How to Get the Best Courier Rates in Canada
Any business that requires shipping services knows that it can sometimes be a hassle; from spending time searching the best courier rates to selecting a reliable service. There are handfuls of national couriers plus hundreds of smaller and regional couriers as well. How can you find the best courier rates with a company you can trust?
The first step is to identify your specific shipping needs
Here are some of the differences in shipping services:
Same-day delivery: This service is usually offered for your specific region only through local couriers (1-4 hours transit time). Some major courier companies also offer “Urgent” same-day deliveries anywhere in Canada and even in the world; this is very expensive but when needed, it’s there.
Next-day or regular delivery: This is the standard service offered by major couriers; transit time depending on distance. Most of the time, “Air service” is available for remote destinations but at a higher price. Cost is higher than “Ground service” but can be an alternative as a next-day or 2nd day delivery.
Additional convenience features: Where many courier companies differ is on their services offered. Real-time tracking is not available from all couriers. In today’s modern way of doing business, you should always look for a courier that offers “Real-time tracking & automatic Email Notification”. FlagShip’s online shipping system provides these services (and more!) free of charge. Learn more on shipping features that can save you time and money.
Working with FlagShip to get the best courier rates is easy!
If you are a small to medium-sized business looking to find the best courier rate with a reliable company, you need to work with an authorized reseller for only the top courier brands. At FlagShip, we specialize in courier services across Canada and internationally, by using the largest and best-known brand-name couriers. Our longstanding relationships with Purolator, UPS, FedEx, DHL, Canpar, and Dicom, allow us a volume discount on shipping – passing those savings on to you. We don’t pick up or deliver packages, your courier of choice does. We simply provide shipping discounts and offer a more convenient way for you to manage your shipping with your courier of choice.
At the heart of our service is a unique and easy to use online shipping system that is linked to the major couriers. One of the best features is the ability to instantly compare discounted courier rates and services all on one screen. Then choose the shipping rate and service that is right for you, process your shipment in minutes, PLUS, save an average of 40% on your shipment. Sign up for free account.