Service Alert: Purolator Not Accepting Shipments

Purolator to suspend shipments effective March 28 pending a return to negotiations MISSISSAUGA, March 27, 2017 – Purolator is looking forward to resuming collective bargaining in light of the decision by 56 per cent of the members of Teamsters Canada to reject the company’s latest offer. The union also issued 72-hours’ notice of a possible strike,

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Canada: Costs Going Up for UPS & Purolator Additional Handling

If you happen to ship heavy and/or big things you have likely experienced special handling or additional handling fees in the past.  Moving forward for 2017 UPS and Purolator in Canada have made some changes which will likely cost shippers more. So what has changed? UPS has reduced the longest length of an item eligible

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Are You Ready For a Canada Post Strike on July 2nd?

Canada Post, the largest domestic mail delivery and ecommerce shipping provider is likely going on strike for a possible 6-8 weeks. What does that mean to you if you operate a ecommerce platform and are currently using Canada Post? Ensure that your business is ready in advance of the strike and able to operate effectively during

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Helping eCommerce Partners Grow with Real Time Rates

eCommerce Expansion eCommerce merchants have been searching for discounted shipping rates and amazing service for long enough.  There is some exciting news to be shared. In 2014, netParcel worked closely with Shopify and Big Commerce to save their merchants time and money on shipping while also providing added features such as the LTL and small parcel

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eCommerce Challenge: Publishing Shipping Rates

Shipping Expense Risk A number of shipping strategies exist to circumvent the ability to provide real-time shipping rates to customers.  Strategies such as free shipping, flat rate, and tiered pricing (based on cart value) all exist as a means to overcome real-time rate shortcomings. These strategies can eat into margins given shipping rates are largely

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