You might be pleasantly surprised! lost a ton of loyal customers from out of the country. How much does it cost to ship to Canada? You won't lose out. If you pass through the 'slot of doom' and do not need tracking, send it letter post. There is still Small Packet and that is usually the cheapest package price. I will have to pick up some envelopes and package things up to get some measurements. Everything else goes expedited or express and I charge $14. For fast delivery: Xpresspost™ 1. 1-100 $1.90 (.10 increase)101-200 $3.12 (.17 increase). Precisely what Bob said. @MimisCrochetDen Yes, Canada Post did away with Light Packet a year ago. Etsy and Canada Post offer a selection of methods for sending parcels and tubes to both domestic and international addresses. I had started out using Light Packet because it was so cheap but found it was too much trouble and stopped. I create baby and doll items. I’m from Canada and shipping to the states cost me $7, shipping to China was $15 but to ship the same thing to another Canadian province cost $15. "Etsy partners with Asendia to keep the costs of international shipping low, and to make sure that you can continue to ship your orders internationally to help you have more options." I leave it up to my buyer to decide if he or she wants to pay it. For example, I sent a package the other day to Michigan that was 16″X12″X8″ inches and 2lbs, 10oz). If not, it might be a solution to get smaller items through the slot? How to Add Free Shipping on Etsy without Losing Money? More affordable shipping options like Flat Rate Export, UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail International can take anywhere from 6 to 15 days. Poly Mailers are much cheaper (and lighter weight) and work perfectly for fabric items! I have gotten the odd international but very few. First, however, you need to get a feel for the ins and outs of shipping internationally. This was because it was a rural address. But I can only charge one price so it has to cover all areas of canada. That's up to them but they won't be covered if they do that. There was a problem fetching the translation. I had closed my shop for a few months for personal reasons and since I've come back January 1, I've had no sales. Sellers in the US can also use Calculated Shipping. I don't have a car, so I'm pretty limited to Canada Post whose Post Office is about 3 blocks away. It isn't my choice to charge so much. Could be a portent of things to come sitewide. Say V0H 1 L0  or any with an O in the first three digits, the cost to ship there is INSANE. And particularly with heavier items it can easily be more than the item. On all three of my websites I can charge actual shipping rates for anywhere. Make sure you take into account Etsy's fees on shipping, and packaging materials. There are 17897 free shipping canada for sale on Etsy, and they cost CA$16.94 on average. It's not attractive, but what about a vacuum sealer? From the US, shipping to Canada is still less than anywhere else, but it jumped by a huge amount a couple of years ago. yes that is unfortunate for sure........and its too bad that you all are loosing sales because of this......please know that i'm not bashing all shops...it just happened that the shops i've looked for things i would like to purchase that have this shipping issue.......and i am only speaking from frustration...i want to buy from US Etsy shops but it looks like i just have to keep searching for something I want elsewhere..... Canadian shipping charges are very high as well... perhaps you haven't mailed a parcel since the big changes in January. The least expensive for a few ounces is around $10.00 in US dollars. I found that didnt work for me because if someone buys multiple items it just doubles the shipping costs.. What you need is to have a scale, do some "test" weights and measures. They do also have slightly lower rates for within Canada, depending on your package size. You can also che The least expensive for a few ounces is around $10.00 in US dollars. Confirm your details. Your measurement is in Kg's and jewelry sometimes doesnt even register on the scale so you have to use the weight of the envelope. Shipping from us and within canada has went crazy.Ive had to drop my shipping below the real cost and offer my products lower then anything similar. Select your carrier (FedEx or USPS in the US and Canada Post in Canada). Have you ever had this problem about shipping to rural codes? So, now my item which weighs .07 kg and measuring 21cm x 19cm x 2cm has to go Small Packet Air at $7.32C. And where it's going to go from here, who knows. It didn't affect my sales over the holidays at all. Don't let the slot of doom thwart your sales. It costs me $10 to mail undies that way 4 oz. First of all, it is the case for all shops, if you see shipping for less to Canada, then the seller is probably covering it themselves because its just a simple fact that shipping to Canada is super expensive. At least the shipping was free. Plus, with calculated shipping, they only offer tracked options which are very expensive from here. How can I justify free shipping!? If so, I believe they discontinued light packet last year, small packet air is your only option. If you're sending within Canada, at that size, you can send it as oversized letter mail, which is a $1.90 stamp :) Just ask for them at your post office and you can pop your packages in any mail box. It gets even more expensive when weight and bulk adds up. It includes an affordable international shipping option that uses First Class International Parcel and other services. *shrug*. Shipping from Canada is expensive. Right now I'm not getting any sales at all. When Etsy is pushing this on us? Once I changed everything back there was a notification telling me people tend to go for cheaper shipping etc... it’s getting ridiculous I live in Canada it’s expensive where I am I don’t have any other options that are cheaper than Canada post. So ridiculous, am I doing something wrong? it gets expensive especially if it is a parcel. There used to be Light Packet which was less, but Canada Post cancelled that service at the beginning for 2018. Well you're in luck, because here they come. They have what is called a Simple Export Rate, which is cheaper then Etsy labels first class international. I have a small crocheted item measuring 21x19x2 going through the slot but when I look for a rate on Canada Post site, it doesn't show up, only Small Packet Air at $7.32C. Just recently I bought a new phone from the US and it costed me $95 in import fees and taxes to cross the border. If the seller uses Priority it is much higher. not to mention buyers who become irate when they realize they have to pay tax on imported items. Yes, it makes me sad. (not including those going to Canada). 5. However, these services will be the most expensive options for eCommerce merchants. I usually pay $6.84 to the US. Why is it so expensive? It depends on the weight of the item, but the last price hike cost to Canada went WAY up. That's not the way "with another item" works. Unless of course you want tracking, then you'll have to pay a parcel rate and take it to the post office to send. It all depends on how a shop owner wants to set up their business. it costs $11 just for 1 pound! I know sellers who used to ship international but have stopped because of these things. Just thought I would add that all of the US sellers who have posted on this thread are charging what I would expect and would be willing to pay for shipping to Canada. Sellers are frustrated, too, but what can you do? This used to require some calculation by you, but Etsy has created a new shipping calculator to make it easier. DeeDeeNaturals could you explain where you get the savings? They used to have Light Packet category where if it goes through the slot it was very very cheap. But I too ship to Canada on a regular basis. There was a problem fetching the translation. I sell in US currency and don't get any Canadian buyers plus the shipping in Canada is too high also. $8-9 is a normal price for this. The most popular colour? If you’re looking to dropship, feel free to browse our collection of millions of products you can sell today. Your Shop > Orders. It doesn't matter how expensive an item is. No, I don't know about them. It does not matter if you use Canada Post or other carriers, the costs are generally high. Has anyone else tried this? You can either use stamps, or go to any post office and have them print a postage label. Canada Post did away with Light Packet a year ago. I recently looked for it. Enter your delivery method, package type, weight and other details. At this time, these shipping cost tools are limited to US and Canada-based sellers, as well as USPS and Canada Post shipping rates. I haven't been able to get Light Packet rate on Canada Post. I just find the shipping costs in Canada outrageous and wondering if people actually purchase your items if you have listed $20 to ship. 3. But I will definitely use them again next Christmas, and if I get a lot of orders at once. and this is with the etsy discount, and doesnt include shipping supplies/packaging etc. There is a Chit Chats location 15 minutes away- this may be a game changer! So I can’t lower my prices they are what they are. They don't have Light Packet category anymore. Then shipping to the us with tracking is about the same and then over seas no tracking is about $10-13. I know what you mean. There isn't a thickness limit. So I lost big on that sale! I've used my own shipping because to me it's the only way to keep it at a reasonable cost. So yeah its expensive. You guessed it: white. Sure wish the charges weren't so high. USPS is regulated by Congress and have not been able to raise their prices above inflation for many many years - the Republican Congress keeps blocking it, even as the postal system starves. From shop ShimoeFunnyMugs . BUT if you get a solutions for small business account, and buy and print your postage online, you get a discount on small packet. They ship US and International through the US postal service. By Nada Alic 19 Oct, 2012. HOW can a person in Canada do free shipping it’s just too expensive! It is crazy that shipping across Canada is more expensive than shipping internationally. From shop Andybyhandmade. They'd been pushing up the rates for the previous years, so it kept getting closer and closer to Small Packet costs anyways. I use shipping profiles, mostly because I just don't trust Etsy at all, and don't expect calculated shipping to work all the time (I've also seen people saying that when you use calculated shipping, Etsy shows an estimated delivery date on your listings, which is unrealistically fast and very bad for business). As I've travelled across the country, I've heard your cries, horror stories and struggles with Canadian shipping. I know how you feel about measuring everything. and this is with the etsy discount, and doesnt include shipping supplies/packaging etc. It's a lose-lose situation! 4 out … Thanks for telling me about Chit Chats. Some countries - China is a good example - subsidize postal shipping costs. 6. If you need insurance, you must use Parcel Post with tracking. Plus, with calculated shipping, they only offer tracked options which are very expensive from here. . However, dropshipping on Etsy may not be the best choice due to seller’s inability to sell high volumes, expensive listing and shipping fees, high product pricing, and more. I use 9x12" manilla envelope, as long as it fits the 3/4 " slot. It's dead. Your envelope must be no thicker than 2cm/ 3/4 inch to get this rate  But there is no tracking, but I've never had a problem. com  Or I believe their website gives their addresses. Have you contacted the shops your looking at to see if they combine shipping? It's ultimately up to the customer to decide whether or not the shipping prices work for them. We currently do free domestic shipping to get a better rank in Etsy search and compensate with higher prices. first class shipping to Canada, from the US, used to be really reasonable. And that's $7.32C which is $5.48US for a little crochet doll outfit selling for about $25US. If you can squeeze your crocheted items through that dreaded slot, you'll be able to save a fair bit on shipping. And those ways aren't cheap. The prices to Canada is more expensive because it goes with tracking number whereas shipping to US doesn't go with tracking (not for that price) and takes 5 to 12 business days, and to everywhere else, is cheaper because it takes anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to deliver and doesn't have tracking either. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. Shipping a small packet across Canada is about $18-19 depending on weight I live in BC. Have you heard about or looked into Chit Chats? With Canada Post - Priority is the fastest and most expensive postal service offered, for both Domestic and International mail, they actually have an agreement with Fedex, who ends up being the carrier. Oversized Letter work for the US, Canada, UK and Europe. Then I tried it again only this time I inserted 3cm instead of 2cm and it gives me the same rate. :-/, It's not a lose-lose situation jane, if the buyer is willing to pay the high cost of shipping then what's the problem then, US sellers does frustrate me because most of them don't ship international, all sellers from europe and other countries i have encountered all ship international. Use these savvy tips to make the most of Canada Post. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. Does anyone know if they've stopped it or is it only for special items? Luckily, I do have many buyers who want my items enough to pay for the shipping. As a Canadian, who shops lots on Etsy, I understand that postage is costly (as it is for other countries sending *to* the US, often) and things can take some time to arrive. 2 pounds is nearly $17! correction: excuse me i haven't had my tea yet this morning. 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