Just wanted to pop in and let our Canadian friend know that we are monitoring the situation with Canada Post. Unfortunately, we’ve just received notification from USPS that if the strike is still in effect tomorrow at close of business, they will stop accepting mail destined for Canada.
We hope this doesn’t happen, but if nothing has been resolved by the time our carrier picks up tomorrow, we will have to remove Canada as a shipping destination until the strike is over. Fingers crossed.
UPDATE (6/16/11): As of right now, news is indicating that the strike will most likely not be resolved today. We have removed the regular shipping options to Canada from the website as once our carrier comes today, it is unlikely we’ll be able to ship them. However, USPS will still be accepting Global Express Guaranteed mail to Canada during the strike. We have added this as the only shipping option to Canada for the duration of the strike for a flat rate of $68. We realize the cost of this service is extremely high and regret that it is the only one available to our Canadian friends at the moment.
Please know we are thinking good thoughts for a speedy resolution and will restore first class and free shipping options as soon as USPS gives the all clear.