Post office extends hours

By Jessica Micallef

Woodend post office is keeping its doors open longer during the Christmas period.

The post office, located at 43 Anslow Street, will offer extended retail hours of 9am-6pm Monday to Friday and 9am-noon Saturday through to December 21.

Australia Post general manager David McNamara said extended trading hours gave customers more choice and convenience to send and receive letters and gifts during the festive season.

“We know Christmas is a really busy time of the year so we are giving our customers greater flexibility to come in and send all their presents, or pick them up when it best suits them,” Mr McNamara said.

“By keeping our doors open longer, we’re making it easier for them.”

Mr McNamara said online sales had been strong this year.

“With the online shopping boom continuing, we’re delivering record volumes and we want to make sure our customers have convenient access to our products and services to help them get ready for the big day,” Mr McNamara said.

“We want to make sure they have a great delivery experience.”

Australia Post announced last month that close to 3000 additional employees have been hired to work over the Christmas period.