From the way we communicate, to the way we get our daily news – we’re slowly but surely moving everything online – particularly shopping.
Online shopping purchases is a result of many factors including the increased use of smartphones, social media, online marketplaces, convenience, and currently with a major rise due to the coronavirus pandemic.
If your favourite emails are the ones that tell you your order has been shipped, you are not alone! However, shipping delays are anticipated during this time, as Australia Post works through the high demand of deliveries and volume of orders.
What to expect from Australia Post services:
– Parcel volumes have doubled in the last four weeks, up 80% from last year.
– Australia Post is suspending priority letter services, and allowing posties to deliver letters every second day instead.
– Motorbike posties will trade their bikes for vans, with many also moving into warehouse positions to help cope with the demand of the 1.8 million parcels being sent each day.
– Australia Post has seen that the downturn in air travel has caused the biggest delay for postal deliveries.
– Australia Post is re-training 2000 motorbike postie workers to help with deliveries across the country as more people are staying home and online shopping.
So, if you are adding to cart today, check out current delivery notices and updated arrival times on websites to count down the (potentially longer) days until your package arrives at your front door!
See below for some quick links on those who are keeping their customers up to date on their shipping processes in light of COVID-19: