Here's some great news for serial online shoppers: Australia Post will be making deliveries seven days a week between now and Christmas to help cope with orders. This should ensure that you receive your ordered gifts prior to 25 December -- and also increases the odds of someone being home to accept the delivery.
"To ensure smooth and timely delivery of your parcels, we will be undertaking weekend mail deliveries," Australia Post announced in a statement. The extended deliveries will take place on every weekend between 16 November and 22 December.
There will also be a weekend delivery service on the 4/5 January.
eBay also released a statement about the weekend delivery initiative in which it indicates a bumper year for online retail transactions made on the go:
From the early trends we are seeing so far, it looks to be a Christmas dominated by mobile transactions. Consumers are very clearly telling us that they want to be able to shop anytime anywhere on any device that's most convenient to them, and this Australia Post decision could help to facilitate that by giving consumers confidence that their gifts will be under the tree long before the 25th rolls around.
You can find out more information at Australia Post's website. Also keep an eye out for our Christmas gift guides and holiday hacks, which we'll start rolling out in the coming weeks.