Gary Starr, Executive General Manager, Customer and Commercial Australia Post said the commencement of a Saturday delivery highlighted an increase in parcel volumes coming through from the cyber sales.
“With the start of the Cyber Sales last week we are already seeing a spike in parcel volumes as consumers start their Christmas shopping early by bagging a bargain in the sales. Over the next week we expect this volume to increase even further, with the Black Friday sales kicking off as early as this weekend.
“We’ve been preparing all year for another big Christmas, including recruiting thousands of additional staff to ensure things run as smoothly as possible. Commencing a temporary Saturday delivery service is just another measure we have put in place to help us get parcels delivered on time this festive season.”
Weekend deliveries will remain in place up until Christmas, depending on volumes*. Customers are encouraged to visit auspost.com.au/Christmas to check last posting date recommendations for their state, as well as international posting dates, which vary depending on destination.
Source: Australia Post