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Shipping Costs for eCommerce You Need to Prepare for

Nicasio Co III
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January 29, 2021

Starting a business is a milestone that will always be remembered by any business owner. Even the most successful entrepreneurs will have a flashback on their beginnings when asked about their company’s history. Like freshly cut grass, you can still remember even the scent of the room, how the lighting was, and what you felt the moment you thought to start a business and communicating your plans to your team or scribbling it on some pieces of paper. 

These kinds of stories are more common these days, with more and more individuals venturing into eCommerce. To help you achieve success, we have prepared your eCommerce shipping options for small business shipping (Canada).

Shipping Costs for eCommerce: Local Deliveries

The best and cheapest shipping rates in Canada for your small business can be found easily with proper research. 

Know that eCommerce shipping rates for Canadian shipping can be as cheap as CAD10.33 from Toronto to Vancouver for a 500g shipment. For packages weighing 5kg heading to Yukon, you can expect to pay CAD19.99. Both deliveries can be sent in 2-8 business days. There are also express eCommerce shipping options you can choose. However, you need to prepare for extra cost for the speedy service. 

If you are paying more than this amount when shipping, you haven’t been using Canada's cheapest shipping yet. 

Shipping Costs for eCommerce: Canada to the US

You have unlocked the next step in growing your business--you are expanding your market to US clients! Hence, it is also time to take the following actions. Make sure to always opt for affordable but reliable Canada to US shipping. 

Note that Canada's eCommerce shipping rates to US shipments should be as low as CAD4.39 for every 4oz weight of a package from Canada to New York. For a 2lb package for the same route, expect to shell out CAD11.27. You can expect both deliveries to arrive in 2-4 business days. Not bad! If you are paying more than this, then it is time to rethink your Canada to US shipping. 

Also, if you want to send the products faster, you have other eCommerce shipping options for that. Many shipping companies offer express deliveries for an additional cost

Shipping Costs for eCommerce: International Customers

You should be proud of yourself! Despite being a small business, you are courageous in partaking in the journey of international shipping. You have launched your products to the world, and you will deliver wherever they are!

Let us help you get an idea about international eCommerce shipping rates if you are still researching the best option for you. We took into account how you can save money in shipping from Canada to the US.

If you have customers in England, note that for every 4oz weight of your shipment, you will pay only CAD6.20. If you have clients in Hong Kong, prepare CAD12.19 for every 15oz of shipment. If Australia is also what you are looking into, expect CAD11.16 for every 4oz package weight. Set expectations with your customers that they can expect their orders to arrive within 4-12 business days for standard shipping. If 12 days is a bit too long, go for eCommerce shipping options that are quicker yet still economical

Key Takeaway

Shipping costs for eCommerce should be one of the details you should look into when starting your small business. Whether it be local shipping, Canada to US shipping, or international shipping, you should be on top of it and ensure that you have the best yet budget-friendly shipping partner.

Stallion Express is one of Canada’s most trusted shipping companies. We have drop-off points all over Canada, which makes our service accessible. We ship to the US, Hong Kong, London, and Australia, so we can also be your partner in your international shipping needs. 

You can contact us at 877-863-7447, or you can visit our website for more information. 

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Written by Nicasio Co III

Nicasio is the co-founder of Stallion Express - the leading eCommerce shipping company in Canada. Through his unique experiences in tech and digital marketing, he is on a journey to disrupt the logistics industry.

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