Purolator Shipping – All You Need To Know

One of the most recognizable names in the North American shipping industry, Purolator has developed quite a reputation for reliable and inexpensive courier services. Purolator is a Canadian-based shipping company that provides services throughout Canada, The United States, and to international destinations. Purolator has been delivering to Canadians for over 60 years and has the largest green fleet in Canada (they’ve also just added 1,000 advanced technology delivery vehicles).

Why Choose Purolator Over Its Competitors?

91% of Purolator is owned by Canada Post, which means you’re gaining the trust and structure of a government-run postal service at your back. Purolator offers the lowest prices for shipping domestically and internationally, only matched by Canadian Post. Purolator also has a deep community action value set, donating to local charities and causes such as food banks to end hunger.

Purolator’s direct competition is FedEx and Canada Post as well as other go-getter delivery services such as DHL, which typically deals with Amazon and other larger marketplace purchases. All of Canada’s courier services offer competitive prices and rates, so choosing the best one aligned to your business needs is optimal.


Purolator Domestic Shipping Rates

All domestic and international deliveries are guaranteed and time-definite or your money is returned. Rates are determined by dimensions, weight, and distance via the Purolator Zone Guide. You can access the specific rate guide for destinations from your postal code by entering it into the Purolator website. You can also review the latest Service Guide for more information.

Purolator Shipping Services Offered Within Canada

  • Purolator Express® 9 AM (guaranteed delivery to select cities by 9 AM the next business day)
  • Purolator Express® 10:30 AM
  • Purolator Express® 12 PM
  • Purolator Express® (guaranteed delivery to most destinations within Canada by the end of the next business day)
  • Purolator Express® Evening (guaranteed delivery between 5:30 PM and 9:00 PM the next business day. This option is excellent for customers who won’t be home during regular business hours and don’t want it left at their home unattended).
  • Purolator Ground® 9 AM (guaranteed delivery by 9 AM within 2 or more business days depending on location).
  • Purolator Ground® 10:30 AM
  • Purolator Ground®
  • Purolator Ground® Evening
  • Purolator Same Day® (Same day delivery service 7 days a week whether it be within the same city or from Vancouver to St. John’s)
  • Purolator Same Day® In-City (Guaranteed delivery in as little as 90 minutes).
  • Purolator Same Day® Next Flight Out
  • Purolator Same Day® Direct
  • Purolator Same Day® Scheduled

Purolator Freight Services

  • Purolator Expedited™ TL/LTL
  • Purolator Standard™ TL/LTL
  • White Glove Service

Purolator Same Day Services

Same-day shipping is available as well as after-hours services. Find out more at your local Purolator office.


Purolator is authorized to leave packages without expressed instruction at the door or in an inconspicuous spot if the area is determined to be safe and secure.

Purolator International Shipments and Customs Documents to Speed Up Delivery

Purolator has partnered with UPS for its international deliveries. Purolator will get your parcels to the border where UPS, with their own trusted fleet of drivers, will take care of it from there.

Services from Canada to the United States

These services are the same as those mentioned in the domestic section above.

  • Purolator Express® U.S. 9AM
  • Purolator Express® U.S. 10:30AM
  • Purolator Express® U.S. 12PM
  • Purolator Express® U.S.
  • Purolator Ground® U.S. (delivered within two or more business days depending on destination).

Services from Canada to the Rest of the World

  • Purolator Express® International 9 AM (Guaranteed to arrive by 9 AM on the second business day from the one the shipment was made to select international destinations)
  • Purolator Express® International 10:30 AM
  • Purolator Express® International 12 PM
  • Purolator Express® International (Guaranteed by the end of the second business day to more than 210 countries worldwide)

Services to Canada from the United States

  • Purolator Express® U.S. 9 AM
  • Purolator Express® U.S. 10:30 AM
  • Purolator Express® U.S.
  • Purolator Ground® U.S.

Services to Canada from the Rest of the World

  • Purolator Express® International 9 AM
  • Purolator Express® International 10:30 AM
  • Purolator Express® International

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Does Purolator Deliver on Weekends?

Purolator does offer Saturday delivery for an additional charge. This is only for Canadian or US destinations and must be picked up within the specified time on Friday.

Same Day Saturday guarantee is also available for an added charge for Canadian destinations only. There is no service on Sundays.


Purolator Features and Options for eCommerce Stores

Purolator offers Business Accounts for its eCommerce customers. These accounts offer exclusive services and features such as savings on shipping costs, small business support, and more.

Register for a Purolator Billing Centre where you can complete all billing and invoices for your Purolator business needs in one place using a credit card or EFT.

Logistics and fulfillment are provided to businesses that require added support for cross-border and inventory management. Imported goods can be managed via International Freight Forwarding, Cross-Border Courier, and Cross-Border TL/LTL. Fulfillment/Warehousing includes Order Management, Inventory Management, Picking & Packing, Kitting, Assembly, and Value-Added Services.

Real-time support is offered via phone or Live Chat to customers via the website and social media.


Using Purolator to Automate the eCommerce Shipping and Delivery Process

You can integrate Purolator shipping into your website’s eCommerce platform by having a developer or third-party application use the APIs provided by Purolator. These APIs can handle shipping labels, address lookup and validation, as well as other services eCommerce business and their customers depend on.

Purolator E-Ship Services makes it easy to track shipments in real-time, create estimates, handle returns, as well as customs.

Partner with the PluginHive Purolator application or Purolator shipping plugin that allows you to offer multi-carrier options to your customers while streamlining the shipping process with automated label generation and more. Reach out for a conversation with PluginHive to learn more.


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