Tips for Shipping during Black Friday Canada (& Cyber Monday) 2024

Black Friday starts much earlier in recent years so it is important for your business to be ready so not to risk losing any potential customers to your competitors. Here are FlagShip’s small business shipping tips to prepare you for the Black Friday season.

Tips for Shipping during Black Friday Canada (& Cyber Monday) 2024

Posted by Tania

First celebrated in the United States and now adopted in Canada, Black Friday shopping sales are a pre-holiday tradition. The official date of Black Friday 2024 is Friday, November 29. However, bargain hunters can expect to find deals and discounts throughout the whole month of November. Moreover, eCommerce businesses should also mark their calendars for Cyber Monday 2024, which falls on Monday, December 2.

Therefore, it is important for your business to be ready for the Black Friday season to not risk losing any potential customers to your competitors.

Tips for shipping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

  • Open a FlagShip Account: If you do not already have a FlagShip account, signing up for a FREE FlagShip account is a smart choice if you’re in need of a reliable and cost-effective shipping solution in Canada. With FlagShip account, you gain access to a convenient online platform that allows you to access exclusive rates from leading couriers like Purolator, UPS, FedEx, DHL, Canpar, and GLS. By doing so, you can save up to 70% on your shipping costs without the need for contracts or minimum volume commitments. Additionally, our FlagShip’s online shipping system  offers features such as quote creation, label printing, shipment tracking, and a more.  Sign up for a free FlagShip account today and start enjoying these benefits while optimizing your shipping expenses.
  • Provide delivery estimated times: Shoppers want to be able to know when their shipment will arrive, so it is important to be able to display estimated shipping times. With FlagShip, every shipment request includes an estimated delivery date, so you and your customers have accurate shipment and tracking information.
  • Give shipping options:  While some shoppers need their orders to arrive as quickly as possible, others would rather pay less for shipping and receive their orders later. To accommodate different shoppers, it is essential to offer different shipping costs and services. Click here to learn more about Ground vs. Express and Expedited shipping services. Shipping is a great way to entice shoppers. For example. You can offer free shipping or low-cost express delivery. FlagShip provides customers with extremely competitive shipping rates so you can build the shipping strategy that is right for your business!
  • Have a return policy and return shipping setup: Customers may need to make returns, so it is best to have a clear returns policy listed on your website. If your customer goes through a poor returns experience, it is unlikely they will shop with you again. With FlagShip, setting up a return is quick and easy. Simply enter your customer’s pickup location, your receiving location, generate the waybill and e-mail it to your customer to attach on the returning box. You can even schedule a driver to pick up the shipment or your customer can just drop off the box at the nearest depot.
  • Integrate shipping into your eStore: FlagShip offers seamless eCommerce integrations, making shipping a breeze for your online business. Regardless of your eCommerce platform, connecting it to your FREE FlagShip account is simple and efficient. Whether you use Shopify, WooCommerce, Wix, Etsy, Squarespace, Magento, OpenCart, PrestaShop, or have a custom eCommerce website, FlagShip provides a tailored solution. These integrations grant you instant access to discounted shipping rates from reputable carriers like Purolator, UPS, FedEx, Canpar, GLS, and DHL. With features like real-time quotes (available for Shopify with the appropriate package), optimal package finder, easy shipment confirmation, order conversion into FlagShip’s system, label printing, pickup scheduling, and even an API for custom solutions, FlagShip ensures a smooth and cost-effective shipping process tailored to your eCommerce needs so you can enjoy-
    • Enhanced Customer Experience: With automatic processing and organization of your shipments, you can provide your customers with a smoother and more efficient buying experience. Orders are processed promptly, reducing the chances of delays and ensuring that customers receive their products on time.
    • Real-Time Shipping Quotes: FlagShip’s real-time shipping quotes are not only accurate but also play a pivotal role in driving immediate customer purchases. When customers see transparent and competitive shipping rates at checkout, it instills confidence and encourages them to complete their orders without hesitation.
    • Time and Resource Savings: Efficiently processed shipments translate to valuable time and resource savings for your business. By automating various aspects of the shipping process, such as label generation and pickup scheduling, you can redirect your focus and resources to other critical areas of your eCommerce operation, such as marketing, customer service, and product development.
    • Reduced Error Rates: Automation in shipping processes reduces the likelihood of human errors. This results in fewer shipping mistakes, which can be costly in terms of both time and money. Accurate and reliable shipping can boost customer satisfaction and loyalty.
    • Scalability: As your eCommerce business grows, FlagShip’s integrations can seamlessly scale with you. You won’t need to worry about reconfiguring your shipping processes; instead, FlagShip adapts to handle increased shipping volumes and complexity.
    • Data Insights: By using FlagShip’s integrated shipping system, you gain access to valuable data and insights into your shipping operations. You can analyze shipping trends, track delivery performance, and make data-driven decisions to further optimize your eCommerce business.
  • Download the FlagShip Mobile app:  FlagShip mobile app provides a convenient and efficient way for FlagShip customers to manage their shipping needs on the go. With access to all essential shipping activities, including getting instant quotes, comparing rates, processing shipments, scheduling pickups, tracking deliveries, access your shipping history and more. All your shipping needs at your finger tips. Click here to download.

Effective preparation is the cornerstone of success for the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2024, so ensure you have a robust shipping strategy in place to navigate the demands this period.


Visit our blog for more helpful tips – At FlagShip, we are committed to equipping small businesses with essential shipping tips to thrive during this season and beyond!

If you have any questions about shipping during Black Friday, don’t hesitate to contact us at or call us at 1-866-320-8383.