Canada Post has advised us of their annual price increases scheduled to take effect on Monday January 13, 2014. We are told that the average increase for their contracted customers is 3.5%. In addition, they have advised us that a $5 ‘service area adjustment’ is being added to parcels shipped to Fort McMurray, Alberta, affecting postal codes beginning with T9H, T9J, and T9K.
Our long-standing customers will know that shipping is not a revenue generator for us. As a contract customer with increasingly high volumes we do receive discounts which are reflected in the prices our customers are charged. We charge everyone exactly what Canada Post charges us plus $1 for packaging and paper. We continually monitor and compare the cost of shipping across providers such as U.P.S. and Purolator but year over year Canada Post has been the lowest cost shipper.
Canada Post has also notified consumers that the cost of a stamp for letter mail will rise from 63￠to 85￠or $1 if bought individually. We encourage our corporate customers to pay via Electronic Funds Transfer and our other customers who prefer not to use credit cards to pay using online payment tools or at the bank counter whenever possible. Follow this link to our blog post about how to do that. As often as possible we will send invoices and receipts via email in order to avoid letter mail and get your paperwork to you faster.