GlobalPost has announced the launch of USPS Canada Delivered Duties Paid (DDP) service for Endicia customers!
With GlobalPost’s USPS Canada DDP, Endicia customers can prepay duties and taxes for their First Class Package International Service parcels to Canada. For a flat fee of $6.95, packages of 4 lbs. or less will be delivered directly to the buyer’s door without having to pay required customs fees upon delivery or having to travel to the Customs Office to pick up their package.
GlobalPost’s USPS Canada DDP service offers online retailers these great benefits:
Better Customer Experience: With sellers paying DDP, the buyer receives a smooth and easy delivery experience.
Decreased Returns: Shipments that arrive with duties owed face a high rate of refusal, or abandonment, as unhappy consumers refuse to pay the additional costs. When customers refuse a package, the seller typically has to pay the return shipping fees to get the package back.
Increased Sales Conversion: DDP is designed to help online retailers improve their shopping cart conversion rate for Canadian orders. Without DDP, customers are left guessing their total fees and end up abandoning their cart.
Eliminates $9.95 Surcharge: If Canadian duties and taxes are assessed by customs and DDP was not included, Canada Post collects the fees upon delivery, plus an additional $9.95 surcharge. That extra surcharge could end up being a large percentage of the overall product cost, cutting further into the seller’s margin.
How to use GlobalPost’s USPS Canada DDP in Endicia
It’s easy. When preparing a First Class Package International Service label to Canada in Endicia, open the Duties/Taxes drop down menu and select “Prepay Duties and Taxes.” That’s all there is to it.