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Canada Post tests same-day delivery for online buyers

Betting that consumers are willing to pay for instant gratification, Canada Post is teaming up with Wal-Mart Canada Corp., Best Buy Canada Ltd., and Indigo Books & Music Inc. in the first major Canadian rollout of same-day online shopping.

The service, being offered starting Tuesday to more than four million people in a Toronto-area pilot project, will allow consumers to order everything from diapers to tablet computers online by midday and take delivery at home in the evening.

For Canada Post, same-day delivery is another way to build its parcel business

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Betting that consumers are willing to pay for instant gratification...

 

Some will, I guess, but I'm not one of them. I usually am only willing to pay for the cheapest way possible.

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This is already common in The Netherlands if you order by a specific time (varies from 10am to around noon) at no extra cost, which is pretty cool :)

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Wal-Mart ? China ?  I hope your item gets there in one piece. :wacko:

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Wal-Mart ? China ?  I hope your item gets there in one piece. :wacko:

 

More likely the order will never get shipped. :D

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