Alternatives To Canada Post: Amazon

Alternatives To Canada Post In Canada

As if it wasn’t already difficult enough being a Canadian online business that ships to the United States, Amazon.com made it even more difficult for sellers to get merchandise to the customers. That’s why many online sellers are looking for an alternative to Canada Post.

Canada Post charges quite a bit to include tracking to the U.S. so most items sent from Canada to the U.S. do not ship with a tracking number. If each and every item that you shipped had to include a tracking number, the price of shipping would become so high that you would either have to increase your shipping costs to an outrageous amount, lose money or raise the prices on your inventory to make up for it. Now, that’s precisely what Amazon wants you to start doing.

Amazon.com’s New Shipping Policy

Amazon.com announced a policy for all sellers that require them to have a tracking number attached to their product almost all of the time. Amazon has put this policy into effect as of February 2016 and you will have to provide tracking numbers to your buyers on everything except freight shipments or for the Standard or First Class mail envelopes.

The reason for the sudden insistence upon tracking numbers is that they believe that it will cut down on returned products due to defective merchandise and minimize phone calls from buyers asking why their purchase hasn’t arrived in the mail. This is particularly true from Canada because they do not have U.S. tracking like the American shipping services usually do.

Amazon notifies sellers that the major delivery organizations already provide tracking numbers free-of-charge and that’s fine for sellers in the U.S. but in Canada, the only option many people know about is Canada Post and tracking numbers make it prohibitively expensive to ship, which will cause sellers to struggle.

Tracking with Chit Chats

That’s why Chit Chats has stepped in to offer Canadian sellers who are shipping to the U.S. the ability to include a tracking number at a much lower rate than you can get through Canada Post. If you have been wondering what alternatives to Canada Post were out there, we’re at the top of the list. If you’re looking for tracking to the U.S. then you’ll want to see what we have to offer, and you’ll find that there is no better alternative to Canada Post than Chit Chats.

That’s because we know what Amazon sellers need. While we have the ability to ship all kinds of items, we concentrate on helping Canadian sellers ship items to the U.S. including tracking to the U.S. of merchandise with affordable shipping including tracking numbers. We care about your business and we want to be your partner in getting sold items to your customers on time, without you having to spend so much on shipping that your prices have increase. If you sell items to the U.S. and you are dreading this new change, give us a call and see how we can help reduce your shipping costs especially to the U.S. Find out more on how to start shipping to the U.S. for less with Chit Chats today!