It seems like our internet shopping has got a little out of hand…
Australia Post has now had to pause picking up and delivering orders from retailers in NSW, VICTORIA, and ACT because of the ridiculous levels of backlog with current orders.
Apparently, we’ve been online shopping to the same level as CHRISTMAS TIME and our posties were not equipped to handle it, especially with a number of their staff needing to isolate and unable to work.
Pedestrian TV reported that “Australia post currently has 500 people in necessary self-isolation, placing increased pressure on our network, while we also manage flight restrictions, temporary facility closures, and parcel volumes as high as our Christmas peak period,” Auspost stated.
“Due to the ongoing impacts of Covid in NSW, ACT and Vic we are temporarily pausing Parcel Post collections for eCommerce retailers in those jurisdictions from 7am Saturday 4 September until 7am Tuesday 7 September, to help manage the record volumes in parts of our network and return them to a safe and manageable level.”
“Deliveries will continue across the weekend, post offices will remain open as usual, and parcel processing continues, as our people deliver record amounts of parcels to Australians,” they continued.
This apparently will not affect ‘express’ deliveries, “Similarly, services provided by Express Post, Premium, Startrack Express and letters remain unchanged across our network. Lodgements at Post Offices and Standard Post Boxes will also continue to be collected and collections in all other states remain the same.”