Canada Post delivers new online tools for e-tailers

Canada Post continues its push into the digital realm with the launch of some new e-commerce tools.

The Canada Post Web Services tools are aimed at retailers and designedto be integrated into their existing e-commerce platform, online storeor customer applications, according to our source story from Post andParcel.

Among the new features:

Deliver to post officeoption: shoppers have the option to pick uptheir ordered item at one of 6,600 Canada Post outlets across thecountry.

Real-time rate lookup:Merchants can provide online shoppers withshipping rates on items they right before they proceed to onlinecheckout.

Real-time tracking udpates:Online shoppers can track the shipping,processing and delivery status of their purchases after ordering them.

Canada Post Web Services nowallows online shoppers to ship what they bought to a Canada Post outletfor pickup. (Photo: Shutterstock

Canada Post has been steadily increasing its digital offerings,including the development of a digital mailbox system to securelyauthenticate and link every Canadian’s identity using their streetaddress.

Source | Postand Parcel

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Christine Wong
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Christine Wong has been an on-air reporter for a national daily show on Rogers TV and at High Tech TV, a weekly news magazine on CTV's Ottawa affiliate. She was also an associate producer at Report On Business Television (now called BNN) and CBC's The Hour With George Stroumboulopoulos. As an associate producer at Slice TV, she helped launch two national daily talk shows, The Mom Show and Three Takes. Recently, she was a Staff Writer at ITBusiness.ca and is now a freelance contributor.

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