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[Canada Post] Canada Post Flat Rate Boxes

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Thatdealguy wrote: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Yes you can just drop the small boxes into mailboxes.
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SomeOtherDude wrote: 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?)
ir says on the site you can drop the smalls in the box, it does not say you can put the medium or large in the box, i assume it'd be fine if they fit, but they likely dont fit and thats why they dont list it on the site.
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Thatdealguy wrote: 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.
Is that with a business account, what they're offering you? I guess maybe the company I used to work for got better prices for volume shipping, but it was only like $7+ for tracked expedited shipping in Ontario/Quebec, $12-15 to BC (from Toronto). And make sure whatever you're shipping is worth less than $100 if you're going for flat rate boxes, since it says you can't add insurance, unless you're willing to eat the loss if anything happens to the package.
Making labels to print isn't hard either, can be done from browser or through their desktop program which can save addresses if you ship to the same people often.
Boxes you can get from Staples, Uline (but I think they're pretty expensive there, with shipping), about $1-2 each depending on size and quantity.



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T3rry wrote: ir says on the site you can drop the smalls in the box, it does not say you can put the medium or large in the box, i assume it'd be fine if they fit, but they likely dont fit and thats why they dont list it on the site.

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Inno wrote: Terrible choice of locations. In city of Toronto mostly close together in the downtown core. Why not distribute more evenly?
Lol! was about to say the same, terrible locations.

Either downtown core, midtown or Jane and finch.

I've always said ebay canada is dead for sellers, unless canada post brings back that flat rate ebay box promotion they had a few years back.
At one point they even realized this and started a "Toaster" campaign basically saying that not all items for Canada sellers are worth selling fees/shipping rates use the "toaster" method if it fits in the box its a good item to sell.
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Seriously why can I not buy online and have them send me a couple of boxes
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Gordo81 wrote: Seriously why can I not buy online and have them send me a couple of boxes
Come on now, its not like they're in the business of shipping.... owait... lol
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puroeuro wrote: Lol! was about to say the same, terrible locations.

Either downtown core, midtown or Jane and finch.

I've always said ebay canada is dead for sellers, unless canada post brings back that flat rate ebay box promotion they had a few years back.
At one point they even realized this and started a "Toaster" campaign basically saying that not all items for Canada sellers are worth selling fees/shipping rates use the "toaster" method if it fits in the box its a good item to sell.
Yeah canada post is purely insane, when i can use an exporter to drive my item across the border for $2 and pay $3 postage to get my item anywhere in the USA in 3 days, what the **** is wrong with our system that i cant ship a parcel to my neighbour for under $10
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T3rry wrote: Yeah canada post is purely insane, when i can use an exporter to drive my item across the border for $2 and pay $3 postage to get my item anywhere in the USA in 3 days, what the **** is wrong with our system that i cant ship a parcel to my neighbour for under $10
You're paying $2 to send your parcel over the border? Some of us are only paying $1, less for First Class!
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T3rry wrote: Yeah canada post is purely insane, when i can use an exporter to drive my item across the border for $2 and pay $3 postage to get my item anywhere in the USA in 3 days, what the **** is wrong with our system that i cant ship a parcel to my neighbour for under $10
Inno wrote: You're paying $2 to send your parcel over the border? Some of us are only paying $1, less for First Class!

How are you shipping to the USA for $2-3 I can barely get a package in a 20km radius from toronto to go for less than $10

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