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Getting Started with Canada Post Shipping Labels on Etsy

Sellers based in Canada who accept either Etsy Payments or PayPal as a payment method can buy Canada Post Shipping Labels on Etsy. 

Where can I ship?

Sellers can print labels to ship to domestic, US, and international addresses.

What are the costs?

There are no additional fees from Etsy to use Canada Post Shipping Labels. We're currently able to offer our Canada-based sellers discounted rates on most shipping services available on Etsy. All Domestic labels include Tracking, Delivery Confirmation, and Coverage against loss or damage for up to $100 CAD.

Learn more about shipping to the US and internationally.

The total cost of your shipping label is the sum of all applicable shipping fees (Base Rate, Fuel Surcharge, Additional Coverage, Taxes, and Options Costs).

Signature Confirmation and the Mailing Tube surcharge are examples of these Options Costs, which must be selected during the label purchase process, even if the option is free of charge.

Delivery Confirmation is free and automatically included with all Domestic and some US and international label purchases. If your package’s dimensions exceed 1 meter, an additional “Oversize” fee of $10 CAD will be applied to the total cost of the label.

All Domestic Canada Post and some US and international shipping services on Etsy have delivery guarantees, which are included at no additional charge. A package’s guaranteed delivery date will depend on its origin and destination addresses.

To get an idea of when your package should arrive at its destination see Canada Post’s Delivery Standards:

How do I pay?

The cost of your shipping label and label-related fees will appear on your Etsy bill as Canada Post Shipping Label and Fees and will include the shipping label number.

A breakdown of these costs is outlined on the label purchase page, in the email notification sent after a label has been purchased, and on your label and order receipts.The sum of any applicable taxes will appear as a separate line item on your bill as Canada Post Shipping Label Taxes.

When you purchase a Canada Post Shipping Label on Etsy you have the option to add additional Canada Post Coverage for most shipping services.

Where it applies, you can purchase additional coverage up to $5,000 CAD for domestic shipping services and $1,000 CAD for eligible US-bound and International shipping services.* This cost will appear separately on your bill as Canada Post Shipping Label Coverage and will include the shipping label number.

Terms and conditions apply.

Learn more about Coverage for your packages

When you purchase a label, the fees will appear in CAD. When reviewing the total cost summary, your label purchases will show in both CAD and USD. All final label charges will be listed on your Etsy bill in USD.

There is no fee associated with calculating this exchange rate.

If you need to print a receipt for your shipping label:

1.) Go to Shop Manager > Orders > View shipping labels and look to the top left of the page.

2.) Find the label that you’d like to print a receipt for.

3.) Click the gear icon to the right of the label number.

4.) Select Print Purchase Receipt.

Printing a receipt for your shipping label can also be done from the order’s receipt page:

1.) Go to Shop Manager > Orders > View shipping labels and click the Options tab at the top.

2.) Find your order, and click the receipt number.

3.) Scroll down to the Shipping Label box.

4.) Click Options on the right.

5.) Select Print Purchase Receipt.

To learn more about the Canada Post shipping services that are offered on Etsy check out this Help article.

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