Shipping 101 (and fainting goats)

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When you need to send something through the mail, what is the very first thing that pops into your head?

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by Nadine Hogan

Jul 24, 2014

Key Points

  • Prioritize time and cost for shipping, crucial for individuals and businesses alike.
  • Ottawa-based Secureship simplifies shipping with established carrier relationships, offering a user-friendly platform for efficient cost and time comparison.
  • Secureship eliminates manual price comparisons; input shipping details, compare costs and delivery times, and choose the best fit, saving time and money with ease.
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When you need to send something through the mail, what is the very first thing that pops into your head?


What’s the second?


No matter if you are an individual or a multi-million dollar business, the questions of ‘How much?’ and ‘How long?’ will always be top of mind when it comes to shipping. From one package to one thousand packages, the common denominator for the sender is time and money – nobody can afford to waste either (unless you’re Oprah but I highly doubt she’s reading this blog).

So if you’re not Oprah let’s talk business. Secureship. What is it?

Secureship is a Canadian business with its head office located in Ottawa, Ontario. We have been in operation for seven years, working with people and all types of businesses for their shipping needs – no matter how big or small. Secureship knows shipping. We have extensive experience in this market. We have established relationships with the top shipping companies, such as FedEx, Canada Post, UPS, etc. We have created the tools and resources to make it simple for you to find the cheapest way to ship.

Why double the work? Instead of wasting your time doing price comparisons with the different shipping companies, find your way to and see that we’ve already done that for you. Once you input your shipping information we calculate the cost for all the major players, as well as expected time of delivery. You get the cross comparison right there on your screen and all you have to do is choose which company will suit your needs the best. Print off the shipping labels from your home or office and next thing you know someone is there to pick up your packages. Simple.

So simple in fact that you’ll wonder what to do with all that extra time you’ll save, in which case we suggest watching this video of goats passing out – 2 minutes and 19 seconds well spent!

So what are you waiting for? Unless of course you want to waste time and money, then this blog is probably not going to help you.

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About the author: Nadine Hogan

About the author

Nadine Hogan is a writer, blogger, yoga teacher and dessert lover living in Ottawa, Ontario. While she loves to send her nephews their Christmas and birthday presents from Ottawa to Calgary, she also loves to save money doing so. This shipping-made-easier information is what she shares, and as she continues to learn more she'll spread the word!
About Secureship

About Secureship

Secureship® offers an online service that helps businesses and organizations ship more efficiently and affordably.

Providing instant price shopping across multiple carriers, Secureship is the best choice for reduced rate shipping. In addition, Secureship offers benefits such as a consolidated shipping system regardless of the carrier you choose, built-in address book, convenient invoicing and shipment management.

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