GLS Canada

GLS Canada is a regional carrier built by GlobalPost. GLS Canada currently accepts all package types going to all cities and towns in Atlantic and Western Canada. Parcel shipments can weigh up to 150 lbs and the maximum length per piece is 120”.

GLS Canada Integration Requirements

Connection Requirements:

  • An active account with GLS Canada.

  • GLS Canada Username

  • GLS Canada Password

  • GLS Canada Account #

Connect a GLS Canada Account to ShipStation

To connect your GLS Canada account to ShipStation:

  1. Select the GLS Canada tile and click Connect.

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  2. Enter your GLS Canada Username , Password, and Account Number, then choose an Account Nickname for you to identify the carrier account in ShipStation.

  3. Click Connect.

Available Features for GLS Canada

The ShipStation integration with GLS Canada supports the following standard features and services:

The carrier integration can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier integration can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipStation will submit international customs information electronically to the carrier.

The carrier integration can be used to create domestic return labels.

ShipStation will display estimated shipping rates for the carrier based on the connected account information and shipment details.

Additional carrier insurance can be purchased through ShipStation.

Shipping labels created for this carrier will include a tracking number that can be used to view the shipment status on the carrier's tracking website. Tracking may not be available for all shipping services.

When tracking is available, ShipStation will automatically track the shipment status and update the tracking status on the Shipments tab. This feature allows for other advanced ShipStation features like delayed notifications and the Branded Tracking Page.

ShipStation can perform an End of Day process for the carrier and submits the shipment information electronically. The End of Day process can be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. A printable file may or may not be available, see the End of Day (PDF).

ShipStation can perform an End of Day process for the carrier and creates an End of Day PDF file that can be printed and provided to the carrier. The End of Day process can be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. The file may or may not be submitted electronically, see End of Day (Electronic).

ShipStation can print the store's logo on shipping labels created for this carrier. Label branding may not be available for all shipping services.

ShipStation can include information that will be displayed on the label as a label message. Label messages may not be available for all shipping services.

The carrier integration can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple individual packages are linked together into a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

You can connect this carrier integration to ShipStation multiple times using different account information, and choose which account will be used to create each shipment.

Additional Details About the GLS Canada Integration

  • GLS Canada has confirmation types when logged in to your shipper's account.

    • Signature is required for all freight services and also commercial addresses.

    • Residential addresses signature will not be required.

    • Picked Up

    • In Transit

    • Delivered

  • Tracking is available with the tracking number alone, however additional details, such as a complete address and POD, are only available when you are logged in to their website.

Troubleshooting Tips for GLS Canada

Here are some common issues, potential causes, and troubleshooting tips.

Issue

How to troubleshoot or resolve

Error: 'Bill To Account. Billing Country' must be between 2 and 2 characters. You entered 0 characters.

What to do: Check if the country field has been saved correctly within an automation rule for third-party billing.

Error: Failure: Invalid Credentials. (Bad Request).

What it means: This message can occur when attempting to connect GLS account. You may be using the incorrect GLS website credentials to connect your account. Your account may require API login credentials.

What to do: Submit a request to the GLS sales team to obtain your API credentials if you do not know what these are or where to find them.

The carrier integration can be used to create domestic shipping labels.

The carrier integration can be used to create international shipping labels.

ShipStation will submit international customs information electronically to the carrier.

The carrier integration can be used to create domestic return labels.

ShipStation will display estimated shipping rates for the carrier based on the connected account information and shipment details.

Additional carrier insurance can be purchased through ShipStation.

Shipping labels created for this carrier will include a tracking number that can be used to view the shipment status on the carrier's tracking website. Tracking may not be available for all shipping services.

When tracking is available, ShipStation will automatically track the shipment status and update the tracking status on the Shipments tab. This feature allows for other advanced ShipStation features like delayed notifications and the Branded Tracking Page.

ShipStation can perform an End of Day process for the carrier and submits the shipment information electronically. The End of Day process can be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. A printable file may or may not be available, see the End of Day (PDF).

ShipStation can perform an End of Day process for the carrier and creates an End of Day PDF file that can be printed and provided to the carrier. The End of Day process can be mandatory or optional, based on the carrier and your account with them. The file may or may not be submitted electronically, see End of Day (Electronic).

ShipStation can print the store's logo on shipping labels created for this carrier. Label branding may not be available for all shipping services.

ShipStation can include information that will be displayed on the label as a label message. Label messages may not be available for all shipping services.

The carrier integration can be used to create multi-package shipments, where multiple individual packages are linked together into a single shipment record with a master tracking number.

You can connect this carrier integration to ShipStation multiple times using different account information, and choose which account will be used to create each shipment.