Etsy is announcing their plan to give Canadian sellers new shipping tools. You can start testing out these tools and give your input into how they should work by joining a brand new Prototype Team for all sellers on Etsy who are based in Canada: Canada Post Shipping Labels! This Prototype will help Etsy test new shipping services for Canadian sellers, and has already been vetted by a small group of sellers in a closed Prototype.
If you join the team, you'll be able to purchase and print
postage for your orders through Canada Post - right from your Etsy shop for domestic orders and methods for shipping to the US. On the
domestic front, there are three shipping services to choose from:
Priority, Xpresspost, and Expedited Parcel (similar to Regular Parcel
but with added benefits!). When shipping to the US, you will also enjoy
the following services: Xpresspost - USA, Expedited Parcel - USA,
Tracked Packet - USA, Small Packet - USA Air, and Light Packet - USA.
Most services are offered at a discount to sellers on Etsy compared to
going to a Canada Post retail counter. Etsy are working hard to introduce more international options
to the mix too, so stay tuned!
Any Canada-based seller can join the prototype here:
Managing your postage needs on Etsy is one more way to help streamline
your workflow, and Etsy are excited to hear your feedback on this new
feature. Plus, if international shipping is on your mind, be sure to
join now to take advantage of our international postage updates in the
future. If you have questions, you can join the Protoype to get them addressed. Etsy is very keen to hear what you think!
Find out more on the FAQ on this Prototype Team
Looking for some advice on tackling shipping in general? Be sure to read our
TEST Etsy Newbie Bootcamp: Class 8 Shipping & Packaging
You can join our Etsy Newbie Bootcamp at any time, just drop us a line at TorontoEtsyST@gmail.com. Etsy itself published a great article called Canadian Shipping Demystified which is a good place to find a primer on shipping services available to Canadian Etsy sellers through Canada Post.