Canada Post to halt door-to-door service

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By Greg Bennett TC Media

A plan to address major financial losses for Canada Post will see door-to-door service end in cities, job cuts and major hikes in the price of stamps …from 63 cents to $1.

 In a five-point Action Plan released today (Dec. 12) Canada Post showed off its plans to cut thousands of jobs (mainly through attrition) over the next five years.

Canada Post says due to declining mail volumes and increasing digital alternatives to mail, a new pricing structure for letters mailed within Canada will be introduced.

On March 31, 2014, Canada Post plans to launch a new tiered stamp pricing structure.

•            New prices (before tax) will be launched for the customers that buy stamps in booklets and coils, representing 98 per cent of the volume sold in this category. The price (per stamp) will be $0.85, up from $0.63 today for letters 0-30 g mailed within Canada.

•            Businesses that use postage meters will pay a new discounted postal commercial rate of $0.75 (per letter 0-30 g).

•            Mailers who prepare mail in such a way that reduces processing costs (known as Incentive Lettermail) will have prices that are lower than the proposed meter rate of $0.75 for 0-30 g.

•            Single stamps will cost $1 each, up from $0.63 today. Canada Post estimates that only two per cent of all stamps are purchased as singles. The vast majority of stamp purchases will be at the rate of $0.85, which is available for a minimum purchase of a booklet or coil.

The pricing for U.S., international and oversized Lettermail and mail weighing more than 30 g will also increase in line with the newly established pricing levels.

Prices for parcels and for addressed and unaddressed advertising mail will not be affected.

Organizations: Canada Post

Geographic location: Canada, U.S.

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  • Tired Ofscott
    December 11, 2013 - 15:19

    scott armstrong's three mailers today in the mail cost ccmv taxpayers close to 150,000 dollars. if every mp of 305 accross canada is doing the same thing, thats over 45 million dollars cost to canada post today alone. no wonder canada post is losing money. do we really need these, especially the christmas card? Come on....

  • Roger
    December 11, 2013 - 14:37

    Canada Post has been working on ending mail delivery to your door for years. In my case they did it in the name of "safety." I live in a 50km/h zone that's on a straight stretch of road. I now have to drive past the post office to a community mailbox which is further from the post office than I am. Why not give me a box at the post office so I don't have to drive twice as far? Considering the mail goes to the post office first and then gets "delivered" to the community box further away from me. Seems like a waste. This article just confirms what I already knew. I lost mail delivery to my mailbox not because of safety like they claimed, but they are scrambling to save money in the wrong ways.

    • Charles
      December 11, 2013 - 16:37

      Canada Post is far more obsolete than their FAT union realizes. I wont miss the service. All it does is deliver garbage mail

    • Fatunion Ma n
      December 13, 2013 - 15:16

      Charles, Canada Post doesn,t decide what to send you, their paying customer does....why shoot the messenger? Despite appearances and personal opinion, the public have no clue the hard physical and mental work required to get the mail out, especially at minus 28 windchill. Charles, Sorry you only get junk, If your lacking a little love in the mail, I'll send you some.

    • RegReader
      December 16, 2013 - 12:13

      I agree with Charles. And I don't care how hard mentally and physically it is on the carrier... they are still over paid and it's no longer a necessary service for the majority of the population.