If Canada Post experiences a work stoppage on Thursday, as is currently threatened, just about every Canadian (and Canadian business) will be affected in some way. We may do a lot of communicating online or by e-mail, but if you’re anything like us, you still have a few things that you trust Canada Post to get from point “A” to point “B.”
How will you be affected, if the mail grinds to a halt? Are courier services really the most cost-effective alternative? Now is the time to do an inventory of what you “transmit by truck” and consider whether it is time to move that process online.
- Do you receive payment by cheques in the mail? Consider setting up a PayPal account and accept payments online.
- Do you depend on admail advertising to get the message out? Investigate your options for advertising locally online via Facebook, Google Ads or ads on local news sites, such as the Dawson Creek Daily News or EnergeticCity.ca
- Do your clients / partners / constituents need to submit forms to you by mail? Ask us about online fillable forms that can speed up and improve your service, without depending on the mail service, or hand delivery.
While a work stoppage at Canada Post would likely produce some pain, be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity to move toward more cost-effective, time-saving and environmentally-friendly ways of doing business!
How would you be affected by a Canada Post strike or lockout? Tell us what your biggest problem will be, and we’ll reply with ideas to use the web to keep moving!