The cheapest way to ship to Canada:
Currently, the cheapest way to ship to Canada is by using the United States Postal Service. Orders are shipped via USPS to the Canada Post (Canada's postal service) which handles final delivery of the package.
More about Canadian duties, taxes, and handling fees:
Any item valued over CAN$20 is subject to duty and tax fees and a $9.95 handling fee.
NOTE: ShippingEasy provides international discounts on Priority Rates compared to the USPS official calculator. Learn more.
The next best options:
The cheapest way to send a package to Canada through UPS is by UPS Standard, which delivers to all Canadian provinces directly to your recipients door. Rates for UPS Standard to Canada do not include customs clearance, duties, tax, or handling fees.
When using FedEx, their International Ground service is the cheapest way to ship to Canada. FedEx claims on their site shipping to Canada is faster through their International Economy service.
Fees that can be incurred from FedEx and UPS on Canadian shipments:
Shipping to Canada through UPS or FedEx can incur fees not typically associated with domestic fees, such as broker fees and line item fees. Using FedEx's service fees document, examples of potential charges include:
- Additional line items over 5: CAN$3.75 each
- Disbursement fee: CAN$10 or 2.5% of duty-and-tax charges
- Fax or Call Fee: CAN$4
- Clearance Entry Fee: CAN$0-CAN$70
Source: FedEx service fees document
UPS has similar fees as FedEx when shipping to Canada.
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