I sell internationally and don’t give it two thoughts. But this one made me ponder. If by July 2nd a deal is not struck, the Canadian Postal system will shut down. Now I am not much for politics, but am for making money, so this message from eBay has made me think things over in the short term. Canadian readers please chime in.
Please be aware of a possible labor dispute between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) that will have an impact on shipments to Canada. If new terms are not agreed upon by July 2, 2016, a full labor disruption could occur.
In the event of a labor disruption, eBay will remain open for business for Canadians and we are asking sellers to continue selling to Canadian buyers.
We will be monitoring and adjusting estimated delivery dates and eBay Money Back Guarantee timelines to ensure sellers are not penalized for shipping delays resulting from the disruption.
Though Canadian buyers will be alerted of potential shipping delays, we recommend that sellers be considerate and accommodate Canadian buyers who may wish to cancel orders if they have not yet been shipped.
For the latest information on the potential work disruption, visit the Canada Post website, eBay Canada’s informational page or the eBay Announcement Board. We will continue to post updates as more information becomes available.
So there you go. If you sell to Canada will you be more leanant with the cancelation of purchases? What about extending your return policy? What about damage to books just sitting there? And finally how about the adjusting of money back guarantee times?