Thanks lobeau for this awesome info 🙂
Canada Post supplies FREE clear-plastic self-adhesive label pouches (known as Labelopes) for housing printed mailing labels
and FREE plastic 16 x 12″ mailing envelopes (known as eBay Paks)
to Canadian eBay Sellers!
Even my local post office did not know this!
There are 2 ways to get them: at your post office or via Canada Post’s website.
I consider myself resourceful and computer savvy, but I had the HARDEST time finding these supplies!Â First, my post office had no knowledge of such free items. Then, a second post office was able to provide me withÂ Labelopes, but not the eBay Pak, and the case was the same with a third post office. I then decided to try to order them on line – well, not an easy task. So I am writing this guide to save fellow Canadian Sellers all the time and efforts I had to deploy to attain this goal.
- You will need a Canada Post VentureOneÂ customer number, if you do not already have one. EnterÂ theÂ CanadaPost.caÂ website andÂ go to VentureOne: Savings for Small Business located under the Business sectionÂ and click on “SIGN ME UP NOW!“. Fill inÂ the form to register. You will receive a member’s card within 3 to 4 weeks through the mail, but in the meantime, you can ask for your customer number by calling their Help Centre at 1-877-262-5762.
- Once you haveÂ your customer number, you will have to create a UserID and Password.Â On the CanadaPost.ca homepage, click on Login to Business Centre under theÂ Business section:Â you will then find a placeÂ where to clickÂ when you need a new UserID. Enter your Canada Post Customer Number (no agreement number required) and go on to create your UserID (5 to 10Â characters)Â and Password (5 to 8 characters).
- You are now ready to shop. Just go again to Login to Business Centre. Once you are logged in, click on “Store – Order Products and Supplies“.
- You will find the 2 items listed under eBay Shipping Supplies – eBay Supplies. At the time of this posting, they read as follows:
– eBay Pak, Product # 533086682, $0.20 (Note: they need to be ordered by multiples of 25)
– Int’l Labelope, Product # 520012555, $0.07
DO NOT BE DECEIVED BY THE PRICES!!! THESE ARE FREE. Just enter the quantity you require and add them to your shopping cart. You will see that they show at $0.00 when you view your cart.