Originally Posted by okcthunder22
i want to buy something from amazon or ebay-parcel gift
and dont want it to ship to my house since its a gift. the person lives with me. i just want to pick it up at the post office
is this possible. i dont even want to give me a slip in the mail just to call me when it arrives and i pick it up at a shoppers or local post office
does anyone now i can do this and how much
Yes, it is possible to pick it up at the post office only if
you already rent a mail box at a postal outlet. It costs an average of 70 to 80 bucks per month to rent this mail box from Canada Post. Rental is for a minimum of three months.
I'm giving you this information from a reliable source; my parents who retired from the post office recently. Their advice to you is to wait for the courier's slip in the mail to pick up the parcel from your nearest postal outlet.
It's definitely not worth it for you to rent a mail box for the minimum three month duration from Canada Post for about 70 to 80 bucks per month.
One other thing. Post office outlets at your 7 Eleven or inside other retail stores will not call you to pick up your stuff. Callback to customers is not a job duty for those clerks. They are very busy helping customers that go to the outlet.