How to get an accurate estimate for shipping from canada

Discussion in 'Packing & Shipping' started by maclvrbr, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. maclvrbr

    maclvrbr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Is there any way to get an idea of shipping and customs cost from Canada to the usa? Ideas appreciated.
     
  2. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8641 Subscriber

    Ship express mail. Rates are locked in with decent insurance included, and no customs fees or delays to deal with.
     
  3. maclvrbr

    maclvrbr AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Are you suggesting USPS? I am not seeing an express mail website. thanks
     
  4. Luckyorleans

    Luckyorleans AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Are you looking for Canada to the USA? If so use the calculator on the Canada Post website.
     
  5. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8641 Subscriber

    https://www.usps.com/international/welcome.htm

    US or Canadian Express, depending on which country it originates. They have "reciprocal agreements" so express on one end is handled the same once it crosses the border.

    That also explains why the package can bypass customs (and customs fees) IF the package goes over the counter and is inspected by the clerk before sealing,

    Be aware that both UPS and FedEx can have some steep "gotcha" charges on delivery.
     

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