Some Amazon.com items are mailed to Canada, but I've designed a process to get any Amazon.com order delivered to Canada with no hassle.
It includes employing a package forwarder, a US-based warehouse that will receive your Amazon.com order and forward it to you in Canada.
Here's a step-by-step breakdown of the procedure.
How To Get Amazon.Com Orders Shipped To Canada
Step 1: Choose A Package Forwarder
The first step for Amazon US to ship to Canada is to find a Package Forwarder, and this is how you can pick a suitable package provider:
Choosing the correct package forwarder is essential because it will decide how quickly you receive your order and how much you will have to spend on it. Here are the five most important metrics we examined:
- Service Fees: How much do they charge for their primary service of accepting and transporting parcels, including supplementary services like long-term storage, repacking, and package consolidation?
- Monthly/Annual Fees: If they charge monthly or annual fees, how much do they charge?
- Pricing Transparency: How much do I know about their pricing structure before sending my order to their warehouse?
- How quickly will my package be processed?
- Customer service: How happy are other customers with their service, and how thoroughly/quickly do they answer my inquiries?
After evaluating the information I gathered on these and other parameters, I decided on the best service for me by Checking in with their customer service department to see how they handle inquiries and if they answer emails swiftly and thoroughly. Check their web rating to get a clearer idea of who they are and see if their fees align with your needs. You can avoid paying taxes to a company that has a tax-free warehouse.
Step 2: Ship Your Order To The Package Forwarder
When you sign up for a package forwarder, you'll very likely be given a unique mailing address at their warehouse. Once you've decided what items or products you want to buy and will be ordering from Amazon USA to Canada, input the mailing address provided by the package forwarder you've chosen rather than your home address, and you'll be good to go!
If you can't use your home address as your credit card billing address, you should be able to utilize the package forwarder's warehouse location without any problems.
Step 3: Forward Your Package
When your shipment arrives at the Package forwarder's warehouse, they'll send you images to let you know it's arrived. You'll also be presented with several shipping options.
I usually see four delivery options, each corresponding to four distinct price-speed combinations. Depending on your product's weight, size, and value, there may be as many as ten or more delivery alternatives available.
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The Costs (Customs & Duties)
In my opinion, the amount I paid for sending products to Canada ($6 + $2 in insurance) is relatively standard. You will not have to pay any customs or tariffs on your imports, owing to the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which allows Canadians to import up to $150 worth of products from the United States or Mexico without paying any customs or duties. This is a significant increase above the previous level (CAD 20), and it means you won't have to pay any customs or fees on any future imports.
This table indicates the customs charge you'll have to pay if your purchase is worth more than CAD 150.
So, you're ready to start selling in Canada? Great! In this blog post, we've outlined the steps you need to take to get started. We also covered the costs associated with shipping products from the US to Canada. If you have any questions or need help with fulfillment, don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help!