector

DHL Parcel Metro Same Day Service Launched In Ho Chi Minh City And Hanoi.May 30, 2018.

Ontario Provincial Election 2018 – Vote On June 7, 2018.
May 29, 2018.
Post Privacy Policy.May 28, 2018.
La Poste successfully issues €750 million perpetual hybrid capital.May 25, 2018.
Australia Post opens new 'concept store' that will only ship to China. 24 May 2018.

DHL Parcel Metro Same Day Service Launched In Ho Chi Minh City And Hanoi

 May 30, 2018
DHL eCommerce has announced the introduction of the DHL Parcel Metro Same Day service in Vietnam’s in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
The service allows Vietnamese online retailers to offer same-day delivery to consumers in both cities with real-time tracking and rescheduling of deliveries through DHL’s digital platform.
According to a statement sent by DHL to Post&Parcel today (30 May), the service uses an “elastic delivery” concept where DHL taps into a varied set of delivery service providers – making the deliveries fast, flexible and affordable.
“Vietnam remains an exciting market for us with immense potential — Ho Chi Minh City is forecast to be the second fastest-growing Asian economy by 2021, with predicted annual growth of 8%. With about 30% of the Vietnamese population expected to shop online by 2020, demand for e-commerce parcel deliveries will only increase,” said Charles Brewer, CEO, DHL eCommerce.

Source : https://postandparcel.info

Ontario Provincial Election 2018 – Vote On June 7, 2018

May 29 2018
Ontario provincial Election Day – June 7 – is approaching quickly. All union members should engage in this election and especially cast our ballots. The provincial government can profoundly affect the lives of workers.
CUPW is over 21,000 members strong in Ontario. We can be a big factor in electing a progressive government that supports better lives for working people and for Ontarians who are disadvantaged or vulnerable.
Some politicians are using populist slogans about standing up for the people, putting taxpayers first, and finding efficiencies. But sometimes these slogans are hollow and calculated. Candidates who really represent the interests of the wealthy and powerful often like to dress up their policies as worker-friendly. Do a little research and see: does it add up? Always question what is presented as fact and do a little inquiring of your own, because your vote makes a difference.
When casting your vote, be informed: which candidate represents the values of working people and supports better working conditions?
 Which candidate will raise the minimum wage, fight for health care, protect worker’s rights, and defend against job cuts and public service cuts?
Voting for a government that represents workers takes just a little of your time but is a big step towards advancing all working people, including postal workers and our future!

Source : https://www.cupw.ca

Posti Privacy Policy

May 28, 2018
The renewed data protection regulation in the EU and Finland shall apply in all EU countries as of May 25, 2018. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be applied as a general rule in all of the processing of personal data.

At Posti, we have been comprehensively preparing ourselves for this data protection regulation for over two years. The aim of this project was to improve data protection preparedness, the awareness of personnel and the protection of processes and systems.
- A lot of personal data are processed at Posti and, for that reason, data protection and the confidentiality of communications are very important to us. "So far, we have already ensured in many ways that privacy protection rules and principles are followed. Therefore, this new regulation mainly just strengthens the meaning of data protection in all of our actions," says Päivi Rokkanen, Posti's Data Protection Officer.
We only process your data on legal grounds and to the extent that is necessary for providing the services offered by Posti. With your consent, we can use your contact details to tell you about current topics, services or tips related to new features.
We are constantly working to improve our services. We may occasionally ask you to check your contact details when you are dealing with Posti online or at our customer service.
Your dealings with us will be recorded when you register to use our services, contact us through different channels, order services from us or use our products and services.
Your data is safe with Posti.
Source : https://www.posti.com

La Poste successfully issues €750 million perpetual hybrid capital

May 25, 2018
Today, La Poste has successfully launched its inaugural public hybrid euro transaction. The securities, in a perpetual format for €750 million, have a first call date on the 29th of January 2026.
The issuance today follows a physical roadshow that took place from the 18th to the 20th of April with over 50 investors met in Paris, London & Frankfurt. After the transaction was launched this morning, the orderbook was rapidly oversubscribed, allowing to price at the tightest end of the indicative range for a final yield of 3.250% with a 3.125% coupon. This instrument will support La Poste’s balance sheet, reinforce its current rating position and allow the issuer to continue its current growth strategy.

The bonds were placed amongst 116 investors, confirming La Poste’s strong signature in credit markets.The important participation of international investors (40% UK/Ireland & 23% Germany) is testimony to this.
The instrument is expected to be rated BB by S&P and, as it was issued in line with S&P and Fitch methodologies, will hold 50% equity credit for both S&P and Fitch. It will also be treated as 100% equity
under IFRS. Barclays and Credit Agricole CIB acted as Structuring Advisors, while Barclays, Credit Agricole CIB, HSBC and Natixis acted as Joint Bookrunners.

Source:  https://www.ipc.be/en/News

Australia Post opens new 'concept store' that will only ship to China

24 May 2018
Australia Post has opened a retail outlet that only sends mail to China.
The concept store, located in the Sydney suburb of Chatswood, doesn’t provide any normal postal services like selling stamps or mailing parcels around the country. Instead, it sells health and beauty products that can only be shipped to China.
According to Australia Post, the purpose of the store is to “test customer demand for selected products to be sent to China”.
“This store is not a post office. It will sell a limited number of lines, such as health and beauty products, in conjunction with international freight options,” a spokesperson said.
At this stage it’s just a pilot store and there are no plans to extend it to more than one location, but its very existence hints at the spending power that foreign Chinese shoppers wield in Australia.

Targeting Daigou
Overseas personal shoppers, known as “Daigou,” are incredibly popular with Chinese buyers who have had to contend with a wave of counterfeit products and are still scarred from a contaminated milk scandal that killed six infants a decade ago. Plus, desirable foreign brands can be so expensive in China that paying someone in Australia to physically buy and ship the product is much cheaper.
Tens of thousands of Daigou – many of them Chinese students – can earn thousands of dollars a week selling health and beauty items via WeChat, Weibo, Tmall, and Alibaba.
When a giant store designed just for Daigou opened recently in Sydney, 150 Daigou attended and 730,000 Chinese shoppers live-streamed the event.
Australia Post’s concept store is located on a side street next to Chatswood’s Westfield shopping centre.
It’s a little difficult to find as Australia Post doesn’t list the location on its online directory. A staff member at Australia Post’s main Chatswood post office gave some confusing directions, but made it clear to this reporter that the store is meant for Chinese tourists.
Chatswood seems like an odd location to target Chinese tourists. The CBD is a short train ride away and Australia Post’s grand post office in Sydney is a ten-minute walk from the Sydney Opera House. But it is a strong multicultural hub – those with Chinese ancestry are the largest demographic, making up 34.1 per cent of the community, and it turns out the state’s most popular shopping center for Chinese travellers staying longer than a month is found in Chatswood.
Business Insider finally found the concept store after asking for help from a postman in the middle of his route who knew the shop by its address – 45 Victoria Street. We entered the store when doors opened around 10 am on Wednesday.
The store is rather small, but the left wall is fully stocked with various types of baby formula, vitamins, and skin care items.
Three other stands were filled with a range of small products. Many of these were aimed at mothers: items like sippy cups, soaps, pregnancy vitamins, milk powder, cod liver tablets for kids, and chewable vitamin D for kids. There was also a range of cardboard-packaged, eco-looking products for kids, including toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Pills and potions
Some products were also geared toward adult shoppers; things like soaps, sunscreen, feminine wipes, even dishwashing liquid. Popular brands like Swisse, Blackmores, Natio, Sukin, Trilogy, and the Cancer Council were also available, as were items that could be bundled in gift packs.
There were two staff members at a back counter – one of whom confirmed parcels can only be sent to China and no other countries. On a wall on the right side of the store, there were at least 200 flat-packed cardboard boxes and a long table, likely designed for Daigou to pack their purchases.
In the twenty minutes that Business Insider perused the shelves, only two female shoppers entered, but it soon became clear they knew each other and one of them left shortly afterwards. No purchases were seen.

Shelves of infant formula
The only other people in the store were five men in suits who were discussing business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets in China and how to deal with Chinese customs checks. At one point, one of the men inquired about this reporter, who had been taking photos inside the store. After learning she works for a news organisation, the man walked away silently and rejoined the others who continued their discussions on the Chinese market.
Australian baby formula is one of the most popular products for Chinese shoppers.
In 2015, half of all Australian baby formula sold in supermarkets was being shipped to China, accounting for more than $US200 million in sales. The next year, supermarket shelves infamously ran dry of baby formula, and producers had to increase their production runs while stores grappled with limiting customers to a certain number of tins per purchase.
Finding enough formula is still a problem for parents, and supermarket giant Coles recently moved its tins behind the counter in some of its locations – the same area where cigarettes are kept. Customers can now only buy two tins each.
But formula is available at Australia Post’s concept store, and appears to be a major part of the store’s strategy. The baby food takes up twice as much space as that of other major product categories.
Price vary widely compared to large supermarkets.  A2 Platinum Stage 3 is $28 at Coles, but $30 at Australia Post. At $25, Aptamil Gold-Plus 2 is twenty cents more expensive than Coles and Woolworths. But Aptamil Toddler Gold+ 3, Aptamil Junior Gold+ 4 and a number of A2 products are cheaper at Australia Post.
With some estimates that Daigou buy as much as 80 per cent to 90 per cent of infant formula sold in Australia, opening a shop and shipping center in Chatswood is a strategy that may well pay off for Australia Post.

"This is not a post office": Australia Post's new concept store in Chatswood.
Photo: Tara Francis Chan/Business Insider

Source : https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies