Australia Post is gearing up for Christmas and November’s cyber sales frenzy by adding more capacity across its workforce, more planes and more posties.

Last year, Australia Post delivered more than 21 million parcels across the cyber sales event period with the extended Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales helping to make November 2021 the biggest month in Australian online shopping history.

This year the shopping peak kicks off with Click Frenzy (8-10 November), followed by Singles Day (11 November), Black Friday (25 November) and Cyber Monday (28 November).

Australia Post executive general manager for customer & commercial, Gary Starr said the November cyber sales month was a perfect opportunity for Australians to plan and make the most of the online deals available so that they can get their presents delivered in time for Christmas.

“These sales are the peak online shopping events of the year and we’re expecting to see the biggest November ever with millions of Australians bagging a bargain ahead of Christmas,” he said.

“To ensure we get deliveries to people’s doors as quickly as possible we’ve been busy recruiting up to 6,000 new team members to help sort and deliver parcels, including weekends and twilight deliveries where they’re most needed.”