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Canada Post - Xpresspost - Truck or Mailbox?

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Canada Post - Xpresspost - Truck or Mailbox?

I ordered a book from chapters.ca last week and it was shipped out on Friday using Canada Post Xpresspost. Canada Post tracking page shows it's supposed to be delivered today. The regular mail guy dropped off my mail in the Canada Post mailboxes on my street this morning but no book.

Does Xpresspost get dropped off in my mailbox or does a Canada Post truck come to my house?
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felixmo wrote:
Sep 14th, 2009 4:39 pm
I ordered a book from chapters.ca last week and it was shipped out on Friday using Canada Post Xpresspost. Canada Post tracking page shows it's supposed to be delivered today. The regular mail guy dropped off my mail in the Canada Post mailboxes on my street this morning but no book.

Does Xpresspost get dropped off in my mailbox or does a Canada Post truck come to my house?
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Their estimated delivery dates are all bullsh**t. I ordered a package that was supposed to come on the 9th and it still hasn't been delivered yet.
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Sorry, little off topic....

Have you try the international Xpresspost?

I just sent a parcel to my friend. It was 2.17kg (small parcel weight limit 2kg max). I was told my choice will be Xpresspost or surface mail - cannot send by regular air mail. Fine! Pay extra $20.

When I looked into the status of the package at their website. It shows
- Sept 10th package left from ...
- package arrive (country name) Sept 11th at 9:55pm (Friday night)
- Sept 12th waiting for 2nd delivery attempt
- Sept 13th waiting for 2nd delivery attempt
-...... :confused:

What!!!! 2nd delivery!! That country same here do not delivery mail on Saturday/Sunday. When did they deliver the 1st time? :mad:
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Are you sure? cuz I'm pretty sure it gets delivered to the mail box... at least, in my area.
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Well guess the book isn't coming today :cry:

They just changed the delivery date to tomorrow
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applecheeks wrote:
Sep 14th, 2009 6:41 pm
Are you sure? cuz I'm pretty sure it gets delivered to the mail box... at least, in my area.
It depends. Sometimes I get it by truck, sometimes they stick it in the box, and sometimes they make me pick it up the same day :D
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Yay! Got my book :D

The mailman came to my door BTW
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It depends on the weight. The mail man only carries items up to a certain weight.
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zoro69 wrote:
Sep 15th, 2009 10:21 pm
It depends on the weight. The mail man only carries items up to a certain weight.
Exactly.

If you're in the suburbs for example with those community mailboxes, they usually have two extra boxes for oversized packages... IF the packages in question cannot fit in those boxes, or IF the package must be signed on delivery, then they will deliver to your door... otherwise it goes in the mailboxes if they fit.

I get Xpresspost packages both ways, games usually fit so they just toss them in my mailbox... I've ordered larger books online before and they take those to my door.
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zoro69 wrote:
Sep 15th, 2009 10:21 pm
It depends on the weight. The mail man only carries items up to a certain weight.
Weight=3llbs, or a certain measurement. There is a packateer at every depot that determines the proper letter carrier dimensions. :)
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I usually just get one of those stupid pick-up notifications and have to go to the Post Office to pick up my package. Both with my Apartment in Ottawa and my House in Toronto.
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felixmo wrote:
Sep 14th, 2009 4:39 pm
I ordered a book from chapters.ca last week and it was shipped out on Friday using Canada Post Xpresspost. Canada Post tracking page shows it's supposed to be delivered today. The regular mail guy dropped off my mail in the Canada Post mailboxes on my street this morning but no book.

Does Xpresspost get dropped off in my mailbox or does a Canada Post truck come to my house?
it gets dropped off in the mailbox by the carrier unless it's too big, then the driver takes it.
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It depends on how big the box is, and if it has "no safe drop" checked, and "requires signature" checked.

If the package requires a signature then it comes by truck. if you are not home they leave a door sticky and you have to pick it up at the nearest depot.

If the package doesn't need a signature, and it fits in your mailbox, it will go there. Otherwise (if it is too large), if it has the "safe drop" allowed, he will drop it by your door if he think si tis "secure" (ie, on a front porch, etc). If the "no safe drop" is checked or he does not feel it is a secure area, he will again leave a sticky and bring it to the nearest depot.

Long story short - no package AND no sticky == no attempted delivery by Canada Post.
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