Xpresspost

Fast, cost-effective service with tracking and on-time guarantees

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  • Timely

    Fast and cost-effective delivery

  • Trackable

    Check delivery status of your parcel

  • Guaranteed

    On-time delivery or get postage refund

  • Everywhere

    Canadian, U.S. or international delivery

  • Business or personal, send it with the speed you need.

Get it there quickly and affordably with guaranteed on-time delivery

Whether you’re a student sending time-sensitive documents or an e-commerce business offering competitive shipping options, the Xpresspost™ service is a perfect delivery choice.

It’s a fast and affordable way to send your parcels with flexible delivery options and security features.

Ship to Canadian, U.S. and international destinations

Canada
Local, regional and national delivery

Xpresspost

Local — next day
Regional — next day1
National — 2 days1
For personal and business delivery across Canada with on-time delivery guarantee, tracking and liability coverage included.


Learn more about how Canada Post delivers items within Canada.

U.S.
Over 153 million delivery points

Xpresspost — USA

Delivery in 2 or 3 days 1
For personal and business delivery anywhere in the U.S. Includes on-time delivery guarantee, tracking and liability coverage.

Learn more about how Canada Post delivers items within Canada.

International
Ship to more than 50 countries worldwide

Xpresspost International
Delivery in as little as 4 business days1
For personal and business delivery to more than 50 countries.

To ship to countries not included on this list, use International Parcel — Air.

Learn more about how Canada Post delivers items within Canada.

Canada
Local, regional and national delivery

U.S.
Over 153 million delivery points

International
Ship to more than 50 countries worldwide

Xpresspost

Local — next day
Regional — next day1
National — 2 days1

For personal and business delivery across Canada with on-time delivery guarantee, tracking and liability coverage included.

Xpresspost — USA

Delivery in 2 or 3 days1
For personal and business delivery anywhere in the U.S. Includes on-time delivery guarantee, tracking and liability coverage.

Xpresspost International

Delivery in as little as 4 business days1
For personal and business delivery to more than 50 countries.

To ship to countries not included on this list, use International Parcel — Air.

Learn more about how Canada Post delivers items within Canada.

Features and value-added options

Features are included in the base price of a service. For an additional cost, you can customize your shipment with value-added options.

For an at-a-glance view of what’s available for each service, see the Features and value-added options table. More detailed information can be found in the Parcel Services Customer Guide.

Features

On-time delivery guarantee

Be assured your delivery will arrive on time. If it doesn't, you’ll receive replacement service or credit equivalent to the shipping charges.

Tracking, delivery updates and delivery confirmation

Both shipper and recipient can track delivery progress with a unique tracking number. You can also track from Canada Post’s mobile app or receive email notifications.

Liability coverage up to $1002

Ship confidently with up to $100 liability coverage against loss or damage. If you are sending valuable items, you can purchase additional liability coverage for extra peace of mind.

Signature3

Ensures a personal hand-off of the item at delivery. The name of the signatory is recorded as well as the signature.

Hassle-free U.S. and international customs clearance

Any duty or tax owing will be collected from the recipient upon delivery.

Value-added options

Depending on your needs, you can also choose from the following value-added options, which are available for an additional fee.

Additional liability coverage

  • Up to $5,000 for Xpresspost — Canada
  • Up to $1,000 for Xpresspost — USA2
  • Up to $1,000 Xpresspost International2

Return to sender

Canada Post will attempt to deliver all parcels. If a delivery cannot be completed, the parcel will be safely returned to you. Associated parcel return shipping fees are the responsibility of the customer.

Signature by hard copy4

If you require a hard copy of the name and signature of the person who signed for the item, you can get it free online, or have a copy sent to you for a fee.

Collect on Delivery (COD) up to $5,000 ($1,000 cash)

A resident of the address must pay the COD amount before the shipment is handed over. Available for shipments within Canada only.

Value-added options for business customers only

The following value-added options are available for an additional fee if you are a member of Solutions for Small Business, or have a commercial account with Canada Post.

Reference number tracking

You can associate your own internal reference number or reference name to a shipment when creating the shipping label. Available for shipments within Canada only.

Flexible delivery options

Provide the best customer experience possible by offering convenient delivery choices. Available for shipments within Canada only. Learn more about how Canada Post delivers items within Canada.

Leave at door5, 6

If no one answers the door, the delivery agent will look for a safe location on the receiver’s property. If not available, the item will be left at a local post office for pickup.

Card (hold) for pickup5

A delivery notice card will be left for the addressee and the item will be forwarded to the designated post office. Ideal for shipments containing temperature-sensitive items.

Do not safe drop5, 6

If the item does not fit in the mail receptacle and if no one answers the door, a delivery notice card will be left and the addressee will be able to pick up the item at the designated post office.

Deliver to post office5

Your online consumers can choose to have their items delivered to a post office of their preference, such as near their work or cottage.

Returns

Available for shipments within Canada only.

Parcel return labels5

Simplify customer returns with Canada Post. We offer several options for collecting returns and exchanges of online purchases. All parcel return labels contain a unique tracking number and barcode, which allow return shipments to be tracked. You will be charged only if your parcel return label is used.

Signature and identity services

Available for shipments within Canada only.

Proof of age5

Protect your business by ensuring that when the receiver appears to be less than 25 years of age, valid photo ID is requested.

Proof of identity5, 7

Proof of identity gets in-person authentication of the intended recipient. It is ideal for large shippers of valuable documents or merchandise such as credit cards, identity cards and high-value goods.

Contact your Canada Post sales representative for details.

Pickup services

Canada Post offers a range of convenient and affordable business parcel pickup options:

  • On-demand pickup8
  • Third-party on-demand pickup8
  • Scheduled pickup9
  • Third-party scheduled pickup9

Our pickup services are available to businesses in most urban and suburban areas. Use our parcel pickup tool to see if pickup is available in your area, request a pickup and find local call-in cut-off times for on-demand.

Pricing and how to buy

Get an estimate

Xpresspost pricing is based on the size, weight, origin and destination of your package.
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Buy prepaid envelopes in advance

Ship your items and documents using flat rate, postage-paid Xpresspost envelopes and labels as you need them. Available in various sizes to all destinations.

Save on shipping with Solutions for Small Business

Solutions for Small Business customers save10 up to 28% on domestic shipping and up to 40% on shipping outside Canada.

Sign up to save

Features and value-added options

Canada
Xpresspost
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Local – next day
Regional – next day1
National – 2 days1

Features and value-added options

Tracking and delivery

On-time delivery guarantee

Tracking and delivery confirmation

Delivery updates

Delivery to a post office box

Coverage and COD options

Liability coverage (up to $100) 2

Additional liability coverage (up to $5,000) 2

$

Additional liability coverage(up to $1,000)2

Collect on Delivery (COD) up to $5,000 ($1,000 cash)
(see footnote in CG)

$

Signature

Signature 3

$

Hard-copy signature 4

$

Returns

Return to sender 11

$


Features and value-added options for businesses only

Solutions for Small Business savings

 

Tracking and delivery

Reference number tracking

Flexible delivery options

Leave at door (do not card) 5, 6

Card (hold) for pickup 5

Do not safe drop 5,6

Delivery to post office 5

Returns

Parcel return labels 5

$

Signature and identity services

Proof of age 5

$

Proof of identity 5,7

$

Pickup services

On-demand pickup 8

$

Third-party on-demand pickup 8

$

Scheduled pickup 9

$

Third-party scheduled pickup 9

$

U.S.
Xpresspost — USA
Buy now

Delivery in 2 and 3 days1

Features and value-added options

Tracking and delivery

On-time delivery guarantee

Tracking and delivery confirmation

Delivery updates

Delivery to a post office box

Coverage and COD options

Liability coverage (up to $100) 2

Additional liability coverage (up to $5,000) 2

Additional liability coverage(up to $1,000)2

$

Collect on Delivery (COD) up to $5,000 ($1,000 cash)
(see footnote in CG)

Signature

Signature 3

Hard-copy signature 4

Returns

Return to sender 11


Features and value-added options for businesses only

Solutions for Small Business savings

 

Tracking and delivery

Reference number tracking

$

Flexible delivery options

Leave at door (do not card) 5, 6

Card (hold) for pickup 5

Do not safe drop 5,6

Delivery to post office 5

Returns

Parcel return labels 5

Signature and identity services

Proof of age 5

Proof of identity 5,7

Pickup services

On-demand pickup 8

$

Third-party on-demand pickup 8

$

Scheduled pickup 9

$

Third-party scheduled pickup 9

$

International
Xpresspost — International
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Delivery in 4 to 7 days1

Features and value-added options

Tracking and delivery

On-time delivery guarantee

Tracking and delivery confirmation

Delivery updates

Delivery to a post office box

Coverage and COD options

Liability coverage (up to $100) 2

Additional liability coverage (up to $5,000) 2

Additional liability coverage(up to $1,000)2

$

Collect on Delivery (COD) up to $5,000 ($1,000 cash)
(see footnote in CG)

Signature

Signature 3

$

Hard-copy signature 4

Returns

Return to sender 11


Features and value-added options for businesses only

Solutions for Small Business savings

 

Tracking and delivery

Reference number tracking

$

Flexible delivery options

Leave at door (do not card) 5, 6

Card (hold) for pickup 5

Do not safe drop 5,6

Delivery to post office 5

Returns

Parcel return labels 5

Signature and identity services

Proof of age 5

Proof of identity 5,7

Pickup services

On-demand pickup 8

$

Third-party on-demand pickup 8

$

Scheduled pickup 9

$

Third-party scheduled pickup 9

$

 

Canada
Xpresspost
Buy now

Local – next day
Regional – next day1
National – 2 days1

U.S.
Xpresspost — USA
Buy now

Delivery in 2 and 3 days1

International
Xpresspost — International
Buy now

Delivery in 4 to 7 days1

Features and value-added options

Tracking and delivery

On-time delivery guarantee

Tracking and delivery confirmation

Delivery updates

Delivery to a post office box

Coverage and COD options

Liability coverage (up to $100)2

Additional liability coverage (up to $5,000)2

 

$

 

 

Additional liability coverage (up to $1,000)2

 

 

$

 

$

Collect on Delivery (COD) up to $5,000 ($1,000 cash)
(see footnote in CG)

$

Signature

Signature3

$

$

Hard-copy signature4

$

Returns

Return to sender11

$


Features and value-added options for businesses only

Solutions for Small Business savings

 

 

 

Tracking and delivery

Reference number tracking

$

$

Flexible delivery options

Leave at door (do not card)5, 6

Card (hold) for pickup5

Do not safe drop5,6

Delivery to post office5

Returns

Parcel return labels5

$

Signature and identity services

Proof of age5

$

Proof of identity5,7

$

Pickup services

On-demand pickup8

$

$

$

Third-party on-demand pickup8

$

$

$

Scheduled pickup9

$

$

$

Third-party scheduled pickup9

$

$

$


Legend:
✓ Feature is included in the service at no additional charge.
$ Available for a fee.
— Not available for that service.

1Delivery standards are for items sent between most major urban centres and depend on origin and destination. Delivery standards are in business days, not calendar days. Some exceptions apply.
2Liability coverage is not available for Xpresspost Certified or Xpresspost — International prepaid envelopes. Exceptions and conditions apply.
3Included with Xpresspost — USA, Xpresspost Certified and Xpresspost — International Prepaid envelopes at no additional charge. Additional fees apply for other Xpresspost and Xpresspost — International services.
4Signature image is available online at no additional charge (signature option must be selected at time of mailing).
5Available for shipments to Canadian destinations only, which are prepared with Canada Post’s Electronic Shipping Tools (EST) or a customer-developed/third-party shipping system.
6This option is only available for items that are usually delivered to the door.
7Customers must sign up for this option. Contact your Canada Post sales representative for details.
8The on-demand pickup fee is per stop, covering the pickup of one or more parcel items. Use our parcel tool to find out where Canada Post offers pickup services or to request a pickup. Customers may pay by “ACCOUNT” or by credit card.
9Scheduled pickup is free when customers purchase $15,000 and over of parcel shipping services annually per pickup location. Fee applies for customers who purchase less than $15,000 of parcel shipping services annually. Customers must purchase over $2,500 of parcel shipping services annually to qualify for scheduled pickup service. Scheduled and third-party scheduled pickups available only to commercial customers with parcel agreements.
10Some conditions and exceptions apply and are subject to change without notice.
11All associated parcel return shipping fees are the responsibility of the customer and are based on the greater of the actual weight or the volumetric equivalent of actual weight.

Note: All options must be selected at time of shipping. Exceptions and conditions apply. For more information, see Canada Post’s Parcel Services Customer Guide.

Services to give your business an edge

We offer a range of business shipping tools and services to save you time and enhance your customer experience.

Web Services

Offer an exceptional e-shopping experience. Easily integrate our shipping information and delivery options into your e-commerce platform, website or custom application.

Electronic Shipping Tools (EST)

Prepare shipping paperwork and automate your processes. Choose from 3 suites of software applications depending on your business needs:

Compare with other Canada Post shipping services

Compare all our shipping services to Canada, the U.S. and international destinations. Give your customers the choice of Priority, Xpresspost or Expedited Parcel  services to meet all their speed and budget needs.

  • Always convenient

    Choose from more than 6,300 post offices for convenient pickup and drop-off.

  • Track it on the go

    Track and confirm delivery from the Canada Post mobile app. 

  • Extensive delivery reach

    Canada Post delivers to 15.5 million Canadian addresses and 153 million addresses in the U.S.