Think Small: Supporting Small Business

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Canada Post is doing everything we can to support your business during these challenging times. That’s why we’ve introduced exclusive, limited time offers. When you use Canada Post’s shipping or marketing services as a Solutions for Small Business customer, or through an affiliated partner, you can easily benefit from these offers.

Get further discounts on shipping and receive additional savings on local shipping

Until July 31, 2020, receive elevated discounts and additional savings on regular rates for shipping in Canada. We know you are quickly adapting your business operations and we want to help. As you focus on supporting your local customers, we will provide you with additional savings on local-to-local shipments.

Offers for existing customers

FOR: Current customers at savings level 1

DETAILS:

  • Will have access to savings of up to 26 per cent when shipping within Canada
  • Will receive up to an additional 10 per cent discount off local shipping when using Expedited ParcelTM and Regular ParcelTM

FOR: Current customers at savings level 2 or savings level 3

DETAILS:

  • Will have access to savings of up to 34 per cent when shipping within Canada
  • Will receive up to an additional 10 per cent discount off local shipping when using Expedited ParcelTM and Regular ParcelTM

FOR: Current customers at savings level 4

DETAILS:

  • Will receive up to an additional 10 per cent discount off local shipping when using PriorityTM, XpresspostTM, Expedited ParcelTM and Regular ParcelTM services within Canada
  • Will also receive up to 15 per cent off small and medium flat rate boxes and select packaging supplies. This offer is valid online only, when using the link provided in conjunction with the promotional code “SAVE15”, and is subject to product availability.

Offers for new customers

FOR: New customers

DETAILS: Until July 31, 2020, new customers will be able to benefit from:

  • Elevated discount levels within the Solutions for Small Business Program and through an affiliated partner, with savings up to 26 per cent when shipping within Canada
  • An additional 10 per cent discount on local shipping, when using Expedited ParcelTM and Regular ParcelTM services

IMPORTANT: For the applicable services and for parcels up to 22 kg, the additional 10 per cent in savings applies to local shipments where “local” reflects shipments within the same province in the east and in the west, and between Ontario and Quebec in central Canada (some exceptions apply).

Access valuable marketing offers

Now is the perfect time to inform your community about your business operations through Neighbourhood MailTM. Connect with your local community – inform them that you are still open or you are reopening as restrictions begin to lift across the country.

Effective May 21, until October 31, 2020, customers will have access to the highest Canada Post Neighbourhood MailTM discount level that they are currently receiving from the Canada Post Solutions for Small BusinessTM program or through an affiliated partner.

If you have a promotion you’d like to share, or if you just want to remind your neighbours that you’re open for business and ready to serve them, take a look at our exclusive marketing offers below.

First Campaign

From now until August 31, 2020, reconnect with your community with a mailing to inform your customers that you’re still open or are reopening soon, and give them an incentive to visit you. Simply choose between the following two options:

Option 1 – Shared Mailing

  • Promote your business in a booklet that includes advertisements from other small businesses.
  • Reach up to 30,000 addresses in your area.
  • Only pay one, low all-in cost starting at $100 for print and production, with the full cost of postage covered by Canada Post.
  • Simply provide your logo, message and offer.

Visit DRMG to redeem this offer.

Option 2 – Solo Mailing

  • Make your business stand out with a standalone postcard through Neighbourhood MailTM.
  • Reach up to 6,000 addresses in your targeted area.
  • The full cost of postage is covered by Canada Post – valued at up to $1,000.
  • Only pay for the cost of print and production, starting at $500.

To redeem this offer: Use an expert at a physical location to help prepare your mailing through:

  • Canada Post Smartmail MarketingTM partners can support you with every step of the process: targeting, designing, printing, and also drop it off at a Canada Post location. You can find a full list of participating partners here.

Receive virtual support to help prepare your mailing through:

  • Snap AdmailTM is a fast and easy online tool you can use to create your own campaign. Select the neighbourhood you want to target, upload your design or choose from an array of free templates.

Second Campaign

Once you’ve chosen an option from the first marketing offer, stay in contact with your customers from now until October 31, 2020 with an integrated marketing campaign that will keep you top of mind as your neighbours begin to engage with their communities and visit local businesses.

Two ways to benefit from your exclusive offer:

  • Use a Canada Post Smartmail MarketingTM partner and save up to 20% on Neighbourhood MailTM postage.
  • Receive up to $150 in Google Ads when you spend up to $150*.

Find a partner near you to redeem this offer.

OR

  • Use Snap AdmailTM and receive $250 off an integrated campaign worth $1,000.

(Savings of $250 represents $100 on Neighbourhood MailTM* and $150 on Google Ads.**)

Start online to redeem this offer.

* Savings on Neighbourhood MailTM are inclusive of a 15 per cent discount on postage.

** The Google Ads offer applies to customers who are new or have not used in the last six months.

Take advantage of offers from our partner network

Learn more about the resources and programs available through our partners to small businesses like yours.

Shopify

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Build resilience for your business – how Shopify is helping:

  • Extended 90-day free trial for all new customers
  • Digital gift cards available on all plans
  • Educational content and support from experts

eBay

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Get your online business up and running and get additional information on eBay Stores.

  • Everything you need to make your eBay Store successful

ShipStation

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Access the latest developments stemming from the recent outbreak of COVID-19 from the Resource Hub.

  • You will find resources on specific topics such as how to adapt your business, how to move your brick and mortar business online, and much more

Etsy

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The Ultimate Guide to Running Your Shop During COVID-19.

  • A comprehensive guide to shop management strategies, emerging shopping trends, and small business resources for sellers during this challenging time

Terms and Conditions

Description of Offers

From April 27, 2020 to July 31, 2020, Canada Post Solutions for Small BusinessTM members currently at a savings level 1 will have access to savings level 3 shipping rates when shipping within Canada and will receive up to an additional 10 per cent discount off local shipping when using Expedited ParcelTM and Regular ParcelTM services. This limited time discount is available only to Canada Post Solutions for Small BusinessTM members and all items must be prepared and transmitted using Canada Post’s Electronic Shipping Tools (EST) or through our affiliated partners.

From April 27, 2020 to July 31, 2020, Canada Post Solutions for Small BusinessTM members currently at a savings level 2 or savings level 3 will have access to savings level 4 shipping rates when shipping within Canada and will receive up to an additional 10 per cent discount off local shipping when using Expedited ParcelTM and Regular ParcelTM services. This limited time discount is available only to Canada Post Solutions for Small BusinessTM members and all items must be prepared and transmitted using Canada Post’s Electronic Shipping Tools (EST) or through our affiliated partners.

From April 27, 2020 to July 31, 2020, Canada Post Solutions for Small BusinessTM members currently at a savings level 4 will receive up to an additional 10 per cent discount off local shipping when using PriorityTM, XpresspostTM, Expedited ParcelTM and Regular ParcelTM services within Canada. This limited time discount is available only to Canada Post Solutions for Small BusinessTM members and all items must be prepared and transmitted using Canada Post’s Electronic Shipping Tools (EST) or through our affiliated partners.

From April 27, 2020 to July 31, 2020, Canada Post Solutions for Small Business members currently at a savings level 4 will also receive up to 15 per cent off small and medium Flat rate boxes and select packaging supplies. This offer is exclusive to the Canada Post Solutions for Small BusinessTM customer number printed at the top of the email you received. This offer is valid online only, when using the link provided in conjunction with the promotional code ‘SAVE15’, and is subject to product availability. Large Flat rate boxes are excluded from this offer. No additional features and options (e.g., signature or additional Liability Coverage coverage) can be added.

Some exceptions may apply. The above offers do not apply to any service other than those described above, to options such as signature, to fuel and other surcharges, and to applicable taxes or duties. Terms and conditions, including the Canada Post Website Terms of Use and General Terms and Conditions, apply to all offers.

First Campaign

Shared Mailing: Offer valid until August 31, 2020 to qualifying independent Canadian small businesses through Direct Media Response Group (DRMG). Participating businesses are responsible for paying all costs, including printing and production costs and any applicable taxes, to DRMG. Canada Post will cover the full cost of postage for up to 30,000 items per campaign. Printing and induction of items is dependent on participation levels. Distribution will be based on a pre-determined mailing area. Participating businesses agree to use of their logo and tradename, message and offer for the mailings. This offer may not be combined with any other offer. Some exceptions, terms and conditions apply. Canada Post reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, discontinue or otherwise amend this offer at any time without notice.

Solo Mailing: Offer valid until August 31, 2020 to Canada Post Solutions for Small BusinessTM customers by using the promotional code ‘THINKSMALL’ when mailing standalone postcards using Canada Post Neighbourhood MailTM service through a Canada Post Smartmail MarketingTM Partner, Staples/Bureau en gros, DRMG, or Canada Post’s Snap AdmailTM. Customers are responsible for paying all costs, including printing and production costs and any applicable taxes. Canada Post will cover the full cost of postage for up to 6,000 items (valued at up to $1000.00). Production and printing of postcards must be prepared using a Canada Post Smartmail MarketingTM Partner, Staples/Bureau en gros, DRMG, or Canada Post’s Snap AdmailTM. This offer may not be combined with any other offer. Some exceptions, terms and conditions apply. Canada Post reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, discontinue or otherwise amend this offer at any time without notice.

TM Trademarks of Canada Post. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Second Campaign

Partners: Until October 31, 2020, Solutions for Small Business customers will receive up to 20 per cent off postage for a Neighbourhood MailTM campaign completed through a Canada Post Smartmail MarketingTM Partner in conjunction with the promotional code ‘MAILPLUS’. This offer also includes up to $150.00 in Google Ads, which will be produced and managed by the Smartmail MarketingTM Partner. This offer may not be combined with any other offer. Some exceptions, terms and conditions apply. Canada Post reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, discontinue or otherwise amend this offer at any time without notice.

OR

Snap AdmailTM: Until October 31, 2020, Solutions for Small Business customers will receive up to $100.00 off postage for a Neighbourhood MailTM campaign worth $1000.00 completed through Canada Post’s Snap AdmailTM in conjunction with the promotional code ‘MAILPLUS’. This offer also includes $150.00 in Google Ads, which will be produced and managed by Taradel. This offer may not be combined with any other offer. Some exceptions, terms and conditions apply. Canada Post reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, discontinue or otherwise amend this offer at any time without notice.

The Google Ads offer applies to customers who are new to Google Ads or have not used Google Ads in the last six months.

TM Trademarks of Canada Post. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.