Shipping to Canada from USA

Shipping from Canada to USA

Everything You Should Know

The thought of shipping to Canada or visa versa are no clear-cut of action.
We have so many questions about it -
What paperwork is needed?
What is the most economic option for me?
What about customs & taxes? …

What is The cheapest way to ship cargo to Canada?

At Paige Logistics it’s well worthwhile to use our team of experts who have the experience and know-how of how to deliver your shipment at competitively economic rates. Our clients trust us with their shipment as if it was our own. They can continue with their own business while receiving live tracking updates of their shipment from us!

You can use the usual postage services however they don’t offer the services to ensure the journey of your delivery pushes through to its final destination. What if you ship your package and customs rejects it, or you find out about further charges along the way.

These questions can cause a lot of anxiety. Therefore it is worth using a logistics company to take care of all the frills so that you can worry about what is really important. 

The cheapest way to ship cargo to Canada

At Paige Logistics our foundation stays cutting-edge on charges, obligations, and administrative changes regarding taxes, customs, and duties. We can assist you with delivery to Canada without securing you to costly and unbendable agreements.

Paige Logistics to support you; we continually audit our costs for serious rates without trading off quality. We have associations and expertise concerning delivery to Canada.

What Paige Logistics we need from you

• Size and weight of your package

• Value of your package

We do all the administration for you, including the labels, invoices, and provide declaration documents.

Managing Shipments with a 3PL logistics company

When shipping to Canada from USA or shipping to the USA from Canada. Using a logistics company, allows you the flexibility to manage inventory without sweating the details about shippingThis can be helpful if the destination for delivery has moved to a different country or if you would like to return your inventory. Paige Logistics automatically includes the service of the latest know-how in order to get your shipments cleared at customs.

Domestic Shipping in Canada

You can ensure the most profitable rates for your customers by using Paige Logistics as a recourse to quote you on shipping to the Canadian market. A quote will allow for upfront knowledge which will include all Canadian taxes and duties. Logistics, transport and/or warehousing; we offer all the resources to benefit Canadians with their online shopping.

 The challenges of shipping to Canada

Canada has a high price for shipping and logistically, it can also be a challenge. It’s a high price because Canada has import duty tax which differs from the USA. Due to Canada being a large country, delivery dates will take a long period of time. Shipments may possibly be delayed due to the unavoidable Canadian customs.

The shipping process includes documentation such as a declaration. However, with Paige Logistics; we can easily navigate you with what will be required and get the paperwork done for you. We ask you the relevant questions and simplify the process for your tailor-made situation.

Your shipment will be inspected by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

Restrictions on Imported goods to Canada

There are two types of scenarios – Prohibitions and Restrictions

how to ship in Canada?

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Prohibited items, specific goods which are prohibited to enter Canada, but with good reason!

Most of these classified goods are considered illegal or dangerous. For example weapons or obscene materials.

Restricted items can still be shipped; however, they need to adhere to specifications.

An example of this could be explosives, fireworks, and ammunition which require written documentation and permits.

Tax Payment for Shipping on items

Yes; you Pay a Goods and Services Tax (GST) and or duty. 

What is the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for Canada based on?

The calculation is based on the type, value, and where the item is being shipped from.

Other taxes do apply depending on the specific goods

For luxury items, expect to pay for excise tax.

If you’re interested to find out more – https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html

Or you can just leave it up to us at Paige Logistics and get a quote from us to take care of the small details for you!

What goods do you NOT have to pay Goods and Services Tax (GST)?

For goods that are valued at 60$ (CAN) or less that are considered as gifts from family/friends that live abroad.

Items that are worth less than $20 (CAN)

Online Shopping in Canada

Although over 80% of Canadians have access to the internet; it may be inconvenient for them to order online due to the long delivery time. However, retail e-commerce has growing demand, especially with Canadian youth.

Most convenient online shopping comes from the US and therefore there is potential for local online presence.

In fact, US is Canadas largest trading partner, other than China. 

Canada has a close relationship with the US and therefore shipping is not as difficult.

If the process is done accurately with Paige Logistics know-how then your shipments will be successful!

 Are you looking to ship your business products?

There is potential growth for companies to ship products to Canada, as some companies have not taken the action to offer an option to ship to Canada. If you are looking to get ahead of your competitors then allow us at Paige Logistics to help you; we constantly review our prices for competitive rates without compromising quality. We have all the right connections and know-how when it comes to shipping to Canada.

Logistics in Canada

Logistically, Canada can get expensive quickly as it is a large country; therefore transport has a long journey ahead.

Canadians are not huddled together and they live pretty dispersed away from each other.

There is a large market of Canadians who live at the Southern border of Canada and therefore logistically your products could be accessed by them fairly quickly, once they pass through customs.

Why use a logistics company?

If your shipment gets rejected then you may have to consider reshipping it.

However, if you use a logistics company they have the resources to manage your shipment of Canadian soil and allow it to be resent when needed.

The best option to Ship from the US to Canada

Unlike basic postal services, we take care of all of the fuss and ensure you are satisfied with your shipment from the quotation until its final destination.

Using a 3PL logistics company such as Paige Logistics – we offer direct support, online confirmation, mobile notifications, and tracking. Therefore your satisfaction is guaranteed

Moving commercial & residential freight between Canada and Texas

With Paige Logistics we conveniently pick up and deliver your shipment. 

You can expect delivery to be between 6 to 8 days depending on your shipment. A popular option for this is to use LTL (less than truckload) transshipments on skids in various modes of transport.

Depending on your unique shipment, Paige logistics offers full truckload and flatbed cargo freight services.

Economic Rates

The price depends on the size of your package and how urgently you need to arrive at its location in Canada.

Fast-At Paige logistics we offer services for rail intermodal freight and this can be an economical saver if your delivery is not in a rush.

Faster-A great economic option is to use roadway logistics, which will allow for your delivery to arrive at a virtually appropriate time.

Fastest-Throughout the month we have departures running between each destination with Less than truckloads (LTL). This service will essentially expedite your delivery at economic rates, similar to truckload transit times.

For the best economy rates for freight, we offer shipping for regular or expedited delivery shipments.

Moving commercial & residential freight between California and Canada

With Paige Logistics we conveniently pick up and deliver your shipment.

You can expect delivery to be between 1 to 5 days depending on your shipment. A popular option for this is to use a full truck load and flatbed cargo freight.

Economic Rates

The price depends on the size of your package and how urgently you need to arrive to its location in Canada

Fast-At Paige logistics we offer services for rail intermodal freight and this can be an economical saver if your delivery is not in a rush.

Faster-A great economic option is to use roadway logistics, which will allow for your delivery to arrive at a virtually appropriate time

Fastest-Throughout the month we have departures running between each destination with Less than truck loads (LTL). This service will essentially expedite your delivery at economic rates, similar to truckload transit times.

For the best economy rates for freight, we offer shipping for regular or expedited delivery

Email us for a quote or if you’re a personal touch then give is a call, satisfaction guaranteed. We are transparent about all charges that are included with the cost of shipping. Including handling fees, duties, taxes as well as surcharges.

Learn why using Paige Logistics is the cheapest way to ship to Canada. Ask for a quote!

By Sasha-Lee Galvin
By Sasha-Lee Galvin

Author and marketing analyst studying disruptive technology and its impact on business at Data Insight.