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..Inno wrote: ↑ 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 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.