IOM Post Office sees surge in online orders
There's been a spike in the number of pre-prepared food packages being delivered over lockdown.
It's as the Isle of Man Post Office is experiencing a surge in the number of parcels it's been handling during the pandemic.
The uplift in parcels from 2019/20 to 2020/21 is 19.3 per cent.
Over the same period, letter traffic has declined 16.5 per cent.
The Post Office says these trends show a real example of changing habits, with consumers shopping online more and more.
It says there have been obvious spikes in parcel numbers during the Island's three lockdowns.
A significant proportion of the parcels came from online market places, with a notable increase in household items, as well as pre-prepared food.
The Post Office says it's planning to extend the number of parcel collection points it has across the Island.
The service is also developing 'self-administered postage' to make it easier for people to produce labels and post parcels 'at their convenience'.