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Cheapest way to ship a package to Canada with proof of delivery?

prozac4312 6,879 2,119 July 10, 2012 at 04:40 PM
I need to ship a ~4 pound box to Canada (16"x10"x8")...and I need to have proof of delivery. I can go USPS First Class international + registered mail for around $27 or UPS Ground for $31.

I need to be in the under $20 range though...am I SOL?

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Quote from prozac4312 View Post :
I need to ship a ~4 pound box to Canada (16"x10"x8")...and I need to have proof of delivery. I can go USPS First Class international + registered mail for around $27 or UPS Ground for $31.

I need to be in the under $20 range though...am I SOL?
Pretty much. USPS will usually get it there for less than FedEx or UPS. Can you try packing it differently? I have found that the shape of the box seems to affect cost more than the weight.
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Quote from Somesort View Post :
Pretty much. USPS will usually get it there for less than FedEx or UPS. Can you try packing it differently? I have found that the shape of the box seems to affect cost more than the weight.
It's a pair of shoes, so unfortunately no. The packaging is as small as it could possibly be--cardboard shaped to the shoebox.
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Use USPS. With UPS or Fedex you can get hit with customs fees.
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if you put the shoes on top of one another toe to heel they should be smaller.
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Shipping 4 lbs of "shoes" across national boarders. Right, "shoes". Smilie
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Shipping 4 lbs of "shoes" across national boarders. Right, "shoes". Smilie

Ship using USPS. They are the cheapest, however there is no tracking once it crosses the border. Take your chances. Let the customer know that if they want tracking it will cost more.

I believe USPS Priority International has tracking however it will cost like 3X more but it will get there in under a week while First Class will take up to 2 weeks at times.
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Shipping 4 lbs of "shoes" across national boarders. Right, "shoes". Smilie
international* borders*

Yeah...they're heavy shoes. Size 13 Nike Foams...

Ended up just going USPS First Class Int'l + Registered Mail.
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