New Online Retail Comparison Table Launched

According eBay, Australia Post and PayPal, this past Sunday was expected to be the biggest day of online trade in Australia – ever. As it turns out, it may well have actually been this past Monday (December 10) that broke all records.

Regardless of which specific day was busier, the reason behind it is no mystery. As Australia Post says, as much as 70 percent of its parcel business consists of Christmas gifts at the moment, indicating that the Christmas shopping blitz has reached a crescendo ahead of the ‘too late to be delivered in time’ cutoff.

“It’s not do-or-die, but you want to be getting in sooner than later and not leaving it last minute for online shopping,” said Australia Post Spokesperson Mel Ward, advising consumers against online shopping late in the period.

However, one business is providing the tools for consumers to get smart about how they go about their down-to-the-wire online shopping, encouraging them to continue to eschew the bricks in favour of clicks. has created a way to look up delivery cutoff dates for Christmas among several Australian online retailers. The Online Shopping Table provides relevant delivery and policy information, plus a rating and review based on the overall online shopping experience as well as how well the retailer’s policy allows for increased traffic and delivery requests over the Christmas period.

The table also includes details on added services such as gift wrapping and sensitive Christmas-period returns.

Among the retailers listed on the table are The Iconic, SurfStitch, ASOS, Harvey Norman and more.

“This table will be a major fixture of the site, and we are planning to provide people with as much information as possible as quickly as possible, and continue to maintain the data after the Christmas period,” says Founder, Roland B. Bleyer. “We’ve seen how popular online shopping has become, and know it isn’t going away any time soon, so we thought we should provide what service we could to make the whole experience easier for people.”

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