The 1300-plus people who receive at least one parcel a day will now be able to pick up their parcels at a time that’s convenient to them, rather than having to visit the post office the day after a delivery if they’re not home.
To meet the demand for online shopping deliveries, Australia Post plans to install 250 parcel lockers across the country by June 2014.
To use a parcel locker, customers register free at auspost.com.au/parcel-lockers and nominate the Rockingham lockers as their delivery destination. Customers then use the parcel locker address as a postal address for their item, and when the item arrives they will receive an email with a unique pin code to access their parcel.
Fremantle business ow-ner Nicole Cherry-Bayles, from Yangebup, said many of the customers of her organic snack mail-order company Modern Day Hippie were from Rockingham.
‘We do a lot of online orders and with our food products, you really want to get them straight away,’ she said.
‘The parcel lockers will mean our customers can get their orders more quickly.’