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Shipping With USPS From Canada

Does anyone know of a service that can ship packages with USPS postage from Canada?
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You'd have to ship Canada Post I think. It'll become USPS when it crosses the border.
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maluno wrote:
Aug 10th, 2015 7:44 am
Does anyone know of a service that can ship packages with USPS postage from Canada?
Yes, there are numerous small courier companies doing this across the country. It depends where you are. There's Chit Chat Express in Toronto, DYK Post in Calgary/Edmonton and several in the Vancouver area that I know of.

It is significantly faster and cheaper than Canada Post, with the caveat that your packages have to be valued at less than $200 US (the duty free import limit).
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retrothing wrote:
Aug 10th, 2015 2:49 pm
Yes, there are numerous small courier companies doing this across the country. It depends where you are. There's Chit Chat Express in Toronto, DYK Post in Calgary/Edmonton and several in the Vancouver area that I know of.

It is significantly faster and cheaper than Canada Post, with the caveat that your packages have to be valued at less than $200 US (the duty free import limit).
How does it work, logistically?
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WorldIRC wrote:
Aug 10th, 2015 5:42 pm
How does it work, logistically?
We have an account with Endicia to generate USPS shipping labels. All of our US and international shipments go by USPS (the international ones require a customs label, but again this is generated automatically). To clear the border, we have to supply the courier with a simple manifest that lists a description, value and recipient name/address.

I'm in Calgary, so we drop packages at DYK Post on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and they're taken across the border to the nearest US Post office the next day. We pay a courier fee of $1 per package up to 4 lbs, $3 for up to 10 lbs.

The cost savings are considerable. Our most popular product weighs 13 oz and costs USD$3.48 to ship by 3-day first class mail with tracking plus the $1 courier fee. Shipping the same package by Canada Post is $15.10 and it takes about a week longer to reach the customer.

Our shipments are usually about 100 pieces, so we're saving about $1000 per courier run.
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^Ah, so someone is taking the packages across the border before connecting them to USPS then. As opposed to going through Canada Post and the packaging switching to USPS at the border.
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Yes, and Chitchats works the same way. Been very pleased with them.
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retrothing wrote:
Aug 10th, 2015 2:49 pm
Yes, there are numerous small courier companies doing this across the country. It depends where you are. There's Chit Chat Express in Toronto, DYK Post in Calgary/Edmonton and several in the Vancouver area that I know of.

It is significantly faster and cheaper than Canada Post, with the caveat that your packages have to be valued at less than $200 US (the duty free import limit).
You wouldn't happen to have the names of the companies in the Vancouver area?
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yourwallet wrote:
Aug 14th, 2015 2:26 am
You wouldn't happen to have the names of the companies in the Vancouver area?
Books to the Border in Surrey has been around for years and provides daily cross-border service.
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retrothing wrote:
Aug 14th, 2015 11:44 am
Books to the Border in Surrey has been around for years and provides daily cross-border service.
Yeah, that's the only one I know, I was hoping you knew some more.

They only take small shipments for eBay or single Amazon shipments, but no Amazon FBA.
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Hi Everyone,
I can help the E-Sellers by driving your items to USPS for you. I can also pick up within the Hamilton/Halton regions. If anyone is driving their items to the border to drop them into USPS and would prefer to stay home to concentrate on their core business, private message me and we could work something out that is mutually beneficial!
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joobilee wrote:
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hi motivated, how often do you drive down south?
Hi Joobilee,
i am sorry i missed your reply/question. My goal would be to travel down south weekly.
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It is illegal. You can only use stamps issued by your country
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Hi Maluno - came across this posting from last year and wondered if you ever found a service to ship USPS from Canada? Let me know if you're still looking for a service as I know of a Vancouver company that could possibly help!

/ju
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Any reliable companies that do the same in Montreal?

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