Help me ship!
December 4, 2013 3:47 PM Subscribe
I have sold a small bunch of prints and have made the foolish choice to distribute them myself. I have questions about shipping from Canada and hope you might have some experiences...
posted by robot-hugs to Work & Money (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The package is a 15x2x2 shipping tube, and it should be a few ounces.
The customers are mainly in the US, the UK, and Australia. I want the cheapest way to get this package to them.
I have just gotten the tubes and will be taking one to Canada Post in the next day or so, but some information right now would be very useful.
The prices I'm getting from Canada Post are in the order of $30-$50. That seems like a lot to me! Am I wrong? (the answers I've gotten from actual staff are varied and delivered with a lot of shrugging. I know I need to actually bring the package, but I was hoping for at least some kind of estimate...)
Alternatively, I live in Toronto and it is relatively easy to nip down to NY and send from the US. I have heard anecdotally that USPS has more reasonable rates than Canada Post. Has this been anyone's experience? I used the USPS calculator and it seems to be saying that it may cost around $15 to get to Australia.
Essentially if you have opinions about getting light, midsized packages out to the big wide world it would be nice to hear how you did it.
Optional question to answer:
Is there a way to show up at a post office with a couple dozen things to mail to different places and not seem like a giant jerk, like calling ahead or bringing cupcakes?