9News: Festive Deadlines

Georgie Gardner: Online Shoppers are flocking to their keyboards spending millions of dollars of presents to meet this year’s Christmas postal deadlines.

Behind the scenes, the postal services are working overtime by time is almost up.

Ross Greenwood: Nine business days that’s all you’ve got to take part in the biggest express parcel delivery in history – Christmas 2017.

Michael Oats: We’re expecting in the week leading up to Christmas to be the busiest, delivering over 10 million parcels.

Ross: today is said to be the biggest online shopping day of the year as people push to get pressies to loved ones far away.

Customer: Its pot luck really, isn’t it. Gotta keep the fingers crossed. Hope for the best.

Customer 2: No one’s picking up, everyone is sending out.

Ross: For parcel delivery, Australia Post recommends allowing up to seven business days for standard overseas deliveries to the UK and Europe.

Up to 6 business days between Australian capital cities. 4 days if you’re sending to and from regional areas in the same state. 3 days between the East Coast capital cities. 2 Days if you’re sending in the same capital city. The last lodging day for express post network is 1pm Thursday December 21st.

So, its all hands on deck at award winning retailer, mydeal.com.au.

Sean Senvirtne: We have shipped over hundreds of thousands of parcels for Australian families this Christmas.

The local retailer has a similar business model as Amazon. It understands the key to a successful Christmas is delivery.

Sean: We always allow a bit of a safety window to make sure our items arrive on time.

Ross: Australians will spend around $50 billion this Christmas and at its peak Australia Post will handle around 2 million parcels everyday. 2,700 parcels every minute. Not quite Santa’s speed but still – its pretty darn impressive.

Michael: Its must bigger than last year, and its only going to continue through until 2018.

Ross: Ross Greenwood, Nine News.

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