What we’ve been doing lately as a side-project is to provide Kickstarter Backer Shipping. We’ve helped a number of project creators get their products across the border and into the hands of their backers, with currently having completed 3 projects. We’re scheduled to do at least 1 more in the next year, all in the board gaming industry.
However, we thought it might be worthwhile to open this up to anyone who needs to bring a product across the border and ship their final items to backers.
Fulfillment to backers in Canada (prices in Canadian Dollars)
|Import||$5.00 Customs Fee + $3.50/parcel||If stock is sent to our US receiving address, we can import it into Canada along with our weekly restock shipments for a small fee. If we are charged sales tax/duty on the items being imported, you will be assessed this amount as well.|
|Receiving||$20.00/hour||Unpacking of a game shipment, and inspection of received product for damage or defects. Average processing time is roughly 100 items/hour. This fee can be waived if you do not want us to inspect your shipment for accuracy/damages.|
|Order Handling||$3.00/shipment + $0.50 per item over 1st item||Packing of individual orders for shipping to backers. Includes boxes and packing material, and cost of re-shipping lost or damaged orders.|
|Shipping||Varies||Sending each parcel Canada Post Expedited Parcel service. See table below for pricing estimates.|
|Storage||$1.75/ square foot||If you need us to store additional copies of stock, or if stock needs to be kept at our warehouse for more than 2 business days prior to shipment, storage fees will apply. Most shipments are sent out immediately after being received.|
Estimated Minimum Shipping Cost (Canada)
All costs listed are estimates only. We will provide you with a precise quote based on the dimensions and weight of your item. Please note that availability of specialized services, such as Lettermail, is subject to change.
*This price applies to Lettermail service only, which is available for items no larger than 8”x10”x0.5”. Please note that this service is not trackable.