One of the great difficulties of running an online business in Canada is the high cost of shipping. This cuts into your profit margins and can even make customers decide to not buy your product if the shipping cost is too high. When shipping to the U.S., however, you have the option of using the United States Postal Service (USPS). By using USPS for shipping from Canada to the U.S., you can offer your U.S. customer base a faster and lower-priced alternative.
Chit Chats offers you access to discounted rates with our partner carrier, USPS for low-cost postage to the U.S. Here’s a rundown of why using Chit Chats makes economic sense for your online business:
#1: Fast Delivery
USPS offers fast delivery within the U.S. Packages can take 2 to 3 days to deliver after Chit Chats hands off your shipment. What’s more, USPS offers full tracking with delivery confirmation for First Class parcels and Priority Mail shipments.
#2: Ship to More U.S. Addresses
USPS has the largest market share than any other carrier in the U.S. Hence, you can reach out to more U.S. addresses by shipping with USPS. USPS is also the only way to ship parcels to U.S. government addresses. If you have government clients, shipping with USPS from Canada is essential.
#3: No Hidden Fees or Surcharges
With some carriers, the actual shipping fees for packages may exceed what was anticipated. That is often the case when carriers add surcharges to shipments. USPS, however, does not charge extra surcharges such as fuel fees and Saturday deliveries.
#4: Secure Deliveries
USPS is authorized to place parcels into a customer’s mailbox. In addition, USPS delivers parcels to a customer’s doorstep. For any deliveries that require a signature, USPS will not leave the package on the front porch. If no one is home, recipients get a note to collect their packages at the nearest USPS processing center or arrange another delivery. With such strict delivery standards, online merchants can have peace of mind knowing that orders will reach their customers.
#5: Boxes & Bubble Mailers
Sellers who want to save on packaging costs will be glad to know that USPS offers flat rate and priority mail packaging. For businesses that ship many orders, the savings from USPS packaging mailers can add up significantly.* Chit Chats Supplies is also an economical source for a variety of shipping supplies at a low-cost.
#6: USPS Merchants Fraud Protection
U.S. federal law enforcement agencies have the mandate of protecting every USPS flat rate shipment. This lowers fraud and theft rates, thus ensuring that online merchants can provide secure shipping to customers via USPS.
From secure and fast shipping to fixed carrier fees and free flat rate boxes*, USPS can help online merchants overcome the challenges of shipping merchandise to their U.S. customer base. Keep in mind that these benefits are not exclusive to U.S. based sellers. In recent years, online Canadian merchants have been taking advantage of cross border services like Chit Chats to ship directly to the U.S. via USPS. Not only is this method cheaper than Canada Post, UPS and FedEx, it also allows Canadian online merchants to enjoy all the benefits listed above.
#7: USPS Fixed Shipping Rates*
USPS offers reasonably priced shipping options, especially with USPS prepaid and USPS Priority Mail flat rate envelopes and boxes*. The advantage of using the USPS flat rate parcel service is shipping cost awareness. This means that online businesses can avoid paying extra on a parcel above what was expected.
Visit our U.S. shipping page to learn more about shipping with USPS from Canada.
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