It seems that each year more Christmas gifts take a detour through the local post office on their way to the bottom of the family Christmas tree.
Mudgee Post Office manager Graham Peggs said the continuing climb in the popularity of online shopping has lead to record numbers of parcels.
“We’ve seen significant volumes of parcels coming into the Mudgee Post Office in the lead up to Christmas Day,” he said.
“And we’ve been working extra hard to ensure everyone receives their parcels in time for the big day.
“With 10 million Australians now shopping online, there’s no doubt that this is contributing to our record parcel volumes, with 70 per cent of all parcels we deliver being generated by an online transaction.”
Mr Peggs said nationally the service is delivering more parcels this Christmas than ever before.
“Australia Post is now delivering 11 per cent more parcels than this time last year,” he said.
“This Christmas is expected to be our busiest ever – we’re predicting to deliver an extra 3 million parcels around the country compared to last December.”
The Mudgee Post Office extended their opening hours for the festive season from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 8.45am to 12.15pm on Saturday.
This is so customers have more time to send parcels and pick up the ones they missed during the day.
ON THEIR WAY: Shari Marsh and Graham Peggs send some of the large number of parcels on their way from the Mudgee Post Office.
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