TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Whether shipping the hottest gadget in
town or replenishing inventory to stock up on the latest, trendy
outfit, everyone needs a reliable shipping company to get it there just
in time for the holidays. Be it shipping packages across Canada or
around the world, shippers should take note of some pointers that could
help ensure packages get to the recipient safely and on time this
"We know how stressful the period leading to the festive holidays can
be, with businesses out in full force getting their goods into the
stores and to their customers during the busiest time of the year,"
said Jim MacIntosh, Purolator Inc.'s Vice President of Operations.
"Where possible, we encourage our customers to start sending their
shipments early to avoid the holiday rush. And we offer packaging and
shipping tips to help make holiday shipping fast and easy for our
Position, position, position: Place gifts in the centre of the box, making sure all items fit well
and are neither protruding nor compressed within the box.
Keep it under wraps: Wrap all items individually using approved 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 tablets, add cardboard inserts to protect the edges. Do not use
newspapers, twine or tissue paper for cushioning as they do not offer
Appearances count: Avoid using previously used boxes, as they lose strength over time and
are unlikely to provide adequate protection throughout the distribution
process. New and durable shipping boxes can be purchased at your local
Purolator Shipping Centre.
Tale of the tape: Do not use glue, masking tape, cellophane tape or opaque tape to seal
your boxes. These materials lack strength to hold the package together.
Instead, use three-inch-wide plastic, pressure-sensitive tape to close
all shipping boxes, making sure all edge seams are taped.
It pays to check the details: Be sure to stick the shipping label on the largest, flattest surface of
the shipping box. Then double-check the accuracy of the sender and
receiver information on the shipping label. When necessary, affix a
label to indicate that a glass, liquid or heavy-weight object is
enclosed. Lastly, retain a copy of your Purolator Package
Identification Number (PIN) for easy tracking of your holiday package.
Hassle-free shipping: Ship your gifts online at purolator.com, or call 1-888-SHIP-123 to
schedule a pickup. Alternatively, drop off your shipments at any
Purolator Shipping Centre, Shipping Agent or STAPLES location. To find
the location closest to you, use the locator tool on purolator.com.
Save the date: Be sure to send your holiday gifts by the following dates:
Canada, next-day delivery (where available)
United States, next-day delivery (where available)
United States via Purolator Ground®
Mexico, Caribbean, South and Central America
Western Europe, including the United Kingdom, France and Germany
Far East, including China, Japan and Thailand
Other international destinations (e.g., Eastern Europe, Africa, South
Asia, the Middle East)
Ranked one of the top 25 brands among Canadian consumers since 2011,
Purolator is Canada's leading integrated freight and parcel solutions
provider. Celebrating over 50 years of delivering Canada on time,
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 12,000 of
its teammates live, work and play.
SOURCE: Purolator Inc.
For further information:
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Manager, Corporate Communications
905 712-1084 ext. 23851