Canada Post tries to keep up with the times

CALGARY- Canada Post used to be the lifeline for information—but times have changed since the late 1800s. Now, the company is looking at what changes need to be made, so it doesn’t become obsolete.

Executives are making their way across the country, holding meetings to find ways to become more profitable. Since 2006, the amount of mail being delivered is down by one billion pieces—which means they’ll lose a billion dollars a day if things don’t change by 2020.

“We just want to make sure that we’re relevant in the future,” explains Canada Posts’ Mike Shearon, adding they’ve already gotten some good feedback.

“Some of those were moving from door-to-door delivery to community mailboxes, alternate day delivery, reduction in the number of corporate outlets and going to more retail franchises.”

Canada Post says the needs of cities are different from rural areas, which rely on them to stay connected.


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