DUTY & TAX INFORMATION
Some territories have a duty free allowance on imports, meaning that goods under a specific value are tax exempt. The United States is no exception: imports valued over $800 USD require a duty. Some items are also subject to an additional tariff, including alcohol and tobacco. To learn more about the Duty & Tariff policy in the USA, please visit the US Customs and Border Protection website.Import customs are payable upon delivery of the package to the US, not when they are sent from your virtual mailing address or your virtual mailing addresses.As a result, duties & tax are not included in the cost of your ShipByMail shipment.
We guarantee the safety of your forward packages to ShipByMail. If your purchased goods arrive to ShipByMail virtual mail addresses in Canada in substandard condition, we will notify you and pause the shipment: this way, you won’t pay duties on products that have to be returned/exchanged with the original provider.
HOW LONG WILL MY SHIPMENT TAKE?
Express Shipping from the ShipByMail warehouse to the US will take 2-4 business days.
We work as fast as possible to get your Canadian mailing delivered without delay. Our American clients often obtain their shipments more quickly than the estimated transit times.
AMERICAN IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
Certain commodities are banned for import into the United States. For a list of banned or restricted goods for import, please see the list of Prohibited and Restricted Items on the government website.
As specialists in export/import business from package forwarders, we can ship your goods with ease from your Canadian address (our warehouse). If you have any questions about your shipment address in Canada or about your forwarding package, our Shipping Experts would be happy to assist. We can also provide tips on how you can complete any required shipping and import documentation on your virtual Canadian mailing address.
RECEIVE YOUR ONLINE PURCHASES QUICKLY
Many popular brands don’t provide international package forward services. That ’s where ShipByMail comes in! Regardless of their origin, ShipByMail gets your purchases to you swiftly and safely from your virtual mailing address or virtual mailing addresses in Canada to you in the United States
By joining ShipByMail, your goods are sent directly to our Canadian warehouse (your Canadian address) before we expedite them to you. Shop from an expansive list of Canadian retailers with your ShipByMail Canada address, regardless of their shipping limitations or restrictions.
ShipByMail enables any American resident business to purchase their favorite international brands and get those goods shipped their way as quickly as possible. How do we do it?
- Become a ShipByMail member and you’ll be sent your very own ShipByMail Canadian addresses.
- Shop online at any international store, including Canada Goose, The Bay, Lululemon, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Toys R Us, Roots, eBay and many, many more.
- At checkout, include your ShipByMail virtual mail address.
- Once your order is received by ShipByMail, as your package forwarder we’ll send you a notification, assist you with customs documentation and expedite (package forward) the items from your address Canada to the US.
ShipByMail PRICING: How much does it cost to Import (Forward Package) to USA from Canada without Breaking the Bank?
There are five elements that determine the price of international shipping:
- WEIGHT How heavy is the package?
- SPEED We will package forward your Canadian mail to you in the quickest, most cost effective manner
- CARRIER What freight company do you choose? (ShipByMail provides shipping discounts from major national carriers (package forwarders)
- DESTINATION Your location within the US may have an impact on the price.
- MEMBERSHIP ShipByMail provides free membership where all members receive their Canada address, a discounted shipping rate along with many premium services for their Canadian mail shipment
Thinking of ordering something? Estimate the price of package forward delivery from your Canadian address to America by using our handy Shipment Calculator
EXCHANGE RATE CALCULATOR
ShipByMail is your international shipping partner when shipping items from Canada to USA.
When you become a ShipByMail member, you receive a free Canadian address to ship all your online purchases from Canadian merchants. Once your purchases arrive at our warehouse, we will go through the process step by step to ensure you receive your items in the most efficient and safest manner possible.
NOT TOO BIG, NOT TOO SMALL
From tiny to huge, ShipByMail is able to accommodate any of your forward packages needs. From the smallest items such as socks or household décor to larger items such as bikes, electronics, equipment and more, we can get it to you. At ShipByMail, there are no surprises or hidden fees.
WHERE CAN YOU SHOP AND SEND ITEMS TO YOUR VIRTUAL MAIL ADDRESS AS A ShipByMail MEMBER?
Whether it’s clothing, tech, makeup, household accessories or everything in between, ShipByMail can forward package it your way. We ’ve been the package forwarder for many retailers, giving our Members substantial savings on items that would have otherwise cost much more if purchased locally. Popular items imported via ShipByMail include:
Sign up now to receive your ShipByMail address in Canada instantly and get shopping!
WHEN WILL MY ITEMS ARRIVE FROM MY ADDRESS CANADA TO THE USA?
ShipByMail works with a number of package forwarders to get you your goods quickly. As part of your Membership, our expedited shipping means that you can receive your Express Deliveries in 2-4 business days.
CITIES AND STATES SERVED WITHIN THE USA
ShipByMail serves a wide range of cities and states throughout the US. We offer package forwarding to a huge number of areas across the country, including:
- Colorado Springs
- El Paso
- Fort Worth
- Kansas City
- Las Vegas
- Long Beach
- Los Angeles
- New Orleans
- New York
- Oklahoma City
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Jose
- Virginia Beach
- And many more…
ShipByMail services every town, city and state across the United States (including some US territories). ShipByMail members expect dependable, expedited service. We serve over 200 countries and territories throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas, meaning that you’re always covered by ShipByMail.
IMPORT RESTRICTIONS OF ITEMS FROM YOUR CANADA ADDRESS ENTERING THE USA
In addition to goods that cannot be shipped outside of Canada from your virtual mail addresses, there are additional items that are prohibited from being imported into the USA.
A limited list of banned or restricted from import to the US include:
- Illicit and prescription drugs
- Drug paraphernalia
- Absinthe and other alcohol products
- Prescription drugs
- Fish and wildlife
- Merchandise from embargoed countries
- Haitian animal hide drums
- Domestic animal fur
- Military items
- Heritage artifacts
- Game and hunting trophies
- Plants, seeds and soil
- And more..
Please confirm import limitations on the US Customs and Border Protection website to see the current list of import restrictions, as well as detailed information of duties and taxation. Have more questions? Please contact our Shipping Experts today!
Please note: timelines for shipping and delivery from your Canadian addresses to the USA are dependent on weather, location and local Customs authorities. Deliveries from addresses in Canada can also be impacted by natural or political events. For additional details on shipments to the US, please see our FAQ. Express Shipping services are offered through major national carriers.