Many online shoppers will face delays in getting their parcels when Australia Post stops pickups for three days so it can process a backlog.
Collections from digital retailers in NSW, the ACT and Victoria will pause from 7am on Saturday, September 4, to 7am on Tuesday, September 7.
Australia Post is pausing parcel post collection for NSW, Victoria and ACT from 4 September to 7 September because of a backlog pic.twitter.com/oXU0ysd1Xl— Amy Remeikis (@AmyRemeikis) September 1, 2021
Hi Amy,— Australia Post (@auspost) September 1, 2021
Thanks for sharing! Just wanted to clarify that this is just for collections from eCommerce retailers lodging parcels with us in those areas. Post offices remain open, parcels can be lodged there and deliveries continue :)
"This temporary measure will allow us to responsibly clear record parcel volumes in parts of our network impacted by COVID-19," Australia Post said.
"The safety of our people is our highest priority.
"This will help ensure volumes are kept to a safe and manageable level."
Collections from online retailers in other states and the Northern Territory will continue as normal.
Thankfully Express Post, Premium and Startrack Express services and collections from post offices will not be affected.
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