If you ship out of Canada, you’ve probably noticed a few changes in ShipStation recently: more carrier options, like Canada Post’s Solutions for Small Business and DHL Express Canada, as well as support for weights and dimensions in Metric (what do you mean no one but the US, Myanmar, and Liberia uses Imperial?).
Numbers don’t lie: Retail ecommerce sales are expected to reach nearly C$30 billion this year while online retail sales grow 2% annually. Canadian ecommerce businesses are set to have record-breaking years as 80% of Canada’s internet traffic is dedicated to researching products. The next few years will be BIG for Canadian ecommerce retailers and ShipStation will be here, ready to help you thrive.
The recent additions of Canada Post‘s Solutions for Small Business, DHL Express Canada, and support for Metric—adding to our FedEx, UPS, and Canada Post Commercial Account integrations—beefs up our tools for Canadian users. But we don’t stop at integrations to support you: We’ve also been a proud sponsor of the Canada Post Ecommerce Innovation Awards for the past 2 years and will again be a table-sponsor at this year’s event on September 28th in Toronto. We’re excited to count our users amongst the nominees for the 2015 Customer Champion Award. Last year’s Most Creative Marketing Campaign winner, ShipStation-user Carnivore Club, had this to say about:
“We’ve been using ShipStation since 2013 and their support for Carnivore Club has helped us grow, saved us time, money, and mental capacity. It’s let us spend more time cooking up new marketing campaigns and ways of interacting with our customers. Their support of us, in turn, means support for ALL Canadian ecommerce businesses. We’ve been able to grow with them as they add more features for us—like metric. It’s the easiest part of the day.”
You’ll be able to read more about Carnivore Club on Thursday in our User Story (and again on Friday when they step in as DJ for Music to Get Ship Done).
Speaking on our partnership with Canada Post, Rod Hart, Canada Post’s General Manager, Ecommerce Market Development said:
”Since our integration with ShipStation in 2013, we have seen hundreds of ecommerce retailers benefit from our time-saving options and we are thrilled to bring this solution to smaller e-businesses . The less time merchants spend packing and shipping orders, the more time they have to market and grow their business.”
Let’s grow together and get ship done, eh?