A courier firm based in Brackmills in Northampton had a record breaking delivery day last week.
Action Express in Liliput Road, which delivers parcels worldwide, successfully processed more than 2,000 deliveries in 24 hours.
The increased demand in the run up to Christmas saw the company receive 1,651 parcels for delivery on Tuesday, December 16 - compared to 1,484 on the same day the previous year.
The firm has taken on eight new delivery drivers to cope with record parcel numbers in December.
Elaine Harries, managing director at Action Express, said: “It always gets busier as we approach Christmas and it’s a real credit to our dedicated team of staff that we’ve been able to increase the number of parcels we deliver year on year.
“It’s great to be providing such an important service to so many local businesses in Northamptonshire to ensure all their parcels are delivered across the UK – it’s a collaborative effort across the APC Overnight network throughout the festive period.”