On January 11, 2018 I ordered two books of “From Far and Wide” stamps from Canada Post using its online store.
As detailed here, Canada Post’s delivery standard for online orders, which should serve as a “we’ll get you your stamps within 24 hours” showcase for their logistics fu, is abysmal.
And so it took 12 days for the stamps to arrive.
From the time I ordered the stamps on January 11 it was 7 days until they shipped from Ottawa on January 18. From there the package hung around Ottawa for another day, then took 3 days to get to Dieppe, NB and another day to get across the bridge to me.
Here’s the envelope that Catherine signed for yesterday:
And here’s what was inside:
According to Google Maps, it takes about 9 days to walk from the Canada Post’s distribution centre at 2802 Swansea Crescent in Ottawa to our house, which includes a ferry up the St. Lawrence to the Magdalen Islands and then another ferry from there to Souris.
Canada Post: Just Slightly Slower than Walking!