I’ve been talking with UPS and FedEx to see if I can set up better rates for shipping international packages. It is hard for small businesses to qualify for good rates because we don’t ship the high volumes required for special programs. I am in touch with some people who may be able to help though, and I will know more by the end of next week.
I used the freight forwarder Jim (see link in previous shipping post) to ship a package to a customer in Saudi Arabia. That package has arrived safely and the customer was pleased with Jim’s service, so that’s one for one so far. 🙂
UPS does have a calculator for computing Canadian duties, so I hope to integrate that into my site and resume shipments to Canada soon. I will work on that next week too.
I’ll have more shipping updates soon.