Updated on: October 24th, 2019.
Black Friday and the holiday season are both just around the corner, and that pretty much guarantees cold weather … and online shopping!
The billions of dollars that will be spent online will generate billions of packages that need to be delivered on time. We’ve put together a list of Canada’s most reliable couriers that can get you your packages FAST.
Canada Post is the country’s largest domestic shipper. Despite a tumultuous season of strikes in 2018, the company has re-established itself as a reliable nationwide courier with great rates and efficient service.
Canada Post delivers more than 1 million packages per day throughout the holiday season. So while the tracking information they provide may not be as comprehensive as other couriers, it doesn’t seem to affect their popularity.
DHL has a huge international network and is considered one of the largest logistics companies in the world, offering efficiency and low rates – especially when shipping to countries in Asia, Europe or Africa. Since DHL is based in Germany, they can also ship to US embargoed countries like Iran and Cuba.
DHL doesn’t have a heavy presence in North America mainly due to stiff competition from companies like FedEx and UPS. However, DHL Express is still a great option when shipping packages internationally from Canada.
FedEX offers various services for both domestic and international delivery. They’re a great choice for businesses that need to ship packages internationally. Not only is their tracking information and delivery time very reliable, they also provide help with finding the right customs documents.
FedEx became widely popular because of the company’s overnight shipping service and tracking features. Their international shipping services are among the most reliable in the industry, and their product tracking technology is state of the art.
Purolator is another Canadian courier company with a very large network that they leverage to provide competitive pricing and very efficient service. When it comes to international shipping to Canada, they offer guaranteed delivered-by times like:
– Express 9AM: Guaranteed delivery in Canada by 9am the next business day.
– Express 10:30AM: Guaranteed delivery in Canada by 10:30am the next business day.
On some international deliveries, Purolator collaborates with UPS – Purolator handles the delivery to the border, and UPS takes it from there to the final destination. Using a third party to complete a delivery may seem like a disadvantage, but this process is actually very seamless thanks to the reliability of these two couriers.
United Parcel Service (UPS) is the world’s largest courier company. With 15 million packages delivered to over 200 countries every day, they could arguably be the most reliable as well. UPS offer several services in Canada, which allows them to deliver both domestically and internationally.
One of their popular domestic services is ‘UPS Express Early’, which typically delivers by 9:00am in 1 business day.
A popular international shipping service is ‘UPS Worldwide Express Plus’, which typically delivers by 9:00am in 2-3 business days.
Your packages are sorted, and now it’s time to send those payments to your suppliers.
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