Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Quick Look at the Changes at Canada Post Due to E-Commerce Growth

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Quick Look at the Changes at Canada Post Due to E-Commerce Growth

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A quick look at the changes at Canada Post

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OTTAWA - Canada Post and the union representing postal workers are continuing negotiations to avert a labour dispute. Canada Post spokesman Jon Hamilton says the company has not given the required 72 hours notice of a lockout, nor has the union given notice of any job action.

Here are five things to know about how e-commerce is changing Canada Post as businesses and people send more packages but fewer letters:

Revenue: Canada Post Corp.'s revenue from operations, which includes Canada Post, Purolator and SCI Group, totalled just over $8 billion in 2015, up from $7.98 billion in 2014, helped by the parcel business.

Overall volume down: Canada Post delivered 8.9 billion parcels, letters and messages last year, down from over 9. …

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