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Q: Effect of the Internet on Postal Services in Canada ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Effect of the Internet on Postal Services in Canada
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: 5ive0-ga
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Posted: 15 Jul 2004 12:15 PDT
Expires: 14 Aug 2004 12:15 PDT
Question ID: 374600
I was wondering what has the effect of the internet been on Canadian
Postal Services. One would assume that due to email, it would reduce
thier business, but i am sure that on the other hand, things like ebay
provide more business.
Subject: Re: Effect of the Internet on Postal Services in Canada
Answered By: mwalcoff-ga on 16 Jul 2004 05:21 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Canada Post's 2003 Annual Report discusses this issue. It says
"electronic substitution" is the biggest risk to lettermail revenue,
which has been declining by 1% to 2% a year since 2000.

As a result, CP has focused on increasing the value and convenience of
value-added services such as Registered Mail, Business Reply Mail and
Mail Production and Delivery Service.

Parcel service has done better, but CP has had to deal with fierce
competition in recent years in that area.

CP has also tried to develop its own e-commerce products, notably
epost, an online bill delivery and payment service.

Source: Canada Post, "2003 Annual Report,"

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