Purolator releases send-by dates for the 2015 holidays

Dec. 23 the latest date for next-day delivery within Canada; Dec. 22 for next-day delivery to the U.S.

TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2015  /CNW/ - Purolator, a leading Canadian freight, package and logistics solutions provider, today released its send-by dates for packages to arrive to domestic, U.S. and international destinations by Dec. 24, 2015.

Destination

Send-by dates for

arrival by Dec. 24

Canada, next-day delivery (where available)

Wednesday, Dec. 23

United States, next-day delivery (where available)

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Western Europe, including the United Kingdom, France and
Germany

Friday, Dec. 18

Australia

Friday, Dec. 18

Mexico, Caribbean, South and Central America

Thursday, Dec. 17

Far East, including China, Japan and Thailand

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Other international destinations (e.g., Eastern Europe, Africa,
South Asia and the Middle East)

Tuesday, Dec. 15

United States via ground delivery

Monday, Dec. 14

"For any business, careful planning is key to ensuring shipments arrive to customers on time for the holidays," said Paul Merrick, Vice President of Field Operations at Purolator. "Purolator's send-by dates and shipping tips will help businesses prepare for the busy holiday season by ensuring items arrive on time, whether they are shipping to customers in Canada, south of the border or in other countries around the world."

Along with the send-by dates, Purolator has the following holiday shipping tips for businesses:

  1. Choose a reliable shipping provider that offers solutions that are customized to meet your specific needs, such as offering you options to ship or schedule a pickup online. Alternatively, drop off your shipments at one of the company's locations or a drop box.
  2. Save time online, where shipments can be arranged in a few easy steps.
  3. Save money by opening an account with a rewards program that will put money back in your pocket.
  4. Consider having your shipments delivered to a convenient shipping location – giving you the flexibility for your shipments to be picked up or delivered.
  5. Select a shipper that publishes its holiday ship-by dates. You don't want any surprises, and this information will go a long way toward ensuring you meet your deadlines.

Here are a few packaging tips:

  1. Always use new and durable shipping boxes. These can be purchased from Purolator Shipping Centres or office-supply stores.
  2. Place precious cargo in the centre of a box. Make sure all items fit well and are not protruding or compressed within the box.
  3. Wrap all items individually using appropriate packing materials, such as bubble wrap, foam peanuts or air pillows. These materials should be at least three inches thick. For items with sharp edges, or fragile items like electronics, add cardboard inserts to protect the edges. Do not use newspapers, twine or tissue paper for cushioning as they do not offer enough protection.
  4. Do not seal your boxes with glue, masking tape, cellophane tape or opaque tape. These materials lack strength to keep the package intact. Instead, use three-inch-wide plastic, pressure-sensitive tape to close all boxes, making sure all edge seams are taped.
  5. Be sure to stick the shipping label on the largest, flattest surface of the box. Then double-check the accuracy of the sender and receiver information on the shipping label. When necessary, affix information to indicate that a glass, liquid or heavy-weight object is enclosed.
  6. Retain a copy of your package identification number (PIN) for easy tracking.

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 more than 11,500 of its employees live, work and play. For more information, visit purolator.com.

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SOURCE Purolator Inc.

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Image with caption: "Purolator's holiday send-by dates and shipping tips (CNW Group/Purolator Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151125_C6921_PHOTO_EN_548849.jpg

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


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