【Ship To Canada】 How to Use International Express Service to Send Parcels

Dec 14, 2022 1:30 PM

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【Ship To Canada】 How to Use International Express Service to Send Parcels

Many Hongkongers consider Canada when they plan to study abroad or immigrate overseas. If you're looking to send gifts to your loved ones located overseas, Pickupp may be of your interest as they can arrange International shipments to the Canada. Learn about the precautions and top tips for sending parcels in the quickest way!

Precautions for mailing parcels to Canada

1. Import duties If you are sending as an individual, the starting point for Canadian customs taxation is $20. Items with a value of less than $20 are generally exempt from customs duties, while items worth over $20 are taxed at 5-10%. Besides customs duties, Canadian customs will also levy a 5% goods and services tax (GST) on imported goods, and different provinces will also levy a provincial sales tax (PST), such as British Columbia and Ontario (8% provincial sales tax). Canadian customs policies are subject to change, and we advise guests to visit the Canadian Customs website before mailing. 2. Transportation Insurance If you need to ship goods with high value, it’s best to guarantee them with shipping insurance to avoid damages that may occur during the delivery process. If you send an International parcel through Pickupp, the company will automatically cover packages up to HK$100. 3. Individual products Items such as food, medicines, liquids (cosmetics), and battery-containing products take a long time to complete the transportation and customs clearance. It is therefore recommended to check relevant shipping information in advance with Pickupp’s customer service.

Prohibited items

According to the Canadian Customs website, the following items listed below are prohibited from being sent to Canada. If your package is found to contain these items, you will be fined and the related items will be confiscated. Please refer to Canada Customs website for more details, and note that Pickupp also has restricted shipping items and parcel sizes. You can refer to the Prohibited Goods Category for more details. Customs prohibited goods include but are not limited to: live animals, potatoes and their seeds, apricots, pears, nectarines and other fruits and their seeds, seedlings, cotton, alcohol, ethanol, fish meal (for fertilizer or feed), minerals and chemical products, perfumes, hair gel, cosmetic prescriptions , Household bleach, bleaching powder, flammable glues and adhesives, various explosive items, matches, lighters, fires, etc., Malay gum solvents, animal skins, furs, etc. containing unpleasant taste, charcoal, etc.

The Guide to Pickupp's International Express Service

Whether it's to submit application documents or to mail a small package, utilising Pickupp's international express service requires minimal effort, and fastest delivery in 3 days! The first step is to fill in the information and register as a Pickupp user. If you're an existing user, simply create an international order and pay through the merchant portal. After creating your order, please print and paste the waybill on the parcel. If you do not have access to a printer, you can write the order number on the package, or show the generated QR code to the staff upon your arrival at the service center.

You can either take your parcel to the Pickupp service center, where the staff will re-weigh and check the price. Freight charges will be calculated based on the weight of the goods or the volumetric weight (length x width x height cm/5,000), whichever is higher. For freight and delivery time, please refer to the express price list. You can use the "Shipment Tracking" function to follow up on any shipments and to confirm when a receiver has accepted the parcel(s). Interested in using our services? Register now to learn more!