Online shopping has never been as high as it is right now. The world has shifted to completing many tasks online. Due to recent world events, we have been propelled into the future much more quickly than we could have imagined. Online shopping is at an all-time high, affordable prices are a click away, and the ability to tap into a global marketplace is at our fingertips. Consumers have come to expect the shopping experience to become even better and faster, and for many eCommerce businesses, they don’t disappoint.
One major demand from consumers is the need to know where their order is at any time. Traditional tracking will provide customers with a tracking code/number that they would need to search for themselves on the carrier’s website. Now, live tracking is available in real-time, meaning customers can find out where their order is right now.
PluginHive gives eCommerce brands a competitive advantage
Online brands that have added the convenience of live tracking right from their website have been given a competitive advantage within their industry. Many online retailers still utilize standard tracking, offering only one option for shipping. They depend on employees to spend valuable time communicating with concerned customers over the phone for issues that could be resolved automatically with a plugin.
Canada Post makes it easy for Canadian websites using Shopify, WooCommerce, and other familiar eCommerce platforms to integrate their services directly into their website. These APIs, as they’re called, provide multiple features – including live tracking – you would find from the Canada Post website and business account application. The difference is that you access them from the convenience of your website’s dashboard. This makes it incredibly simple for your customers as well as your business. By choosing to partner with a cost-effective plugin/application instead of an expensive web developer, you gain even more features that will streamline your shipping process.
What is Canada Post?
Canada Post is Canada’s official mail service. It delivers mail to every residential and business address in the country on a daily basis. It’s a Crown Corporation that was formerly known prior to its separation from the Government of Canada as Royal Mail Canada. With 6,200 post offices across Canada and partnerships with many international couriers, Canada Post is one of the most trusted parcel delivery companies in the country and in North America. Because it has so many employees and an ability to quickly reach almost any address, the cost of shipping even express is cheaper for Canada Post than many other options.
Canada Post Tracking for Shopify
Canada Post’s API integrations include many useful services such as instant parcel rates, payment of postage right from your website, and as you may have guessed: live tracking. The easiest way to quickly integrate into your API after you have applied for a Canada Post business account is to download the PluginHive’s Canada Post shipping solution available via the Shopify App Store.
Shopify Shipment Tracking & Notify App provides live tracking updates to customers of their orders using most major shipping companies. You won’t need to download a different app for each shipment company you choose to offer. For a lost subscription per month, you will increase the likelihood that customers will return because their satisfaction rate will also increase because they can monitor their orders at all times from the Personal Tracking Dashboard.
If you want to streamline your shipping with an application dedicated to Canada Post’s services, which includes live tracking, you can also download the Shopify Canada Post Shipping solution. This app saves eCommerce businesses time having to complete the data entry of orders themselves. Everything is automated, even the labels that you will print for shipping. You’ll quickly see how much faster customers get their orders when less time is spent waiting for items to ship.
Canada Post Tracking for WooCommerce
If your online business is hosted by WooCommerce, there are also applications offered by PluginHive that are both cost-effective and simple to manage. WooCommerce Shipment Tracking Pro requires only a low one-time payment to start maximizing how simple it makes live tracking your orders.
Customers can see where their orders are right from your website and you can review your tracking history and manage/customize how your customers are updated. And the automation that you can set will save your business time that’s worth being better spent on other important tasks. Start using the app right away – and not from scratch. Import all the data from every shipment company direct application you’re already using so it’s at your fingertips in one place.
And, as mentioned above, for the complete offering of services from Canada Post as well as automated label generation and more, the WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping Plugin Print Label can also be downloaded for a small one-time fee. Customers get Canada Post shipping rates to choose from and will receive email notifications on any updates of their order.
PluginHive’s applications have been officially certified by Canada Post, which means each service has been tested to work efficiently and with complete accuracy. If your eCommerce business is based in Canada, Canada Post is likely one of your main choices for delivery. Your Shopify or WooCommerce website can support Canada Post services for both International and Domestic shipping, making it the most cost-effective option for many. Offering multiple carriers is still optimal for ensuring complete customer satisfaction.
PluginHive allows eCommerce merchants to streamline their shipping process right from cart to customers’ doorstep through real-time shipping prices, tracking options, automation of shipping labels and more. Learn more about integrating PluginHive into your Shopify, WooCommerce, or another eCommerce platform by reaching out to our customer support team.