Purolator anticipating Cyber Monday shipping surge

Purolator to move approximately one million packages on each peak-volume day: Nov. 28 and Dec. 12

TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - With the continuing growth of online shopping during the holiday season, Purolator anticipates a surge in shipping volume on Cyber Monday (Nov. 28). For the fourth straight year, the company will handle increased volume earlier in the holiday season due to the rising popularity of Cyber Monday shopping in Canada.

The end of November is just the beginning of the busy holiday delivery season. Along with the expected volume spikes on Nov. 28 and Dec. 12, which falls within the company's traditional mid-December peak period, Purolator expects to handle a steadier level of deliveries throughout the entire holiday season.

"While Cyber Monday and mid-December continue to be important holiday shipping milestones, the steady flow of shipments during the season indicates that Canadian businesses and consumers are more savvy about how and when to make their holiday purchases," said Paul Merrick, Vice President of Field Operations at Purolator. "Last-minute shopping will undoubtedly remain, but we are seeing more and more businesses and consumers changing their holiday shipment patterns by planning and making purchases earlier than before." 

Purolator anticipates it will move approximately 17 million packages across Canada, into the United States and around the world during this year's holiday season.

Check out Purolator's new video that shows the journey of one of the 17 million packages that will be delivered over the holiday season.

About Purolator
Purolator Inc. is a leading integrated freight, package and logistics solutions provider in Canada. Celebrating over 50 years of delivering its customers' promises, Purolator continues to expand its reach and renowned service levels and reliability to more people, more businesses and more places across the country and around the world. Purolator is proud of its Canadian heritage and is focused on sustainably positioning itself for future growth and success. Purolator is also committed to contributing to the well-being of the communities it serves and where its more than 11,500 employees live, work and play. For more information, visit purolator.com.

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Video with caption: "Purolator's new video shows the journey of one of the 17 million packages that will be delivered over the holiday season". Video available at: https://youtu.be/IemBEhnLATM

For further information: Media Contact: Courtney Reistetter, Manager, Corporate Communications, Purolator, 905 712-1084 ext. 23851, courtney.reistetter@purolator.com


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