E-commerce has completely revolutionized the way we shop, making crowded shopping malls and not being able to find a size in store a thing of the past. While many online retailers have moved towards offering international shipping, not every retailer has gone that route. And of the ones who do, (as a Canadian shopper) you still have to deal with the looming unknown taxes and duties when your package comes across the border.Here in Canada you can buy just about anything on the Internet. Cannabis for example is legal here and as a result it can be easily found on sites like weed online canada. You can purchase products quickly and safely and have them delivered straight to your door. This isn’t the case across the US though so don’t try to order any alternative medicine without checking first! If you’re buying things like fashion, technology and gifts though, this is where Shipllama comes in, with their E-Forwarding service. It’s the perfect shipping solution for the fashion forward, savvy online shopper living in Canada, allowing you to shop from all of your favorite US websites and have your purchases delivered any address in Canada. And with no surprise extra costs.
During my recent trip to Florida, I realized that it’s been a while since I’ve bought a new pair of swim shorts. So upon making that realization, I took to the web to peruse through a few of my favorite brands’ sites. I found a great pair of board shorts by Saturdays Surf NYC (pictured below). My size is in stock and they are even on sale! Score. Shipping to Canada is available, but it is quite expensive at $45 and my shorts would ship in five business days, excluding foreign customs processing, as well as taxes and duties. Not the greatest.
After learning more about Shipllama’s process, it seems like the perfect solution to bring my new found swim shorts home. So, I’ve given it a try! I placed my order on the Saturdays Surf NYC website, shipping my shorts to Shipllama’s US shipping warehouse. Cost of domestic shipping was $10 and the package is set to arrive to Shipllama in 2 days.
In my Shipllama account, I’ve filled out the order so they know my shipment is on its way and also so I could calculate my total shipping and duties cost, which is $33.82. So add that to my shipping cost from Saturdays Surf NYC and we are at $43.82. That’s already less than if I had shipped directly to Canada for $45, which also didn’t even include the taxes and duties ($20+). So that’s $43.82 vs. $65+. Pretty good, if you ask me!
I can’t wait to receive my new swim shorts and in the meantime, I’ve teamed up with Shipllama to offer you 10% off on their E-Forwarding service, so you can try it out for yourself! Use code “ALEXANDER” at check out to redeem the 10% off. After trying out the service, I can say that it is very easy to use and it absolutely makes online shopping cheaper and can even help you ship your purchases home faster. Give it a try and happy shopping!
This post was sponsored by Shipllama. The views and opinions expressed in this blog, however, are purely my own.