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Canada Mailing, Expand Your Business Internationally

Canada’s e-Commerce market is growing, and with affordable International Delivery to Canada now is the time to expand your US business internationally. Best of all, mail service to Canada is easy and affordable.

Canada is our 2nd largest trading partner after China, but Canada purchases almost twice the amount (320 billion) of American goods that China does. Also, the US is Canada’s largest trading partner importing over 300 billion dollars a year. Our two countries rely heavily on each other making Canada the best place to expand your US business internationally.

10 Facts to Inspire You to Market to Canada with Direct Mail

  1.  U.S founding father Benjamin Franklin opened the first Canadian post office. Really!
  2. In the sales process print makes the biggest impact, this is especially true in Canada. About 90% of Canadians interact with mail that has their name on it.
  3. Using direct mail service engages users for 40% more time than any other media. Information embeds more deeply in the brain, is more easily recalled, and is recalled in more detail when it’s communicated through print rather than digital channels.
  4.  64% of Canadians prefer to receive business correspondence by mail compared to 32% by email and 4% by other means.
  5. 87% of Canada’s cross-border online shoppers purchased from American merchants in the last year. In 2018 Canadians spent $40 billion in online purchases.
  6. 16-18% of Canadians move each year and the Canada Postal service tracks this to keep databases up to date.
  7. Entering mail directly into Canada Post’s BMC in Ontario provides faster delivery at less expensive Canada Postal service rates.
  8. Postal Code Targeting provides Canadian mailers the ability to target a specific geographic or demographic element at the Postal Code level.
  9. There are over 14 million targeted addresses available from Canada Post.
  10. Atlas can save you up to 50% on International Delivery to Canada *

Why Mail with Atlas’ Canada Postal Service?

Because Atlas International Mail provides direct entry into Canada Post, we can offer faster delivery at less expensive Canadian postage rates. You also get easy same day pickup, and we complete your customs documentation. Atlas offers many different services, and for this reason can create an exclusive solution for you. Also, our already discounted international mail service continue to improve due to changing global market conditions. Finally, Atlas never make you sign contracts, charges hidden fees, or adds fuel surcharges.

Expand your US business internationally with International Delivery to Canada.

Contact us for a free mail service consultation and pricing quote info@atlas-mail.com or 800-852-0889.

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International Delivery to Canada

Canada Mailing, Expand Your Business Internationally

Canada’s e-Commerce market is growing, and with affordable International Delivery to Canada now is the time to expand your US business internationally. Best of all, mail service to Canada is easy and affordable.

Canada is our 2nd largest trading partner after China, but Canada purchases almost twice the amount (320 billion) of American goods that China does. Also, the US is Canada’s largest trading partner importing over 300 billion dollars a year. Our two countries rely heavily on each other making Canada the best place to expand your US business internationally.

10 Facts to Inspire You to Market to Canada with Direct Mail

  1.  U.S founding father Benjamin Franklin opened the first Canadian post office. Really!
  2. In the sales process print makes the biggest impact, this is especially true in Canada. About 90% of Canadians interact with mail that has their name on it.
  3. Using direct mail service engages users for 40% more time than any other media. Information embeds more deeply in the brain, is more easily recalled, and is recalled in more detail when it’s communicated through print rather than digital channels.
  4.  64% of Canadians prefer to receive business correspondence by mail compared to 32% by email and 4% by other means.
  5. 87% of Canada’s cross-border online shoppers purchased from American merchants in the last year. In 2018 Canadians spent $40 billion in online purchases.
  6. 16-18% of Canadians move each year and the Canada Postal service tracks this to keep databases up to date.
  7. Entering mail directly into Canada Post’s BMC in Ontario provides faster delivery at less expensive Canada Postal service rates.
  8. Postal Code Targeting provides Canadian mailers the ability to target a specific geographic or demographic element at the Postal Code level.
  9. There are over 14 million targeted addresses available from Canada Post.
  10. Atlas can save you up to 50% on International Delivery to Canada *

Why Mail with Atlas’ Canada Postal Service?

Because Atlas International Mail provides direct entry into Canada Post, we can offer faster delivery at less expensive Canadian postage rates. You also get easy same day pickup, and we complete your customs documentation. Atlas offers many different services, and for this reason can create an exclusive solution for you. Also, our already discounted international mail service continue to improve due to changing global market conditions. Finally, Atlas never make you sign contracts, charges hidden fees, or adds fuel surcharges.

Expand your US business internationally with International Delivery to Canada.

Contact us for a free mail service consultation and pricing quote info@atlas-mail.com or 800-852-0889.

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Rotating Strikes Causing Canada Post Delays

Rotating Strikes Causing Canada Post Delays

Rotating strikes causing Canada Post delays may continue into 2019. Canada Post has advised customers to expect delivery delays for the foreseeable future. Because of the ongoing rotating strikes delivery standards will suffer. There are already massive backlogs of mail and parcels, and much more is expected with millions more parcels from Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Canada Post expects the worst delays will be in southern & southwestern Ontario. Likewise delays are expected to continue for the next several weeks, including the holiday season and possibly into next year.

Rotating Strikes continue for 5th Week

The rotating strikes have been going for more than a month and have impacted nearly every Canadian address. The CUPW (Canada Union of Postal Workers) and Canada Post have been at odds over pay and working conditions for a very long time. The CUPW rejected an offer of a $1,000.00 bonus per employee to stop the rotating strikes until February. The union rejected mediation and has encouraged employees not to work overtime. The Retail Council of Canada has requested the Canadian government to end the rotating strikes. The busiest time of year for the postal service is just days away, and the two sides seem no closer to an agreement than they were in October.

The CUPW Wants Wage & Benefit Improvements

The CUPW is requesting a 2.9% annual wage increase, improvements to short-term disability and injury pay, wage advancements for temporary /  seasonal employees, and double-time pay for working a sixth or seventh day in a row. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a last-minute plea to the CUPW and Canada Post to reach an agreement, just hours before Canada Post’s latest offer expired.

Atlas International Mail is Following Updates Closely

If you are sending mail to Canada, we strongly recommenced you do it sooner than later. The rotating strikes have created backlogs, and delays may get worse. If you have questions or concerns, contact us at 800-852-0889 or info@atlas-mail.com
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Rotating Strikes Causing Canada Post Delays

Rotating Strikes Causing Canada Post Delays

Rotating strikes causing Canada Post delays may continue into 2019. Canada Post has advised customers to expect delivery delays for the foreseeable future. Because of the ongoing rotating strikes delivery standards will suffer. There are already massive backlogs of mail and parcels, and much more is expected with millions more parcels from Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Canada Post expects the worst delays will be in southern & southwestern Ontario. Likewise delays are expected to continue for the next several weeks, including the holiday season and possibly into next year.

Rotating Strikes continue for 5th Week

The rotating strikes have been going for more than a month and have impacted nearly every Canadian address. The CUPW (Canada Union of Postal Workers) and Canada Post have been at odds over pay and working conditions for a very long time. The CUPW rejected an offer of a $1,000.00 bonus per employee to stop the rotating strikes until February. The union rejected mediation and has encouraged employees not to work overtime. The Retail Council of Canada has requested the Canadian government to end the rotating strikes. The busiest time of year for the postal service is just days away, and the two sides seem no closer to an agreement than they were in October.

The CUPW Wants Wage & Benefit Improvements

The CUPW is requesting a 2.9% annual wage increase, improvements to short-term disability and injury pay, wage advancements for temporary /  seasonal employees, and double-time pay for working a sixth or seventh day in a row. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a last-minute plea to the CUPW and Canada Post to reach an agreement, just hours before Canada Post’s latest offer expired.

Atlas International Mail is Following Updates Closely

If you are sending mail to Canada, we strongly recommenced you do it sooner than later. The rotating strikes have created backlogs, and delays may get worse. If you have questions or concerns, contact us at 800-852-0889 or info@atlas-mail.com
Royal Mail Strike & Canada Post Changes

Royal Mail Strike

Royal Mail workers voted in favor of a national strike October 3rd. It is the first proposed industrial action since its privatization in 2013. The proposed strike could affect the fast approaching holiday delivery season.  Legal action halted the first planned 48-hour strike from the Royal Mail. Since then, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and the Royal Mail have agreed on the appointment of a mediator to hopefully settle the dispute

Workers are distressed by a decision to change the current pension plan and adjust long established work practices. The Royal Mail plans to shut down the salary pension plan that services 90,000 of their 160,000 employees. The contested pension program has not been offered to new employees since 2008.

Mail to England Mailing Improvements Needed

The company claims it’s unaffordable although the pension fund is currently in surplus. The Royal Mail wants to change to a defined contribution plan. The proposed pension fund, which would be contributed to by both The Royal Mail and the union members, cannot guarantee future income levels. The proposal lead to 89% of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) voting in favor of striking, claiming that it’s members could lose up to a third of their future pensions. The Royal Mail claims that it has offered to continue working towards a new pay deal, including a raise of as much as 5% over the next two years.

Royal Mail won an injunction that impeded the union’s plan to call for a 48-hour strike. The imposed mediation will run for at least seven weeks. Regardless of the outcome, the CWU would still have to give a minimum of two weeks’ notice before striking. This would likely prevent the proposed strike from disrupting service during the company’s busiest season.

Mail Services to the UK and beyond

Canada Post Price and Service Changes

Canada Post will introduce service changes and price adjustments to their Direct Marketing and Transaction Mail services. The changes take affect January 15, 2018. This comes after some very popular changes made in August that introduced some creative new features to some of their most popular services. Postal Code Targeting, Personalized Mail, Publications Mail and Incentive Lettermail now offer service for square cards, feature decorative and creative fonts, and allow colored backgrounds in the postage zone.

Canada Post 2018

The 2018 changes continue to improve excellent mail services to Canada. Most notably, price increases are minimal with average increases of just a penny and many services not increasing in price. All services will benefit from a reduction in minimum service requirements. Neighbourhood Mail™ and Personalized Mail™  improve making them a desirable service for US mailers. The maximum items per bundle requirement for Neighbourhood Mail™ are removed, and the maximum allowances for dimensions, weight, and thickness are increasing. In addition to the improved dimension allowances, the service is also introducing delivery cycle changes. The changes reduce delivery time by as many as two days for most standard and oversized Neighbourhood Mail™ pieces. Canada Post is also making improvements to their electronic shipping tools for more accurate invoicing and a smoother customer experience.

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Royal Mail Strike & Canada Post Changes

Royal Mail Strike

Royal Mail workers voted in favor of a national strike October 3rd. It is the first proposed industrial action since its privatization in 2013. The proposed strike could affect the fast approaching holiday delivery season.  Legal action halted the first planned 48-hour strike from the Royal Mail. Since then, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and the Royal Mail have agreed on the appointment of a mediator to hopefully settle the dispute

Workers are distressed by a decision to change the current pension plan and adjust long established work practices. The Royal Mail plans to shut down the salary pension plan that services 90,000 of their 160,000 employees. The contested pension program has not been offered to new employees since 2008.

Mail to England Mailing Improvements Needed

The company claims it’s unaffordable although the pension fund is currently in surplus. The Royal Mail wants to change to a defined contribution plan. The proposed pension fund, which would be contributed to by both The Royal Mail and the union members, cannot guarantee future income levels. The proposal lead to 89% of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) voting in favor of striking, claiming that it’s members could lose up to a third of their future pensions. The Royal Mail claims that it has offered to continue working towards a new pay deal, including a raise of as much as 5% over the next two years.

Royal Mail won an injunction that impeded the union’s plan to call for a 48-hour strike. The imposed mediation will run for at least seven weeks. Regardless of the outcome, the CWU would still have to give a minimum of two weeks’ notice before striking. This would likely prevent the proposed strike from disrupting service during the company’s busiest season.

Mail Services to the UK and beyond

Canada Post Price and Service Changes

Canada Post will introduce service changes and price adjustments to their Direct Marketing and Transaction Mail services. The changes take affect January 15, 2018. This comes after some very popular changes made in August that introduced some creative new features to some of their most popular services. Postal Code Targeting, Personalized Mail, Publications Mail and Incentive Lettermail now offer service for square cards, feature decorative and creative fonts, and allow colored backgrounds in the postage zone.

Canada Post 2018

The 2018 changes continue to improve excellent mail services to Canada. Most notably, price increases are minimal with average increases of just a penny and many services not increasing in price. All services will benefit from a reduction in minimum service requirements. Neighbourhood Mail™ and Personalized Mail™  improve making them a desirable service for US mailers. The maximum items per bundle requirement for Neighbourhood Mail™ are removed, and the maximum allowances for dimensions, weight, and thickness are increasing. In addition to the improved dimension allowances, the service is also introducing delivery cycle changes. The changes reduce delivery time by as many as two days for most standard and oversized Neighbourhood Mail™ pieces. Canada Post is also making improvements to their electronic shipping tools for more accurate invoicing and a smoother customer experience.

Learn more about mailing to CanadaAtlas International Mail to CanadaAtlas International Mail LinkedInAtlas International Facebook@AtlasSteve

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Also, you can follow the links above, and learn more about Atlas’s services. Atlas International Mail has been in business since 1990 and have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

USPS Confirms IPA and ISAL Rate Hike

IPA and ISAL Rates are Going Up

USPS International rates are increasing again, effective August 20, 2017. The impact is most significant on IPA and ISAL, the USPS’ wholesale international mail services. The cost of sending letters via of IPA and ISAL and flats via ISAL are increasing substantially.

Universal Postal Unions impact on IPA and ISAL

On January 1st 2018, the USPS is restricting the use of IPA and ISAL letter and flat rate categories to documents only. This may impact publishers of magazines, journals and newspapers whose publications may be considered goods. This may be a direct result of the UPU’s (Universal Postal Union) Integrated Product Plan that was passed last year. UPU member countries voted to distinguish mail items by content as either documents or goods, in order to create a world-wide standard. Obviously, there are some grey areas that still need to be worked out.  So we will keep you posted on any developments.

What can we do about IPA and ISAL Rate Hikes?

Let’s bypass the USPS Altogether. Atlas International Mail already has solutions in place.  Our network of international mailing hubs enables us to directly enter your mailing in to the postal systems of foreign countries. We take advantage of unique postage savings opportunities offered by each postal administration and strategically dispatch your international mailing quickly at a significantly lower cost than IPA and ISAL. Delivery is comparable to ISAL and IPA, averaging 5-14 business days, worldwide, and the cost is substantially less expensive than USPS IPA and ISAL rates. As a result, you avoid the rate hike and get a reliable and affordable replacement service.

The Atlas Solution: Priority Standard International Service

Atlas International Mail’s Priority Standard International (PSI) service provides worldwide delivery through a variety of International direct mail entry hubs. Atlas deposits our clients’ mailings directly into many international postal systems including: Australia Post, BPost (Belgium), Deutsche Post (Germany), An Post (Ireland), La Poste (France), Royal Mail (UK), Sweden Post, Swiss Post, Canada Post, Malaysia Post, Singapore Post, Mexico Post, Brazil Post, Czech Post and Magyar Post (Hungary).    The service also gives your mailing campaign the benefit of having a local or regional touch, and we are regularly adding new direct entry points.

Contact Atlas International Mail today, and get a competitive price quote.

800-852-0889

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INTERNATIONAL MAIL UP TO 50% OFF

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International Priority Airmail (IPA)

Also, you can follow the links above, and learn more about different rate changes and Atlas’s services.

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USPS Confirms IPA and ISAL Rate Hike

IPA and ISAL Rates are Going Up

USPS International rates are increasing again, effective August 20, 2017. The impact is most significant on IPA and ISAL, the USPS’ wholesale international mail services. The cost of sending letters via of IPA and ISAL and flats via ISAL are increasing substantially.

Universal Postal Unions impact on IPA and ISAL

On January 1st 2018, the USPS is restricting the use of IPA and ISAL letter and flat rate categories to documents only. This may impact publishers of magazines, journals and newspapers whose publications may be considered goods. This may be a direct result of the UPU’s (Universal Postal Union) Integrated Product Plan that was passed last year. UPU member countries voted to distinguish mail items by content as either documents or goods, in order to create a world-wide standard. Obviously, there are some grey areas that still need to be worked out.  So we will keep you posted on any developments.

What can we do about IPA and ISAL Rate Hikes?

Let’s bypass the USPS Altogether. Atlas International Mail already has solutions in place.  Our network of international mailing hubs enables us to directly enter your mailing in to the postal systems of foreign countries. We take advantage of unique postage savings opportunities offered by each postal administration and strategically dispatch your international mailing quickly at a significantly lower cost than IPA and ISAL. Delivery is comparable to ISAL and IPA, averaging 5-14 business days, worldwide, and the cost is substantially less expensive than USPS IPA and ISAL rates. As a result, you avoid the rate hike and get a reliable and affordable replacement service.

The Atlas Solution: Priority Standard International Service

Atlas International Mail’s Priority Standard International (PSI) service provides worldwide delivery through a variety of International direct mail entry hubs. Atlas deposits our clients’ mailings directly into many international postal systems including: Australia Post, BPost (Belgium), Deutsche Post (Germany), An Post (Ireland), La Poste (France), Royal Mail (UK), Sweden Post, Swiss Post, Canada Post, Malaysia Post, Singapore Post, Mexico Post, Brazil Post, Czech Post and Magyar Post (Hungary).    The service also gives your mailing campaign the benefit of having a local or regional touch, and we are regularly adding new direct entry points.

Contact Atlas International Mail today, and get a competitive price quote.

800-852-0889

Contact UsAtlas International MailAtlas International Mail to Canada

Home

INTERNATIONAL MAIL UP TO 50% OFF

Priority Standard International

International Priority Airmail (IPA)

Also, you can follow the links above, and learn more about different rate changes and Atlas’s services.