If you are a business owner involved in online e-commerce and your products require shipping (as opposed to downloadable products), you may want to check out Canada Post’s VentureOne™ program. It’s a great way to save money when sending parcels and save on purchase of shipping supplies. I have also found that there are some great exclusive offers to be had with savings on anything from accounting software to telecommunications services ideal for small businesses. It’s FREE to join, no contract to sign, and no minimum purchases.
How VentureOne Can Help You With Your E-Commerce
VentureOne provides you with an online account so you can connect to their electronic shipping tools and access real time postage rates anytime, and from anywhere. I have found the online parcel rate calculator very helpful when assisting my e-commerce clients to work out best product shipping options. The online shipping tool allows you to enter your origin, destination, and parcel dimensions. Once you’ve done that it prompts you to choose from the various service types available and gives you an accurate postage rate. You SAVE money for being a VentureOne member AND for using the online shipping service.
Also, VentureOne now has a new service — they will pick it up right from your door and deliver directly to your client’s door! You would process the order online using your VentureOne member account, purchase the speed and type of delivery, print your shipping label and arrange your pickup.
E-Commerce Shipping Modules
If you are considering adding E-Commerce to your site, or even if you already have, are you aware that you can add a Canada Post shipping module to your online store? The module is FREE and Canada Post provides ongoing technical support. It lets your customers have a say in shipping speeds and costs DURING the order process. If you have engaged us to integrate E-Commerce into your website, our shopping cart solutions allow us to add the shipping module fairly easily. The shipping module software is NOT a plug-and-play application. It requires a high level of technical knowledge to perform the integration — but you don’t need to worry about that. That is a service a company like ours can perform for you. Check out our E-Commerce Services and call us at 778.298.1966. SIMPLE.
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