A restaurant owner in county Galway says moving services online has saved her business.

It comes as An Post reveals it's handling more than 2 million parcels a week due to a surge in online shopping.

Ann Dunne from the White Gables cafe in Moycullen has described how hampers have saved her business.

They sold 300 hampers in the first week of Level 5 restrictions.

They were initially developed for people who were cocooning during the first lockdown:

They're just some of the 2 million parcels that are being processed by An Post every week.

That compares to 900 thousand around the same period last year.

Garrett Bridgeman from An Post thinks most customers will stay shopping online even after COVID-19.

An Post adds they're seeing a significant rise in the number of parcels from Irish businesses as well.

So much so, they anticipate Black Friday could be replaced by 'Green Friday' later this month.

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