Canada Post service cuts? You tell us
Oct 24, 2013 / 5:00 am
We recently shared a story with you from New Zealand where their government has decided to make large cuts to their national postal service including limiting the number of days per week mail is actually delivered to three in urban areas.
They felt this was necessary in response to a yearly decline in those who actually still use mail in the world of email and online banking.
Canada Post has also seen a huge decline in users with predictions of $1 billion loss by the end of 2019.
So we put forward the question to as to whether Canada should also look at going down to three days a week for mail delivery service and here are some of your thoughts.
Barb Jaeger from Chilliwack, BC says, “I like my 5 day mail delivery. I get some of my bills online and I do online banking but I still get plenty of invoices and bills through the mail.”
Eileen B disagrees she writes, “Yes, three day service would suffice as 90 percent of our correspondence is via electronic means. Even the parcel delivery is by notice for pickup, otherwise Fed Ex or Parcel Post deliver is used. Three days would obviously save millions.”
Ina Tomicic also supports the reduced service notion, “It's a great idea to reduce the mail service to three days a week. People do not receive mail every day nor do they need delivery daily. Let’s go paperless!”
So what do you think? Send us your thoughts on what Canada Post can or should do to cut costs and save money? Email us at [email protected]
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