New post offices – open for 24-hour self-serve shipping and online shopping friendly!

October 21, 2015
3 minute read

Between careers that no longer fit the old 9-to-5 model, shuttling the kids between school and sports, daily chores and activities with friends and family, time is a valued luxury. Maybe that’s why shopping online is increasingly popular, fitting into convenient moments and freeing up time for other activities.

The grand opening of Vancouver’s new Main Post Office at 495 West Georgia highlights just how convenient online shopping can be. There’s a 24/7 postal box section, a changing room to try on clothing orders – and return them at once, plus other handy features to accommodate your busy schedule.

What to expect in our new, online-shopping friendly post offices

  • A 24/7 self-serve shipping kiosk and automated parcel drop box, where you can ship night and day.
  • A changing room where you can try on your online purchases immediately – and then return whatever doesn’t work for you minutes later.
  • 24/7 postal and parcel boxes where you can pick up on your own time, securely, even when the store is closed.
  • A vending machine that allows you to buy stamps and shipping supplies 24/7.

Self-serve shipping

The new automated shipping centre is open 24/7. It will measure and weigh your item and you can even get packing materials from a special vending machine. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur running your small business orders after the regular work day, returning an online order that didn’t satisfy you or trying to get a birthday gift to someone you love – you’ll be able to select the service that offers your preferred balance of speed and price.

Handle your small business shipping needs at the most convenient times

Bring your parcels in 24/7, scan the barcodes on your shipping labels and then pop your parcels in the deposit box. You’ll get your confirmation receipt moments later, an assurance that your secure shipping process has begun.

Returning an online purchase?

Bring your parcel in 24/7, scan the barcode on the shipping label provided by the merchant and then pop your parcel in the deposit box. You’ll get your confirmation receipt moments later.

All your postal needs, whenever it’s convenient for you

Your new, online-friendly post office also gives you access to 24/7 parcel and postal boxes, plus stamps and shipping supplies any time of day and night.

Drive thru parcel pickup has arrived

North America’s first Drive-thru parcel pickup post offices have opened in:

These locations include many of the same convenient 24/7 self-serve features, with one additional element: a drive-thru for easy parcel pickup.

Get your parcel without leaving your car at the drive-thru pickup window

Just scan the barcode on your pickup notice and collect your parcel at the pickup window. Open extended hours, 7 days a week.

Have your online purchases sent to your nearest Drive-thru Parcel Centre

Send your online purchases to our new drive-thru parcel centres with FlexDelivery™. It’s an exclusive Canada Post service that allows you to have packages delivered to a post office of your choice, instead of your regular home address. Sign up or sign in now. When prompted to add a post office, just enter the address of your choice: 8889 Yonge Street (Richmond Hill) or 17310 99 Ave NW (Edmonton) and follow the instructions. You’ll receive a special FlexDelivery1address to use when shopping online.

1 FlexDelivery is a trademark of Canada Post Corporation.