Cheaper Shipping Rates from Canada to the US

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1 Jun 14 05:48:38 pm
Hello,

I live in Canada and the shipping rates are absolutely ridiculous.
I've found some items at 5$ that could sell for a 10$ (clothes) but the cheapest shipping rate I've found is 17$ to Canada or USA (2 to 7 days of delivery)!!!

Do you guys know if it's possible to ship for a few bucks ??

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1 Jun 14 06:20:03 pm
If you think that's bad, try and get something from the US to Australia ...... YIKES!


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1 Jun 14 09:11:24 pm
Wow !

Ok so are we supposed to make profit ?

Is this wholesale import/export worth it ?


Thanks for your help

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2 Jun 14 08:42:54 pm
Well Wholesale importing is of course a vastly different animal to international Dropshipping. Even though with Wholesale you are shipping volume and that's going to cost, you're also saving on the purchase price because you're investing in bulk.

With Dropshipping, it's about how much the supplier is going to charge you for shipping to your customer as you aren't actually doing the shipping. So to be really sure on shipping rates, you really need to discuss with your supplier. They may well already have volume discounts available to them through their shipper (whoever that happens to be)

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13 Jun 15 12:58:17 am
Hi,
We are in Canada as well and we've just got a deal for selling products and shipping them ourselves.The products are under $10. We found that the ways to get the best deals were calling the shipping companies themselves and asking for a better deal than their website offers. We explained how much we estimated we would be shipping and they came back with a better quote that allows us to ship our products cheaper. We asked for a flat rate for each package that we ship, We are just waiting for the final quotes from them.

Also there are a couple of companies that allow you to ship through them. flagshipcompany.com will give you the best courier deals and there is a company in Toronto that will drive your packages over the border for a cost and then ship them using USPS or UPS US which result in cheaper shipping if you live near Toronto. I am sure there are more out there as well!

I hope that helps!

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13 Jun 15 01:28:16 am
Welcome to the forum Stephen and thanks for the helpful tips!


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6 Jul 15 12:19:26 pm
Hi,
You do have a challenge going from Canada to US. I'm glad that Stephen shared about "how to". You may do well with drop shipping - particularly when the drop shipper includes the shipping cost in their pricing. I'm pretty new to being a manufacturer and that's how I've set up my drop ship price, it's inclusive of US shipping. I've been making a living online for a few years now. If I can help you with advice/opinion, I'm glad to share information with you.
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10 Aug 15 03:23:49 pm
I have run into this same issue time and time again.
I was saved when I hooked up with Chris at americanmailbox.net. First I was using that for receiving packages/forwarding.
But after talking with him he was VERY willing to handle import/packaging AND shipping out of products - effectively becoming my dropshipper for anything I wanted to bring in. He does it for several people already.
Give him a call - it will end your frustrations - did for me. =)

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16 Nov 15 01:37:20 pm
stephen4 wrote:Hi,
there is a company in Toronto that will drive your packages over the border for a cost and then ship them using USPS or UPS US which result in cheaper shipping if you live near Toronto.

Hi

Thanks for posting this. I was wondering if you knew the name of the Toronto company that will drive your packages over the border?

Steve

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11 Mar 16 07:27:24 am
We've gather some of the best tips on shipping and importing right here in this post: Link hidden: Login to view Do check it out!


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