Dropshipping to Canada

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babybean
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15 Feb 11 05:14:16 pm
Hi there. I just started a baby gear online store. I've maxed out my budget bringing in inventory and I would like to expand my product line using drop ship items. There doesn't seem to be many Canadian companies doing this but there certainly are quite a few in the U.S. who will. My question is, how does this work for the customer? If my customers are buying from a Canadian store and getting their shipment from the U.S. and end up having to pay duty - I'm thinking they would be a little ticked...I know I would be. So how are Canadian stores doing this? I've noticed quite a few baby online stores in Canada who are using dropshipping from the U.S. so I'm wondering how do I go about doing this as well? Any input or advice would be greatly appreciated as I've spent many hours searching online trying to figure this out.

Thank you!

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richellemonfort
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15 Feb 11 10:03:48 pm
Hi babybean,

I'm not sure how Canadian sellers are coping with dropshipping products from the US since based on what I have read Canadian Customs will collect GST on most anything that's been imported into Canada, usually a 5% tax is charged depending on the converted value.

Here's a blog post with an issue quite similar to yours, I think you'll find it and the comments quite useful -

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One more thing, since there seems to be no legal way around this it might be best that you mention in your listing that the product is coming in from the US so that your customers are aware of the additional fees.

I found a Canadian dropshipper that may have products which you can use - Link hidden: Login to view

Hope this helps :)


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babybean
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16 Feb 11 12:29:55 am
Thanks so much for the reply and I did get in touch with peek a boo panda. They have some pretty nice stuff!

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richellemonfort
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16 Feb 11 04:20:00 am
You're welcome babybean :)

I do hope you find the products you want to dropship in their store. All the best!


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