Re: [NTLK] About FS EBay PayPal and Shipping

From: Mark Ross <>
Date: Wed Dec 20 2006 - 07:44:16 EST

UPS has this issue only with the standard service. Any air services
to Canada include all brokerage and shipping, which is why we no
longer use Canada Standard UPS. BTW- USPS will pick up anywhere from
any place in the US and they heavily advertise this fact.
On Dec 19, 2006, at 1:02 PM, Andrei Chichak wrote:

> On 12/19/2006 8:33:00 AM, Mark Ross ( wrote:
>> UPS has its own agents in each country and guarantees
>> time certain delivery along with $100 of insurance at no extra cost.
>> You get what you pay for.
> And with UPS you pay for what they think they can get away with.
> When importing into Canada, UPS acts as the broker. For this you have
> to pay for the brokerage, a fee for collecting the duties, GST on
> the brokerage, GST on the collection service, applicable duties, and
> GST on the item and the applicable duties.
> ...................

> UPS also ships all of their Canadian shipments through a single port
> in Winnipeg. Parcels can sit there for days to weeks in a brokerage
> hold. There is no such thing as overnight even if you paid extra and
> it just has to get there.
> Going through USPS and Canada Post, the bill is $5 plus applicable
> duties and GST. The big difference is that Canada Customs and Excise
> (or whatever their handle is this week) does the duty class lookup
> and you get a very fair duty rate. Nothing gets lost, and it comes in
> about the same time as UPS.
> One reason that companies use UPS is that they come and pick up,
> whereas you have to take USPS shipments to the post office. This
> makes it less expensive for the shipping company. Also the shipping
> costs are not on the package so it makes it easy for the shipping
> company to take an extra couple of ounces.
> Andrei

Mark Ross
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