Thread: Shipping Question
11-26-2012, 06:37 PM #1
Hoping someone can help me out here. I have 425 cards I need to send to someone in the US. I'm wondering if anything knows from experience the price of sending in a bubble mailer (big one of course that's flat enough to fit through the envelope slot) versus sending in a box? I know shipping from Canada to the US can be quite pricey!
Thank you very much!
11-26-2012, 06:45 PM #2
Believe it or not, shipping stuff via box to the US is actually cheaper than within Canada. I shipped a Habs Centennial set (granted, that's only 200 cards) to a guy in the US for $8 thru PayPal shipping. Just get 2-3 of those 200-count boxes or acrylic holders, put them inside a bigger box, and you're all set.
11-26-2012, 06:46 PM #3
I dunno that you're gonna fit 400+ cards into anything flat enough to go through a slot. Don't forget Canada Post goes by weight as well, over 100 grams = $$$
That said, shipping to the US is usually slightly CHEAPER than shipping from Canada to Canada...........
11-26-2012, 08:45 PM #4
To Keep the parcel flat enough, the length and width of the Bubble Envelop would go well past Over-Size. You'd end up paying much more for it than sending it in a double box.
11-26-2012, 10:52 PM #5
Don't bother with a bubble mailer. It'll be over 500 g and that's the max for a bubble mailer. You'll have to go for a box. Good news is RGM81 was right. It shouldn't cost you must more than 10$. Look into something called "light packet" or "small packet". AS long as you are under 1 kg, you should be fine.
11-26-2012, 11:00 PM #6
11-27-2012, 07:42 AM #7
11-27-2012, 12:43 PM #8
please let us know if you can actually ship this in a box to US for $10, I am curious to know.
11-27-2012, 01:28 PM #9
I am curious as well. They always told me that flat is better, so I don't know. I also need to ship it with a tracking number, so I might just need to go up there and ask them.
11-27-2012, 01:59 PM #10
if you need a tracking number try USA Expedited, it's pretty fast and not too badly priced, $14 -$20 depending on size, weight and value. It's what I use if tracking is required for a large item