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[Canada Post] Canada Post Flat Rate Boxes

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smallwavesteve wrote:
Sep 21st, 2017 11:41 am
Thanks for the heads up OP, never knew this was a thing up here! (I was always jealous of the flat rate boxes with USPS)
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T3rry wrote:
Oct 24th, 2017 3:37 pm
So @plj126 I donno if you want to update the original post, but this is info i got from the lady at my post office, who has been there for 100 years and i am confident she knows her stuff..

#1 the boxes ARE refundable if not used
#2 the prices will be going up in January
#3 the small business discount WILL NOT apply to these anymore starting in January
#4 they will change from expedited service to standard parcel service (likely losing all of the expedited features such as insurance etc..)
Thanks for this heads up @T3rry! I just bought a bunch today for the first time to test out. Would anyone know if I'm correct in understanding that if I stockpile purchase more boxes before the change, those boxes will be grandfathered in (as far as them not charging the price difference, expedited and expedited features)? It seems they'd have to honor the current terms since the box has all the current terms written on it.
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setlist wrote:
Nov 17th, 2017 3:38 pm
Thanks for this heads up @T3rry! I just bought a bunch today for the first time to test out. Would anyone know if I'm correct in understanding that if I stockpile purchase more boxes before the change, those boxes will be grandfathered in (as far as them not charging the price difference, expedited and expedited features)? It seems they'd have to honor the current terms since the box has all the current terms written on it.
i would assume so, bu i cant say for sure.
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T3rry wrote:
Oct 24th, 2017 3:37 pm
So @plj126 I donno if you want to update the original post, but this is info i got from the lady at my post office, who has been there for 100 years and i am confident she knows her stuff..

#1 the boxes ARE refundable if not used
#2 the prices will be going up in January
#3 the small business discount WILL NOT apply to these anymore starting in January
#4 they will change from expedited service to standard parcel service (likely losing all of the expedited features such as insurance etc..)
Thank you
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I am trying to do a group buy for shipping

Here is what they offered me:
Canada Post
Expedited Service
Xpresspost = $5 more

1kg - 10kg = $15
11kg - 20kg = $18
21kg - 30kg = $21

Shipping to bigger cities like Vancouver, Toronton, Calgary etc
Shipping to ural area = around $10 more like Nunavut etc

Is this better than the Flat Rate box? I also need to find my own box to ship the items and they usually cost a lot at Costco.


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Thatdealguy wrote:
Nov 17th, 2017 10:29 pm
I am trying to do a group buy for shipping

Here is what they offered me:
Canada Post
Expedited Service
Xpresspost = $5 more

1kg - 10kg = $15
11kg - 20kg = $18
21kg - 30kg = $21

Shipping to bigger cities like Vancouver, Toronton, Calgary etc
Shipping to ural area = around $10 more like Nunavut etc

Is this better than the Flat Rate box? I also need to find my own box to ship the items and they usually cost a lot at Costco.
Those prices are very good for anything over a couple of kg. Unfortunately very few of my parcels are more that 2kg.
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Thatdealguy wrote:
Nov 17th, 2017 10:29 pm
I am trying to do a group buy for shipping

Here is what they offered me:
Canada Post
Expedited Service
Xpresspost = $5 more

1kg - 10kg = $15
11kg - 20kg = $18
21kg - 30kg = $21

Shipping to bigger cities like Vancouver, Toronton, Calgary etc
Shipping to ural area = around $10 more like Nunavut etc

Is this better than the Flat Rate box? I also need to find my own box to ship the items and they usually cost a lot at Costco.
group buy???
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hennamomin wrote:
Nov 18th, 2017 12:09 am
group buy???
Yeah, need to ship a minimum of 25 "parcels" or packets every time.

1) I just need to tell them the weight, size, and what's in the box.
2) I will get a prepaid label.
3) drop it off at Any Canada Post.

If people living far away from me, I can email them the shipping label.


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Flat rate is up to 5kg, i've never needed more than that, and it includes a box which is worth a couple bucks... i dont think flat rate can be beat right now.
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T3rry wrote:
Oct 24th, 2017 3:37 pm
So @plj126 I donno if you want to update the original post, but this is info i got from the lady at my post office, who has been there for 100 years and i am confident she knows her stuff..

#1 the boxes ARE refundable if not used
#2 the prices will be going up in January
#3 the small business discount WILL NOT apply to these anymore starting in January
#4 they will change from expedited service to standard parcel service (likely losing all of the expedited features such as insurance etc..)
The post office near my work haven’t heard anything yet. So will the current boxes change or is it on the new ones
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thehockeyguy wrote:
Nov 21st, 2017 10:28 am
The post office near my work haven’t heard anything yet. So will the current boxes change or is it on the new ones
just what she told me, not entirely sure how it'll work.
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Pilot project designed to fail. That or incompetence. Drove today all the way to Toronto to purchase large format. Three locations I visited had no inventory. Ended up with the medium size. Went to ship from a small post office LOl, the woman was amaze, had never seen such a thing. She tried ordering on line... nope... only select areas.
I called and expressed my concerns... the customer service agreed the project was flawed. This would be great if the project continued and offered / promoted / throughout all offices / outlets. You would think a big corp like CP would be 100 % behind this to ensure success, especially considering the on line economy. Oh well, just keep sending us letters in the mail, I'm sure theres a future in that.
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Thatdealguy wrote:
Nov 18th, 2017 12:29 am
Yeah, need to ship a minimum of 25 "parcels" or packets every time.

1) I just need to tell them the weight, size, and what's in the box.
2) I will get a prepaid label.
3) drop it off at Any Canada Post.

If people living far away from me, I can email them the shipping label.
Anybody interested in a group buy? Need to do this Vancouver - Toronto in a few weeks. Probs in for 5 parcels at least. Let's try to put this together.
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T3rry wrote:
Oct 24th, 2017 3:37 pm
So @plj126 I donno if you want to update the original post, but this is info i got from the lady at my post office, who has been there for 100 years and i am confident she knows her stuff..

#1 the boxes ARE refundable if not used
#2 the prices will be going up in January
#3 the small business discount WILL NOT apply to these anymore starting in January
#4 they will change from expedited service to standard parcel service (likely losing all of the expedited features such as insurance etc..)
Stock up now then!
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does anyone know if you can just drop the SMALL box into the regular red mailboxes everywhere?

(and since we're on the topic, I would doubt the medium and large sizes could fit in to the red mailboxes, right?)

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