Up to 30 Australian post offices across the country could soon close their doors.
The postal service that currently operates more than 4,000 post offices across Australia, said while no final decision has yet been made, a handful of stores in major cities that have reported “declining foot traffic” are under review.
The decline in in-person customers is believed to be primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic, among other things.
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“We are constantly reviewing the number and location of post offices to meet consumer demand or to address property-related issues,” Australia Post told 7NEWS.com.au
“The pandemic and the rapid increase in the use of online services have resulted in a significant drop in customer visits to most post offices.
“While final decisions have not yet been made, there are a small number of mainly urban post offices with very low and declining foot traffic, expiring leases, or building damage that are under review.”
Australia Post added that all team members would be reassigned to nearby company post offices.
“Australian Post is committed to meeting the evolving needs of the community and creating a sustainable network that allows the company to continue investing and delivering to all Australians,” it said.
The state-owned company reported an increase in revenue in the first half of 2021/22 due to the growth of its parcel delivery services.
https://7news.com.au/business/australia-post/australia-post-hints-up-to-30-metropolitan-offices-could-close-c-8094827 Australia Post tipped it to close up to 30 offices in major cities in the wake of COVID-19