Information for Canadian Buyers
All prices shown on this website are in
Shipping costs: The postal service "Priority Mail International" is usually the most economical way to ship a single scoreboard to Canada. An example would be $137 for insured postage to postal code S7N 3A3 (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan). The postal service doesn't have customs broker fees, and they state that the typical time in transit is 6-10 days for this service. (We have seen it take 5 to 13 days.)
The cost to ship an "Outdoor" tripod to the same postal code using the same postal service is $76. (It is shipped in a 42" x 8" x 8" box that weighs11 pounds.)
UPS ground is an alternative that is faster and has a lower up-front cost, which varies somewhat by your distance from Chicago. For example, shipping a scoreboard to the Saskatchewan example above by UPS ground would cost $105 and take three days. But UPS ground has a customs broker fee, typically in the $60-$75 range, which is collected when the package is delivered, which usually ends up making the total cost higher than the postal service. UPS also provides a discount for shipping multiple large packages together, for instance shipping a scoreboard and a tripod individually costs $105 and $65 respectively, but shipping the two packages together costs $138 (a $32 savings). So if you are shipping more than one large package (a scoreboard and a tripod, or two or more scoreboards), UPS ground will be competitive). In all cases, UPS delivery times are noticeably faster than USPS if shipping time is important.
The pricing for the postal service and UPS changes frequently. The figures shown here were current as of 3/24/23, and for the postal code shown. If you need the current shipping price, for your specific location, please email or call us and ask for a quote for the current shipping costs to your postal code
Express air shipments to Canada are available though UPS and FedEx. Contact us for a quote.
Duties: There are no duties on the import of our products per NAFTA agreements--these units are made in the US.
Taxes: Typically, the carrier will collect the Canadian HST/GST/PST at the time the package is delivered, plus a $5 fee for handling the tax. You may be able to get some of the taxes refunded for certain organizations--check with your tax accountant.
Reaching us: If you have any
problems reaching us on our toll free number 888-456-1970, please call us at 630-323-4600 and
let us know you are calling from Canada. We will immediately return the
call so the rest of the call is on us.
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