Normally, we use Canada Post to deliver our online orders. With the impending work stoppage, we have already switched to using other couriers. This will ensure that our operations will proceed as usual regardless of Canada Post labour relations. We will not put any shipments into the Canada Post system until they will guarantee to deliver all the parcels on time.
There have been a couple of small delays in shipping this week as we work towards integrating our systems with those of the other couriers and get the pick up schedules straight. We also are likely to experience some delays in deliveries because the couriers are also much busier that usual. All of the major couriers have suspended their “on time” guarantees. Lastly, in most cases the shipments are costing us more. We will cover the extra costs for now but if the disruption carries on for a long time, we may have to make some adjustments if we can’t negotiate better rates with the couriers.
We are disappointed to be here along with thousands of other small businesses across the country and hope that the Union and Corporation come to an agreement soon. We will keep you posted here and on our Facebook page