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Old 08-12-2020, 04:00 PM
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I remember using UPS back in the 80's and at that time they were very economical, fast and superior.

Through the years they have now become un affordable and they are the last company that I will use. Sometimes we don't have a choice but if you have a choice, any of the other Courier company's are vastly cheaper and certainly the US mail service is a good choice. At least until it gets tied up in the Canadian Postal system but its still better than UPS.

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Old 08-13-2020, 07:25 AM
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Oh, & be prepared for the 10% aluminum tariff...
The 10% tariff was on Canadian aluminium being "dumped" in the US, not US Aluminium being shipped north.
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Old 08-13-2020, 08:48 AM
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We concur with Blake----We've had several seemingly simple shipments held up for no real apparent reasons. I can only think that USPS has been overloaded by the amount of volume from home shoppers due to the Covid thing. Whats frustrating for us is that we built or business on fast shipping for an economical price. USPS my still have the economical price, but the shipping times have gotten crazy. What used to be 3 days to California from our production shop in WI is now 10-15 days.
International is even more ridiculous. (Dont even get me started on the package that took 40 days to get to Hong Kong. Made 2 different ROUND TRIPS from the US to HK.)

I'm hoping that things will begin to settle out and shipping becomes more 'normal'. I can live with a given time frame, but tell us ahead of time that its going to be 20 days to Calif. When we tell a client 4-5 days after placing an order they should have it, we look pretty stupid when it doesnt show up. AND USPS tracking shows----'its moving within our sytem on its way to the destination". Thats BS for no, we didnt scan it after it left--what ever centralized collection point.

YES Fed Ex and UPS are doing better---BUT the drawback is the big expense of shipping. Wish we had a better alternative.

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Old 08-13-2020, 09:00 AM
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I have been having everything sent to Canada since the border is closed.

USPS works fine without any charges for brokerage however can be slow.
Fedex is excellent. Super fast and reasonable brokerage fee. Will deliver package and bill you later.
UPS - crazy pricing for brokerage. I avoid them if at all possible.

ABF or Old Dominion for trucking Kits or larger packages.
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Old 08-13-2020, 09:28 AM
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Yep, it has been quite the education on just how messed up all logistics can get. We're pretty much only shipping DHL international (for over seas) at this point unless customers expressly ask for something specific. And it isn't just shipping logistics either, but entire supply chains have gone completely bananas. Luckily, product IS still moving.

Tom, we've got your 40 days and "only" two round trips beat by a few thousand miles .
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Old 08-13-2020, 11:39 AM
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The 10% tariff was on Canadian aluminium being "dumped" in the US, not US Aluminium being shipped north.
Unsure if this round of tariffs are as you noted. The ones from last year sure did. We were bringing a few cases of donated Vans Sheetmetal Practice Kits into Canada (used in our Sportair Workshops) and Canada Customs insisted on charging us the 10% tariff on the declared retail value of them...

So - consumers on BOTH sides pay the price...
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Old 08-14-2020, 07:28 AM
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Unsure if this round of tariffs are as you noted. The ones from last year sure did. We were bringing a few cases of donated Vans Sheetmetal Practice Kits into Canada (used in our Sportair Workshops) and Canada Customs insisted on charging us the 10% tariff on the declared retail value of them...
Oh! I wasn't aware there was previously a tariff in place. I thought the tariff comment was in response to Drumpf's recent proclamation that he'd be adding a tariff to Aluminium going to the US from Canada.
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Old 09-02-2020, 10:47 AM
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Default Anyone order a kit since latest tariffs?

Curious if anyone can confirm whether the Vans kits are subject to the 10% countervailing tariff when importing to Canada.
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Old 09-03-2020, 07:49 AM
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What are the brokerage fees one can expect on a standard empennage kit delivered to the Edmonton area?

What are the experiences builders have had shipping to Canada? Any advice when shipping the large parts lists from VANS?
Darcy Iíve used Near North Customs brokers for all of my shipment and they have been awesome. Since you work at the airport you could also self clear by going to the customs office but I found it easier just to pay the $100 to Near North and make the process painless.
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Old 09-11-2020, 03:38 PM
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Is there a saving to see about combine shipping? I'm looking to jump into with an RV-10 empennage shortly.

I haven't reach pout to vans yet to see what their experience is with shipping costs. Possibly some folks here can shed some light this for me
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