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No More Door-To-Door Delivery?

No More Door-To-Door Delivery?

Canada Post has recently announced that it will be making changes to its delivery service.  The planned changes will include the phasing out of door to door delivery as well as the introduction of community mail boxes.  There will also be an increase in postage stamps from 63 cents to $1.  However, to make postal services more accessible for customers, Canada Post plans to open up more outlet offices.

The primary reason driving this change is the fact that there has been a rapid decline in the use of postal services. Since 2006, approximately one billion fewer pieces of mail have been delivered by Canada Post as people are now choosing to use email and online payment services instead of regular post.  This has resulted in a decline in Canada Post’s revenues thus forcing it to change its strategy. It is being forecasted that Canada Post will lose nearly $1 billion by 2020.  In light of such dire projections, Canada Post has decided to alter its mode of operation.

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