SUMA initially partnered with Canada Post for a pre-paid label purchasing program to lower the cost of regulatory changes for shipping water samples. However, SUMA members can use these labels to ship just about anything that fits within the weight and size limits set by Canada Post, not just water samples.
Please note: Canada Post has changed their calculation of dimensional weight, and local postal outlets are now suggesting that water samples need to be sent using the larger (five-kilogram) label, rather than the 1.36-kilogram size previously used.
SUMA recommends members check with their local postal outlet to determine which service will ensure 48-hour delivery from time of sample collection
- Xpresspost typically takes one to two days depending on distance
- Priority Post guarantees a.m. delivery the next day from all locations with the exception of northern members
- Guaranteed delivery with tracking capability in the event of loss
- Price at time of purchase remains fixed, not affected by Canada Post increases
- Bulk purchasing by SUMA assures consistency in pricing
- Guaranteed same day shipping of orders from the SUMA office
- Labels can be used for shipping any items within the weight and cubing range indicated on the label
Shipping labels come in packages of 25:
Up to 1.36kg: $326.58
Over 1.37 – 5kg: $423.79
Up to 1.36kg: $439.62
Over 1.37 – 5kg: $571.00
Prices include shipping and handling, and are subject to GST. Pricing reflectsCanada Post’s increasing fuel surcharge, which has increased to 11.5 per cent from seven per cent from 2017.
Members must order labels through SUMA. Order forms can be faxed or emailed to the SUMA office. SUMA will invoice members for their order.
SUMA - Laurie Bryant