Shopify recently asked me to review the possibility to ship directly with Shopify
I must say, I'm disappointed with Shopify Canada Post shipping rates. I'm under the regular plan, but even under the advanced plan, I can get better Canada Post rates elsewhere.
My biggest beef, if the oversize charge. We regularly ship parcels that are 4"x 4" x 50", and Shopify charges an additional $12 which is the retail rate on over size charge. This charge is a throwback to the days of manual sorting and handling, and is just a money grab. These days boxes this size flow smoothly thru the system and does no involve any extra handling. Yes bulky items like TV's are a problem, but the girth oversize at 30" covers this off for these exceptions.
When dealing with Canada Post oversize charge is a negotiable rate with Canada Post. When dealing with other carriers (which I'm not allowed to mention by name) I had these oversize fees reduced by 90%. Imagine what a company like Shopify can do with its shipping volume.
I can't figure out if Shopify is skimming a large profit off of shipping, or if they are just bad at negotiating with Canada Post.
I would love to integrate my shipping with Shopify, but they either need to up there game, when it comes to negotiating shipping contracts (while at least with Canada Post)