WITH less than four weeks until Christmas, Australia Post will keep its Cleveland and Capalaba post office doors open longer as it moves into its busiest period of the year.
Redland residents can visit their local PO from 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12.30pm Saturday, with extended parcel hatch access 5.30am to 9am Monday to Friday, from November 27 until December 22.
Queensland state manager Pauline Davis said extended trading hours would provide customers more choice and convenience to send and receive Christmas gifts in time for the big day.
“We know people are busy at this time of year, so we’re giving our customers more options to prepare for the festive season,” Ms Davis said.
“We predict this Christmas will be our busiest yet.
“Last year we delivered more than 34 million parcels over the Christmas period – a record we expect to break this year.
“We’re also making it easier for our customers to choose how their items are delivered. We’ve introduced an SMS notification service for parcel deliveries.
“On the morning of delivery, customers will receive a text message with the option of having the driver leave the parcel at a safe location at their home, confirm they will be home or deliver directly to a post office if no-one is home.
“Customers can also take advantage of our parcel delivery services by opting to have their parcels sent to any one of our free 24-7 parcel lockers (available in more than 280 locations), to a post office of their choice, or to a PO box.”
Extended trading will continue until Friday, December 22.
For more information visit auspost.com.au/Christmas.