Dec 09, 2012
By Bob Sheppard
If you were thinking this is the week to finally mail out your Christmas cards or make a gift purchase online then you’re not alone.
Canada Post expects Thursday will be its busiest day of the year.
And FedEx is targeting Monday globally as its highest-volume day of 2012.
Canada Post estimates the holiday rush will see it deliver about one billion cards, letters and packages.
About nine million kilograms of mail will be delivered via Canada Post from outside the country.
Northwest of downtown Toronto is Canada Post’s largest parcel processing plant, where workers are lining conveyor belts around the clock to handle the non-stop flood of holiday packages.