Holiday delivery made easy with Purolator Mobile Quick Stops
TheÂ holiday seasonÂ is the most festive and joyous time of the year, but it’s also the busiest. With holiday parties, shopping for gifts and catching up with friends, I’m rarely home to receive a delivery and it’s a pain to reschedule a pick up or drive to the depot.
Purolator recently launched Canada’s first Mobile Quick Stop inÂ Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver. The new trucks makes it easier toÂ pick up and drop off packagesÂ during the busy holiday season.
The tenÂ Mobile Quick Stop trucks are located in central hotspots and shopping centres. The four Metro Vancouver Mobile Quick Stops are in Kitsilano, Ironwood Plaza, Coquitlam Centre andÂ Big Bend Crossing. The trucks are open Monday to Friday from 3:00pm to 8:00 pm until the end of December 2018.
Last week, at theÂ Kitsilano Mobile Quick Stop, I chatted with twoÂ Purolator customers. They like the convenient service because they can pick up their package after work or on their way to dinner.
If you missed a delivery and live near by a Mobile Quick Stop, you’ll receive aÂ door knocker letting you know to pick up the package at the nearest truck.
After a successful pilot programÂ in Toronto and positive feedback from customers, Purolator plans to expand the service to more Canadian neighbourhoods in 2019.
Here are a few tips before you mail out your Christmas gifts:
1. Some countries restrict what items you can send in the mail. Pay attention to customs requirements before shipping food, batteries, liquids and plants.
2. Make it special by creating a unique unboxing experience by wrapping it in fun Christmas paper before putting it in a shipping box. When your friends and family open the box they will know to put the gift under the Christmas tree.
3. Use the correct size shipping box and filled the empty spaces with bubble wrap to protect your gift. Make sure the shipping label is easy to read and affix appropriate labels like ‘fragile’ or ‘heavy weight’.
The four Metro Vancouver Mobile Quick Stops operate Monday to Friday from 3:00pm to 8:00 pm until the end of December 2018.
3701 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 3R6
11666 Steveston Hwy., Richmond, British Columbia V7A 1X3
Coquitlam Centre â€“ 2929 Barnett Hwy., Coquitlam, British Columbia V3B 5R5
Big Bend Crossing, 5751 â€“ 5821 Marine Way, Burnaby, British Columbia V5J 0A6 (opens Dec. 3)