February 18, 2014

Canada Post, Etsy team up to offer new online shipping solution

OTTAWA--Canada Post and Etsy have teamed up to offer Canada Post shipping services to sellers running their independent, creative businesses on the Etsy platform. The collaboration will enable Canadian Etsy sellers to streamline the order fulfillment process by allowing them to create and print shipping labels directly from the website without having to leave the Etsy platform.

"The Etsy community has been flourishing in the Canadian e-commerce space for some time already. We are pleased to now enable them with the best and most convenient shipping solutions in the country to help them grow their business," says René Desmarais, Senior Vice-President, Parcels, at Canada Post.

"At Etsy, we are focused on continually improving the shop management experience for sellers on our platform. We know that shipping is a critical part of that experience, and we also know how precious time is to all Etsy sellers. After developing this new feature alongside Canada Post with a prototype group of over 3,000 sellers, we are now thrilled to offer an efficient and easy-to-use shipping solution to all Canadian sellers," says Eric Fixler, Director of Shipping Programs, at Etsy.

With the largest delivery network in the country and competitive shipping rates, Canada Post currently handles 95% of the shipments by Canadian Etsy sellers. The tools and processes developed through this collaboration will also help Etsy enhance order fulfillment in other markets, making shipping easier to handle throughout its operations. In the past year, Etsy's global community of one million sellers sold more than $1.35 billion worth of creative goods, making it a major driver of e-commerce.

Canada Post is the country's leading provider of electronic commerce and customer communication solutions. It reaches more than 15.3 million addresses, operates the country's largest retail network with pickup and return options for online shoppers. Together, Canada Post, Purolator Inc. and SCI Logistics offer market-leading end-to-end solutions for e-commerce shippers by leveraging the assets and expertise of the Canada Post Group of Companies.

Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods. Its mission is to re-imagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world. Etsy was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY.




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