PayPal Canada has launched a new solution that offers small businesses up to 75% in shipping discounts, a one-day shipping service to the U.S., tracking links on every parcel, and an integrated platform where online sellers can import their orders from popular marketplaces to arrange shipment.
Despite the fact that Canada currently has 14 trade agreements with countries around the world, only 12% of small and medium businesses take advantage of these opportunities, says PayPal. Some of the greatest international growth opportunities, opines PayPal, are in the U.S., Canada's largest export market, where businesses can send goods valued up to $800 free of tax, duties and brokerage fees.
"Small businesses need access to better shipping solutions that open them up to global customers," says Paul Parisi, President, PayPal Canada. "With this launch, we're looking to enable more exports and help small businesses become far more competitive in today's global economy."
Sellers conducting business on different platforms now only have to go to one web page to meet all their shipping needs. After importing their sales from Shopify, Etsy, eBay, or WooCommerce into the platform, sellers can easily choose the quickest and most affordable way to send their parcels.
Tracking links are available for every parcel, making it easy for packages to be traced until they reach their destination.
The shipping tool, available to use at no extra charge, is the product of a partnership with netParcel, a Toronto-based technology company that provides access to discounted shipping rates. As a result, more than 250,000 businesses that use PayPal can now take advantage of aggressive shipping discounts, whether they are shipping parcels within Canada, to the U.S., or anywhere overseas.
Shipping through PayPal is available now to all our Canadian customers. For more information, visit http://paypal.ca/shipping.