Nothing forbidden for Aussies purchasing on-line

Online sales will boom (again) with the latest round of lockdowns.

With that, 77% of Australians have admitted having ordered some strange and crazy items through the courier service.

The study comes from CouriersPlease (CP), which commissioned an independent panel of 1,010 Australians.

Furniture and home appliances have topped the list of delivery categories, with trampolines, office equipment, and outdoor grilling equipment being some of the most popular items online shoppers have delivered.

In addition, Aussies admit they have toys for adults, framed works of art, and bulky musical instruments. This suggests that buyers are ready to buy almost anything online.

In fact, Aussies spent $ 45.6 billion online in 2020, and that number is expected to rise in 2021.

"Aussies continue to gravitate towards e-commerce as the preferred way of shopping, and a growing number of brick and mortar retailers are moving to online to meet this demand," said CP Chief Operating Officer Phil Reid.

Regarding how busy it can be during blackout periods, Mr. Reid says, “It's important to reconsider ordering urgent items during this time, and Aussies should allow an extra day or two for their order to arrive, even if they do choose express delivery.

“Fragile or oversized items may require more time and care than others to ensure safe delivery. With so many Australians admitting weird, oddly shaped and oversized items are being shipped, retailers and couriers should prepare to process and deliver all types of orders during EOFY sales and beyond. ”

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