ACT's first 24/7 superstore opens in Canberra today in time for Christmas rush19 November 2012
Australia Post will today unveil the ACT's flagship superstore in the heart of Canberra, following a major $1.5 million transformation to cater for the boom in online shopping and changing consumer habits.
The superstore opens in time for the predicted surge in online Christmas shopping and features a 24/7 zone, making it even easier for local residents and businesses to pick up their parcels and send gifts at any time of the day.
Regional Manager Retail Services ACT/ NSW, Stephen Price, said that the Australia Post superstores were in direct response to the 10 million Australians now shopping online.
"With Christmas around the corner, it's a perfect time to give our Canberra customers the opportunity to collect and post parcels and access self-service facilities at a time that suits them - on the way to work, on the way home or even on the weekend," Mr Price said.
"As well as the 24/7 parcel lockers, customers can access self-service terminals for bill payment and posting letters and parcels within Australia, vending machines to purchase stamps and packaging products, and an Australia Post ATM for quick access to cash."
The superstore also features seven counters tailored to different customer requirements and a digital essentials zone with Apple Macs and iPads so customers can shop online, in-store.
A dedicated area for travel services also serves as a one-stop travel shop, allowing customers to organise their passport, travel insurance and travel merchandise, and obtain foreign currency at a Travelex currency exchange outlet within the store.
In addition to the 24/7 zone available at the Canberra GPO Superstore, the following ACT outlets will be open extended Christmas trading hours during November and December.
- Canberra GPO, 53-73 Alinga Street - 8.30am-6pm M-F
- Belconnen Post Office, Westfield Shopping Centre - 9am-5pm M-F, 9am-1pm Sat, 10am-2pm Sun (Sunday trading in Dec only)
- Belconnen Business Centre, 35 Cohen Street - 9am-6pm M-F, 10am-1pm Sat
- Dickson Post Office, 28 Dickson Pl - 8.30am-6pm M-F
- Jamison Centre Post Office, 8 Jamison Centre - 9am-6pm M-F
- Mawson Post Office, Southlands Shopping Centre - 9am-6pm M-F
The Canberra GPO Superstore comes after the iconic Brisbane GPO opened as the nation's first superstore in November 2011 and is one of 31 to be operating across Australia by the end of the year.
The new Canberra GPO Superstore is located at 53-73 Alinga Street (corner of Moore Street)