Post # 1
I’m about to hit checkout on my order (it’s proving to be significantly cheaper to order what I want from C&P than from the Canadian Counterparts I can find – even with shipping) – I’m just wondering if there are any surprise charges I should be ready for. The shipping is about $40 – which is nuts, but it’s still cheaper than Paper Garden and the other places don’t seem to have the colours I want (and PG doesn’t have them all either…)
Anyone know if I’m in for a shock later?
Post # 4
@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
@julies1949: okay so the tax plus about $10 – I can deal with that, I assumed I’d pay the tax anyways and it’s still less than what the Canadian company total comes to.
Post # 5
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
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
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 🙂