Newsagent moves into post office area with parcel service

Jodie Hinshliffe and Aaron Cameron at Park Street News and Gifts in Gladstone.
Jodie Hinshliffe and Aaron Cameron at Park Street News and Gifts in Gladstone. Luka Kauzlaric

PARCEL delivery and bill payments might soon be the domain of newsagents if local innovator Park Street News and Gifts has its way.

The local business offers a parcel sending and BPay service, Connect, which is available to customers from 6am to 8pm.

"Why would you leave the newsagency when you can do it all here?" said owner Aaron Cameron.

Other Gladstone newsagents are also entering markets traditionally considered postal service territory.

News XPress Sun Valley owner Ian Chapman said he was planning to introduce a parcel pickup service NParcel, where couriers who could not deliver to customers would leave parcels at the newsagent.

It's due to start this month.

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