Canada Post is one of the Real-Time Shipping options we offer within PinnacleCart. It communicates with your Canada Post account to pull in shipping rates for wherever you intend to deliver.


Applies to Version(s): 3.9.x  Series


In this article, you will learn:

Setting up your Canada Post Account

Adding Canada Post into PinnacleCart


Note: Before setting up any Real-time Shipping Method, you will need to add weight to your products and set up an Origin Address. Learn how to add weight by Adding a Product and adding an origin address at How to Enable Shipping - Start Here.


Setting up your Canada Post Account


If you don't have a Canada Post account, you will need to create one before adding it into Pinnacle Cart. Follow the steps below:


Step 1

Go to https://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/business/productsservices/developers/services/gettingstarted.jsf.


Click Sign Up to get started.


sign up canada post


On the sign-up page, Fill in all the necessary information and remember to save the username and password you enter as you will need this in later steps for the cart.


sign up page


Step 2

Make sure you read and agree with the Terms and Conditions.


license agreement


Step 3

Select the appropriate option for you, most likely small business, and click continue.


 small business option



Step 4

Fill out the appropriate fields for the Contact Info form. Click Continue.


contact information


Step 5

Make sure you have completed filling out the form before clicking the Agree and Continue button.


 terms and conditions


Once you're in the Confirmation Page, you will receive an email with your customer number. This is all you need, so please hold on to it for the later steps for setting up Canada post in the cart. 


Adding FedEx into PinnacleCart


Next, you will need to add Canada Post into PinnacleCart. Follow these steps:


Step 1

Go to Settings > Shipping & delivery > Shipping settings > Real Time Shipping Methods.

real time shipping methods


Step 2

Under Real Time Shipping Methods, scroll down and find Canada Post Settings. Fill out the form with all of the Canada Post credentials provided to you in your confirmation email.


canada post settings


That's it! Now, just add a product to your cart and checkout to make sure Canada Post is being quoted properly.


Links to Related Articles


Adding a Product

How to Enable Shipping – Start Here


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