Current Courier Conditions


Winnipeggers, it's official - snowbird season is upon us.

Whether Arizona, Florida or another sunny destination spot, the time has come where some of your staff will be relocating their office to offsite locations.

What happens next is something we're all accustomed to - human nature. In the hustle and bustle of trying to catch a plane to the destination, things are forgotten at the office. Yes, we make packing lists for our home luggage (and of course forget things there), but do we do so for the office? Not as much, and there are some items we may forget that we can't be without.

This can be anything from the power cable for our laptops and Smartphone chargers to legal documents and long manuscripts - i.e. the sort of pieces we simply cannot work without.

When you find yourself in this pinch, the first thing to do is keep calm - remember, they're safely in your office and can easily been retrieved and sent to you.

This is where Sierra comes in. Our courier services to the U.S. include both ground and air options, depending on your urgency (air for "ASAP" and ground for those that can wait for a few days).

So if you have an 'oops, I forgot' moment, keep calm and count on the company you trust for all of your business courier services in Winnipeg - Sierra Courier.

As customers who are sending packages today already know, the seasonal rush has put our service at high demand and as a result we are experiencing delays.

We provide this note to you with good reason - if you are planning to send out your holiday gift packages to clients or associates using Sierra Courier, we highly encourage you to book now. Monday and Tuesday will be even busier than today, so please take this under consideration and submit your request immediately.

We also, of course, want to take this time to wish all of our customers a Happy Holiday season. This has been an incredible year for Winnipeg and we look forward to serving you again in 2014.

All the best to all of yours from all of us.

Wow, did it get cold quickly in Winnipeg or what?

It sort of snuck up on us. Sunday it snowed, and then, all the sudden, the cold snapped at us fiercely, putting us in sub -15 temperatures (and even lower with the windchill). This is what we're supposed to get in late January, not late November!

Alas, there's not much we can do but complain about the weather; well, other than stay indoors. In fact, making even the smallest trip out for an errand is probably, nay assuredly is the single worst task you could be asked to do right about now.

So spare your employees the urge to protest, and rather than sending a helpless individual out into the frigid temperatures with their snowbrush and your package, call Sierra now for your delivery needs in Winnipeg.

Let's face it - nothing is better for a Sierra Courier staff member than delivering joy, and that doesn't happen at any time of the year more than the holiday season. The smiles on Winnipeggers' faces tells the whole story. Over the next few weeks we're going to share some good time stories with you, our valued customers.

The holiday season often brings about some interesting trends. Leaving aside the fervor of past hot toy trends like Tickle Me Elmo, the festive season always brings about some interesting traditions which spread from city to city, bringing with it a global sense of good cheer that is founded in organic growth.

The longest-endearing of these trends is the famed yule log. Today, you can bring home the warmth of the crackling wood, burning in a traditional cast-iron fireplace in so many ways - on your TV through on-demand services, DVDs and yes, even apps on your SmartPhone.

Did you know, though, that the original yule log was done in New York?

It's true. WPIX was the first station to air the famed yule log back in 1966. Station President and CEO Fred M. Thrower made history by setting aside valuable air time (including $4,000 worth of commercial time) to air a 17-second loop of video, filmed at the home of New York's mayor. After being used so repeatedly that the 35mm film began to disintegrate, a second run was shot in California just a few years later.

Today, the yule log is one of the true trends of the holidays that endears in the hearts of family and friends across Winnipeg and around the world.

Happy Holidays from Sierra Courier.

They walk with pride, they attract attention wherever they go and because they are so tall, they are difficult to move around.

No, we're not talking about lifesize robots (though we could be since it's getting close to the holiday season); we're talking about the large mammals that inhabit zoos and strike wonder into the hearts of all who gaze upon them - giraffes.

Now we're not going to make light of their height, which can reach 20 ft., especially since, hypothetically we could get a request to ship one of the much-larger-than-life animals.

Now packaging the giraffe would have to be done very carefully. While their necks are sturdy and risk of injury isn't a factor, there are logistics that come into play, such as having an animal of that magnitude; but transport, even by ground, is possible.

Witness this example from our friends on the other side of the equator:

So the next time you need something large shipped, remember - size doesn't matter - Sierra can courier it!