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Re: There's no Such Thing as a Stupid Question
« Reply #735 on: February 22, 2019, 04:04:32 am »
Can Anyone in canada give me an idea on how much i am going to get dinged on import fees for 2 to 3 pairs of pants?

It's highway robbery. About half of the time customs dings me for 17% duty, 5% GST and 10% PST on the declared value plus a $10 handling fee. The rest get through with no fees.

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Re: There's no Such Thing as a Stupid Question
« Reply #736 on: February 22, 2019, 06:56:31 am »
We now send Canadian shipments via UPS and mark the shipment "as sender pays any taxes and duty", so there should be no taxes paid by the receiver
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Re: There's no Such Thing as a Stupid Question
« Reply #737 on: February 22, 2019, 09:29:15 am »
Dang. Parcelforce was a dream.
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Re: There's no Such Thing as a Stupid Question
« Reply #738 on: February 22, 2019, 09:34:39 am »
Dang. Parcelforce was a dream.

Presumably a faster service where there is no risk of you paying tax or duty is better?
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Re: There's no Such Thing as a Stupid Question
« Reply #739 on: February 22, 2019, 09:39:28 am »
I’m never there for delivery and getting to a depot within UPS’s hours of operation when I am available is a pretty big inconvenience. But I know that is a “me” problem.

Edit: Unless something has changed in how IHUK fills out the paperwork, Parcelforce would get my parcels to me within a couple of days and, well, with respect to tax and duty, that hasn’t really been a problem...  :-X
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Re: There's no Such Thing as a Stupid Question
« Reply #740 on: February 22, 2019, 09:42:24 am »
I’m never there for delivery and getting to depot within UPS’s hours of operation when I am available is a pretty big inconvenience. But I know that is a “me” problem.

We can deliver to your work, or remove the signature requirement if that helps.

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Re: There's no Such Thing as a Stupid Question
« Reply #741 on: February 22, 2019, 10:28:57 am »
I’m never there for delivery and getting to depot within UPS’s hours of operation when I am available is a pretty big inconvenience. But I know that is a “me” problem.

We can deliver to your work, or remove the signature requirement if that helps.

Yes, I suppose that is an option. Though, I do prefer to keep my personal life separate from my work life. Thanks for talking it through.
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Re: There's no Such Thing as a Stupid Question
« Reply #742 on: February 22, 2019, 11:25:50 am »
And Parcelforce (EMS) cost us 3x (yes 3 times) as much as sending via UPS, that is why we are prepared to pay any duties levied on UPS shipments
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Re: There's no Such Thing as a Stupid Question
« Reply #743 on: February 22, 2019, 12:13:37 pm »
And Parcelforce (EMS) cost us 3x (yes 3 times) as much as sending via UPS, that is why we are prepared to pay any duties levied on UPS shipments

Ah, well, that makes perfect sense. Thanks, guys.
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Re: There's no Such Thing as a Stupid Question
« Reply #744 on: March 01, 2019, 01:14:16 pm »
Any one have experience using a UPS Access Point? What is the process for having a personal parcel delivered to one?
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Re: There's no Such Thing as a Stupid Question
« Reply #745 on: March 01, 2019, 01:41:49 pm »
@Shoreman We have a number of customers who have items delivered to UPS Access points. Time they'll hold packages often varies but with usually flexible opening hours it's a good alternative to planning being at your home when the driver comes!

We mark the shipment for the attention of the customer meaning proof of ID is required to collect. There are plenty of locations near you. You can search them all here.
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Re: There's no Such Thing as a Stupid Question
« Reply #746 on: March 01, 2019, 02:07:26 pm »
@Shoreman We have a number of customers who have items delivered to UPS Access points. Time they'll hold packages often varies but with usually flexible opening hours it's a good alternative to planning being at your home when the driver comes!

We mark the shipment for the attention of the customer meaning proof of ID is required to collect. There are plenty of locations near you. You can search them all here.

Ah! Sounds promising...So, if I use my work address as the initial delivery address but prefer to have the parcel delivered to an Access Point, a picture ID, regardless of home address, will suffice for pick-up?
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Re: There's no Such Thing as a Stupid Question
« Reply #747 on: March 01, 2019, 02:37:14 pm »
You may be asked to prove you work there, with a business card or something. That is down to your local office though

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Re: There's no Such Thing as a Stupid Question
« Reply #748 on: March 01, 2019, 03:04:42 pm »
You may be asked to prove you work there, with a business card or something. That is down to your local office though

That won't be a problem. I'll pop in and ask, just to make sure. Thanks, guys.
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Re: There's no Such Thing as a Stupid Question
« Reply #749 on: May 19, 2019, 02:11:07 pm »
Any one in canada have recent experience with ups from IHUK ? Duties, taxes etc? Want to place an order but don't want to get robbed. I know denimio uses ems and i have never got hit with any additional charges. Hoping IHUK is similar.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2019, 06:10:13 pm by BD81 »