An Post deliver over 100,000 parcels over Christmas season

An Post deliver over 100,000 parcels over Christmas season

An Post says this Christmas was their busiest ever for parcel deliveries.

Over 100,000 parcels were delivered each day - up 50% compared to this time last year.

The company says the rise in online shopping played a major part.

An Post's Mails and Parcels Managing Director Garrett Bridgeman says the demand wasn't something they anticipated:

"It has been our busiest Christmas period ever with our parcel volumes up over 50% on last year. With some retailers, it has been up over 70% over last year," he said.

"(It) really exceeded all forecasts," he added.

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