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Which Is Better For Your Business? The Difference Between Economy and Standard Shipping

Diana Zheng
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June 27, 2022

Shipping plays a vital role in running a business, especially developing eCommerce businesses. Bringing your products to the customers will be impossible without a proper shipping process. Aside from the actual products, customers also consider how fast orders arrive on their doorstep or the efficiency of the receiving process. Data shows that shops with exemplary shipping services often have high satisfaction ratings and more loyal customers. 

However, not all shipping options will suit your goals and are necessary. Some of the choices you can look at are the economy and standard shipping, which are the two most affordable options you can avail of if you want to save significantly. But how are they distinct from each other? Read this article to know the difference between economy and standard shipping and which is better for your business?

What is the difference in economy and standard shipping?

While it is easy to distinguish the difference between these two services, many customers are still left confused about how to differentiate the two. You may encounter these customers, so it is your responsibility to let them understand the services as the seller. 

What is Economy Shipping?

Economy shipping is the best option if you need low-cost shipping service, as it is the cheapest shipping solution a courier can offer. However, it is only suggested for less time-sensitive parcels and packages. 

Shipping Rate

The economy shipping service is the most affordable shipping option among all the shipping services available. Commonly, the shipping cost will run around CAD 13 to CAD 33, depending on the location (within Canada) and the parcel weight. However, you can expect a price increase when sending products across the border or overseas.

Delivery Time

Remember that the delivery time will depend on the courier and the recipient's location, so there is no specific duration that will match all timeframes. However, the usual estimated time for economy services to arrive at their final destination is around four to nine days within Canada. You can also expect a longer timeframe when shipping to the United States and internationally.

What is Standard Shipping?

On the other hand, standard shipping is the shipping method that provides a reasonable shipping rate and delivery speed. It is comparatively cheaper than other shipping options, like expedited shipping. Furthermore, the delivery timeframe is also relatively slower than overnight shipping. However, most customers often choose this service to save and get the item in a reasonable number of days.

Shipping Rate

Similar to economy shipments, the cost of a standard shipment will rely on the recipient's location and the parcel weight. The estimated minimum cost will be around CAD 20 within Canada.

Delivery Time

The estimated delivery speed for standard shipping will be around three to five business days depending on the location. Note that the number of days will also depend on the shipping carrier as each company follows different timeframes. In addition, it takes a long traveling time for cross-border shipping than domestic ones.

What Other Shipping Options Do You Need to Learn?

What Other Shipping Options Do You Need to Learn?

Aside from economy and standard shipping, there are other shipping options that you can also consider. Let's check them out.

What is Standard Ground Shipping?

Standard ground shipping is any shipping service traveling by land rather than air or sea. The USPS, UPS, and FedEx all offer ground shipping services. If you want to ship your products anywhere in Canada or across the border, choosing a ground shipping service is a more cost-effective and flexible shipping method of bringing the items to the hands of your customers.

A ground shipment is forwarded to freight services to travel across the country and deliver the package to the destination. It takes longer for the parcel to arrive than express shipping, as the trucks will stop at different distribution centers within the country to drop off and pick up multiple shipments.

What is the difference between standard ground and the shipping economy?

The standard ground is the shipment process in which a parcel is sent from the sender to the receiver through land transportation. On the other hand, the shipping economy is the cheapest yet the more extended method of transporting goods to their customers.

What are your international shipping options?

Standard and economy shipping are not limited to domestic and cross-border shipping. You can also take advantage of these services for international shipping. There is APC and PostNL to ship your products efficiently.

What is the difference between standard international shipping and economy?

You might already know at this part the difference between the two services. These two are the same services mentioned above, but only for international shipping. Since we are dealing with a different country, note that you will need requirements and customs clearance to send your items to the destination country.

Furthermore, it may also take longer travel time due to different weather conditions, geographical locations, and border restrictions.

Choose Stallion

If you find it challenging to find a shipping partner to help you choose the correct shipping option for your business, consider Stallion. It is the leading Canadian shipping company, offering the cheapest shipping option at a faster delivery time. When we say faster, it allows online sellers, like yourself, to compete with US sellers as delivery time is just +1 day. They travel across the border 6x a week.

Plus, you don't have to get the requirements needed for international shipments as long as the items you send are not part of the restricted or prohibited list. Stallion Express will process the shipping on your behalf. Convenient, isn't it?

You can use the item it takes you to process the requirements and customs clearance to market your products efficiently. Additionally, you can offer your customers free shipping and other discounts because of its low shipping rates. It's a perfect way to increase the number of sales!

So, what are you waiting for? Contact our customer service for added information about the services we offer. You can also check our Facebook and LinkedIn account for updates.

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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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