By The Canadian Press
OTTAWA — Canada Post is urging Canadians to shop early this holiday season to avoid the late arrival of gifts caused by a pandemic-induced shift to online shopping.
“We know how important these items are to you and we want to deliver,” says Rod Hart, Canada Post’s chief customer and marketing officer.
In a video to customers, he says many retailers are gearing up for early shopping.
“We’re gearing up to help you and to help them have a great ending to a very challenging year. So this holiday season, please shop early.”
The postal service is scaling up operations to handle an expected surge in parcel volumes by adding more than 4,000 seasonal employees, more than 1,000 vehicles and extra equipment.
Canada Post will also deliver on weekends in many communities, add more pickup locations and extend hours at many post offices.
It is improving its tracking technology so …