Canada Post API Integration and Tracking


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Canada Post Services

Shipping services  

  • Delivers to every address in Canada

  • Volume based discounts

  • Special Shipping tool for ecommerce businesses

Special services

  • Returns Management

  • Software for Printing Shipping Label

  • Mail Marketing services

  • Special ecommerce store for postal supplies

Technology services

  • Tracking services for domestic and international shipments

  • Integration with third-party shipping software

  • Shipping services and cost comparison

About Canada Post

Canada Post is one of the most reliable and widespread courier companies. The postal service was founded in 1867 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, to serve as the official postal service for Canadian citizens. Originally named the Royal Mail Canada, the organization was later rebranded as Canada Post in 1960 but was still a part of the Canadian government. 

The Federal government passed the Canada Post Corporation Act in 1981 to convert the Canada Post into the present-day Crown Corporation that handles the postal service in the country. The CPC act also grants all the citizens of the country a federal right to expect mail delivery regardless of the location. Considering Canada's varied and challenging topography, this is a fundamental federal right, especially for the citizens living in remote regions. 

The Canada Post Corporation is responsible for the postal service in the nation. The corporation is independent of the government, allowing it more freedom to take measures to achieve operational and financial efficiency. The company has a network of 6,200 post offices across the great white north and a fleet of 13,000 vehicles used to deliver mail and letters to over 16 million addresses in the country. 

The postal service provides doorstep delivery to its customers and receivers, ensuring that every citizen can exercise their right to collect delivery. The company operates its post offices with a combination of self-operated locations and private partners, allowing for a better reach. If you want to browse through the services provided by the company, you can find them on their website or look through the Postal guide. 

The Postal guide divides the services provided by Canada Post into three main categories: Transactional mail, Parcel Services, and Direct Marketing. The company usually provides mail services for paper documents in the transactional mail category. You can send letters or other paper documents within and outside the country through Canada Post. 

The company will charge you according to your documents' weight category. The Canada Post also provides parcel services for upto 30 kg. The shipping cost will depend upon the weight, size and service chosen. 

The company's Direct Marketing Services were started for companies that intended to send promotional material through postal services. Customers can choose Regular, Expedited, XpressPost, and Priority mail services depending on the required delivery time frame. The company also provides Air and Surface international shipments.

Apart from these services, the Canada Post corporation also sells stamps and has an ecommerce store for postal supplies and services. One of the unique features of the CPC was that it ran a comparison store where you could compare the prices from the network of stores in the program and place your order. 

Your order will be delivered through the Canada Post services. The logistics industry has been growing rapidly due to the boom of the ecommerce sector in recent years. To provide an economical solution for ecommerce companies to ship in Canada, the postal service has made accessible changes to accommodate the needs of the ecommerce companies. 

It has integrated with shipping software like ClickPost to provide seamless integration to ecommerce companies. The company also provides services like Tracking numbers and Barcodes, which makes it easier for ecommerce companies to track their order. 

FAQs about Canada Post


1) How can I find the status of my shipment with Canada Post?

You will need your tracking number to track your package within the system. To track your parcels with Canada Post, you can visit the tracking page available on the Canada Post website. You can also open a service request from this portal in case of a delayed shipment. 


2) How do I use the services of Canada Post?

You can ship your parcels via Canada Post using the 6,200 post office locations available in Canada. If you want to schedule or request pickups, you can do so with Canada Post. 

List of Canada Post APIs

API Description
Manifestation and shipping label generation API:

Create order on Courier Partner, fetch waybill and shipping label and place pickup request

Track Shipment API: Track your canada post shipment using AWB and Courier Partner
Cancellation API Cancel shipment manifested on Courier Partner for faster returns
EDD API: Show estimated delivery date for shipments on the order checkout page
NDR Action update: Updates the after NDR action directly on courier company’s database
Return Web-hooks: Track your return shipment using AWB and Courier Partner using web-hooks




How does it work?

Once integrated with ClickPost, you will never have to manually integrate with any other carrier EVER AGAIN


Step 1 - Select The Courier


Step 2 - Enter API Key


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