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PayPal Australia prepares for the eCommerce Christmas onslaught

PayPal Australia is gearing up to be busier than Santa's workshop – or at least his online shop, as it released stats showing Australia's growing appetite for online shopping.

The company recently released a few key stats into how Australians are spending during the silly season.

Six presents

Almost three quarters (70 per cent) of Australian are expecting six parcels to be delivered to them before Christmas Day. 

Over a third of these report this is an increase from 2012. 

On time

Despite what you might hear, delivery times are pretty good these days. 72 per cent of Australians reported parcels were delivered on time.

That's a good sign – PayPal anticipates online shopping to increase by a massive 60 per cent this year.

Online growth

Online shopping continues to grow – in fact the sector has increased 11 per cent year-on-year over the past three years and is now worth $36.8 billion.

“Over 85 per cent of Australians have their parcels delivered to their home, with delivery drivers having to overcome long flights of stairs, aggressive pets and wandering up the front lawn in the dark to bring us our Christmas cheer.

“We’re calling for Australians to give delivery drivers the thanks they deserve this Christmas, acknowledging them for their hard work as we make our lives easier by getting our festive needs from the comfort of our own home,” wrote PayPal Australia's spokesperson Adrian Christie in a press release.

Mr. Christie did not advise if this extended to leaving milk and biscuits out for drivers. 

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