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More good PR for freightcom:

12x10x7 7lbs from Ottawa to Misssauuauauauggga.

NP
15/15/15/15$

Freightcom
10/13/14/14

Just sharing. Definitely it seems that from US to CAD, freightcom has some work to do on rates, but domestic rates can't be beat with Freightcom.

Cheers
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OakSMB wrote: Posted in Cheapest CA to US forum as well:

https://www.paypal.ca/shipping
Wow, shipping to China at 43$

Other Rates were
netParcel - $67.53
eShipper ~ $74
Canada Post ~ $79
Rate2Ship ~ $200+
GoorooShip - $53.95
FreightCom - Awaiting activation ....
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^ gitty up
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I have been using netparcel as part of PP and the savings have been awesome! You ought to check it out - by far the best prices I have had for shipping.
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So in my experience...
Canada -> US: Gooroo UPS Std./Puro, netParcel+PayPal (not regular netParcel) UPS Std., or Clickship (Freightcom) UPS Std./FedEx Ground
Not including USPS-based shipping options such as Chit Chats, Stallion, etc.
Freightcom doesn't have EDI so you have to print out the commercial invoice and put it in a pouch whereas with Gooroo/netParcel you just print out the label and stick it on the box.
For larger shipments Freightcom's FedEx Ground is about the same price as Gooroo UPS Standard.

Canada -> International:
Either Goorooship UPS Express Saver (2-day) OR Freightcom FedEx International Economy OR Stallion Express PostNL for smaller packages
Gooroo UPS ES is usually minimally more expensive than FC FX IE, but is much faster and you get 1% rewards with Gooroo (also Gooroo has EDI customs forms).
If your package is under 2 lbs and fits in a FedEx Pak, you can get Freightcom FedEx International Priority service for a flat rate of ~$30-$45 to most countries. Usually this is actually cheaper than shipping the same package via FX IE.
Flagship also has DHL eCommerce for packages under 2kg (min. 5 packages) which is useful for shipping internationally.

US -> Canada
netParcel UPS Standard is ridiculously cheap, and when I used it a few years ago I got a ~65% discount on UPS's brokerage fees.

Canada -> Canada:
It really depends on the locations you're shipping between.
For example Montreal -> GTA, eShipper UPS Standard is the cheapest (this was a surprise to me because none of their other rates are good)
Montreal -> Montreal, netParcel UPS Standard is the cheapest
For others Freightcom or Gooroo might be cheaper.
Chit Chats/Stallion/etc. intra-Canada might also be an option, or even shipping a single package to Amazon and then using multi-channel fulfillment.
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Catapult wrote: So in my experience...

Canada -> International:
Either Goorooship UPS Express Saver (2-day) OR Freightcom FedEx International Economy OR Stallion Express PostNL for smaller packages
Gooroo UPS ES is usually minimally more expensive than FC FX IE, but is much faster and you get 1% rewards with Gooroo (also Gooroo has EDI customs forms)
I've never seen goorooship.

Can you do me a quote for Canada to England for two boots pls? 9lbs, 14x14x10".

FC FE IP is $100. Canada Post is $149. That's staggering.

Can anyone recommend who'd be cheapest for that shipping requirement please?
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Catapult wrote: So in my experience...
Canada -> Intl: Gooroo
Got a quote.

$3 more with goorooship. But yes faster.

I'm impressed FC still comes out cheapest.
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