Comment on Opinion: Canada Post Community Mailboxes Better Serve eCommerce Industry by Greg

February 24, 2014 Greg

Clearly you don’t know the challenges of the Community/Super/Stupid Boxes…
First of all, any over size flat mail will now be folded and crammed into the box…there goes a lot of your magazines and anything that wasn’t folded before….and 20-30% of these people don’t pick up their mail every day…so what does the carrier do…cram more in…to the point where it rips when you try to pull it out…yes I am going to trek down to the corner mailbox everyday in -25C or when it’s pouring rain to see if I have 1 bill….
Then you have 4 boxes for parcels…for 30+ households…atleast 25-40%% of the people currently using stupid boxes don’t pick up their mail everyday…so how many days will the oversize/parcel mailbox sit there full with one person’s box in it….which means your parcel gets carded and you have to go pick it up…
Atleast 10-15% of the time the people that do take their parcel from the oversize mailbox forget to put the key back…
Canada Post does not want to deliver anything to your door…even the parcels….
So your option will be UPS and Fedex who will deliver to your front door or making you trek down to the end of your street only to find that your parcel is too big for the box….(hmmm funny how no-one has published any statistics as to the volume of the different sizes of parcels shipped each year)…the USPS sells “standard” pre-payed international shipping boxes…how many of those will fit in the parcel locker.
Deepak is an overpaid account …and we all know when the going gets tough accountants just look at numbers and ways to cut them…NOT the people, Not the actual service and certainly NOT what teh customers want…
He’s certainly has not thought everything out…like how much revenue will CPC lose from less Unaddressed Ad mail with the Community Boxes…since all you need do is put a Red Sticker on the Inside of your box as a preferencde not to receive the flyers….

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