Why Small Business Owners Will Love Solutionshop’s Mail and Ship Services

During the course of the pandemic, many entrepreneurs and small business owners have had to make major pivots in order to survive. For some, this meant switching to an online model where safe and efficient shipping is a major key to success. Using a dedicated delivery system like Staples’s Shipping Services offers relief and security knowing that your goods are in trustworthy hands.

“Staples has become the largest national retailer of multi-courier shipping services,” says Esther Butler, Director, Business Services at Staples Solutionshop.

The retailer is a total solutions provider when it comes to shipping and mailing items, no matter the size of your business. Offering a variety of carrier choices, flexibility, security and convenience, you can select a service that suits your needs, schedule and budget.

Giulia Pucciano, owner of Harlequin Collection, a clothing boutique in Brampton, ON, knows the difficulties of transitioning a bricks and mortar store to online first-hand. “I had to teach myself how to create a website and how to drive people there using social media,” says Pucciano. “We needed to remind our customers that we were still around even though our physical store was closed.”

Safely shipping her items is also important. Pucciano says that being a consumer, she likes receiving orders in a timely manner, so she tries to match her own expectations. “We aim to ship out the same day or the next. The difficulty is figuring out how to absorb the costs with our tight margins.” Which is where Staples truly offers solutions.

Solutionshop Shipping Services uses FedEx, Purolator, DHL Express and Canada Post, with each offering a variety of delivery options. Both FedEx and DHL Express ship to more than 220 countries and territories; with FedEx offering domestic services as well. Purolator’s suite of custom business solutions offer shipping within Canada, to the U.S. or internationally to over 210 countries; and Canada Post’s XpresspostTM prepaid envelopes offer the convenience and simplicity of flat rate pricing. With Solutionshop, customers can also stock up on postage stamps, bubble mailers, boxes and many other shipping materials at the same time.

“There is a sense of security and peace of mind that comes with sending and receiving packages from a secured retail location,” says Butler. FedEx and DHL Express packages can be delivered and held at a specified store for secure pick at no additional cost. You also won’t have to worry about porch pirates heading off with packages if your customer isn’t home during a delivery.

While business may not be as usual, when it comes to shipping, Staples Solutionshop Shipping is committed to supporting small business owners like Pucciano where reliable delivery can make or break a business.

By Staples Canada

August 11, 2021