OTTAWA, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada Post achieved an all-time
single-day record on Thursday, December 13 by delivering one million
parcels across the country, an 11% increase compared to the previous
year's busiest day.
With seven days left before Christmas Day, Canada Post expects to
deliver another 4.4 million parcels to 15.1 million addresses across
the country by the evening of December 24.
"Achieving this milestone confirms that we are successfully
repositioning Canada Post to serve the emerging needs of Canadians,"
says Jacques Côté, Group President of the Physical Delivery Network at
Canada Post. "Our investments in modern equipment, flexible and
motorized delivery methods, Community Mail and Parcel Boxes are paying
off, and so is the enhanced tracking that gives customers peace of mind
their item is on its way, or safely arrived, or ready for pickup at a
nearby post office. Our strategy is to build Canada Post as the No.1
choice for home delivery by Canadians."
An estimated $8 billion worth of physical goods is ordered online in
Canada each year for residential deliveries, a figure forecasted to
grow to more than $15 billion by 2016.
In recent years, Canada Post has made unprecedented investments in new
equipment to enhance the end-to-end online shopping experience. The
2012 holiday season extends well beyond the traditional Christmas rush,
since Canadians and online retailers will also rely heavily on Canada
Post's nearly 6,500 retail outlets for hassle-free, convenient and
efficient handling of the gifts they return to retailers after
Christmas and the expected rush of Boxing Day sales.
About Canada Post
Canada Post is the country's leading provider of business-to-consumer
delivery. By reaching more than 15.1 million addresses, and operating
the country's largest retail network of nearly 6,500 post offices,
Canada Post is ideally positioned to offer affordable and reliable
service, with convenient pickup and return options. 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
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