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TruBrush wrote:
Dec 27th, 2017 5:35 pm
What's the best way to ship a package to USA as of December 2017?
Chit Chats Express, Stallion, and similar services.
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Hi All, relative is moving to SFO from Toronto and need to ship essentials only - 10-12 boxes of kitchen small appliance,clothing, linen,paper/books. Total 500-650 lbs. Can be slow and not much to insure.

From experienced shippers, any feedback on best shipment options? Tried ups freight and got $820+ for 500lbs. Does not include pickup or delivery option to residential address at destination. +$ 325 for that option.

Thanks.
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USPS Parcel Select can take a maximum of 70 lbs which might work. You can access through Chit Chats otherwise maybe a Greyhound or other bus type service might be better since the boxes will be quite heavy.
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Hi All,

I recently launched my shipping / delivery business called BaeDuck (https://www.baeduck.com). On the website, you can ask other people to delivery or ship your package by searching our Partners or suggesting that you need a service.

Unlike other shipping companies, our Partners or you decide a preferred rate, so you will be able to find the cheapest option to the expensive one with high quality of service, and most importantly, you can directly contact to and communicate with your Partner when you would like.

Our platform is quite small compared to other companies, but we are working hard so that we improve overall quality and help you to have best experience. If you have any question, please contact us anytime through our Contact page (https://www.baeduck.com/ca-en/pages/contact)

Thanks.
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So far from reading this site the cheapest option is Freightcom. I've been using canada post for canada, us and international shipping. Canada post seem to be the cheapest compare to FEDEX. I sell stuff on Amazon and Ebay and use Shippo sometimes but the service sucks.
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E-shipper is a business partner of EMS (https://www.emarketplaceservices.com), you can query eshipper rates, print eshipper shipping labels from EMS. EMS currently supports 11 marketplaces (Amazon, ebay, etsy, shopify, woocommerce, bigcommerce, opencart, prestashop, magento2, xcart, 3dcart), more to come. EMS also supports chitchats and stallionexpress for those use USPS for USA shipments.
https://www.emarketplaceservices.com
Supports Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Shopify, BigCommerce, X-Cart, 3dcart, opencart, Magento, Prestashop, WooCommerce
Supports EShipper, CanadaPost, EasyPost, ChitChats, Stallion Express
Connect your channel and carrier, ship all your orders from one place!
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So I was using Eshipper since my first post in this thread. Happy with it.

When the post-purchase by-the-way $1.xx surcharges changed from rare to regular, I needed a new supplier.

Found Freightcom. I've been using them for everything. Mainly random Sm to Me packages around the country. I love them.

Can't say anything bad.

Very happy.

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Separate to Freightcom. Just general customs & border PITA's.

Now if only we can figure out HOW THE ****, to make orders from the US without getting hit with duty & taxes. Sigh. SO ANNOYED.

I just ordered some boots on deep discount. $400, down to $200USD. I confirmed they use USPS. I checked on the canadapost site & they have a 'pending customs/taxes' fee of $47CAD. FACK. I wonder how much cheaper it would've been if I used crossborderpickups.ca? I don't live that close to the border. It's an hours' drive. each way. Sigh..... I hope they fit. haha.
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PunkeyDoodles Corner…
So I was using Eshipper since my first post in this thread. Happy with it.

When the post-purchase by-the-way $1.xx surcharges changed from rare to regular, I needed a new supplier.

Found Freightcom. I've been using them for everything. Mainly random Sm to Me packages around the country. I love them.

Can't say anything bad.

Very happy.

________________________________
Separate to Freightcom. Just general customs & border PITA's.

Now if only we can figure out HOW THE ****, to make orders from the US without getting hit with duty & taxes. Sigh. SO ANNOYED.

I just ordered some boots on deep discount. $400, down to $200USD. I confirmed they use USPS. I checked on the canadapost site & they have a 'pending customs/taxes' fee of $47CAD. FACK. I wonder how much cheaper it would've been if I used crossborderpickups.ca? I don't live that close to the border. It's an hours' drive. each way. Sigh..... I hope they fit. haha.
PayTM - $80
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100%+ BST & Heatware Est. 2005
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eastmonster wrote:
May 29th, 2019 10:32 pm
I have been using goorooship.ca since last year. Very happy with them.
Firstly, how the heck did you even remember your log in pwd after 2 years? lol

If you don't mind, Can you give us an idea of rates for such distances.

10"x6"x6" 10lbs to 20lbs

Ottawa/Toronto
Thunder Bay / Ottawa
Mtl / Winnipeg
Vancouver to Toronto

What sort of prices do you get?

Try the same thing for Toronto to Florida & Maryland Curious how their CA->US rates are.
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Freightcom, Netparcel and Goorooship are the only contenders in this space. eShipper is a total joke.
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what are people here using for imports? for example I have two boxes (around 25KG each or 50KG total) that I need to import from Italy to Canada.
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Good reminder I had discovered awhile ago, but now it came up in the newsletter they sent out, so I thought I'd share.

It originally came up with the silly after-adjustment overages. Turns out they were because our dimensions & weights was an under estimate, so when eShipper & the last few years Freightcome which I use exclusively now, would process the package - if there was any discrepancies, they would levy the adjusted charges.

I was told, take a photo of the box & weight if you want, so that you can substantiate that you had the correct specs.

This blurb is more for loss/damage, but plays in parallel.
Tips to Keep You Covered

We strongly recommend to take pictures of your labelled packages and/or pallets prior to shipping them out. In cases of loss, this is extremely helpful to be able to provide to carriers to assist with dock checks and missing freight investigations and greatly helps to speed up the process. These pictures are also of great assistance for damage claims as proof of how the product was shipped out and can be used as a comparison for how it was received.
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