Trade Tariffs Can’t Hamper Cross-Border eCommerce

If you have caught the news in the past few months (and perhaps even if you haven’t) you are well aware that the trade relation between Canada and the US is a little more strained than usual. With tit-for-tat tariffs, unusual politicking and potentially seismic shifts in policy being forecasted by the news headlines, the

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Pass It Around: How Cannabis Legalization Helps Fuel The Shipping Industry

On this very blog, we have talked about how the global parcel industry is on the rise, owing mostly to a cultural shift in consumerism that values convenience and delivery over the need to physically inspect an item before purchasing. This has been wonderful for ecommerce as a whole, but it’s about to get a

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The Parcel Industry Is Booming – Why That’s A Good Thing!

There was a time not too long ago when the only option for buying a new BBQ was to drive to the store, check out the prices, drive to another store and compare those prices, and then lug the BBQ of your choice into your car (provided you have a car) to take home with

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4 Reasons Your Online Store Should Use A Shipping Calculator

There are a few things the average internet buyer values: they value low prices, a simple, streamlined experience, and some transparency on the part of the seller. Together these make for a healthy vendor/buyer relationship, and can help an ecommerce store build up a loyal customer base. But they can often be difficult things for

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How To Calculate The Billable Weight Of A Package

Yes, sometimes shipping rates can seem arbitrary – even the inexpensive courier services from netParcel – but there’s actually a lot that goes into determining the cost to ship a package. A main factor in the cost of shipping is what is known as “billable weight”, which you can determine by calculating the dimensional weight

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