A fast-growing business offering a direct delivery service in Australia is launching its first branch in Adelaide, bringing fast, affordable delivery to the area.
Ultrafast Express Delivery (UED) opened a branch in the suburb of Oakwood in the last week of November.
The company is offering a free first-class delivery service for customers who sign up to its uberfast express route to Adelaide and will also be providing courier services to other Adelaide suburbs, including Geelong.
“We are thrilled to have such a loyal and engaged community and we look forward to continuing to build relationships with other major cities in Australia,” said UED CEO, Tom Sowden.
“A high-quality, high-value, affordable parcel delivery service that provides quality, reliable, affordable and safe goods to the community is what our customers want, and they are our target market,” he said.
Mr Sowson said the company was hoping to grow to 250 delivery drivers within the next 12 months, with plans to expand beyond the Adelaide area in the future.
Ultra fast express delivery has gained significant popularity in the US, with the company recently launching an in-person delivery service.
UltraFast Express Delivery CEO Tom Sowerdale says the Adelaide market will be key to the future growth of the business.
Mr Liew, the CEO of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, said the move was a positive sign for the Australian economy.
“It shows that competition is there and the ability to offer a service that’s affordable and convenient for people is there,” he told ABC Adelaide.
“What’s going to happen is we’re going to see a lot more of these services in Australia and it’s just going to make the economy more vibrant and more dynamic.”
He said the commission was looking forward to seeing the future of the industry.
“I’m really optimistic that it’s going, and I think it’s very much a part of the broader Australian economy and the Australian consumer that’s going,” Mr Liew said.
Ultra Fast Express Delivery will have an expanded network of courier drivers across Australia by the end of the year.