Express delivery has been a staple for Canadians since the 1950s, but a recent survey says people are increasingly looking for ways to bring packages or letters from home.
The survey, conducted by BMO Nesbitt Burns for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, found 56 per cent of Canadians said they’re now looking for a faster way to get home from work, school, or church.
The majority of respondents also said they were looking for better ways to get mail.
The online survey also found that two-thirds of respondents said they use their mobile devices for work, while one-third use them to deliver mail.
BMO says that if the survey is any indication, Canada is in for a big year in 2017.
The poll suggests that Canadians are also getting into the habit of using their smartphones to deliver packages.
Seventy-four per cent said they used their phones for that purpose, with 33 per cent using their phones to deliver the mail, while 19 per cent used them for other work.
Canadians are increasingly using their smartphone for delivery, according to a survey by the BMO Institute.
Read moreThe survey also showed that almost half of respondents say they use a tablet to send or receive email or instant messages.
Another 23 per cent say they’re using their phone to deliver other types of messages.
Some 56 per per cent are using their laptop for these tasks.
The survey was conducted between December 18 and January 4, 2017, and surveyed 1,019 Canadian adults, aged 18 and over, using an online panel.
The margin of error is plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.