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Thread: Shipping to Canada

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    Junior Member Sylvie45's Avatar
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    Shipping to Canada

    I wrote down all the online shops suggested in a previous post. But I was wondering about the shipping, taxes, duty to Canada. Any Canadian quilters out there with suggestions, opinions? I am looking for cafe/coffee type fabric for curtains.

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    Have you tried Hamels fabric, sew sisters, mad about patchwork these are canadian sites. US sites like fabric.com, Fabric depot, When I go to the sites I always check shipping first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36 View Post
    Have you tried Hamels fabric, sew sisters, mad about patchwork these are canadian sites. US sites like fabric.com, Fabric depot, When I go to the sites I always check shipping first.
    Just returned from BC. My brother lives close enough to Hamels that I can walk to the store. They didn't have the fabric I was looking for but love the shop, shop there every time I go to Chilliwack.

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    Have had many successful shipments from the US. The 'gotcha' is usually brokerage/customs fees. Shipping USPS is often the most efficient - shipping UPS or other couriers often results in huge extra fees. So if the vendor offers a choice, I opt for USPS.
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    Connecting Threads charges only $7.99 if your order is over $50 and you place the order online.

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    Avoid UPS, they charge a huge brokerage fee that is often more than the value of the item and more than the shipping.
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    I've only twice ordered from the US. fabric.com was quick..the shipping charge was $16+ but it was the only place I could find it, so was willing to pay for it, and the fabric cost was reasonable. There was no additional duty charges, but I think I had ordered 4 yards of fleece, so if you had a huge order it might get into custom charges.

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    I use Connecting Threads often and as Bilben says it is under $8 if over $50. I have a TD US charge card mainly for that purpose!

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    I have yet to be caught with customs and brokerage charges with Fabric.com, but you can for sure be caught with those with other companies shipping via UPS.
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    I have heard that if the order is under $20 they don't charge customs...HOWEVER...I would ask about that and not trust my hearsay!

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