Canada Post Strike May Hurt Canadian Workers as Businesses Shift Services

“It’s a consumer’s world right now. … They want their packages yesterday. When delays happen, there’s a risk the customer will bash them online or complain and ask for a refund, which could be a revenue loss.” Mo Datoo, director of strategy and planning at eShipper (Source: The Globe and Mail) It appears many small […]

Canada Post Rotating Worker Strike

Sellers shipping to Canada should be aware that Canada Post workers are currently on 24-hour rotating strikes that started yesterday in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax and moved to the Greater Toronto region today. While this is not a nationwide total stoppage, it may still impact some shipments within Canada and going to and from Canada. […]

eBay to Protect Sellers From Possible Canada Post Strike

Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) continue to hold talks about a new labor contract at an off-site location mediated by a third-party. The two parties are nearing the end of the conciliation process, which is officially referred to as the 21-day cooling-off period. This is a normal phase of the conciliation […]

Shipstation Executive Robert Gilbreath to Speak at Canada Post GROW Toronto

ShipStation executive Robert Gilbreath, Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Partnerships, will be a speaker at Canada Post’s GROW series and eCommerce Innovation Awards in Toronto on September 20, 2018. The GROW series is a workshop session for Toronto businesses that brings insight into industry trends, shopper preferences, shipping tools and marketing strategies. At this […]

Canada Post Workers Vote in Favor of Strike – May Impact U.S. Sellers

Canada Post workers wrapped up a strike vote on Sunday and today the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) announced that well over 90 percent of its members signaled their willingness to walk off the job. 93.8 percent of urban letter and parcel carriers and 95.9 percent of rural and suburban members approved the strike […]

Canada Post Proposes New Postage Rates for 2019

Canada Post is proposing to increase postage rates in 2019. The good news for online merchants is that the rate increases are for Lettermail only and do not impact any parcel shipments. The postage rate for domestic Lettermail items weighing 30 grams or less when purchased in a booklet, coil or pane would increase to $0.90 […]

Mail Delivery Delays from Canada to United States

Canada Post issued a statement about mail deliveries being delayed that are going to the United States. This includes parcel shipments. This is to advise that we are experiencing delays with the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations, which is impacting the delivery of mail to addresses in the U.S. CBP is responsible […]

Canadian eBay Sellers Are Losing Canada Post Discounts

eBay Canada has informed sellers that effective July 1, 2018, the shipping rates the company has offered through Shippo for Canada Post shipping services will change to reflect Canada Post’s standard rates. The company said sellers don’t have to take any action due to this change as costs will simply change, and new rates will automatically […]

Canada Post Reports $70 Million Profit – Credits Growth in Parcel Volume

Canada Post reports a profit and highlights significant growth in parcel volume due to Canadians buying more products online. While it is the nation’s postal carrier, just like in the U.S. with USPS, the operations of Canada Post are funded by the revenue generated from the sale of its products and services, not taxpayer dollars. […]

Canada Post Extends Discounts to eBay Sellers for 15 Days

In June, Canada Post informed eBay that they would discontinue offering Light Packet USA and Light Packet International services to the eBay label printing platform. As eBay was already migrating to Shippo for its Canadian eBay Shipping services, the marketplace agreed to implement this change. With the Shippo integration, eBay anticipated that many Canadian sellers would […]