Canada Post delivers record one million parcels across Canada in a single day

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Canada Post delivered a single-day record of one million parcels across Canada last Thursday, underlining moves by the federal Crown corporation to take advantage of a growing trend.

The single-day record represented an 11 per cent increase over the previous year’s busiest day, Canada Post said. And with seven days left before Christmas Day, Canada Post expects to deliver an additional 4.4 million parcels by the evening of Dec. 24.

“Achieving this milestone confirms that we are successfully repositioning Canada Post to serve the emerging needs of Canadians,” said Jacques Cote, group president of the physical delivery network at Canada Post.

In recent years, Canada Post has made major investments in new equipment.

“Our investments in modern equipment, flexible and motorized delivery methods, community mail and parcel boxes are paying off,” Cote said.

He noted that an estimated $8 billion worth of physical goods is ordered online in Canada each year for residential delivery, a figure forecasted to grow to more than $15 billion by 2016.

Organizations: Canada Post

Geographic location: Canada

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  • James
    December 19, 2012 - 22:46

    The only service I can afford is via Canada Post. UPS kills me with their brokerage fees...Fed Ex is Dead Ex and way overprices. I just mailed a parcel 2500 miles for $10.00...I don't know how that can be beat.

    • david
      December 20, 2012 - 10:35

      .... "I just mailed a parcel 2500 miles for $10.00"..... No you did not....that is an abject lie, and easily verifiable if one goes to the Cdn Post website and reviews rates for even the smallest, lightest parcel possible.

  • toadaso
    December 19, 2012 - 05:58

    what a joke ,, it clear to see what went on,,they saved the parcels for a few days , and released them all on 1 day,so the few days before people were told ,, no,, your parcel is not in!!!when in fact they we saving them to release them , all in one day

  • Ken Collis
    December 18, 2012 - 23:45

    Here is a copy/paste of my parcel tracking doc. Would Canada Post please explain the route the parcel is taking from Calgary to Newfoundland. I find Calgary, Mississauga, Edmonton to maybe not be the fastest or least cost way. Tracking Number: 2588331676630008 Service: Expedited Parcels Expected Delivery : 2012/12/31 Reference Number 1: 185639 CALGARY RENCONTRE EAccepted Delivered 2012/12/10 2012/12/182012/12/31 Delivery Times -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sending within Canada? Sending to the U.S.A.? Sending internationally? Expected delivery -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Exceptions apply in some areas. Exact delivery standards exist for every origin-destination combination. Consult our delivery standards tool or our shipping products & services information. CALGARY RENCONTRE E 2012/12/31 i This is the most up-to-date information available. Check back for updates or sign up for email notifications. Track History Date Time Location Description Retail Location Signatory Name 2012/12/17 23:28 EDMONTON Item in transit 19:36 EDMONTON Item processed at postal facility 2012/12/14 14:01 MISSISSAUGA Item in transit 10:55 MISSISSAUGA Item processed at postal facility 2012/12/10 21:23 CALGARY Item in transit 18:02 CALGARY Item processed at postal facility 14:50 CALGARY Item picked up by Canada Post 14:11 CALGARY Order information received by Canada Post

  • david
    December 18, 2012 - 13:30

    FedEx and UPS will deliver faster for lower cost....they don't walk out on strike every fourth Christmas, and they don't ask for any subsidy from taxpayers. Weird, eh?

    • DJ
      December 18, 2012 - 15:33

      I would never use FED EX AGAIN, the past two times they never left a message or phone to say that there was an attempt on my parcel. I paid over night and finally got it 6 days later ... useless

    • Gail
      December 19, 2012 - 08:03

      David, I've had parcels delivered by FedEx , UPS and Canada Post. The cost is not lower and the service is not faster. Canada Post is not subsidized by taxpayers, they actually pay the Federal Government money.

    • david
      December 19, 2012 - 19:12

      First: FedEx and UPS actually are, in a term so commonly misused here, "world class". If you think they are not as reliable or dependable as Canada Post, then you have an inability to process reality. Second: the reason Canada Post makes a "profit" is becasue you don't understand how its financial statements are cooked....err, managed. It is a giant black hole of direct fees and indirect taxpayer subsidies, transfers, and allocations. Side notes: a) if it actually WAS in a genuinelty profitable condition, why does it raise the cost of postage every 18-30 months? b) Every single piece of mail sent by governemnt or an MP anywhere in the world is delivered free....how could that practice still result in a "profitable" corporation?! Third: Canada Post bought out Purolator for a gigantic cost (hey, it's not their money right?) to remove private competition from the marketplace...why on Earth would the government do that? Because saving unaffordable unionized jobs at any cost (to us) is much more important (to them) than delivering mail, that's why.