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wmyers01 Mar 2019 9:53 p.m. PST

Like the title says, what is the best way to ship the cheapest from the USA to Canada?

Not light packs of Airfix-esque figures, but metal and larger amounts.

It used to be rather inexpensive, but since oil prices have shot through the veritable roof, the prices have gone up dramatically!

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP01 Mar 2019 10:41 p.m. PST

USPS, especially flat rate boxes because you can really pack them full.

wrgmr102 Mar 2019 8:31 a.m. PST

Yes flat rate packs, $20. USD

Midgetmanifesto02 Mar 2019 8:32 a.m. PST

If you are at all a reasonable distance from the border it's usually worth going with a mailbox service on the US side. Drive across and pick up yourself, pay any duties as necessary at the border. Usually you will be ahead on any bulky/heavy package.

I think that most post options got rid of ground to canada and instead use their airfleets (maybe a decade ago). The price at that time skyrocketed, and helps explain the big differential on small and light vs bulky and/or heavy.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2019 5:34 p.m. PST

Yea, UPS shipments incur duty charges, from what I've read.

Sometimes, the USPS ones do not.

Winston Smith03 Mar 2019 4:17 a.m. PST

@Doctor X
Thanks for that. I didn't know flat rate boxes applied across the border too.

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