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Sep 20, 2022

What You Need to Know about Shipping UPS® in Canada on Shippo

E-commerce is a growing market worldwide, but that’s especially the case in Canada. According to the International Trade Administration, in 2021 there were over 27 million e-commerce shoppers in Canada, which translates into 72.5% of the entire Canadian population.

But, e-commerce businesses based in Canada don’t just sell and ship to those customers. In fact, 50% of Canadian merchants ship internationally as opposed to just 3-5% of US merchants shipping internationally.

For online sellers in Canada, the need for a shipping partner to help serve both markets is paramount. This is why we’re happy to share that e-commerce businesses based in Canada now have a new option to get world-class shipping at a fraction of the retail price. Shippo customers can now ship UPS in Canada.

In short, this means Canadian e-commerce merchants that opened a UPS account through Shippo now have access to deeply discounted rates from one of the world’s largest parcel carriers. This is similar to US merchants who ship with UPS through Shippo.

Shippo is one of the first multi-carrier shipping solutions on the market offering these rates in Canada, giving local users more ways to delight their customers through shipping.

The best part of these UPS rates is that they are available to Canadian online store owners no matter how much or how often they ship.

A Closer Look At UPS Canada Services with Shippo

With this launch, UPS shipping has become a much more affordable and viable option for Canadian businesses that want to expand their customer base both within the country and outside Canadian borders.

The domestic UPS Canada services available in Shippo include:

  • *UPS Standard® 1-5 business days
  • UPS Express Early® 1 business day, typically by 9:30 am
  • UPS Express® 1 business day, typically by 10:30 am
  • *UPS Express Saver® 1 business day, typically by 3:00 p.m.
  • *UPS Expedited™ 2 business days, by the end of the day

You can expect discounts on domestic shipping, including up to 76% off UPS Standard®, 62% off UPS Express Saver® and UPS Expedited. You can also avoid fuel surcharges on these shipments.

On top of these cost savings, you'll also get faster deliveries. UPS is the first carrier to offer Saturday residential delivery in Canada as a general service, setting the benchmark for speed and reliability. Choose UPS Standard® service on Shippo and get convenient Saturday delivery on your eligible** shipments!

But, we can’t ignore international shipments. For many online sellers in Canada, international shipping is a core part of their business. This is especially true for those shipping to the US from Canada. Luckily, you’ll have plenty of options when you’re trying to ship out of Canada with Shippo, including:

  • *UPS Standard® to the U.S. 1-5 business days
  • UPS 3 Day Select® to the U.S. 3 business days, delivery by the end of the day
  • UPS Worldwide Express® 1-3 business days, typically by 10:30 a.m., noon, or 2:00 p.m.
  • UPS Worldwide Express Plus® 2-3 business days, typically by 9:00 a.m.
  • UPS Worldwide Express Saver® 1-3 business days, delivery by the end of the day
  • UPS Worldwide Expedited® 2-5 business days, delivery by the end of the day.

For Shippo users in Canada who are looking to expand their shipping options outside the country, shipping with UPS also offers competitive prices. For example, you can expect discounts of up to 60% off UPS Standard to the U.S., 72% off UPS Express®, UPS Express Saver®, and UPS Expedited to the U.S. These shipments also avoid fuel surcharges.

*Discounted rates available on Shippo

Other Perks of Shipping with UPS In Canada

There are a number of different ways in which shipping with UPS and Shippo can help merchants expand their business in Canada.

Sell to Customers All Over the World

UPS ships to over 220 countries. So while many international shipments will be heading south of the border, you can also reach customers in nearly every corner of the planet. You’ll also have a simplified customs clearance to make shipping to those countries simpler, faster, and more convenient.

Services For Every Type of Customer

Giving customers options when receiving their packages is important for creating a positive post-purchase experience. When shipping with UPS in Canada, you’ll be able to offer customers nearly a dozen different delivery options. This includes shipments with a guaranteed definitive time and day delivery.

Parcel Size and Weight Flexibility

With UPS, packages can weigh up to 150 lbs (68 kg), have a length up to 108 inches, and measure up to 165 inches (419 cm) in length and girth combined before incurring an Over Maximum Limits surcharge. This means more of your products can potentially be shipped with UPS for less.

Multiple Return Options

Returns are an inevitable part of e-commerce, but UPS aims to make shipping returns a positive experience for both you and your customers. There are multiple options, which include services like adding pre-printed return labels in your shipments, electronic return labels, more 1,200 UPS Access Point® locations for convenient return package drop off, and pick-up services from your customer’s location.

There are even more perks for Shippo users shipping with UPS from Canada such as automatic package coverage up to $100 dollars in declared value liability and Saturday delivery**.

To start comparing discounted UPS rates and getting the full value of these perks, add Shippo’s UPS Master account to your account or talk to one of our customer service representatives.

* Rates are limited to shipping from Canada only. Rates and any applicable discounts are subject to change at any time without notice.

**Eligibility is based on origin postal code, UPS defined Saturday delivery service territory and residential address classification or available UPS Access Point®locations. Eligible origins and destinations will expand throughout 2024.

***Saturday Delivery is available when using UPS Standard®, UPS Express® Early, UPS Express, UPS Express Saver®, UPS Worldwide Express™ and UPS Worldwide Express Freight®. Availability of Saturday Delivery may vary based on location.

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Hasan Nabulsi
is the Content Marketing Manager at Shippo.

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