HOW TO KEEP SHIPPING PACKAGES EVEN IN THE POSTAL STRIKE? August 30 2016

A POTENTIAL CANADA POST STRIKE IS BUILDING

and it's bad news for local and small businesses. A lot of us ETSY sellers rely solely on shipping our packages across the country! It saddens me so much that we all rely so heavily on a monopoly company that at a whim they could strike and thousands of small businesses are out for the count!

THERE ARE OTHER SHIPPING OPTIONS

to ship packages in Canada but the problem is they're always a lot more expensive if you use the big freight companies, sometimes up to 15% more expensive. When you're shipping a small package even that 15% increase can really hurt product makers selling smaller items.

PHOTO BY WEE THREE SPARROWS PHOTOGRAPHY 

INCASE THIS DOES HAPPEN, HERE'S THE BEST SHIPPING ALTERNATIVE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO USE

CHIT CHAT EXPRESS 

is a company that is actually more affordable in a lot of cases then Canada post. The down side they only have a couple offices, so it's not as convenient to walking to your local post office. They have offices located in Toronto, Markham, Richmond, Pickering, Mississauga, Halifax. So if you live close to any of those, Chit Chat Express is your go to during this strike and maybe even after the strike since most cases Chit Chat Express is cheaper! 

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR HATTITUDE?

IF they do intend to strike we will do everything in our power to get your shipment out, even if we have to drive it to you! Please be patient with us as we only will make weekly runs to Chit Chat express due to the distance. 

PHOTO BY ARYNN PHOTOGRAPHY

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT YOUR HATTITUDE PACKAGE NOT GETTING TO YOU

I WILL NOT be shipping Hattitude packages by Canada Post until the strike is over, so you can shop away and be content knowing your package will arrive safely by Chit Chat Express. 

LET'S HOPE THIS STRIKE DOESN'T LAST TOO LONG

and that small businesses can resume their regular policies and shipments. It's even affecting my online shopping habits as I'm worried my products will get lost in the mail! Although my husband would probably be happy about the online shopping reprieve! 

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