10 Package Forwarding Services to Shop From the U.S. to Canada

Package forwarding services

Thankfully, package-forwarding services deliver the global economy to your front door. We all appreciate this even more when those U.S.-only sales happen on Black Friday. In short, package-forwarding service gives you a U.S. address. When you shop online at American stores, you simply give them the U.S. address and have your packages shipped there. Then, the company will collect the parcels on your behalf and send them to your Canadian address.

Thanks to package forwarding, Canadians can get anything they want from the U.S. via companies that service Canadians and Americans. Let’s take a look at the top package-forwarding services so you can shop abroad like a boss. While they all work great, not all might suit you. For example, consider factors like shipping costs, how long it takes to receive a parcel and customer support.  

1. PostScan Mail

PostScan Mail operates as a tech-savvy package forwarding service that you can use on your mobile device. It has a Capterra rating of 4.2 and some impressive customer reviews. Once a PostScan Mail location receives your mail, its staff will scan the contents and upload it to your PostScan Mail account. From there, you’ll read the details and decide if you want a paper copy or not.

You can choose from three plans:

  • Starter: $10 USD per month and supports up to 30 items.
  • Standard: $20 USD per month and supports up to 60 items for two recipients. You’ll receive scanned copies of up to 10 items.
  • Premium: $30 USD per month and supports up to 120 items for six recipients along with scanned copies of up to 30 items.

The company can handle oversized parcels and offers additional services, such as storage. However, they don’t deliver to your door. Instead, you’ll have to pick up from a local PostScan Mail warehouse. 

2. MyUS

MyUS has an excellent consumer rating of 4.38 on SiteJabber, reinforcing its strong reputation as a reliable package-forwarding company. And it only costs $13.99 to get one pound of goods shipped from the U.S. to Canada. 

As a bonus, you can start with a free trial to see how the service works before you commit. With this company, you’ll be able to shop in U.S. stores sales-tax-free, while saving up to 7% on every purchase. The company has no hidden charges and gives users the option to save more by bundling items in shipments.

Even better, it offers fast results and can get your goods to your doorstep in only 48 hours, although at a higher price. On the upside, many users have left reviews saying they are impressed with the company. Not only is MyUS affordable, but also professional with excellent customer support.

3. Ship7

Next, Ship7 has a four-star satisfaction score on Trustpilot. Overall, users seem to enjoy how affordable the services are. You can receive packages for free to your U.S. address, then only pay when you choose to ship them to Canada. Shipment charges depend on the weight and size of the package. The company gives the option to pick items up from dedicated locations or have them delivered to your preferred address.

All plans come with up to 60 days of free storage with paid plans offering special discounts on shipping. In addition, you’ll enjoy free insurance, consolidation and three photos (of the shipping label, package exterior and package interior). You can choose to receive scanned copies of your mail for $2 per 20 pages. Repacking will cost between $2 and $5.

4. Shipito

Shipito serves as the go-to option for Canadians who want help shopping for hard-to-find items. It has 3.52 stars on Sitejabber and 2.5 stars on Consumer Affairs. It offers assisted shopping, bundling of multiple items and fast delivery.

Users can choose from two plans:

  • Free: Pay a $3.25 processing fee and get 7 days of free storage.
  • Paid: Pay a $2.25 processing fee and receive up to 90 days of free storage. First, you pay $10 a month or $60 for the year.

Both items come with the option to have goods delivered to your doorstep.  Other services such as insurance and customs declaration forms are also available.

5. Shippn

Shippn‘s reliable parcel-forwarding service earns a rating of four stars on Trustpilot. However, unlike other names on this list, it has a community of members helping each other. Shippn’s peer-to-peer shipping service allows shoppers to connect with hosts willing to receive packages. Someone with a real physical address will receive your package then forward it on to you. Therefore, the quality of service can rely on the host’s level of customer service.

Prices often differ from user to user for host-related services, but shipping remains standard. You can use code ‘HARDBACON05’ when signing up. Next, try out its shipping costs calculator so you learn what to expect in fees.

6. AmForward

AmForward is one of the best mail-forwarding companies. It ships all around the world and uses top service providers like UPS, FedEx, DHL and USPS. The company has a rating of 4.4 on Google with most reviews praising its customer support and timely services. 

You can choose from three packages:

  • Pay-per-use plan: $10.45 per package with no monthly or annual charges. The company will keep your parcels for 30 days for free.
  • Standard plan: $5.25 processing fee per package plus $11.85 per month or $65.90 per year registration charges. The company will keep your parcels for 45 days for free.
  • Premium plan: $3 processing fee per package and $229 in annual charges. The company will keep your parcels for 60 days for free.

All plans come with a U.S. address. You will be notified via email whenever you receive a parcel. All plans come with unlimited incoming packages and online monitoring tools, plus 80 cents per item per day of extra storage. You can choose your preferred delivery company and upgrade your plan anytime.

7. BorderLinx

BorderLinx has a SiteJabber rating of just 1.86 and 1.5 stars from the Better Business Bureau. Unfortunatelyly, reviews appear to criticize the company for poor customer service, inadequate live chat and problems with tracking number. However, that trend seems to have improved in recent years.

Shipping options include DHL and some budget carriers. According to users, BorderLinx is one of the cheapest mail forwarding services. With no monthly plans, you simply go to the website to calculate those costs yourself.

The company suits people who wish to buy from U.S. stores. Moreover, BorderLinx has a special concierge service for people who cannot use their credit cards. They will shop on your behalf so you can get what you want, need and love without the headache. 

8. Boxinus

The opinion on Boxinus appears to be divided. While it hasn’t garnered many Google reviews, it has a score of 4.5 on SiteJabber and 2.4 on Trustpilot.

The business is mainly designed for people who want to shop online. It might not be the best choice if you’re looking to get a credit card. While cost depends on factors such as weight and dimensions, expect to pay around $37.21/lb for shipping to Canada. This is around 80 percent cheaper than UPS and FedEx, which will cost you above $90 each according to the company.

9. CrossBorder Pickups

CrossBorder Pickups has a strong presence in both countries. Consequently, it enjoys a score of 2.6 on Yelp with people pointing out slow shipping times and surprising extra fees. Typically, you’ll have to pay a three-percent transaction fee while the company takes care of import duties and taxes. However, they tack on charges for storage and other services. 

Here are the available plans:

  • One pound or less: $7.50 pick-up fees per package for individual items and $5 for consolidated packages. Expect to pay $7 per shipment for consolidated packages (3 or more).
  • Up to 10 lbs: $10 pick-up fees per package for individual items and $7 for consolidated packages. The shipment fee for consolidated packages remains the same for this level and the next two.
  • 11 to 30 lbs: $15 pick up fees per package for individual items and $12 for consolidated packages.
  • Up to 100 lbs: $18 pick up fees per package for individual items and $15 for consolidated packages.

Its website requires you to create an account before you can browse its prices and services, which other sites don’t do. Yet, reviewers did speak well of its customer service.

10. ForwardingMe

ForwardingMe is a great company that comes with a special 30-day trial. Further, the brand offers excellent support, has no hidden charges, and comes with a variety of plans to choose from:

  • Basic: $5 monthly fee, 7 days free storage, $5 monthly fee plus $5 per package for consolidation, $5 monthly fee plus $1 per page for mail scans
  • Standard: $10 monthly fee, 30 days free storage, $5 monthly fee plus $3 per package for consolidation, $5 monthly fee plus $1 per page for mail scans (first three pages free)
  • Premium: $20 monthly fee, 30 days free storage, $5 monthly fee plus $3 per package for consolidation, $5 monthly fee plus $1 per page for mail scans (first three pages free)

If you go to its website, you will find that it offers mail forwarding, order fulfillment, virtual mailboxes for a more professional image, personal shopping and shipping for small businesses. So, when you find that perfect designer wingback chair for your office, you can avoid the heartache of an “invalid shipping address” error.

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