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Canada Post, Major Retailers Try Same-Day Delivery for Online Sales

Betting that consumers are willing to pay for instant gratification, Canada Post is teaming up with Wal-Mart Canada Corp., Best Buy Canada Ltd., and Indigo Books & Music Inc. in the first major Canadian rollout of same-day online shopping.

The service, which started this week for more than four million people in a Toronto-area pilot project, will allow consumers to order everything from diapers to tablet computers online by midday and take delivery at home in the evening.

For Canada Post, same-day delivery is another way to build its parcel business - one of the money-losing Crown corporation's few remaining growth prospects - while also using its workers, trucks and postal depots more efficiently.

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The service, which started this week for more than four million people in a Toronto-area pilot project, will allow consumers to order everything from diapers to tablet computers online by midday and take delivery at home in the evening.

For Canada Post, same-day delivery is another way to build its parcel business - one of the money-losing Crown corporation's few remaining growth prospects - while also using its workers, trucks and postal depots more efficiently.

Read Full Article