Mail a letter at the same time every day, from the same place every day, to the same address every day for 14 days, then time how long each of the 14 letters takes to arrive. Then repeat the process, but this time alter the location of origin for 14 days. After that, modify the destination address. Time how long it takes for each letter to be delivered now.
Here's how long it took each of the fourteen letters to reach its destination:
Day 1: 2 days
Day 2: 5 days
Day 3: 2 days
Day 4: 7 days
Day 5: 5 days
Day 6: 8 days
Day 7: 9 days
Day 8: 10 days
Day 9: 11 days
Day 10: 12 days
Day 11: 13 days
Day 12: 15 days
Day 13: 16 days
Day 14: 18 days
The average amount of time between when I send a letter and when I get it is about 7 days - not including weekends or holidays.
Mail collection. Fastmail Letters typically take two days to reach their destination within the same town or city, three days between two towns in the same province, and four days between cities in separate provinces. It takes 10 days for an air-mail item to arrive in another nation, while it takes between two and three months for a surface-mail item to arrive in another country.
And here's how long you should expect to wait for your mail:
Air Mail - if you order before noon (Pacific Time) we'll ship your package that day. If you order after noon or on weekends, then use the next business day as your expected delivery date. Note that these are estimated dates; shipping times may be delayed during peak periods such as Christmas break or in early spring after new years.
Standard Mail - if you order before 9 a.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, then your package will usually be with you by 5 p.m. the same day. If you order after that deadline, then use the following weekday as your expected delivery date. Again, this is an estimate; shipping times may be delayed during peak periods such as Christmas break or in early spring after new years.
Regular letters are delivered within a city in 2 business days, within a province in 3 business days, and nationwide in 4 business days (excluding the day of mailing).
Urgent/Express Mail takes an additional 1-7 days depending on your service provider.
In Canada, postal codes only indicate where you can find your mail carrier, not where your mail is going. So even if you live in a small town, don't worry about not finding anyone who will accept delivery of your mail!
Mail carriers walk every street and route in their area multiple times each day. So even if your mail isn't going anywhere near your address, it may still be delivered. Remember, also, that most people have more than one address; each one has a different postcode. Mail is delivered to all of these places throughout the year - sometimes more than once per day!
In conclusion, mail takes between 4 and 6 weeks to reach everyone in Canada. So unless you send out reminders, most letters will arrive at their destinations after they have been posted.
This time is determined by the distance your letter must travel to reach its recipient. The one-to-three-day arrival time, on the other hand, is an estimate rather than a promise. Depending on the timings of mail collection, sorting, and transportation, dropping off letters at the post office early in the morning may accelerate delivery. Drop-off boxes provide another option for expedited shipping.
In general, if you write the address clearly and completely, use zip codes where applicable, sign your name, and pay for priority mail, then you should receive your letter within a few days. If you need it faster, drop by your local post office and ask them how soon you can expect it.
Let's say you send a letter to a friend in California with regular mail. It takes two weeks to reach him because he lives so far away. But his letter took three days to get there because it was sent via express mail. That's why it's important to look at the shipping method when you place an order on a website or through the phone. Some companies will charge extra for express shipping but it can be useful for certain items or times of year.
The post office delivers letters every day except Sunday, when only selected cities have mail delivery. Some towns have weekly or monthly mail deliveries while others have no mail service at all. Check with your town's postal service to find out when they last delivered mail to your address.