CANADA POST

CANADA POST

November 14, 2008 15:43 ET

Ready Now or Not Even Started, Canada Post Can Get Your Holiday Season Packages and Cards Delivered on Time

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2008) - With the busy holiday season upon us, Canadians will be turning to Canada Post for fast and reliable delivery solutions to get their packages and cards down the street, across the country or around the world before Santa arrives.

This year, as always, Canada Post is ready with a growing array of delivery options designed to suit every need.

Sending gifts and cards by surface routes is the most cost-effective option to ensure they arrive on time but sometimes the holidays approach faster than you think. Canada Post has a full range of shipping services to suit any sending need.

Canada Post has introduced its fastest international service, just in time for this holiday season. Priority™ Worldwide is perfect for rush shipments to the USA and destinations abroad. With delivery by the next business day by noon throughout the USA and in two to three business days to destinations around the world, Priority Worldwide can get it there really fast with delivery through the extensive international delivery network of FedEx Express. Priority Worldwide service offers an on-time money-back guarantee, electronic customs clearance, signature and detailed tracking information.

Xpresspost™ is a fast and cost-effective shipping service for documents and parcels within Canada. All items are tracked, it features an on-time delivery guarantee and delivery status can be checked online - perfect for holiday wishes that need to arrive quickly. Delivery is within 1 to 2 business days when shipping between major urban centres in Canada. Xpresspost can also be used to send packages and parcels to the U.S. and abroad. For more information, go to www.canadapost.ca/xpresspost

With Ship-in-a-click™ Canadians can print shipping labels and pay for service from the comfort of their own homes, making it even easier to get ready for the holiday season. Ship-in-a-click is an easy-to-use, online shipping tool that allows Canadians to send packages all day, every day. After affixing the label, packages can be placed in any Canada Post mailbox or brought to a post office. Visit www.canadapost.ca/shipinaclick to see how easy it is.

The average Canadian plans to send approximately 15 holiday cards this year. Festive stamps are the perfect addition to these greetings and with PERMANENT™ stamps featuring a traditional nativity scene or the festive winter activity of making a snow angel, your greetings will carry holiday spirit inside and out. Or, turn any favourite photo into your very own stamp with Picture Postage™. Your friends and relatives will wonder when you became famous enough to be featured on a Canadian stamp. Visit www.picturepostage.ca and take your place in history!

Visit www.canadapost.ca/holiday for information on everything holiday shipping related, including packing tips and mailing deadlines.

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