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    Senior Member stevebc's Avatar
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    Canada Post "Solutions for Small Business" question

    Reviewing the laws on mailing a firearm, I see the rules were changed in November, and that I'm supposed to sign up for an account with "Solutions for Small Business", formerly Venture one, so that I can print mailing labels...

    And I'm having issues with their system which says I have the wrong username or password. I've never signed up for this that I can recall, and would just as soon avoid a long phone call with a bureaucrat.

    Is there any reason why I can't just box up a firearm and mail it in the usual way, provided I remove the bolt, package it securely, have a useless trigger lock, etc etc?

    Do I really need an account with CP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebc View Post
    Is there any reason why I can't just box up a firearm and mail it in the usual way, provided I remove the bolt, package it securely, have a useless trigger lock, etc etc?
    Short answer - No

    Long Answer - Yes

    If you don't care about insurance on damage or parcel loss there is nothing stopping you. But if you don't mail it to their standards they reserve the right to void any insurance you have paid for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drache View Post
    Short answer - No

    Long Answer - Yes

    If you don't care about insurance on damage or parcel loss there is nothing stopping you. But if you don't mail it to their standards they reserve the right to void any insurance you have paid for.
    Well, not the answer I hoped for, but thanks for the warning.

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    You save 3% to 10% with Venture!! It took 10 minutes to sign up. I got the cards in the mail 4 weeks later.
    Start over and record your password!! Didn't your browser record your entry and password?
    The challenge of retirement is how to spend time without spending money.
    There is no place in an anti's head where reason can enter. from a Napoleon saying with a tweak.
    Look around is there someone you can introduce to shooting because thatís the only way we will buck the anti gun trend sweeping Canada! "tigrr 2006"

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    I sold a number of firearms in September/October, so had to sign up for the SSB account. At that time, their software was glitchy, and myself and a few other members had problems properly setting up the account. I finally called CP and was put through to tech support, who completed setting up a SSB account for me from scratch after discovering a technical glitch in my online application that was impossible for them to fix and left them stumped.

    If you need to call, just call. It's not worth the headache trying to figure it out yourself if it's not working, as you might not even be able to fix it on your end at all. In my case, I went through all the right steps, falsely declaring I had a business as their rules required me to do, but in the end of the process, it sent me to the personal version rather than the business version required to ship firearms.

    Tech support was was unphased when they asked the name of my business, to which I said I don't have one, and am only doing this to comply with their shipping restrictions on firearms. They just used my name as the name of my 'company'. The process didn't take long to fix at all, once I made the call.

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    Thanks to all who responded. Eventually, I was able to get this account set up. VERY picky over what CP considers my address, but I got it done.

    Tigrr, I saw no mention of "cards". I was given a customer number, though.

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