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What are the Shipping Deadlines to Australia for Christmas 2020?

Don't miss Australia's holiday shipping deadlines. Check out Easyship's blog to find the latest recommended posting dates for Christmas 2019.
What are the Shipping Deadlines to Australia for Christmas 2020?

By Jules


October 28, 2020

It may be summer down under, but the Christmas spirit lives on in Australia, which means you'll need to have the last posting dates for Christmas 2020 in Australia in mind as you prepare for the seasonal rush. We know you've got your Christmas promotions ready, your pop-up campaigns planned and your inventory ready to ship out. But you also want to make sure your orders get shipped out in time to give your Australian customers a merry Christmas. Don't forget that your fulfillment solutions will also need to prepare to keep up with the onslaught.

In Australia, online shopping is hugely popular. In fact, Australia's eCommerce value is expected to reach AU$35.2 billion by 2021. That's a lot of online shopping! Christmas is an especially busy season for Australian online retailers. In 2016, 24 million parcels were delivered in Australia around the holiday season, and only 5.6 million of these were from overseas. Manic Monday —  the last Monday before Christmas — is the busiest day of the year for online shopping deliveries, so you'll want to bear this in mind. Make sure your customers are aware of the posting dates for Australia this holiday season.

Here, we'll explore the last posting dates for Christmas to Australia and everything merchants need to know to prepare for last-minute shipping and avoid any Australia Pos delays. Easyship makes it easy for merchants to get deals and sail through customs.

2020 Holiday Delivery Cutoffs in Australia

If you want your customers to get their orders in time for Christmas? Want to avoid Australia post delays? That's no problem. Once you've added your holiday shipping rates and methods to your site, you'll want to make sure your customers know the last day they can place their orders. This can differ depending on what courier you use, but you'll especially want to make sure it's clear what posting dates for Australia this Christmas. Any changes to shipping — whether it's in terms of timing or cost — ought to be clearly laid out in your shipping policy.

Related: What are the last posting dates for Christmas 2020 in Singapore?

Last Posting Dates for Australia Post

Australia Post generally has some generous deadlines for holiday shipping, but you'll want to pay attention if you're planning to use their International services, as these have much earlier cutoffs. National services are pretty lenient, though, but you'll want to ensure your customers know the last posting dates last posting dates for Christmas to Australia 2020 with Australia Post. Still, it's best for merchants to set their own last days to ship to mitigate any unexpected Australia post delays.

Australia Post Holiday Ship By Date
Australia Post International Economy November 16, 2020
Australia Post International Standard November 16, 2020
Australia Post Interstate November 16, 2020
Australia Post International Express November 16, 2020
Australia Post Express Post November 16, 2020

Holiday Shipping Deadlines - Multiple Couriers

Service Holiday Ship By Date
Fastway/Aramex December 4, 2020
Courier Please November 20, 2020
Fedex December 11,2020
UPS December 11,2020
Toll December 4, 2020
SEKO - Domestic December 12, 2020
SEKO - International US November 16, 2020

TNT Holiday Shipping Cutoffs For Australia

Save yourself the stress of last-minute fulfillment and get your customers to order their purchases as early as possible — perhaps with a few cheeky holiday discounts? Even national deliveries will take some time at this time of year, so be prepared.

Service Holiday Ship By Date
TNT - Express 09:00 November 20, 2020
TNT - Express 10:00 November 20, 2020
NT - Overnight November 20, 2020
TNT - Road Express November 20, 2020
TNT - Sensitive Express November 20, 2020

2020 Holiday Delivery Deadlines in Australia

Now that you're aware of all the holiday shipping cutoff dates, including the last posting dates for Australia, we've also put together a handy holiday shipping deadlines infographic for Australian merchants to see what services are available and how to schedule your own shipping cutoff dates to ensure your orders arrive in time for the holidays.

The holiday seasons are the busiest — and most profitable — times for every business. Do you have your holiday logistics ready? If not, we're happy to help. We've got a shipping checklist ready for you to tick off, so you're all ready to give your customers a memorable Christmas.

Happy shipping, and happy holidays!

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