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Schoolbooks.ie says backlog WILL be cleared by tomorrow

The online company says that it has reduced its backlog from 5,000 orders to 1,300 today.

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AN ONLINE COMPANY that supplies school books says it has significantly reduced its backlog of orders and that it expects to have cleared it completely by tomorrow.
Schoolbooks.ie had last week confirmed that a delay in delivering books had been caused by a technical issue at its warehouse which left thousands of orders unfilled, just days before students return to school.

The managing director of the company said this afternoon that the backlog has been reduced from 5,000 to 1,300 today.

John Cunningham said that the company had hired 30 extra staff in a bid to deal with the backlog.

“We are continuing to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to clear the backlog,” said Cunningham.

Remaining orders are to be dispatched today and tomorrow and should arrive in homes early next week.

Cunning apologised to to any customers who experienced a delay in receiving their school books.

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