NOT HOME TO RECEIVE PACKAGES? TRY OUT FLEXDELIVERY FROM CANADA POST.

Canada Post consumers will need to register for a unique identification code on their website before selecting which post offices they want to go to pick up their items.

Users will then receive a unique FlexDelivery address which substitutes for their traditional mailing address.

When the online order arrives at the post office of choice, the user will receive an email notification.

FlexDelivery is launching as Canada Post looks for ways to stay competitive with retailers who are launching an array of new shopping choices, such as parcel lockers inside their stores.

The new option could also help the postal service contain its costs. About a third of households have nobody home when Canada Post tries to deliver a parcel, which results in the package being further routed to the nearest post office.

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WHEN AND HOW TO USE FLEXDELIVERY?

Keeping gifts hidden when online shopping.

Temporary relocation.

Travelling within Canada.

Get parcels delivered to a nearby post office while away for school or work.

HOW TO USE FLEXDELIVERY?:

When you shop online, use your FlexDelivery address as the shipping address at checkout. You can then track your purchase online. When your parcel arrives, Canada Post will let you know by email or through a Canada Post app. To pick up your parcel present your government-issued photo ID at the post office.