Shipping tips and mailing dates for the holiday season
OTTAWA, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Whether your loved ones are across the city
or the world, Canada Post is ready to deliver the holiday season on
time and at an affordable cost. With our network of almost 6,500 secure
locations and over 65,000 employees, we will be tackling the busiest
season of the year, processing almost 1 billion pieces of mail by the
time Christmas rolls in. That's a lot of season's greetings!
As Canadians prepare to ship their gifts this season, we want to help
ensure these important shipments arrive on time and intact. So we're
providing our list of holiday mailing tips:
We don't mean to sound like Scrooges! But good packing prevents delays
and damage. So…
Use the right size box and centre your item.
Wrap fragile items. Newspaper, bubble wrap or foam will protect them on
Wrap your parcel in plain paper.
Don't use string or twine - it can get caught in the processing
Make sure the address is written clearly and on the largest side of your
Mark your calendar.
To get your shipments to their destination before the big day, keep
these deadlines in mind:
In Canada: for cards, send locally by Dec. 17, within province by Dec.
18, out of province by Dec. 19; send parcels by Dec. 10.
Mailing to the United States: send letters and cards by Dec. 14; parcels
by Dec. 10.
International shipping: deadlines vary depending on the region. In
general, allow three weeks for cards - longer for some areas. Allow
four weeks for parcels.
If you miss a deadline don't panic! Our premium services offer shorter
delivery times worldwide.
Trust only the best delivery company with your holiday wishes.
We believe that's us! Here's why:
Every day, Canada Post employees travel 1.5 million km, delivering to 15
Our distribution network is unrivalled in the country. We have almost
6,500 secure locations across Canada, and the majority (78%) of
Canadians live within 2.5 km of a postal counter.
During the holiday season, we will add even more people, trains, planes
and delivery trucks to our operations to serve you, our customers.
For more information related to the holiday season, including a detailed
list of suggested mailing deadlines and to view our amazing selection
of holiday-themed stamps, please visit canadapost.ca/holidays or your local Canada Post outlet.
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SOURCE: Canada Post