How To Open a Canada Post Business Account

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Shipping should become one of the modern wonders because of the vastness of its reach and the effects it has had on businesses across the globe. 

At one time, you could place a box on a ship and never know whether it would reach it, let alone when.  Now, if we don’t have our fancy new toothbrush by 5 pm it’s a travesty.

Canada Post has aided in the extraordinary postal and shipping marvels since the very beginnings of our country, serving millions of addresses and carrying billions of items each year. 

If your company needs an account for parcels and posts within Canada, then Canada Post is your best option.  They offer a range of services and provide businesses with several benefits, which we’ll get into in this article.  We’ll also help you through the process of creating a business account so you are prepared before beginning the process.

Canada Post for Business

Before you get started, you should understand a bit about the Canada Post business account.  When you sign up as a business, you’ll gain access to several features not included in personal accounts. 

This includes online tools that let you generate mail and package stamps from your office or home office.  You will also be able to actively track packages and returns online or from the app for both iPhone and Android.

They also offer small businesses the Snap Ship service, which allows those who register to create multiple labels at once and schedule a pickup time rather than taking multiple packages to the nearest branch.

Services Covered by Canada Post

While Canada Post specializes in shipping within Canada, they of course offer shipping to anywhere in the world.  Before the end of 2021, small businesses will be able to start using the new Shipping Manager tool to create labels, pay for them, and print from the office.

Canada Post caters to several shipping customers, including:

–          Regular shipping with the standard ground or next-day deliveries

–          Marketing – Canada Post will help small or large businesses launch direct mail campaigns to reach wider audiences

–          E-commerce – those with PayPal or Shopify accounts who have online stores can already implement Canada Post tools on their online stores, but they will dive further into your business to help get your shipping needs going in the right direction if you have your own separate e-commerce store.

Canada Post also offers business accounts access to several discounts.  These rates will depend on the amount of business your company does in a given year, but check your dashboard to see where you can save.

How To Set Up a Canada Post Business Account

In order to set up your business account with Canada Post, you’ll first need a customer number.  These will only be available to you if you have a business address in either Canada or the United States.

You’ll simply need to provide the following information:

–          Name

–          Business Name

–          Email

–          Business Address

–          Username

–          Password

–           Type of business

–          Number of packages you plan to send

–          That’s it!

Once you’ve provided all of the necessary information, you’ll just need to verify your email address and your account will be set up!

After logging in, you’ll be able to access your dashboard and start not only customizing your settings but also tracking inbound and outbound packages and parcels right from the home page.

Summary

Canada Post provides extremely competitive rates for business accounts that operate mostly within Canada or the US, though they also offer international shipping solutions.  The company is private, but it has been around in one form or another for 170 years.

Setting up an account is incredibly easy.  With just a few pieces of information, you’ll be able to get your account created with very little effort.  Once verified, you can immediately start printing shipping labels and get your business going.

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