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March 14, 2017

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Canada Post joins Digital Main Street to support small businesses in Toronto

New collaboration will help 35,000 businesses use technology solutions to improve e-commerce shipping and direct marketing

March 14, 2017

Posted in News Releases

TORONTO – Canada Post is joining with Digital Main Street (DMS), an organization that helps local businesses and start-ups in Toronto find and implement the technology solutions that can help their companies compete and grow.

Through this collaboration, more than 35,000 businesses in Toronto’s 82 Business Improvement Areas will be able to directly tap into Canada Post’s expertise.

In particular, retailers will be able to better understand and access the shipping, logistics and e-commerce strategies and solutions that create a more competitive end-to-end online shopping experience. As well, by accessing Canada Post’s direct mail and targeting solutions, services, and research findings, local businesses can learn how to more effectively get their brands into their customers’ hands.

DMS members will also benefit from an exclusive offer for Canada Post’s Snap Admail service – an easy online tool that allows businesses to create direct mail campaigns on any budget – as well as access its Solutions for Small Business program, which includes significant shipping and marketing discounts.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Digital Main Street to support local Toronto businesses. By enabling small businesses to innovate and grow, we are helping them prepare for success in the challenging and evolving landscape of e-commerce. This partnership is an exciting opportunity for us to focus on small businesses in the Toronto retail space,” says Rod Hart, General Manager of Parcels and E-commerce Market Development.

“This partnership with Canada Post and Digital Main Street provides another example of how the City is working to help its main street retailers grow their businesses,” said Mayor John Tory. “Embracing technology and new ways of doing business will ensure our main streets remain the vibrant backbones of Toronto’s neighbourhoods.”

About Canada Post
Canada Post is the country’s No. 1 parcel company, delivering nearly two of every three parcels that Canadian consumers order online. It reaches 15.8 million addresses, operates the country’s largest retail network, and offers affordable and reliable service with convenient pickup and return options for online shoppers. Together, Canada Post, Purolator Holdings Ltd. and SCI Group Inc. offer market-leading end-to-end solutions for e-commerce shippers by leveraging the assets and expertise of the Canada Post Group of Companies.

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