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Canada Post ramping up for vacation period between COVID-19 pandemic, stock chain concerns

Key takeaways: 

  • Canada Post announces it is adding extra force and wheels in expectation of another hectic vacation period. 
  • The adding of the wheels will be among the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

Vacation period parcels Canada post: 

A spokesperson for Canada Post told media in an email Saturday that the firm “proceeds to ramp up for a busy peak holiday season as Canadians have become much more comfortable shopping online during the pandemic.” Source – cbc.ca

The firm announced in 2020, during the two weeks closing on Christmas Eve, its workers delivered about 20 million packages to Canadians. A record 2.4 million of which were produced on Dec. 21.

But, between the continuous COVID-19 pandemic and determined global stock chain problems, should Canadians be bothered about vacation parcel delivery setbacks?

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David Soberman is a teacher of marketing at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

He told the media that eventually, shipping firms like Canada Post are the “last link,” when it comes to the global stock chain and making goods to customers.

“Most of the problems in the supply chain are occurring at the retail level and further upstream,” he stated during a telephone interview on Saturday. Source – cbc.ca

Past ramping up their ability to deal with an influx of parcels during the vacation season, Soberman told them there are not much else shipping firms can do to relieve these problems for customers.

He said consumers should make certain they verify the expected delivery date posted online by retailers, to assure their vacation gifts will come on time.

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