THUNDER BAY – Millions of people are taking to shopping online. This is causing major delays and backlogs for shipping companies.
Canada Post says that Canadians should anticipate parcel delays for the foreseeable future.
UPS and Purolator and DHL are all seeing similar increases in volume.
The level of online shopping has also had an impact on the availability of many products. Computers, video and audio gear are often on backorder due to the massive numbers of people working remotely from home.
Canada Post deliveries are currently at record levels. As Canadians continue to ramp up and diversify their online shopping, Canada Post is responding to unprecedented parcel volumes while maintaining important physical distancing measures in all our facilities. Processing record parcel volumes in plants that were never designed to keep people two metres apart takes more time.
Record parcel volumes and bulky items
Canada Post states the company is delivering record numbers of mail, especially parcels, but is …