Archive | March, 2010

Products exempt from duty

Sometimes when shopping/ordering from the US you think you’re getting an incredible deal, only to arrive at customs and get hit with massive duty charges that make you wish you hadn’t bought the item in the first place. Not to worry, more often than not, products you buy in the United States are exempt from […]

What to order from the US?

Now that you have a US shipping address just across your nearest border crossing, what do you use it for? What types of products are worth ordering from a US website or catalogue and having shipped to the border? While some people that live right along the border cross over for just about everything, the […]

Current border wait times

Thinking about crossing into the States to pick up a package or drop by a mall? Are you heading back home into Canada after a weekend of cross border shopping? In this post we provide links to official government sites that tell you what kind of a wait to expect when you reach the border.

Personal Exemptions

As many Canadian cross border shoppers know, the longer you spend in the US, the higher your personal tax exemption is when you come back. However, it can get confusing when you get into the details of these rules. For instance: How much are these exemptions and how long do you have to be gone […]

Benefits of a US Shipping Address

Canadians have long known that the selection of products in the United States is far better than in Canada. It seems like new products always arrive their first and we have to wait months, sometimes years, for those very same products to be available north of the border. However, even when the very same product […]

Finding a US shipping address

Due to this post’s popularity, we have moved it to its own page which can be found by simply clicking this link: US Shipping Address – Ship to the Border Team

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If you landed here you are most likely a Canadian looking for a place to ship your purchase to on the U.S. border. Not to worry, we have lots of information to share and I bet there are many of you that have tips of your own, so please feel free to share them with […]