Purolator appears that have been overwhelmed by parcels and are having serious issues, according to Global News.
Many customers have reported being unable to track their packages, either online or via Purolator’s customer service. And some have reported significant delays when it comes to their deliveries.
Like Fed-Ex Canada, Purolator has also suspended some of their delivery guaranties temporarily so their customers will unfortunately not be compensated if their parcels are delayed. But UPS Canada customers will still be able to take advantage of some delivery guaranties, as described on their official site.
Hopefully Purolator will consider delivering more parcels on Saturdays to reduce their backlog. But until then i’d suggest the other courier services, or perhaps Canada Post… 😉
The Good News – A new 20,000 sq. ft vinyl record pressing plant will open in Burlington, Ontario in a few days and it will be the second largest plant in North America. Precision Record Pressing Incorporated will be handling independent releases, including some from Isotope Music, and major releases from Universal and Sony Canada.
The Bad News – Music blogger Pitchfork has reported that some independent records stores in the states have had their accounts closed by WEA, Warner Music’s distributor, because they’ve had less than $10,000 in orders per year. If this continues smaller retailers in the states might have issues keeping albums from Warner and their subsidiaries in stock.
You should note that American retailer Second Spin is also offering a 15% discount on their regularly and sale priced vinyl, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and accessories today. Just use coupon code JY15OFF until the 14th of July.
By the way, the Prime Photos contest will also end at midnight Pacific Time so don’t forget to enter today. They’re giving away $5000 in Amazon gift cards and all eligible Prime members need to do is upload a photo to their Prime Photos account through Amazon Drive to enter. Click here for details and information on how to enter without a Prime Membership.
Canada Post has withdrawn the 72 day notice and has agreed to a 30 day extension. But whether this will end with binding arbitration or not is still being debated, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers claiming they oppose arbitration in their latest statement.
This means that mail will be delivered today and until further notice. But I will post updates to this blog if need be.