Postal workers at the Griffith Delivery Centre have been working hard in the month of August, processing and delivered 30,000 individual items around the community and surrounding suburbs.
The news will come as now surprise, with many turning to online shopping as a necessity and means to occupy time and boost serotonin during the month long regional lockdown which is set to end at 12:01am on September 11th.
Just last week, Australia Post were forced to temporarily pause their Parcel Post collections from eCommerce retailers in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria to help manage record volumes in parts of the network, whilst facing a severe staff shortage after 500 workers were placed in necessary self isolation.
Postal Manager at Griffith Post Office Julie Croce said that since lockdown began, the volumes of parcels had increased exponentially.
"We have been seeing Christmas like volumes of parcels through the Griffith Post Office for months now and we know it is going to get busier as we head into Christmas," Mrs Croce said.
Parcel Post volume was also up by 16 percent year on year and Express Post volume up by 19 percent year on year in Griffith with NSW accounting for nearly half of Australia's total eCommerce purchases in the first week of September alone.
"Our team at the Post Office is working really hard, and I know our colleagues at the delivery centre are too to get items delivered as quickly and safely as possible," Mrs Croce said.
Griffith Post Office have also recently opened a number of new Parcel Lockers to help manage the numbers of deliveries in the local community.
"Griffith Post Office are always investing in more options for the community to help manage the increased volume and demand," Mrs Croce said.
"We are always happy to help our customers understand more ways they can manage and keep track of their deliveries with the MyPost app."
The Parcel Lockers are located at Griffith Post Office on Banna Avenue and can be used for free with a MyPost account.
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