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[Canada Post] Canada Post Flat Rate Boxes

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Inno wrote:
Nov 30th, 2017 9:44 am
It's around $1 to get it over the border to the US post office. Of course you have to pay for whatever the US postage is on top of that.

I print my own US postage labels at home. Their rates are way less than ours. It's around $3-4 for first class up to one pound. Media mail (books, music) is around $4-5 for a couple of pounds. Priority in small boxes and packs is about half of our rates.

ChitChats Express is one company that provides the trucking service. They have locations around the GTA, BC and NS. Another company is Cross Border Pickups in Mississauga. Google for details.

P.S. CC also resells Can Post for slightly less, so if you ship a lot within Canada you can save a few bucks on every package. (Kind of like Public Mobile reselling Telus phone service for cheaper.)
For those using Chitchats, I had a quick question... first of all, thanks for pointing them out, and I just realized we have a location in Montreal, and they are not that far from my office..
For shipping to the US, using the small/medium/large flat rate boxes, do they provide them ? I know in the US, you can just order as many as you need, and they will ship you them free of charge.. Does ChitChats have them available ? Do they charge, or do you have to pre-order them ? Looking to getting back into selling some of my overstock on ebay, but CP rates are getting ridiculous. It's scary when Fedex rates are often cheaper when you factor in signature and tracking..

Worst case, I can probably ask one of my work colleagues to pick me some up, since he lives about 15 minutes from the border and goes over quite often...

Thanks in advance.
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I think they will give you small quantities for free or very cheap, since you are a customer.

I needed a big quantity of flat rate envelopes (hundreds) and I think they charged me about 2 cents each or something.
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Inno wrote:
Dec 13th, 2017 10:28 pm
I think they will give you small quantities for free or very cheap, since you are a customer.

I needed a big quantity of flat rate envelopes (hundreds) and I think they charged me about 2 cents each or something.
Thanks... small reasonable fee is fine, and understandable.. I guess I'll create my account and go pick up a small qty to start, and take it from there.
much appreciated for the quick answer.
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Canada post is absolute trash. Maybe stop offering volume buyers parcels shipped across the nation for 2 to 3 dollars and up at to $6-$7, then offer online sellers like eBay etc. for $10-$11. I hope they go belly up absolute garbage company and a donkey running it
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I was at the Chitchats in Richmond yesterday asking about the large flat rate boxes. They were charging 10 cents each.
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plj126 wrote:
Dec 14th, 2017 12:09 pm
I was at the Chitchats in Richmond yesterday asking about the large flat rate boxes. They were charging 10 cents each.
If you use a lot of them you might ask what their volume price is. Since they don't "expire" you can use them years down the road.
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just bought some more smalls, the price is up to 14.99, but the small business discount still works.
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Dropped off one small package to be shipped within Canada to Stallion Express... Got a tracking number but that's where it stops. Tracking number has not been updated, appears to be with the shipper still... This was a week ago... And I've emailed them this morning and no response. I hope they didn't lose the package.
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Uline.ca or shipperssupply you can purchase boxes in bulk most sizes are less then $1
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