Australia Post has opened a new parcel facility in Sydney to meet record demand for Black Friday sales and for Christmas.
The new 20,000-square-meter facility can handle over 100,000 lots per day, bringing the total capacity of Australian mail in New South Wales to about 1.5 million lots per day.
This is part of the organization’s $ 1 billion investment, with new dedicated parcel sorters in two locations, each capable of processing over 8,000 parcels per hour, with a third site in 2022. It will be operational before Christmas. ..
Australia Post has increased online shopping deliveries by 59% year-on-year in New South Wales over the past four months, and the organization consistently delivers more than 4.7 million parcels per week.
“New South Wales residents are accepting more online shopping this year than any other state or region, and in the last four months alone, nearly 40% of all online purchases made in Australia are in the state. “We were,” said Australia Post’s Chief Executive Officer. Paul Graham, Executive Officer and Managing Director, In release Saturday.
“We are pleased to bring this new facility online. Not only will we be able to process and deliver more parcels this Christmas, but we will also be able to provide more tracking notifications to our customers with our scanning capabilities. It will be, “he said.
Graham said the new facility will reduce manual labor and significantly improve staff safety.
Paul Fletcher, MP Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and Arts Minister, said the blockade of major cities over the past two years meant an “explosion” in the amount of parcels.
“Part of the increase in internet shopping should be a permanent feature of our logistics environment, but this new facility is online today, helping Australian Mail meet the expectations of millions of customers. It’s a pleasure to do, “he said.
In early 2022, 250 delivery vans from the botany site will be operational, servicing customers with over 30 zip codes in eastern Sydney.