The Australian Bureau of Statistics Retail Figures for July reported that department store sales rose 4 per cent for the month.
Myer is hoping to keep up the momentum with two recent agreements to boost online sales and store footfall.
In late August, the company signed a three year 3PL (third party logistics) deal with Australia Post to accelerate delivery of online orders. The partnership will bolster Myer’s existing online services and provide warehousing for close to 100,000 Myer products at Tullamarine, near Melbourne’s major airport.
Last week, Myer teamed with Amazon Australia to implement click-and-collect hubs in 21 locations nationwide from September 9.
Amazon Australia debuted its parcel collection network last November, working with the Commonwealth Bank, the Victorian Authorised Newsagents Association and Stockland shopping centres.
The inaugural Myer/ Amazon hubs will be located in stores in major shopping centres for easy parking and/or transport connections and offer consumers the opportunity to dovetail pickups with supermarket and other retail store visits, in addition to being convenient for the time-poor.
The locations are: Sydney City, Bondi Junction, Chatswood, Warringah, Parramatta, Castle Hill, Macquarie and Roselands in Sydney; Melbourne City, Highpoint, Doncaster, Chadstone, Southland and Geelong in Victoria; Brisbane, Chermside, Carindale, Pacific Fair and Maroochydore in Queensland; and Myer stores in Adelaide and Perth.
Myer has plans to roll out additional Amazon in-store hubs in the lead-up to the Christmas shopping rush, notably in regional areas.