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Old 06-18-2013, 03:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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When I operated a E-commerce site, I hated dealing with UPS and Canada. We use to ship USPS to Canada just because of this issue. Wish I would have known about this then.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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USPS/Canada Post run a better service anyways. There is a reason UPS is cheap. (on your end)

No matter if I know this or not, someone sending a gun or something UPS=Neg feedback, or never dealing with the vendor again, and advising friends not to as well. The exception seems to be large items, in that case duties are often prepaid (for some reason).
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USPS/Canada Post run a better service anyways. There is a reason UPS is cheap. (on your end)
UPS is not cheap here in the States. USPS is much cheaper. I ran an eCommerce store for a major R/C Car manufacturer for about 4 years and shipped all over North America. Canada was a pain just because of the customs issue and we shipped USPS there because of it. We shipped UPS everywhere else.

USPS is cheaper for a reason. While they tend to be a bit quicker (I can ship most small items anywhere in the 48 United States for about $4.00 and it gets there in about 3 days and they can deliver on Saturdays (for now)...UPS can take up to 6 if going from NY to CA) but their tracking system SUCKS.

I've litterally received a package from USPS before the tracking information was ever updated. You can't trust their real time tracking services and you have to pay for that service. Insurance is also extra.

With UPS, I can almost track the package from the time it's picked up until the time it's dropped on my door in real time. That's standard with all their services from UPS Ground to UPS Next Day Air Early AM. Also, all UPS packages are insured up to $100 automatically. You can purchase more if you need it.

But I remember the absolute insanity of UPS charges when shipping to Canada. It was rediculous.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hmm. The UPS excuse is always "It's Cheaper!"
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I just finished this process for some truck parts. Pretty easy if you go to the CBSA office prepared.

What forms I had:
-A thing from UPS for clearance
-Invoice/manifest
-NAFTA declaration (I called the company and asked them to email it to me)

The process was super easy, I paid less than $50 on it, and other people who have ordered the same stuff have paid upwards of $300.
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