Canada is a vast geographical landmass with densely populated areas predominantly along the border with the United States. The cost of shipping from one Canadian address to another is anything but flat.
As a matter of fact, the carrier shipping rates when shipping to an urban area versus those when shipping to a remote location can be staggering. In some cases 10 times more or even higher.
That is why we STRONGLY advise our account holders not to offer free or flat rate shipping across Canada without policies and protocols in place to address shipping to remote locations. In some cases, we recommend that our account holders don't ship to certain locations entirely.
To help shed some light on the challenges that come along with shipping to Canadian remote locations, the effects they can have on shipping, and most importantly how to identify remote locations using Postal Codes we have created this guide.
It is crucial to review this PDF document and understand the information provided in it in order to avoid any unforeseen carrier costs associated with shipping orders of this nature. Important to note that although we have no control over the cost of shipping to remote locations, and our order fulfillment fees do not change for these orders, we are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this document. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments you may have.
We appreciate your patronage and understanding. Thank you.