Shipping to Alberta, Canada

mdlcal28

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Feb 1, 2008
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Alabama
I am asking this for my son. He sent a small Priority International Mail to Alberta. It left Birmingham, AL on December 5th. The guy in Canada is having a fit because he hasnt gotten the package yet.
Also, is there a way to track a package in Canada?
TIA!
 

skislope15

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Aug 11, 2010
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Www.canadapost.ca

Packages have been taking 3 weeks or more to clear customs lately you may want to tell your buyer its xmas and foreign customs and they will have to wait.

They also have been horrible at updating usps lately
 

skislope15

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Aug 11, 2010
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This was Jenaywins recent transaction with usps and canada post, her thread is just a few below this you may want to read it for more informstion HTH

Track Status
Product Type: International Parcel


Some items may be delayed if held by customs for additional inspection. Canada Post has no information on specific items awaiting customs inspection. Once an item clears customs, it is handed over to Canada Post for delivery. Delivery time depends on the product and the distance to its

Track History
Date : 2011/11/16
Time : 21:02
Location :
Description : International item mailed in origin country
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Date :
Time : 16:45
Location :
Description : International item processed in origin country
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Date : 2011/11/19
Time : 16:46
Location :
Description : International item has left the origin country and is en route to Canada
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Date :
Time : 08:48
Location : VANCOUVER
Description : International item arrived in Canada and will be reviewed by Customs
Retail Location :
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Date :
Time : 12:42
Location : RICHMOND
Description : Item was released by Customs and is now with Canada Post for processing
Retail Location :
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Date : 2011/12/10
Time : 12:44
Location : RICHMOND
Description : Item processed at postal facility
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Date :
Time : 02:22
Location : MISSISSAUGA
Description : Item processed at postal facility
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Date :
Time : 07:01
Location : UNIONVILLE
Description : Item processed at local delivery facility
Retail Location :
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Date :
Time : 10:57
Location : UNIONVILLE
Description : Item out for delivery
Retail Location :
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Date : 2011/12/12
Time : 13:09
Location : UNIONVILLE
Description : Item successfully delivered
Retail Location :
Signatory Name :
 

ladyash

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Jun 5, 2010
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Canada
It's Christmas things are taking much longer to get to their destinations. Tell them to be patient! It's one reason why I don't like buying things close to the holidays because of the customs hold up.
 

Moon2020

Out Shopping
Sep 10, 2010
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Sunny Florida
I have sent four packages to Canada recently, and tracking was not updated for any of them.
As is the case above, one took about a month to arrive at its destination.
 

northerndancer

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Dec 30, 2007
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The Cool Cool North
I am asking this for my son. He sent a small Priority International Mail to Alberta. It left Birmingham, AL on December 5th. The guy in Canada is having a fit because he hasnt gotten the package yet.
Also, is there a way to track a package in Canada?
TIA!
If it was regular Priority Mail International, your son should have a tracking number that can be tracked on both www.USPS.com and www.canadapost.ca.

If he used the Priority Mail International flat rate box or envelope, tracking is not available.

My experience with US-Canada shipments is generally around two weeks. It hasn't been that long yet. Your son's buyer is being very impatient.
 
Oct 29, 2006
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Los Angeles
Agree with everyone else here: shipping to Canada can take up to 3 or 4 weeks because their customs is super, super slow. However, most people who live in Canada are aware of this, so they're usually not that impatient. Unfortunately it sounds like your son used a small flat rate box, which you can't track. He should tell his customer to just sit tight and if it doesn't show in a couple of weeks, he can put a trace on the package. But yeah, 10 days to Canada right before Christmas is definitely not enough time for it to get there.
 

Pho888

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May 20, 2010
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South Pole
FYI...I had sent a small packet to my nephew from London, UK to Alberta Canada on 17 Nov. and he still has not received it !!!

Canada is very slow indeed....