Australia Post delivers record parcel volumes over holiday season

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Australia Post made more than 37 million parcel deliveries in December, making it the busiest month in the organization’s 209-year history.

More than 2,000 extra staff were employed to handle the increased volume over the festive period, helping ensure Australians received their Christmas deliveries.

Bob Black, Australia Post’s chief operations officer and executive general manager, eCommerce delivery, said, “We made more than 37 million parcel deliveries in the four weeks leading up to Christmas – 20% more deliveries per day compared to last year – making 2017 our biggest festive season ever.

“On average, our drivers and posties (mailmen) made more than five deliveries per household across Australia, making it a huge team effort. In the final week before Christmas, we delivered more than 11 million parcels alone, and more than 100 million greeting cards and letters. Speed of delivery was a key consideration for many customers, with several days in the week before Christmas recording increases of more than 30% across our premium and express services.”

January 9, 2018

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