Canada Post Strike Heads to Toronto

Almost 9,000 postal workers will walk off the job at midnight on Tuesday For Immediate Release Ottawa – Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in the Toronto local will head to the picket lines at 12:01 am EDT on Tuesday, October 23, to begin the second day of postal disruptions across the country.

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Reference: What You Need To Know About UPS’s Peak Surcharges

Back in June, news came out that UPS was planning to levy surcharges for peak periods, including over the coming 2018 holidays. To offset some of the added costs incurred during their busiest periods, UPS made the decision to add one or more peak surcharges for packages based on certain characteristics, as well as service

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Canada Post Strike: What To Expect & How To Prepare

At the time of writing, Canada Post is not currently on strike, but as indicated by an August meeting, at which the Crown corporation and unionized Canada Post workers were unsuccessful in reaching a new deal, a Canada Post strike could very well be imminent. That means, for many businesses and consumers that rely on

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Trade Tariffs Can’t Hamper Cross-Border eCommerce

If you have caught the news in the past few months (and perhaps even if you haven’t) you are well aware that the trade relation between Canada and the US is a little more strained than usual. With tit-for-tat tariffs, unusual politicking and potentially seismic shifts in policy being forecasted by the news headlines, the

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Pass It Around: How Cannabis Legalization Helps Fuel The Shipping Industry

On this very blog, we have talked about how the global parcel industry is on the rise, owing mostly to a cultural shift in consumerism that values convenience and delivery over the need to physically inspect an item before purchasing. This has been wonderful for ecommerce as a whole, but it’s about to get a

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