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Stallion Express: The Cheapest Way to Ship Within Canada

Diana Zheng
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October 25, 2022

Canada's eCommerce industry has been thriving over the years, increasing its population of online sellers in different eCommerce platforms each year. Amazon Canada, eBay Canada, and Shopify Canada are some of the top Canadian eCommerce platforms. Competing with other Canadian sellers may be overwhelming, but you can keep yourself above the competition with the proper leverage. 

One factor you must meticulously consider is the cheapest way to ship within Canada. Shipping and eCommerce have always gone hand-in-hand in bringing customers high-quality products and superb customer service. Since many customers see them as a 2-in-1 package, if one fails to deliver, the other one will also get criticism. Thus, you must think about multiple elements before choosing the most suitable shipping partner. 

If you do not have anyone in mind yet, consider Stallion Express. What is it, and how can you stay in the game? Check this blog to find out!

What is Stallion?

Also known as Stallion Express, it is a Canada-based shipping partner aiming to provide efficiency and productivity in the shipping process of all Canadian sellers. 

However, Stallion is more than just another carrier because they also offer insightful and comprehensive ways to expand an already established brand. As a freight forwarder, this means Stallion Express has unbeatable rates with multiple trusted carriers for each service. Consider them as a one-stop shop for all your eCommerce shipping needs. 

Saving you time and money from multiple post office visits and negotiations. Create and print all labels from Stallion’s advanced web app to get cheap shipping within Canada and still meet your eCommerce shipping demands. 

the methods when shipping with Stallion

How Does it Work?

If you are interested in making Stallion your shipping partner, you can follow these quick and easy steps:

a. Create A Stallion Account

You can only take advantage of Stallion when you create your account with them, so visit www.stallionexpress.ca. Once you are already on their website, click GET STARTED on the upper right side of the Homepage. It will redirect you to its REGISTRATION page. In this part, you must provide a verified email and password. Once done, click get started. You will get a verification code in the email you used to register.

Once verified, it will redirect you to your Stallion dashboard. It includes tabs if you want to create a new shipment, import shipments, or have a pickup request. It also has a shipping calculator to make it easier to know the shipping cost, which can help you identify the cheapest shipping within Canada.

Apart from your email, you will also receive notifications regarding shipping changes or updates in your Stallion Dashboard.

b. Online Store Integration

You can streamline your shipping process by integrating your online stores, such as Amazon, Shopify, eBay, and Etsy, to make it easier for you to manage all your orders.

If you want to integrate your online store, you can click IMPORT SHIPMENT on your Stallion dashboard, which will provide instructions on how to do so. This platform will provide efficiency since you do not have to go from one online store to another to process the orders.

c. Create Shipment

If you are ready and want to know how to ship a package within Canada, you can go back to your dashboard and click CREATE SHIPMENT. Next, you must upload credits (50 or 100) to your Stallion account. Since the credits are non-expiry, you can use them in future shipments. Once you are done uploading credits, you can choose and review the package you will send and print the shipping label within your budget.

You can get to choose the shipping option most suitable to your shipping needs and allotted shipping cost, like express shipping or priority mail.

d. Drop Off or Schedule Pick Up

Once the parcel is ready for shipping, you can opt to drop it off at the nearest Stallion branch. However, if you ship an oversized package or a large volume of shipments, you can choose to schedule for pickup. Stallion offers complimentary pickups within specific routes, while UPS provides pickups regardless of the location for an additional charge.

e. Stallion Process Everything On Your Behalf

Once the package is received, the Stallion warehouse associates will sort the shipments depending on their destinations. After sorting, Stallion will process the domestic shipping, then send its partners, Canada Post and CanPar will deliver the package to your customers.

You do not have to visit the postal service to ship the items because they will process them on your behalf. 

How Much Does it Cost?

Stallion Express offers cheaper shipping rates than the national carrier, which makes it possible for you to provide free shipping and other discounts to your customers once in a while.

Shipping a regular parcel weighing 500 grams from Toronto to Vancouver will only cost CAD 10.33 compared to CAD 16.39 for the national carrier. On the other hand, a one-kilogram package from Toronto to Montreal will only be CAD 12.07 compared to CAD 13.69. Meanwhile, a five-kilogram package from Toronto to Yukon will only be CAD 19.99 compared to CAD 33.21.

Thus, shipping with Stallion means you can save up to 40% off the usual shipping costs.

Stallion Express’s locations

Where Are Its Locations?

As Stallion continues to provide service to all Canadian sellers, they have expanded their businesses and increased the number of branches. They have a location in Mississauga HQ, Markham, London, Richmond, Montreal, North York, and Kitchener. On the other hand, they also have a Drop & Go Locations in East-End Toronto, Midtown Toronto, Hamilton, Scarborough, and Brampton.

With numerous branches all over Canada, it would be easier to drop off or coordinate with them in case you need assistance.

Does it Offer Tracking Service?

Stallion’s tracking site lets you look up all your shipments within their page. You can also see an overview from your dashboard. These tracking event updates are updated automatically from our carrier partners (for the most up to date info). The same info gets passed onto the online store and customer.

AfterShip is integrated with Stallion, to provide even more transparency with tracking on your online store. As a registered carrier with Etsy, ship with Stallion confidently. 

What Other Services Do They Offer?

What makes Stallion an all-around shipping carrier is its services outside domestic shipping. They also let you compete with other sellers in the United States and overseas because they offer cross-border and international shipping.

And similar to shipping within Canada, Stallion will also work on customs clearance, so you do not have to worry about the customs forms and anything related to it. However, note that Stallion does not handle any FDA-listed items, so contact Stallion before shipping. 

However, besides the shipping services, they also have an easy Returns policy, shipping to Amazon FBA, and Stallion Protection. While shipping issues rarely occur, Stallion Protection is the in-house shipment protection program allowing you to protect the packages from theft, breakage, or loss.

Key Takeaway

Whether a small business or a large one, working with a reliable partner will help you improve and expand your brand.

You can reach their customer service at +1877-863-7447 for any assistance you may need.

Get started today! Ship faster, smarter, cheaper with Stallion.

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Written by Diana Zheng

Diana leads the growth marketing initiatives at Stallion Express. As a personal trainer turned digital marketer, Diana is obsessed with equipping eCommerce entrepreneurs with everything they need to scale their online businesses. You can catch her doing yoga or hitting the tennis courts in her spare time.

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"Stallion Express is a game changer for small business owners like myself. My online store wouldn't be where it's at today without the Stallion Express team."
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