An Post sees massive volume growth

An Post reported record Christmas parcel volumes with a 50% increase on the same period last year.

Some of An Post’s clients saw their e-commerce sales grow by as much as 70%.

At the height of the peak period, the Irish postal operator was delivering more than 100,000 parcels a day.

An Post also saw growth in letter mail with cards boosting volumes – this after several years in double digit decline. International stamp sales also grew thanks in part due to a Christmas advertising campaign that encouraged people to ‘Send Love’ to people at home or abroad at Christmas. Some 13 million Christmas stamps were bought by customers in post offices and online.

An Post’s Mails and Parcels Managing Director Garrett Bridgeman says “Christmas business exceeded the expectations of many of our retail customers.  One major customer said they have never seen anything like the peak business generated by Irish shoppers.”

“One large retailer alone sent in 22 parcels trucks in one day. We were expecting 4,” he adds.