2020 parcel deliveries hit record highs

Last year, Canada Post delivered a million or more parcels daily from mid-April through the end of the year—more than 180 days in a row.

In 2017, the Crown corporation delivered a million parcels on 67 different days, most of which were during that year’s holiday season. Fast forward to 2020, and Canada Post began delivering at least a million parcels a day in mid-April, a month after the COVID-19 pandemic began. The trend continued through the end of the year with 181 consecutive delivery days of a million or more parcel deliveries.

During the two weeks leading up to and including Christmas Eve, mail carriers delivered nearly 20 million parcels to Canadians (with a record 2.4 million of those parcels delivered on one day, Dec. 21).

Canada Post also cited record stamp sales in December; however, official sales results won’t be available until the Crown corporation publishes its 2020 annual report “later this year,” media relations manager Valérie Chartrand told CSN in January.

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