Austalia Post has launched its Christmas supply deadline dates, warning this yr’s haul is anticipated to be its largest ever.
Christmas is simply across the nook and Australia Post has issued a warning forward of what’s anticipated to be its busiest ever interval.
In an announcement launched on Thursday morning, the nationwide postal service warned supply volumes are “already setting records” and so they count on greater than 52 million parcels to be despatched at Christmas time, which might beat final yr’s all-time excessive.
Australia Post has revealed the deadlines it is advisable to meet if you’d like your on-line order to reach in time.
Monday December 13 is the important thing date for these utilizing Parcel Post, whereas per week later, December 20, is the cut-off for Express Post.
The postal firm warned these sending to or from Perth, Darwin or wherever outdoors of metro areas ought to ship even earlier.
Christmas playing cards must be despatched by December 16.
There isn’t any arduous and quick deadline for items going abroad however Australia Post warned to take action “as soon as possible”, as closing dates fluctuate relying on the vacation spot.
Australia Post Executive General Manager Gary Starr stated preparations for the height season have been already properly underway, together with recruiting a file greater than 4000 Christmas informal crew members.
“We’re seeing record parcel volumes with more than 5.9 million households shopping online a month – that’s more than half of all Australian households, and it’s showing no signs of slowing as we head into the online sales season and Christmas,” Mr Starr stated.
“That is why we’ve planned ahead with extra airfreight capacity, weekend deliveries and recruitment of thousands of new team members to ramp up our delivery services, parcel sorting and customer care, and we’ll be delivering right up until Christmas Eve.
“We encourage people to make a note of these important delivery dates, because although we‘ll deliver items sent after these dates as quickly as we can, they may not arrive until after Christmas.”
People are urged to examine the Australia Post web site for updates.