Shipping from U.S. to Canada

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With a rapidly a rapidly growing e-commerce industry and more than 20 million English-speaking online shoppers, the Canadian market presents a great opportunity for online retailers. Canada has one of the strongest e-commerce infrastructures in the world, including widespread internet access, ubiquitous mobile phone usage, and a well-established postal system (Canada Post) with that delivers to over 16 million addresses daily. Considering these advantages, Canada is usually the first international market that many U.S. e-commerce sellers will enter.

USPS Shipping Options to Canada

Mail Class Delivery Time Rates Tracking
Priority Mail Express International 3 to 5 business days Starts at $44.95 Included with date-specific delivery available
Priority Mail Express International
Flat Rate (Envelopes)
3 to 5 business days Starts at $44.95 Included with date-specific delivery available
Priority Mail International 6 to 10 business days Starts at $37.47 Included
First Class Package International Service 11 to 20 business days Starts at $14.11 Included for select countries

USPS Shipping Rates to Canada

Priority Mail Express International Costs

The shipping rates for Priority Mail Express International to Canada are determined by weight. With expedited package delivery of between 3 to 5 business days, Flat Rate Envelopes start at $44.95.

Priority Mail International Costs

Customs fees are charged by the host country to control the flow of goods entering the country, especially on restrictive goods. These fees are put into place to cover the cost of a package going through the customs process.

First Class Package International Service Costs

With rates starting at $14.11, First Class Package International Service is the lowest cost option among all shipping carriers for packages weighing up to 4 pounds. Package delivery takes between 11 to 20 business days, and the low shipping rate makes this service an ideal option for products priced under $50. First Class Package Service also offers free tracking information for select countries including Canada.

Duties, Taxes and Tariffs

As with most countries, Canada applies duties, taxes and tariffs enforced on imported goods. To avoid unpleasant surprises at the time of delivery, it is important to communicate these additional fees to your customers at checkout.

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