OTTAWA, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada Post today announced an agreement
with Magento, a leading global e-commerce retail platform provider, to
integrate services and create a superior, more convenient online
shopping experience from shipping and delivery to returns. Magento
merchants will now have access to Canada Post's unparalleled retail
network and customer-centric shipping and delivery features.
The agreement between Magento, a division of X.commerce, an eBay Inc.
company, and Canada Post sets the stage for greater convenience and
choice for Canadian online shoppers. By integrating into Magento's
e-commerce platform, Canada Post will help provide a satisfying
shopping experience through a range of shipping, delivery, tracking and
returns options well after the online transaction is made.
"Canada Post is taking another step to push e-commerce forward in
Canada," says René Desmarais, Senior Vice-President, Parcels at Canada
Post. "By integrating with leading retail platform providers, we are
enabling retailers to offer the most convenient end-to-end online
shopping experience in a seamless manner."
Key features of the Magento integration include:
The ability to set accurate customer expectations with precise expected
The most convenient delivery options, including delivery to the Canadian
post office of choice;
Tracking orders directly from the merchant's online store;
Self-service return labels from the online store to simplify the return
Automated order fulfillment by printing shipping labels directly within
Magento is one of the fastest-growing global e-commerce solutions and
already serves more than 150,000 merchants worldwide. Integration with
Canada Post enables Magento's retailers to set up additional shipping,
delivery and return options for their Canadian customers within
minutes, at a fraction of the cost.
"E-commerce is booming in Canada," said Ryan Thompson, Director of
Partnerships for X.commerce and Magento. "Our relationship with Canada
Post can better enhance the Canadian consumer's online shopping
experience with Magento functionality and convenient, flexible and
efficient delivery options from Canada Post."
About Canada Post
Canada Post is the country's leading provider of business-to-consumer
delivery. By reaching more than 15.1 million addresses, and operating
the country's largest retail network of nearly 6,500 post offices,
Canada Post is ideally positioned to offer affordable and reliable
service, with convenient pickup and return options. Together, Canada
Post, Purolator Inc. (Canada's largest logistics company) and SCI
Logistics offer market-leading end-to-end solutions for e-commerce
shippers by leveraging the assets and expertise of the Canada Post
Group of Companies.
SOURCE: Canada Post
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