Start your Christmas shopping early due to pressure on delivery services and more

Start your Christmas shopping early

With the silly season only a few months away, Australians are being encouraged to start their Christmas shopping now to avoid disappointment.

If you’re planning the usual last-minute shopping frenzy - think again. Pandemic restrictions, border closures, a surge in online shopping and supply chain issues means you need to be more organised this year and start your shopping earlier than usual to make sure your loved ones receive their Christmas gifts on time. 

With more and more people shopping online (some for the first time) the pressure to deliver goods and services on time has increased for suppliers and consumers alike. Australia Post now sends 32% more parcels than it did before the pandemic. This equates to an extra one million Australian households shopping online each month.1

And if you’re purchasing Christmas gifts from overseas, it’s even more important to start early to avoid delivery delays because of extra border and custom checks.

The last reasons to get a jump start on your gift buying (apart from having a better chance of securing that gift for someone special), is that you’ll save time and money (and possibly your sanity) by purchasing your gifts ahead of the holiday shopping madness.  

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1 Handle my complaint, Christmas shoppers need to get cracking now, 21 September 2021.