Australia Post Delivers Online Shopping History – Australians Take Advantage of Cyber Sales 2021
Extended Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales made November the biggest month in Australian online shopping history, surpassing last year’s record month, with Australia Post delivering more than 21 million parcels across the longer sales event period.
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Online shopping in November beat last year’s record by more than 13% and underlining the boom in online shopping that COVID has generated, was up an incredible 76% on November 2019. On average Australia Post delivered more than 2.3 million parcels every weekday across this longer sales period (November 22 to December 2 ), with around 800,000 delivered over the Black Friday weekend itself.
Bargains were being snapped up well ahead of the traditional four-day shopping sales period, with many sales kicking off earlier and lasting longer, as shoppers ticked off Christmas gift lists and stocked up on clothing, shoes, accessories, pet products, and things for the home and garden.
Almost one in four purchases was from a Fashion & Apparel specialty retailer, while Pet Products and Tools & Garden (both up more than 21% year on year), Footwear (up 17.8% YOY), and Fashion Accessories (up 12.4% YOY) were all in hot demand.
NSW topped the table with more than 36% of all purchases during the sales, and also grew the fastest, up 17% year on year.
Australia Post General Manager, Parcel & Express Services Ben Franzi said extended pre-Black Friday sales had completely transformed this year’s event, and Australians once again had taken advantage of the sales.
“With many cyber sales starting sooner than last year people have been able to snap up online deals for longer than just those traditional four big days from Black Friday,” Mr Franzi said.
“We’re working hard in what’s still a challenging environment, with our delivery teams managing to get almost a million parcels a day to front doors across NSW alone on December 1 and December 2, and we’ve got our delivery people and processing around the country working around the clock, as we head into a busy Christmas.”Ben Franzi, General Manager Parcel & Express Services,Australia Post
Australia Post moved 15% more air freight across the Cyber Weekend than last year, with 444 tonnes of parcels transported via 21 dedicated planes on the busiest day, Cyber Monday, which was also the biggest day for parcels entering the network with more than 2.8 million lodged.
The Australia Post mobile app is the best way for customers to get updates about when purchases are due and to choose the best place to collect parcels, including at any of the free 24/7 Parcel Lockers at more than 1000 locations around Australia.
Australia Post Top Growth Categories
Top 5 categories by growth, YOY
• Pet Products – 21.8%
• Tools and Garden – 21.1%
• Footwear – 17.8%
• Fashion Accessories – 12.4%
• Beauty – 10.9%
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Editorial Note: This post is from a Company Press Release and may have been modified for clarity.