Compare postage costs to Canada for items sold online
Canada has a very strong economy which therefore means a huge amount of trade is done with the US meaning the number of goods being imported continues to grow. Online retailers from all over the world are now looking to access affordable cross-border shipping, so Parcel Monkey is a great tool to find the best delivery prices for small businesses and individuals who might be shipping items sold on eBay over the Canadian border. Of course, it is not just eCommerce shipments that are being shipped - seasonal gifts, business consignments and more are sent every day via the couriers available on Parcel Monkey.
eCommerce in Canada
Canada is considered to be one of the world's most prosperous countries with the rise of eCommerce and online retail, in general, pushing the volumes of goods being shipped into Canada on a steady upward trend.
E-commerce could account for 10% of all retail sales in Canada within the next few years, as consumers take advantage of growing omnichannel opportunities.
According to eMarketer, retail e-commerce sales amounted to C$34.04bn in 2016.
The fear of Amazon completely controlling the eCommerce market and the strength of the Canadian dollar are two significant factors in the Canadian retail market upping their game in terms of eCommerce. With more and more users showing an interest in finding the best deals online, it is a great time to be shipping parcels to Canada.
Customs advice for shipping to Canada
The Canadian customs department closely inspect packages so a Canadian customer who regularly receives goods from overseas will often notice packages have been opened and inspected by the customs department. To avoid this, ensure that the required custom's declaration form is filled out fully and is as detailed as possible. We will provide the customs documents you need to send parcels to Canada, but be clear in instructing customs of exactly what you are sending.