Postal outlets filling up like Santa's workshop
OTTAWA, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - As Canada Post is on track to deliver a
record 27 million parcels this holiday season, the 6,400 postal outlets
across the country are quickly bursting at the seams like Santa Claus'
big red bag of gifts.
"We've seen first hand the incredible role that online shopping is
playing this holiday season," says Doug Jones, Senior Vice-President,
Delivery and Customer Experience at Canada Post. "It is a good-news
challenge we have this year, with Canadians entrusting us with their
own increase in parcel deliveries and shopping experiences, but we also
need them to pick up their items as quickly as possible at their local
Canada Post is reporting a 20-per-cent increase in domestic parcel
volumes since the third week of November compared to the same time last
"Since November 16, we have been delivering parcels on weekends and, so
far, more than 700,000 parcels have been delivered on Saturdays and
Sundays," adds Jones. "And we've had five record single-weekday
deliveries of a million parcels. This past Monday we set a record for
daily parcel delivery at 1.25 million."
Here are some tips to help you ensure that those special packages make
it under the tree for Christmas morning:
If you've received a delivery notification for a parcel pickup, check
the location of your designated postal outlet.
Check out the postal outlet's hours of operation, if you are only able
to go outside of regular business hours.
If you can't make it yourself during available hours, a member of your
household with a government-issued photo ID showing the same address as
the one on the parcel can pick up the parcel on your behalf.
Alternatively, you can authorize another individual to pick up the item
by indicating their name and your signature on the Delivery Notice Card
(you may also provide them a letter of authorization if you prefer).
About Canada Post
Canada Post is the country's leading provider of electronic commerce and
customer communication solutions. It reaches more than 15.3 million
addresses, operates the country's largest retail network, and offers
affordable and reliable service with convenient pickup and return
options for online shoppers. Together, Canada Post, Purolator Inc. and
SCI Logistics offer market-leading end-to-end solutions for e-commerce
shippers by leveraging the assets and expertise of the Canada Post
Group of Companies.
SOURCE: Canada Post
For further information: