A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News: **Entry period extended to May 20!** From concerts to musicals and more, what events inspire YOU?  Craft and enter for a chance to win a chunk of over $500 in prizes from Ticketmaster this month!  Enter now through MAY 20.  Good luck, Craftsters!!
Total Members: 309,592
Currently Running With Scissors:
360 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Does anybody know the cheapest way to ship to Canada?  (Read 856 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
gotgrey
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

You are, which ever beast you choose to feed
Offline Offline

Posts: 4247
Joined: 03-Feb-2010

Right and wrong are just words, it's what you do


View Profile available for personal swaps
« on: March 08, 2014 03:01:02 PM »

I would like Canadian partners more often, but, the cost of shipping usually prohibits me.  Does anybody know the cheapest way to ship to Canada?  Thank you in advance.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
alteredmommy
Swap Moderator
More Art, Less Craft Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I'm an altered girl, in an altered world....
Offline Offline

Posts: 13889
Joined: 17-Oct-2005

Colour outside the lines!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014 10:07:33 AM »

As in all things postal, much depends on the size, weight and how fast you want to ship.  I'm in Canada and have noticed that there is a huge difference in my own shipping costs to the USA between Express Priority and Priority- there is usually a $20 difference in price and although they claim Express is so much faster it really only saves a day or two.  So I try and do a combination of smaller, lighter package size and choose the mode of shipping that won't give me a heart attack Cheesy  Other than that if shipping costs are a concern its probably best to stick with the One Tiny Thing, ATC and paper swaps etc. 

It is also a good idea to become familiar with the site for your country's postal service which will list all the weight/size guidelines and give you a good idea of what it might cost before you package everything up.  I invested in a second hand kitchen weight scale (yard sale!) and weigh my package as best I can before I tape it up-sometimes one small thing will put it to the next price level weight wise. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Have a Swap Problem?  Please open a HELP DESK ticket!!
gotgrey
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

You are, which ever beast you choose to feed
Offline Offline

Posts: 4247
Joined: 03-Feb-2010

Right and wrong are just words, it's what you do


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014 11:49:07 AM »

Thank you!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
alteredmommy
Swap Moderator
More Art, Less Craft Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I'm an altered girl, in an altered world....
Offline Offline

Posts: 13889
Joined: 17-Oct-2005

Colour outside the lines!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014 11:57:47 AM »

You're very welcome, hopefully someone from the USA will chime in and share some tips Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Have a Swap Problem?  Please open a HELP DESK ticket!!
whitterp
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 457
Joined: 31-Jan-2011


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014 05:57:46 PM »

I just finished a swap where I shipped to Canada from the US for the first time. I used a regular Manila envelope and sent a hoop, so it was quite light.

My options for shipping were about $6 with no delivery time frame or $20 for a 6-10 day delivery time frame.

I went with the more expensive option because I didn't want my partner to have to wait forever and because I was worried the cheap option wouldn't fulfill the swap requirements.

That's all I know, hope it helps! Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Cherie
Offline Offline

Posts: 198
Joined: 16-Jan-2010

There is no such thing as rubbish


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2014 12:35:20 AM »

I know exactly what you mean.  I would love to add so much more to my parcels but the cost of postage is eye watering.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

Latest Blog Articles
Rain, rain, you don't have to go away...
Tute Tuesday: Latch Hooked Rag Rug
Road Trip!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.