How to Choose the Best Parcel Shipping Option with FlagShip

Looking for the best parcel shipping option in Canada? Whether you need to ship an envelope, a small package, or a large shipment, FlagShip can help you find the best rates and solutions.

How to Choose the Best Parcel Shipping Option with FlagShip

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If you are looking for the best parcel shipping option in Canada, then you might have heard of FlagShip, a leading online shipping system that works with the top couriers in the country. But what exactly can you ship with FlagShip, and how does it work? In this guide, we will answer all your questions and help you find the best parcel shipping options for your needs.

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What is FlagShip?

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FlagShip is Canada’s leading shipping reseller with over 15 years of experience in the industry. FlagShip makes  shipping easy, stress-free, and affordable for small  and medium size businesses across Canada.

Whether you need domestic or international courier services, we have the best rates and solutions for you. With our online shipping system, you can compare and choose from six major couriers in Canada: UPS, Purolator, FedEx, DHL, Canpar and GLS. You can also create shipments, print labels, schedule pickups, track packages and manage invoices from any device.

Plus, you can save up to 70% off the regular courier rates with our volume discounts.

What kind of packages can you ship with FlagShip?

The simple answer is anything that the couriers will pick up is a package you can ship through FlagShip. Whether it’s an envelope, a small 5-lb package, a large shipment of 10 boxes weighing 30 pounds each, or anything in between, FlagShip’s system will generate all the shipping rates and labels for you. You can use your own packaging or the official packaging from any one of our couriers, such as courier envelopes or courier bags. One of the benefits of being a client of FlagShip is that we will order all your courier supplies for you free of charge.

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When you create a shipment on FlagShip’s online shipping system, you will see a list of all the available services and rates from the six couriers. You can compare them based on price, transit time, delivery guarantee and insurance coverage. You can also filter them by service type, such as ground, express or overnight. Depending on your package size, weight and destination, you might find different options that suit your needs and budget.


Here are some tips to help you choose the best parcel shipping option for your package:

  1. If you are shipping an envelope or a small package that weighs less than 5 lbs, you might want to consider using a courier envelope or bag.
  2. If you are shipping a large or heavy package that weighs more than 150 lbs or exceeds the maximum dimensions allowed by the couriers, you might want to consider using a freight service. This is a service that requires a skid and a truck to transport your package. FlagShip also offers freight services through our  logistics shipping department.  You can request a quote from your FlagShip account  or you can email our team at to get a quote in 60 mins.
  3. If you are shipping internationally, you might want to consider using UPS, FedEx and DHL as they have more coverage and experience in global shipping. You can also use FlagShip’s online shipping system  to generate all the necessary documents for your international shipments such as your BOL  and more.
  4. If you are shipping fragile or valuable items, you might want to consider adding insurance to your shipment. All shipments booked through FlagShip include $100 of insurance coverage per package. You can also purchase additional insurance up to $50,000 per package through FlagShip’s in-house  insurance. 

Do you still have questions on how to choose the best parcel shipping options with FlagShip? Contact us via our toll free number 1-866-320-8383 or We are happy to help you with your parcel shipping needs.