As the eCommerce industry grows, many Canadian consumers enjoy purchasing different kinds of US products on the Internet. While some buy items per piece, others buy stuff in bulk. However, this comes at ridiculously high shipping and delivery fees. Additionally, some stores do not ship directly to Canada.
Although it makes sense why the shipping cost (plus applicable tax and duty) is expensive, you can continue enjoying the US brands most Canadians prefer buying. This blog will help you discover more products and teach you how to take advantage of your purchase by shipping boxes to Canada from the United States.
What Are The Top US Brands Most Canadians Prefer?
While Canadians are known to enjoy both local products and foreign ones, many US brands meet their standards. These brands are Apple, Nike, Amazon, Disney, Kraft, Walmart, Costco, and Under Armour.
Unfortunately, many of these brands do not ship directly to Canada because of the stressful customs requirements. On the other hand, the expensive shipping rate is an issue for those companies that offer direct Canadian shipping.
How Do Flat-Rate Boxes Ship to Canada Work?
Many US eCommerce retailers use medium and large flat rate boxes when shipping and delivering their packages. A type of shipping option where the bases of the cost are the size of the box. You can send any product for the exact shipping fee if the package is within the box's maximum weight. Note: The flat-rate shipping options can vary depending on the courier.
The shipping rate starts at CAD 37.79* (plus applicable tax and duty) for a package with a size of 8.69" X 5.44" X 1.75". On the other hand, the medium-size flat rate box costs CAD 69.79, while the large box costs CAD 90.77 (plus applicable tax and duty).
*The prices shown are converted from USD to CAD. Thus, the costs depend on the current market exchange.
Can You Ship Flat Rate Boxes to Canada?
Yes, you can do this without breaking the bank with the help of Shippsy. How do they lower the shipping costs? Simple.
Shippsy offers affordable cross-border shipping from the US to Canada. They have a US facility where US orders are sent first instead of shipping directly to the user's Canadian home address, helping to reduce the shipping fees. You might think that this is an additional cost because there is another shipping provider brought up to the equation.
But if you think about it, the carrier will only calculate the distance between the seller and the Shippsy US warehouse. The usual USPS flat-rate price starts at CAD 6.64, and the Shippsy fee only starts at CAD 6.99. So, when combined, it's only around CAD 14.00, plus applicable tax and duty, about 63% less than the initial direct shipment price.
Additionally, many US stores offer free shipping if you purchase a certain amount of products. Therefore, you can further lower the shipping cost with Shippsy.
Access to US Brands. Many US-based stores do not have a store in Canada, do not ship directly to Canada, or have an expensive shipping fee. Thus, Shippsy has solved these problems by providing its users with a unique US shipping address where the products are sent. So, stores can ship the products there, and Shippsy will bring your products to you. You can get your US products while cutting costs.
Simple Shipping Process. Just create a Shippsy account, input the product details, pay the Shippsy fee and the applicable tax and duty, and Shippsy will do the rest of the process.
Competitive Shipping Rate. The Shippsy fee starts at CAD 6.99 for Ontario, CAD 7.99 for British Columbia, and CAD 9.99 for Quebec. You can order multiple items from one store, put them in one box, and Shippsy will still count them as one. What makes it outstanding? Shippsy offers a 20% discount* if you request three or more packages within the same day.
*Discounts do not apply to British Columbia and Quebec.
Faster Delivery Times. It only takes two to four business* days to ship the items from our US facility to our Canada warehouse. Thus, you will get the same fast service without spending too much by picking a same-day or next-day shipping option.
Reliable Customer Service. We have our trained customer support to help address issues accordingly. We have a webpage full of informative and comprehensive articles to answer the common inquiries that we get from our customers. However, if it is more convenient for you, you can call our customer hotline at 888-744-7779 or email us at [email protected].
We are open from Mondays to Fridays, from 8 AM to 6 PM ET, and Sundays from 12 PM to 3 PM ET. You can also follow our social media accounts to get other ideas on which US items you need to buy next.
So, what are you waiting for? Get the US products you have always wanted to buy without spending too much on shipping!
Get started today! Ship faster, smarter, cheaper with Shippsy.
Diana leads the growth marketing initiatives at Stallion Express. As a personal trainer turned digital marketer, Diana is obsessed with equipping eCommerce entrepreneurs with everything they need to scale their online businesses. You can catch her doing yoga or hitting the tennis courts in her spare time.
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