Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Post-less delivery

Interesting that the Guardian Weekly, whose Canadian edition is printed in Montreal and fulfilled under contract by Time Canada, should be informing its Ontario customers that -- where possible -- it will be abandoning Canada Post for its delivery and using a private service. It does not say what that is, but it is likely the same contractors who deliver the Globe and Mail. Consideration of alternative delivery is being forced upon publishers by Canada Post's inexorable price increases. Guardian Weekly represents probably 20,000 copies a week across Canada, but it is the kind of big ticket, frequent flier that you'd think Canada Post could ill afford to lose. One of the reasons the paper is considering the change, staring September 9, is that it gets so many complaints from customers that it takes 5 or 6 days for a copy to get from Montreal to, say, Cambridge, Ontario.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

In other (sort of?) English news:

Granta's up for grabs! (Good headline from The Independent here, too.)

3:19 pm  

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