Cards & Pockets – Canadian Shipping Question

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MsGinkgo:  It varies with the shipper they use. If they (any company) use USPS, there are rarely any shocks with taxes at the border. If they use UPS you can be hit with costly brokerage fees to clear customs.

Here is the info from their website:

Canada shipments are exempt from duty charges, under the North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA). There will be a 5% GST and possible PST (exact percentage varies between provinces), upon arrival. UPS & USPS may charge a $5-$10 collection fee in addition to taxes. These charges may be labeled as “brokerage” or “COD” fee on your delivery receipt. USPS charges a $5 brokerage fee in addition to the GST & PST rates.


Post # 5
1 posts

Hi MsGinko,


I want to order some euro flap envelopes from cards & pockets and since you were the most recent bee to use them how did you find their charges in the end?<br /><br />The total for 160 , A7 envelopes and 160 of A1 envelopes comes to 112 with shipping (shipping is $40). It seems quite steep for envelopes. But their colours are fantastic and the envelope quality seems exceptional.<br /><br />Were you charged more once you received the package?

Post # 6
2627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m also wondering this, I’ve gotten some samples from C&P and I’m really hoping to do pocketfolds, envelopes and printing from them…

Post # 7
24 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

I ordered and did my invitations through Cards and Pockets and I live in Saskatchewan 🙂 Rest assured there were no duty charges for me which was awesome. I am SO happy I went this route for my invitations! Totally worth it in my opinion! If you have anymore questions just let me know 🙂

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