Skip to content ↓

Welcome to Canada, Westminster Bookstore!

At long last, WTSBooks is beta testing shipping to Canada! They wanted to launch the service sooner rather than later, and I’ve been told that by early 2012 improvements like a shipping calculator and one-screen checkout will be in place.

To give a picture of how WTSBooks stacks up to the competition, I went back and took a look at the US pricing survey I did back in May (click here to see that survey). I used the same books, updated the pricing, and expanded the comparison to include and You can see the full details of my comparison here.

Here are some quick observations:

  • If you live in almost any Canadian province and are shipping five or more books (orders over $50) WTSBooks is your least expensive option.
  • If you live in NT, NU, or YT and are shipping five or more books (orders over $50),,, or CBD are your least expensive options.
  • If you’re shipping one or two books (orders under $25), CBD is your least expensive option.

As an example,

  • If I bought the 10 comparison titles from WTSBooks and had them shipped to me in Ontario, I would save $17.34 over the next closest competitor.
  • If I bought 50 copies of The Next Story from WTSBooks and had them shipped to me in Ontario, I would save $104.55 over the next closest competitor.

As an invitation to try them out, WTSBooks is offering an opportunity for Canadian customers to save up to 20% on their first order. To participate, please leave a comment on this post.

For the next 48 hours, every 50 comments will result in an additional 5% off your total purchase (maximum 200 comments, or 20% off). For instance, for 50-99 comments, WTSBooks will issue a coupon code for 5% off your next order to Canada. For 100-149 comments, we will get a coupon for 10% off. If we reach 200 or more comments we will earn the maximum 20% off.

The coupon code (good for one order per customer) will be issued on Friday, October 28th and will expire on Tuesday, November 1st.

With only 48 hours to accumulate comments, be sure to spread the word to your friends, relatives, and churches! (one comment per person, Canadians only please)

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    A La Carte (July 2)

    A La Carte: Growing older with wisdom, not bitterness / The bestselling reference Bible / Two new songs / The calling of motherhood for the worrisome mother / Beware the emotional prosperity gospel / Doomed to final frustration / Logos and Kindle sales / and more.

  • Software for Church Leadership

    This week the blog is sponsored by Church Social and is written by Jonathan Reinink. I am currently serving as an elder in my church. In my church, elders and deacons serve three-year terms. Between meetings, pastoral visits, and being in tune with what’s happening both locally and in our denomination, there’s lots of work to do.…

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    A La Carte (July 1)

    A La Carte: One of the best ways we can love our loved ones / Poetry as a means of grace / The cleansing breeze / The redeeming, soul-depression of Jesus / Taking a hard look / Beauty is found in the most unexpected places / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Beware of Idleness

    Beware of Idleness

    “Beware of idleness,” Thomas Watson once warned, for “Satan sows most of his seed in fallow ground.” Watson’s warning about idleness is relevant to any area of life, and most Christians quickly come to observe the intimate relationship between idleness and temptation. Charles Spurgeon, who was devoted to the writings of Watson, echoed his mentor…

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    Weekend A La Carte (June 29)

    A La Carte: Joe Biden and how to hate the vulnerable / New song from the Gettys / What does the Bible mean by “the heart?” / Made to rest / Why can’t an unbeliever’s good works please God? / Busy unlike Jesus / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (RFPA)

    This Free Stuff Fridays post is sponsored by the Reformed Free Publishing Association (RFPA), whose mission is to glorify God through the publication and distribution of Reformed literature. They are giving away 10 copies of Journey Through the Psalms: A Thirty-Day Devotional for ages 9-13. Sign up with your email below for a chance to win a free…