Consumers at Dubbo doing online shopping have helped Australia Post record its biggest month ever in its 211-year history.
Nationally more than 52 million parcels were delivered during December, an almost 20 per cent increase on the previous year, the organisation reported.
At Dubbo there was even more pronounced growth, with online shopping in December up 30 per cent compared to December 2019, Australia Post said in response to an inquiry from the Daily Liberal.
Fashion and apparel items and variety stores goods were the two most popular types of purchases and together, they accounted for about two-thirds of Dubbo's online shopping purchases for the month, it reported.
The fastest growing type of purchase in Dubbo was specialty food and liquor, which was more than 70 per cent up on the previous December.
Across Australia there were 19 days for December where more than two million parcels were delivered across the country.
During the month more than 21 million customers were also served at Australia Post's more than 4000 post offices, including regional and remote locations.
Acting chief executive officer and managing director Rodney Boys said while the organisation had predicted it would be Australia Post's busiest Christmas ever, it exceeded expectations.
"There is no denying that online shopping grew strongly through 2020, and this reached a new level in December as millions of people chose to buy their Christmas gifts online," Mr Boys said.
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