An Post invests €10m to upgrade website

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An Post invests €10m to upgrade website


'An Post will be seeking to improve on and expand its digital services.' (file photo)
‘An Post will be seeking to improve on and expand its digital services.’ (file photo)

An Post has recently acquired the domain name anpost.com and plans to bring together its 72 websites under a single site.

Dublin-based web-development company Strata 3 is working on the project, and it is understood that around €10m will be invested in completely overhauling An Post’s digital presence.

The organisation, which last week reported that dozens of post offices will close after 161 postmasters were granted voluntary redundancy, bought the domain from a US company for less than €10,000.

It is not yet clear where its financial services site will sit, given the heavy regulatory and security requirements for such sites.

The new website will be launched in the first half of 2019 and is the latest in a number of steps to modernise the business.

An Post will be seeking to improve on and expand its digital services. Last week it announced that dog licences will be available to buy online for the first time.

An Post reported an operating profit of €8.4m for last year, compared with a €12.4m loss in 2016. It followed a 1.2pc rise in revenues to €840m while costs also fell.

Last year, CEO David McRedmond, the former boss of TV3, secured an increase in the price of a standard stamp from 72 cent to €1.

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