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Torstar debuts parcel delivery service

Metroland Parcel Services, a subsidiary of Toronto-based Torstar, has launched a new parcel delivery service in Ontario. According to the company, the service is an extention of its existing newspaper and flyer delivery service. It provides next-day and two-to-three-day delivery, with delivery guarantees, real-time parcel tracking, photo delivery confirmation and next-day redelivery. The first client of the company is Toys R Us Canada.

“As we have all seen, retail e-commerce revenue is growing rapidly and the impact of COVID-19 has accelerated it,” said Paul Rivett, chair of Torstar. “As a result, some traditional parcel delivery organizations are struggling to meet service level commitments and major retailers are seeking ways to deal with this problem. The Metroland parcel delivery business radically changes the economics of the newspaper and flyer delivery business by utilizing existing infrastructure to significantly lower the cost of goods sold.”

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