When your online store's e-commerce platform and shipping features fit together, the results can be as tasty as a peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich. Magento, one of North America's leading e-commerce platforms, and Canada Post, the preferred shipper of Canadian online shoppers, have worked closely together to integrate features that will improve your e-commerce operations and help you deliver a better end-to-end shopping experience.
Part 2 of this blog describes how to turn on Magento and Canada Post features and get them working for your e-commerce store.
What Canada Post features are available for my Magento store?
In Magento Marketplace, you can buy and install Canada Post extensions to add these in-demand features to your online store. Some of the most helpful include:
Automated shipping labels
Boost productivity by creating your own shipping labels within your Magento store – eliminating the need to measure and weigh individual shipments gets your parcels to customers that much faster (for both Contract and Non-Contract shipping).
If you currently use a third-party shipping software like ShipStation, OrderCup or Canada Post's Electronic Shipping Tool (EST) to print your labels, keep doing so if you prefer that option.
Show customers shipping costs and delivery dates.
Display shipping costs your way – and set shipping defaults and delivery instructions. Did you know that 32% of shoppers will complete their online purchase if the estimated delivery date is available prior to checkout?1 By adding your fulfilment time into the calculation, your customers see more accurate dates for receiving their purchases.
Give your customers end-to-end tracking.
96% of online shoppers track their purchases during the delivery process.2 Magento and Canada Post make tracking easy by automatically emailing your customers a tracking number when the shipping label is created. Plus, by hosting tracking on your Magento store, you will keep your customers happy and bring them back to your website – giving you the chance to share more offers with them and entice them to make new purchases.
Offer unmatched delivery convenience with Deliver to Post Office.
During checkout, offer your customers the option to pick up their order from the post office of their choice. Most shoppers are not at home during the day to receive their parcels. In fact, 19% of online shoppers prefer to have their item delivered directly to a post office.3
Make the returns process convenient – for your shoppers and you.
Create a positive, simplified and convenient returns experience by integrating your returns process directly into your Magento admin. It’s easy to create return labels right from the Magento admin panel.
How do I get these features for my online store?
If you want to add these business-and-customer-friendly features to your store, you can easily access them through two extensions: Collins Harper and Demac Media.
While you can install the extension yourself, requesting that Collins Harper or Demac Media install them for you will speed up installation and reduce the chance of errors – you will also receive support from Demac Media or Collins Harper in case of installation issues.
Collins Harper Canada Post 2.0 Shipping Module provides streamlined shipping solutions for Magento merchants. Now available for Magento 2.0, new capabilities are integrated with Canada Post, such as Deliver to Post Office, full bilingualism and automatic customs documents. Get Collins Harper shipping module.
Demac Media Canada Post Integration supports the complete shipping flow, including rate requests, manifests, labels and shipment cancellations. Find out more about Demac Media’s Magento work.
Part 2 of this blog describes how to turn on Magento and Canada Post functions once they're installed – and get them working for your e-commerce store. Read now
Need help streamlining your e-commerce shipping processes? Canada Post has a team of e-commerce solution integration experts to help online merchants like you.Contact an expert
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1 Source: 2016 Canadian Online Shopper Study, CPC 16-202, April 2016
2 Source: 2016 Canadian Online Shopper Study, CPC 16-202, April 2016
3 Source: 2016 Canadian Online Shopper Study, CPC 16-202, April 2016