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Canada Post

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  • Real-time carrier calculated shipping rates on checkout for customers
  • Print shipping labels for your orders
  • Tracking page for customers to monitor their orders

Canada Post for Shopify allows the use of real time carrier shipping rates for Canadian merchants who wish to use Canada Post as a shipping carrier. You will need this app to provide real time rates to your customers when they purchase from your store.

If you're a VentureOne member, you are eligible to receive Real Time Carrier Shipping for free. Reach out to Shopify Support for more information.


View the Official Documentation

Features:


  • Easy setup process through existing or new Canada Post VentureOne accounts

  • Track and print shipping labels through their Shopify store Admin

  • Provide accurate Canada Post shipping rates to customers during checkout

  • Print shipping labels with different options on a per package basis.


Note: This app does not support discounted rates. For customers with a Canada Post volume-based commercial parcels agreement, we recommend ShipStation or Ordercup.

Canada Post reviews (11)

posted

The application is very basic and has some major flaws. If you are doing very simple shipping maybe this will work for you.
Here are some of the issues we faced.
1) We use custom boxes. The calculation of the shipping displayed is not the same as what get printed and charged on the Shipping Label receipt.
2) If you do not use Canada post to ship an order it will hang in the application as Pending Shipping forever. No way to remove it from the pending list.
3) The order number does not get added as a reference number. If you ship more than 5 orders a day, this will become a nightmare as to how to consolidate your shipping labels with the actual order boxes. (ie. if you print the labels in bulk then take them to place them on shipping boxes, how would you match the label to the shipping box?! you can only use the address or name, but not the order number)
4) The Standard CanadaPost EST application will show you the guarantee delivery time. This way you can make sure you are meeting the deadlines required by the order (ship in 3-7 business days or 5-9 Business days...etc) This application does not show the guarantee delivery time. So if you choose Expedited/Priority/Xpress you don't really know what that translates to in delivery days!

posted

In general works well. However, if we fulfill an order in a different way (not with Canada Post), there is no way to easily mark as fulfilled on their system. And If I do mark it as "fulfilled", an automatic email is generated to the customer, which is not what I wanted to happen!

Otherwise seems to be working OK.

posted

Work perfectly for us !! LOVE IT :-)

posted

I really like the simplicity of the app - no unnecessary clutter, just a couple clicks and voila, a postage label to print with no typing or data copying. And one click to fulfil order and email customer from within app.
However, the quoted postage prices rarely if ever match the actual price charged to my account (always underquoted or overcharged), and I am yet unable to create a label for shipping to the US from Canada - error messages to enter information but nowhere to type it in. So, back to the horrible Canada Post website - $2-3 per order adds up over time and I'd like to know I'm not paying more than the actual postage required.

posted

This app is really not so bad except for the fact that small packet international is not an available shipping option as it is on paypal shipping. This means you end up paying $2 more on each small packet. If they could fix this it would be a better shipping option than paypal but until then I use paypal whenever possible.

posted

I'm losing money.
- I contacted the app developer about one situation: the shipping price the app charges my client is different than the price I pay Canada Post. In other words, the client pays me X$for the shipping (it's the price the app gives to the client) but when I print the label, the App charges me usually X + 2$ or X + 3$. So, for each order I throw 2$ at the garbage.
- It's been one week since I contacted the support (with screenshots). No answer yet.

posted

Faster than PayPal shipping labels however there are a few downsides:

- No discounts on expedited parcel rates like there are via PayPal.
- You can't change the value of items for customs, also the value is printed in the currency of the country it's going to but still with a "$" sign regardless of how that country signs their currency. Confusing.
- You can't change the weight of the parcel after the order is placed, meaning if you accidentally overcharged for shipping you can't ship it more cheaply and/or refund the customer who paid excess shipping costs.
-Canada Post labels take up an entire page of 8.5" x 11" paper with the bottom half of the page a "receipt" even though the labels are pdfs that can be easily saved on your computer, making it unnecessary to print them. I would love to be able to use my 4" x 6" label printer for these labels like I do with USPS.

Would love this app if those few things could be tweaked!

posted

This app satisfies its main objective - offering real-time shipping info for the user. However, I found it to be problematic when trying to print shipping labels at times. Overall it's been useful, but we sell rare fossils and minerals - many of which are heavy - and it can be a bit of a pain to have shipping rates slightly off. To my knowledge, it only factors in weight and not the dimensions of the parcel. So, for other stores with heavy items, you might want to be careful...

posted

So I have orders but I can't fill out customs information needed to print out a label. I'm really frustrated with how this app works

posted

The app is actually pretty great. THe problem is that it will override any settings that you may have had in the system.

For example, if you've altered the pricing by province or adjusted the overall rate by %, it will ignore all of that.

I have found that the actual shipping price is almost never what is displayed to the consumer.

I uninstalled it for now. But if there is a fix on the way, you can guarantee I'll be installing it again. At the very least it's a HUGE timesaver. No more copy paste from window to window.

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Requirements

A Shopify plan with real-time carrier shipping

Support & Sales

1-888-746-7439
support@shopify.com
docs.shopify.com/manual/more/official-shopify-apps/canada-post

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