Set up your new online store with a Canada Post partner and get $100 towards shipping
Posted by @ship_cpc

 April 14 2014  , , ,      51 Comments

Enjoy $100 towards shipping* by connecting your online store to a participating Canada Post Connected e-commerce software provider for the first time between March 31 and Sept. 30, 2014.

Whether you are planning your first e-commerce store or are already selling to online shoppers, our e-commerce solution partners provide the tools you need to build the online store that will help you grow your business. You’ll get back-end functions that easily integrate sales, payment options, shipping, customer data and more.

Choose a Canada Post e-commerce platform or shipping software now

E-commerce platforms:

 SS102A_3dcart-logoGet-Started-en  SS102A_Magento-logoGet-Started-en
 SS102A_Shopsite-logoGet-Started-en  SS102A_Woocommerce-LogoGet-Started-en
 SS102A_Shopify-logoGet-Started-en  SS102A_xcart logoGet-Started-en

Shipping software:

 SS102A_OrderCup-LogoGet-Started-en  SS102A_ShipStation-Logo

More solutions joining soon; check this page for an updated list.

Benefits of connecting your online store to Canada Post can include:

  • No more guessing: give your customers precise delivery dates.
  • More delivery options for your customers than any other shipper.
  • Easy tracking and notifications.
  • Automatic shipping and return labels generated in your online store.
  • Direct delivery to every mailing address in Canada

Plus, by joining our free VentureOne program for small businesses, you’ll enjoy discounts on shipping and direct mail marketing. Shipping more than 749 parcels a year? Sign up for savings and special offers at 1-866-282-7173. Read the fine print for the exact details of this promotion – definitions of terms, limitations and important instructions may apply.

*Businesses without a parcel agreement must spend $100 in parcel shipping with Canada Post by Dec. 31, 2014 to qualify.

  1. Glad to see OrderCup and ShipStation as your launch partners, both terrific competitors and industry leaders. Would have been nice to see ShipWorks in there as well.

    JT

    • Thanks for your comment. We would love to have ShipWorks as a partner and I am sure their customers would as well. We hope to continue our integration discussions with them soon. – Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

  2. Is this promotion also available to payment processors? We are a Canadian ISO specializing in e-commerce payments, and often speak to our clients about how to configure their shopping cart for shipping. We would like to know if we could become a partner to promote Canada Post’s real time shipping tools and solutions for SME businesses.

    • Thank you for reaching out. Currently the program is limited to e-commerce platforms and shipping solutions serving small and medium businesses. That said, I will reach out to you directly to discuss further. – Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

  3. I have been fighting with this and canada post for some time now! glad to see some improvement! Major question i have is that this page clearly states ” Easy tracking and notifications. & Automatic shipping and return labels generated in your online store.”

    The woocommerce plugin makes no claim of this, and contacting them was hopeless! anyone know if it does indeed print labels etc?

    • Thanks for your question Chris. Indeed, currently WooCommerce has only made the live shipping rate functionality available. I can certainly understand how your business could benefit from all those other functionalities.

      We provided many integration points to software developers and they choose which they will enable based on their users and product. We will continue to work/encourage them to add more of these functionalities.

      If you are looking to print labels, may I suggest you try ShipStation. ShipStation is a shipping software that will automate the printing of your Canada Post labels for all your WooCommerce orders. You can learn more here: http://www.shipstation.com/partners/canada-post/

      Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

  4. I have 3D Cart and signed up for the VentureOne program directly through the software. How do I print labels and why was I asked for my credit card? Sorry, no one seems to be able to explain the process to me

    • Hi Cindy,
      Thanks for your question.

      Label printing occurs once you have completed the sign up process with Canada Post.

      How to connect your 3dcart store to your Canada Post account:
      1. Login to your 3dcart Online Store Manager and go to Settings > Shipping > Shipping Settings.
      2. In the list of carriers, find Canada Post. Click on “Enter Credentials” and then “Register with CA Post”. Follow the prompts to sign in to your existing Canada Post account or sign up if you are new to Canada Post. For more details, see 3dcart support https://support.3dcart.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/424

      The credit card is required as this is the only method of payment available for VentureOne accounts. This is a one-time set up.

      Hopefully this helps. Please let us know if you have further questions.

  5. I am considering going with Moneris for e commerce because we already use their software at point of sale in our store. Can we also use Canada Post at checkout on our website? How much does this cost us? Is there a contract involved?

    • Hi Barbara,

      Thank you for your comment. Moneris is integrated with Canada Post and will make Canada Post rates available at checkout. For more details, you can contact Moneris. I will also have one my colleagues contact you direclty to help with your shipping setup.

      - Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

  6. Hello,

    We recently added the Canada post integration with Shopify, however it was not done through this website. It was integrated through Shopify’s app store. Are we still eligible for the credit?

  7. I use Go Daddy with their Quick Shopping Cart. They do not have a shipping e-commerce app in Canada yet which makes life very difficult as I am a Canadian Retailer shipping worldwide. I have to go onto Paypal and or Canada Post separately to complete a sale. This would be a great time to jump into the Canadian Go Daddy website provider since they seem to be pushing the Canadian advertising campaign! Please let me know if this is in the works,

    • Hi Jackie,

      At this time, we are not aware if GoDaddy or Quick Shopping Cart have any plans to integrate with Canada Post. I agree it would be great if they did. We are actively pursuing popular e-commerce solutions to encourage them to integrate Canada Post into their solution. However, it is up to the solution providers to decide if they want to offer Canada Post features to their customers.

      Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

    • Hi Andrew,

      Unfortunately, at this time this promotion is limited to customers that connect their Canada Post account to participating partner solution.

      Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

  8. I’m relatively new to VentureOne. What does *Businesses without a parcel agreement must spend $100 in parcel shipping with Canada Post by Dec. 31, 2014 to qualify” mean? Please clarify what is meant by a parcel agreement.

    • Hi Adele,

      There are two types of customers at Canada Post: VentureOne customers and Commercial customers. VentureOne is a small business loyalty program. Commercial customers sign a volume-based contract. Since VentureOne customers don’t have a billing relationship withCanada Post, we can’t credit your account. In order to offer you the $100 of free shipping, you must first print a $100 of labels and then we will automatically mail you a VISA gift card as form of refund. You can find all the details and learn more about these two types of accounts here: http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/business/productsservices/developers/partners/terms.jsf#customerTypes.

      Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

  9. I was wondering if you could tell me if there’s any way of checking whether or not I’m eligible for this promotion. I know I signed up for an account, and added the Canada Post app through Shopify for my store, but can’t see whether or not it was before or after March 2014. Any assistance appreciated.

    Regards,

    Andrew

  10. My e-commerce website is already built, it is an OpenCart website. The URL is:
    http://www.netprosports.com (don’t know why the field above won’t allow me to enter the URL there).

    My question is:
    Is there anything that you can do for me with an already built website, that was built not using one of your partners’ software?

    Sincerely,
    Richard Engel

    • Hi Tom,

      Canada Post and Ebay do work great together, however, Ebay isn’t participating in this promotion. As an Ebay seller, you can consider using ShipStation and OrderCup to help you further automate and enhance your shipping workflow. If you are commercial customer, they are also compatible with your contract rates.

      Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

  11. I’m in the process of setting up an online business. Do I wait until fully setup and running before launching with one of your partners?

    • Hi BM,

      You don’t have to be fully setup before connecting your store to Canada Post. In fact, you will want to do this before you launch so that your shipping preference and workflow are ready for when you launch.

      Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

  12. Which of these e-Commerce Platforms works with a MAC computer (up-to-date computer – Maverick – with up-to-date Firefox browser)? Thanks.

    • Hi David,

      Unfortunately, ZenCart has not integrated with Canada Post. We would love to have them on board, however, the decision is theirs. I encourage you to contact ZenCart and express your interest as a customer to integrate with Canada Post.

      Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

    • Hi Samantha,

      Unfortunately, Infusionsoft has not integrated with Canada Post. We would be glad to include them as a partner, however, the decision is theirs. I encourage you to contact Infusionsoft and express your interest as a customer for integration with Canada Post.

      Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

  13. I am trying to understand what benefits the two two shipping software offer. You can already do labels /tracking (albeit mediocre tracking ) with Canada Post. What else does this software provide? I checked their sites which are heavy on marketing short on detailed functionality explanations. Any help?

    • Hi Patrick,

      The benefit of ship software is automation. Both these solutions automatically import orders you would receive via popular e-commerce platforms. Once imported, you can quickly prepare packing slips, batch print shipping labels, and eliminate manual data entry. Both solutions offer free trials that you can take advantage of to see which one best fits your business.

      Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

  14. I have an e-commerce store on my website. The payment processing is done through Paypal. I am also a Venture one member. Paypal offers me Canada Post shipping and a discount equivalent to showing my venture one card.
    Are there any benefits I am missing doing my shipping this way?

    • Hi Howard,

      There are many methods to process your orders and get them ready to be shipped. Each method has its own benefits. PayPal offers an efficient way to print labels directly in their interface. If you are using PayPal, this is a good approach.

      Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

  15. Although I am based in Canada, most of my sales are to the US, and I operate in USD. I had looked into purchasing this plugin last year to use with WooCommerce, but it was only available to those selling goods in Canadian dollars.
    Will this plugin accommodate those selling in other currencies in the future?
    Thanks!

    • Hi Erin,

      I completely understand the logic of listing product in USD. The plugin was built by WooCommerce and I am going to share your comment to them. Hopefully they will be able to add this functionality in the near future. I encourage you to also share your comment directly with them.

      Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

    • Hi Lynne,

      All these solutions with with Mac computers and on many browsers. However, note that solutions like WooCommerce and Magento may require you to install software.

      Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

  16. I see there’s only 2 weeks left on this promotion. However there’s too many questions that each vendor needs to answer before a decision can be made, like there’s 8 e-commerce vendors and about a dozen questions each. If this program is extended, can you pre-ask each vendor all the obvious questions, like how do we process payments, what is the shipping interface like, how to we handle customs declarations, can we customize shipping rates and sales taxes, etc etc?

    • Hi RJ,

      Choosing an e-commerce platform is an important decision. At this time we don’t have plans to extend the promotion. However, I will share your suggestion with my team to create a document to help guide customers towards the right solution.

      Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

    • Hi Julian,

      Unfortunately Big Cartel has not integrated with Canada Post. We would more than welcome them as a partner, however, the decision to integrate is up to Big Cartel. I encourage you to contact them and express your interest in a Canada Post integration.

      Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

  17. I’ve just set up my website with Wix and have a shopping cart already set up. Is it possible to integrate CP shipping with this, or does it have to be an additional shipping app?

    • Hi Ann,

      Currently Wix has not integrated with Canada Post and is not part of this promotion. We encourage you to look at the partners in this promotion as strong alternatives to Wix who are integrated with Canada Post.

      Aurelien Leftick, eCommerce Partnership Development Manager

  18. I’d love to see Canada Post build in O/S Lettermail into these systems. It would save thousands of us so much time with having to buy stamps or even lining up to buy the exact postage. My next option if I want to buy postage online using CP is $8 even though if I go to an CP store, it’s $5.15 to mail in the US. Please include the Oversize Lettermail as a rate for online shippers!!

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