Why are delivery times for post to Vancouver so unreliable?
September 14, 2012 10:54 PM Subscribe
Why is post from Europe to Vancouver, BC so extremely unreliable in terms of delivery time?
posted by lesbiassparrow to grab bag (4 answers total)
I've lived in Vancouver for five years and I've noticed this issue getting worse: air mail from Europe (usually Ireland, Britain, and Scotland) can take anything from 4 days to 5 weeks to get here. The post is pretty much being posted in the same places time after time, so I am assuming the issues are at this end, especially as the issues are with post coming from more than one country. I'm just curious as to why there would be such enormous variations in delivery time in similar items (letters and cards) being delivered to a metropolitan area like Vancouver. Is this a Vancouver thing or a Canada wide issue?
(While rants about Canada Post are welcome, I'd really just love to know specifically why delivery times fluctuate so much. )