You may have noticed your utility providers emailing you to warn you about the possible disruptions in the postal service. Life is about to get a little more complicated. As of July 2nd, Canada Post may very well have a work stoppage. We are unsure at the time if that means they will have a total lockout, or if our mail services will just be delayed.
This work stoppage will affect 40,000 Canada Post employees including both the rural and urban delivery personnel. It is possible anytime on or after July 2nd. At that point, they could stop deliveries altogether, or things could be seriously delayed. That means if we purchase anything online, we should be sure that it is FedEx or UPS shipped for the next little while - or we may not receive it for quite a length of time.
I know I have recently received emails from Bell and my other utility providers reminding me to pay paperless as my bill may not be received in a reasonable amount of time. No bills? Yay! Not. This could last months!
So far it looks like some retailers will be switching from using Canada Post, to ensure that we receive our purchases in a timely manner. We already know that Amazon does not always use Canada Post - and there are other retailers who will have temporary shipping fixes. Do you know of any other retailers that do not ship via Canada Post?
We will definitely keep you guys posted when new shipping information does become available. If we know a retailer ships via Canada Post, we will disclose that so you are well aware that your purchase will take an extended amount of time to arrive.
How does this Canada Post issue affect you and your family?