How cool is this? As of today, my building has a Canada Post parcel locker in the lobby. No more trekking up the hill to the post office to pick up parcels during business hours. Now, I can pick up my parcel at any hour and in my pyjamas. Conveniently, I’m waiting on a parcel right now. Hopefully it was shipped using Canada Post.
The timing sure is interesting. Yes, it is right before Christmas, which is convenient for most folks. But it is also a few days after Google acquired Waterloo startup Bufferbox, which offers a competing service in Ontario. It’s tough to compete with free if Canada Post is rolling this out widely.