PayPal Canada and Canada Post this week announced an integrated payment and shipping solution for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
The integration aims to make ecommerce more accessible, especially the 83% of Canadian small and mid-sizes businesses that currently do not sell online, according to PayPal’s Canadian SMB Landscape Study 2015.
With this new integrated payment and shipping solution, online sellers can track their orders, print shipping labels, and pay for shipping using their PayPal account.
“Shipping and order fulfillment is one of the most challenging aspects of ecommerce in Canada,” noted Paul Parisi, President of PayPal Canada. “Our small business customers have shared that it’s one of their top concerns and often keeps them awake at night. With today’s new solution with Canada Post, we are solving a major pain point for our customers and helping them grow.”
For small businesses, the days of tracking orders in their PayPal account and subsequently visiting a physical Canada Post location to fulfill customer orders are over; uusers can schedule a parcel pickup from Canada Post, saving time to drop off parcels to customers.
“Canada Post and PayPal are committed to growing e-commerce in the country and this is the start of a strategic partnership between the two companies to deliver innovative and convenient solutions for Canadian online sellers and retailers,” said Lise Côté, General Manager, Consumer and Small Business Marketing at Canada Post.