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Australia Post delivers 52 million parcels over Christmas period

Australia Post managed to deliver 52 million parcels through December last year despite high parcel volumes all through October and November.

In one of the busiest periods of the year, Australia Post managed to move 556 tonnes of parcels, which is 13 per cent higher compared to the previous year, and used 25 dedicated freight carriers transporting cargo across the country.

With Omicron cases surging, 5.6 million Australian households shopped online for Christmas. 

Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director Paul Graham said that despite ongoing challenges, the entire team had managed to deliver a great Christmas for Australians.

“We have seen another 52 million parcels delivered at Christmas demonstrates the dedication of the people in our Post Offices, our Licensed Post Office Partners, and everyone working across our processing, delivery, customer teams including more than 5000 new team members who helped make it possible,” he said.

According to the logistics business, its app saw 83 million visits with people monitoring and tracking their parcel, while its parcel lockers collected 475,000 items.

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