AusPost Melbourne Ecommerce parcel pause

by | Sep 29, 2021

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For the next five days Australia Post (Auspost) will pause parcel pickup for e-commerce retailers in Greater Metro Melbourne, in an effort ease the strain of overwhelming the service, according to a recent Power Retail report.

Parcel pickups, collections and lodgements will all be delayed for greater Metro Melbourne e-commerce retailers, after Australia Post saw a major backlog of items. The delay is expected to get the service back on track. The disruption will begin on October 1st and will end on Wednesday 5th October.

In a recent statement Australia Post said, “The safety of our people is our highest priority. This temporary measure will allow us to responsibly clear record parcel volumes while our Greater Melbourne Metro operations are impacted by major COVID-19 disruptions. Our team will continue processing parcels across the weekend in affected areas.”

All letters, StarTrack Premium, Express Post, StarTrack Courier, and StarTrack Express will be unaffected by the delay, according to the report, with international inbound and outbound parcels also to be unaffected. The pause will also not affect e-commerce deliveries will not affect e-commerce deliveries for regional Victoria and other states and territories.