Purolator Inc.

Purolator helps customers prepare for the holiday season with 2016 send-by dates

Dec. 22 is the latest date for next-day delivery within Canada; Dec. 21, for next-day delivery to the United States

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2016 – Purolator today released its holiday shipping schedule for packages to arrive to domestic, U.S. and international destinations by Dec. 24, 2016.


Send-by date for

arrival by Dec. 24

Canada, next-day delivery (where available)

Thursday, Dec. 22

United States, next-day delivery (where available)

Wednesday, Dec. 21

Western Europe, including the United Kingdom, France and Germany

Monday, Dec. 19


Monday, Dec. 19

Mexico, Caribbean, South and Central America

Monday, Dec. 19

Far East, including China, Japan and Thailand

Friday, Dec. 16

United States via ground delivery

Wednesday, Dec. 14

Other international destinations (e.g., Eastern Europe, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East)

Monday, Dec. 12

“No one wants to miss out on getting their special holiday packages delivered when it matters most,” said Paul Merrick, Vice President of Field Operations at Purolator. “In addition to the holiday shipping schedule, customers can follow our helpful tips to make holiday packaging and shipping easy and worry-free, whether they are shipping within Canada, to the United States or to other countries around the world.”

Along with the send-by dates, Purolator offers the following holiday shipping tips:

Shipping Tips

  1. Choose a reliable shipping provider that offers solutions that are customized to meet your specific needs, such as offering you the option to arrange shipping and pickups online or in person at one of the company’s locations.
  2. Businesses can find ways to save money by opening an account with a shipper that offers a rewards program that puts money back in their pockets.
  3. To help ensure your packages are delivered securely, follow the packaging tips and guidelines below.
  4. Look for convenient evening and weekend options at shipping locations or authorized shipping agents and partners.
  5. Select a shipper that publishes its holiday ship-by dates. You don’t want any surprises, and this information will go a long way toward ensuring your items arrive on time.

Packaging Tips

  1. Always use new and durable shipping boxes, as used boxes lose strength over time and may not protect your item during the shipping process. New boxes can be purchased from Purolator Shipping Centres or office-supply stores.
  2. Wrap all items individually using appropriate packing materials, such as bubble wrap, foam peanuts or air pillows. These materials should be at least three inches thick. Do not use newspapers, twine or tissue paper for cushioning, as they do not offer enough protection.
  3. Place precious cargo, items with sharp edges or fragile items such as electronics in the centre of a box. Make sure all items fit well, and add cardboard inserts to protect the edges. If the item protrudes or seems compressed within the box, choose a larger box.
  4. Use three-inch-wide plastic, pressure-sensitive tape to seal boxes, making sure all edge seams are taped. Do not seal your boxes with glue, masking tape, cellophane tape or opaque tape, as these materials lack the strength needed to keep the package intact.
  5. Be sure to stick the shipping label on the largest, flattest surface of the box so that it is easily readable. When necessary, affix information to indicate that glass, liquid or a heavy-weight object is enclosed. Before sending your item, double-check the accuracy of the sender and receiver information on the shipping label.
  6. Retain a copy of your package identification number (PIN) for easy tracking.

About Purolator
Purolator Inc. is a leading integrated freight, package and logistics solutions provider in Canada. Celebrating over 50 years of delivering its customers’ promises, Purolator continues to expand its reach and renowned service levels and reliability to more people, more businesses and more places across the country and around the world. Purolator is proud of its Canadian heritage and is focused on sustainably positioning itself for future growth and success. Purolator is also committed to contributing to the well-being of the communities it serves and where more than 11,000 of its employees live, work and play. For more information, visit purolator.com.

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Published: December 05, 2016
Topics: Corporate