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Fit Expression October 16th, 2018 10:26 AM

We are starting a canadian t-shirt fulfillment & dropshipping business
 
Hi everyone,

I know there are no Canadian Fulfillment Services similar to Printful or Print Aura. I see so many posts and requests on forums and Facebook groups, but no one has the answer.

Since this is a pain point for several Canadians trying to do business inside this country, my husband and I are looking to start our own.

We're just wondering if any of you have tried this or know of anyone who has tried before and was not able to make it work. Is there any reason that we do not have one? We have done research and all we can see is the high shipping cost. I have spoken to some friends who have been long-time Canada Post employees and the cost is minimal sending via oversized lettermail. Even registered mail is $9.00, which could be worse.

We're thinking with the Canadian Dollar being so low, it's beneficial to Canadians and Americans. It would be a good time to keep our money strong within Canada.

We're also going to start a crowdfunding page to help start us out. We will start small and when the customers start coming in with more orders, we will add more options.

We would appreciate any feedback. This would help with our market research.

Thank you so much!

Chantal & Michael

bwdesigns October 19th, 2018 04:26 AM

Re: Canadian T-Shirt Fulfillment Dropshipping Startup
 
We are in Alberta. My daughter has found a business who operates a US mail service from Edmonton, driving down to Montana several times weekly. She is able to save tons on postage for her orders shipping to the US. Time is a fraction of Canada post.

Fit Expression October 19th, 2018 12:35 PM

Re: Canadian T-Shirt Fulfillment Dropshipping Startup
 
That's pretty awesome. We are not far away from the U.S. border either, so we could mail the packages from the U.S. to lower cost.

digitizewedo November 3rd, 2018 10:22 AM

Re: Canadian T-Shirt Fulfillment Dropshipping Startup
 
what about a service like e-shipper they post the jobs on a bid system to get you the cheapest rates

fencinglove January 7th, 2019 10:44 AM

Re: Canadian T-Shirt Fulfillment Dropshipping Startup
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bwdesigns (Post 4405093)
We are in Alberta. My daughter has found a business who operates a US mail service from Edmonton, driving down to Montana several times weekly. She is able to save tons on postage for her orders shipping to the US. Time is a fraction of Canada post.

That's amazing "hack" :D
But I wish we had a dropshipping company here :)

Back to the original post: I think Canadian market is relatively smaller compared to USA and that's why companies don't rush into Canada with all their services, so we have to wait :(

As for the startup costs - I think there is a lot of money/effort to start POD company - setting up the production, logistics, online interface for accepting orders, etc...

Jetstarz99 January 8th, 2019 05:47 PM

Re: We are starting a canadian t-shirt fulfillment & dropshipping business
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fit Expression (Post 4404641)
Hi everyone,

I know there are no Canadian Fulfillment Services similar to Printful or Print Aura. I see so many posts and requests on forums and Facebook groups, but no one has the answer.

Since this is a pain point for several Canadians trying to do business inside this country, my husband and I are looking to start our own.

I am in Calgary and looking to create a Canadian based print and fulfillment operation.

Smaller market probably is the issue, but for me I would rather
work a smaller market and not try to be everything to everybody.

Cheers

Mitch

prohab February 26th, 2019 02:23 PM

Re: We are starting a canadian t-shirt fulfillment & dropshipping business
 
Has anyone made any progress with this Canadian Fulfillment? I hear from one of my contrast in BC has been trying to set up, so far no details. My company does contract printing and this really would be a nice steady stream for everyone involved.

tshirtjunction March 2nd, 2019 08:20 AM

Re: We are starting a canadian t-shirt fulfillment & dropshipping business
 
My be a part solution, you can use shopify that will get you 30% off the canada post shipping rates, they have an app that does t-shirt online design, we are considering them vs deconetwork which is another option both have shopping carts and online designers, for DTG printers.

Fit Expression March 24th, 2019 04:00 PM

Re: Canadian T-Shirt Fulfillment Dropshipping Startup
 
After a lot of research I finally found a Canadian Company. https://www.teehatch.com

They don't have a lot of options, but they are willing to add more as customers request them. Worth a try!

fencinglove April 22nd, 2019 02:53 PM

Re: Canadian T-Shirt Fulfillment Dropshipping Startup
 
Looks like T-Shirt Gang is another Canadian fulfillment service, anyone used them?
https://www.tshirtgang.com/


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