GLOBAL FLAVORS tastemeister Keith Emms said this week that we are still all systems go for Australia-wide deliveries.
“The worst thing that has happened is a few deliveries in very regional areas are taking a couple of days longer to arrive,” Keith says.
Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate says, “We’ve had record days [of parcels] this week, bigger than the Christmas peak.”
“So, as people are at home, they’re online shopping.”
So what do you need to know when you’re placing an order?
Will my package be delivered?
First and foremost, it’s important to note that Australia Post and Sendle are still operational.
Post offices used by Global Flavors remain open and you’ll still see posties and drivers out and about. And Sendle still picks up your orders every day.
If you’re living in a part of Australia subject to border restrictions, you won’t be affected by the changes — Australia Post and other courier services have advised there’s no disruption to those mail and parcel services.
Should I be expecting delays?
With more people moving to online shopping as they work from home, self-isolate or avoid confined public spaces, Australia Post says it’s seeing an “uplift in parcels that is resulting in some delays in our network”.
The current reduction in domestic flights has also led to delays in domestic deliveries — particularly in the Express Post Network.
So how long should you be expecting to wait for your parcel?
According to Australia Post’s Ms Holgate, it could take “a couple more days to get to you”.
“We’ve seen the regional airlines — we’ve seen all the airlines — suspend flights, and that’s how our products go across the country,” she said.
“So all of those secondary impacts do impact us as well. On occasion, it might take a couple more days to get to you, but it shouldn’t take much longer than that.”
Until next time… Happy Distilling!