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Australia Post has never delivered as many parcels in one day as it is about to.

More than two-and-a-half million parcels will be delivered through the company’s network on Monday, it says, with that volume unprecedented.

Australia Post Group chief operating officer Bob Black says pre-Christmas online shopping has helped fuel a spike in parcel deliveries since early October.

Online shopping festivals such as Click Frenzy and Black Friday have also played a role, he said.

“Australians are shopping online more than ever, with an unprecedented growth rate of 15 per cent in the first half of 2017,” Mr Black said in a statement.

The big parcel volumes are expected to continue until Christmas.

Mr Black said Australia Post would be offering customers more flexibility with weekend parcel deliveries, and keeping its post offices open longer, until then.

“Our posties are working hard to get everyone’s Christmas presents delivered ahead of the big day,” he said.