Canada Post and PayPal Canada have unveiled a new integrated payment and shipping solution for solopreneurs, small businesses and casual sellers.
The solution means online sellers can track their orders, print shipping labels and pay for shipping using their PayPal account. This new functionality automatically sends tracking information and delivery confirmation alerts to both the seller and the customer once a shipping label is created.
Users can also schedule a parcel pick-up from Canada Post.
The collaboration aims to make e-commerce more easily accessible for entrepreneurs and small businesses, including 83% of Canadian small and mid-sizes businesses that currently do not sell online, according to PayPal Canada research.
Lise Côté, general manager for consumer and small business marketing at Canada Post, said, “We are pleased to work with PayPal to launch a convenient, easy-to-use shipping and payment solution for small businesses that can save them precious time and money as they ship parcels.
“Canada Post and PayPal are committed to growing e-commerce in the country and this is the start of a strategic partnership between the two companies to deliver innovative and convenient solutions for Canadian online sellers and retailers.”
Paul Parisi, president of PayPal Canada, added, “Shipping and order fulfillment is one of the most challenging aspects of e-commerce in Canada. Our small business customers have shared that it’s one of their top concerns and often keeps them awake at night. With today’s new solution with Canada Post, we are solving a major pain point for our customers and helping them grow.”
June 6, 2017