Online shopping is about to get even easier for Sydney shoppers

Mia Steiber 5 July 2017

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Because now we're getting parcel lockers at the train station.

We Aussies love our online shopping. But it can get a bit difficult if your letter box isn't equipped to hold that pair of shoes you ordered at Tony Bianco last week.

Which is why the Australia Post parcel lockers were such a hit. When you have a parcel locker, all your online shopping purchases can be sent to a secure locker that you can visit any time with your key. They're perfect for anyone who can't make it down to the post office during business hours.

The one downside? You have to actually head down to the post office to pick up your things instead of having them waiting on your doorstep. Which isn't a huge inconvenience, but it can be annoying.

But now, Australia Post is working with Transport NSW to put parcel lockers at train stations, which is a dream for avid online shoppers. If you get the train home from work, your parcel locker is on your way home. No more late night trips down to the post office to check your locker.

Australia Post trialed the idea at Parramatta station and it was so successful that the plan is to roll out parcel lockers at Newtown and Woy Woy next.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said this was the next phase of the trial with Australia Post.

“We live in a convenience culture, and this is another way we’re using technology to help make commuters’ lives easier.

"We’re giving people the flexibility to order something online and pick it up on their way home,” Mr Constance said.

Australia Post General Manager Rowan Howarth said parcel lockers give customers more choice and convenience. “Instead of having your parcel sent to your home address, you can have it sent directly to a 24/7 parcel locker so you never need to miss an important delivery again. And best of all, it’s absolutely free to use."

Australia Post parcel lockers will be installed at Newtown and Woy Woy in the next few months. Hopefully, we'll soon see parcel lockers at all stations and we can continue to conveniently shop up a storm online.

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