Successful delivery in 48 hours

News 23 December, 2017
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    The Newspaper was able to recover all of the gifts ordered on the date scheduled, but we will have had to travel a dozen miles to put a hand on one of them, returned to the warehouse after an unsuccessful attempt of delivery at home.

    Camille Garnier

    Saturday, 23rd December 2017 00:00

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    A few days of the Holidays, The Journal has sought to be delivered five gifts in 48 hours. If they all arrived on the date promised and it would have been possible to slip under the christmas tree, the retrieve turned out to be a real race through the city.

    Our goal was simple : to order five items on the Wednesday afternoon, to receive the Friday (yesterday), just in time to celebrate Christmas.

    Yesterday, four gifts five had arrived.

    In regard to the fifth packet that we had not received, The Journal must plead guilty. Even if the website of Toys R Us promised a delivery in two business days, or yesterday at the latest, a mention (hardly visible) indicated that an order placed in the afternoon would take one more day. The lovely plush octopus that we ordered should arrive today.


    Photo Camille Garnier

    Site : Hudson Bay

    • Delivered by Canada Post
    • Ordered on the Wednesday at 15: 30
    • Notification received on Thursday, 18 h

    Kit Mario

    Photo Camille Garnier

    Website : EB Games

    • Delivered by Purolator
    • Ordered Wednesday at 15: 30
    • Notice received Thursday to 13 h


    Photo Camille Garnier

    Website : Amazon

    • Delivered by Canada Post.
    • Ordered on Wednesday at 12: 20 pm
    • Received yesterday at 10:


    Photo Camille Garnier

    Website : Amazon

    • Delivered by Canada Post
    • Ordered on a Wednesday, at 13: 20
    • Received yesterday at 18:

    Plush Octopus

    Photo Camille Garnier

    Website : Toys R Us

    • Delivered by Canada Post
    • Ordered on Wednesday to 16 h
    • Reception scheduled today


    Since the representative of the Newspaper was working this week, he could not stay at home to wait quietly for the arrival of the deliverymen.

    Unable to place in the hands of the kit to Mario that he had ordered on the site, EB Games, the courier company Purolator left a notice, inviting him to get his package in the warehouse of the company.

    The problem is that it is located in the borough of Anjou, about twenty miles from the delivery address.

    If the representative of the Journal had not a car, he would have had to take no less than three buses and about an 1: 15 to be on the spot.


    After having driven and endured the traffic for a good half-hour, he finally found ourselves at the front desk of the company. Like him, a dozen people were waiting to retrieve their valuable orders or send packages at the last minute their loved ones.

    Twenty minutes later, he left the places, our gift under the arm.

    Our next stop was the Jean Coutu pharmacy on rue Saint-Hubert, in the arrondissement of Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, where another parcel had been deposited in his absence by Canada Post.

    More convenient

    This point of reception was a lot more convenient, since it is located a few minutes walk to the delivery address indicated.

    Cross among the many customers in the queue, Steffi Aikins was disappointed not to be able to go with the package that she came looking for.

    “Canada post has sent me an email telling me that my package was here so I went directly from work to recover,” she says. But the cashier told me that they needed the receipt the delivery man has left in me. I’ll have to go back there. “

    Canada post expects to deliver 20 % more parcels in the country in November and December than at the same date last year, and double that in 2012.

    Photo from the archives, Stevens LeBlanc

    “In all, 10 to 15 % of the purchases of Christmas in Quebec, which will be available online,” says the professor emeritus at HEC Montréal Jacques Nantel.