Canada Post Strike Suspends USPS Service

Last week, we received a strange notice from the USPS informing the industry that it would not be accepting any outbound mail to Canada.  Not only would they not deliver it, but they also wouldn’t accept it.  As of last week, Canada Post workers had gone on strike, effectively shutting down mail service due north.  I guess the USPS financial woes didn’t allow for the additional storage costs that the Canada Post crisis would create.

I am happy to report that Canada Post is back in business.  So if you have been wondering where your latest issue of Hockey Digest is, it’s now on its way. Interestingly, the advisory below doesn’t ‘fess up to the fact that the USPS was rejecting outbound Canadian mail all week.

DMM Advisory: USPS Resumes Accepting Mail to Canada

The U.S. Postal Service will resume accepting mail for Canada starting Tuesday, June 28. This action follows yesterday’s order by the Canadian Parliament for Canada Post employees to return to work tonight.

Mail that was held in the U.S. Postal Service network is being released today and transported to Canada in stages. Customers will experience some delays in service due to the large volume of mail that was being held. We are working closely with Canada Post to minimize these delays and to return to normal service levels as quickly as possible.

-Sari McConnell at smcconnell@conformer.com

About Sari McConnell

Sari oversees strategic partnership opportunities and heads up Conformer’s San Francisco office. Sari was formerly the managing director of a venture-backed music and multimedia agency in San Francisco and New York. She began her career in brand management at Hallmark Cards, Clorox, and LeapFrog. Sari is an appointed member of the Bay Area Regional Council of Northwestern University and is an active volunteer at her children’s schools. She received her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and her B.A. from Northwestern University as well.
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