Getting your products delivered quickly and efficiently
Once you’ve decided how you’re going to package your products, you need to know how you’re going to ship them. While we can easily integrate all types of shipping solutions – including UPS and FedEx – we recommend using Canada Post based on costs, ease-of-use and their ability to work with small businesses.
If you ship fewer than 1,250 parcels and send less than 100,000 pieces of direct mail in a year, you can join Canada Post Solutions for Small Business and receive discounted shipping rates and direct integration with WooCommerce. With a small business account you are easily able to login online and print shipping labels for each order, and have the ability to calculate different shipping rates and options for your customers during checkout. With the small business account, postage is automatically paid using a credit card that you keep on file when a new order is generated.
The process for shipping is simple: once an order has been placed, fulfill the order and package your products using the method you’ve chosen. Login to your Canada Post account and generate a new order. Once complete you are given the option to print a shipping label – either using standard 8.5×11 paper or on a 4×6 label – which can then be affixed to your package. You can then schedule a pickup for multiple packages; or drop them off at any Canada Post location.
For an added cost, we can also setup a WooCommerce plugin that allows you to print shipping labels and invoices directly from WordPress, eliminating the need to login to Canada Post. This will make things easier for you and simplify the order fulfillment process.