Canada Post vs UPS, FedEx costs

A potpourri of off-topics.
User avatar
bb49
Guru
Posts: 6491
Joined: Jul 16th, 2019, 2:38 pm

Canada Post vs UPS, FedEx costs

Post by bb49 »

Does anyone have an accurate idea if shipping a parcel to the coast is substantially cheaper with Canada Post, UPS, FedEx or someone else.
It's a box about 20' x 20" by 20" and probably 5 or 6 pounds.

At one time I would have used Greyhound....

Edit.
Opps.
Thats 20 INCHES x 20 INCHES x 20 INCHES.
Last edited by bb49 on Jan 13th, 2022, 3:56 pm, edited 2 times in total.
I_am_a_Canadian (with unacceptable views)
seewood
Lord of the Board
Posts: 4500
Joined: May 29th, 2013, 2:08 pm

Re: Canada Post vs UPS, FedEx costs

Post by seewood »

bb49 wrote: Jan 13th, 2022, 2:27 pm It's a box about 20' x 20" by 20" and probably 5 or 6 pounds.
Looks like a sail boat mast...carbon fiber one. :biggrin:

I like using Canada post. UPS has sucked for me in the past. Waiting 4 extra days for an UPS parcel right now.
Never use UPS for cross border shipping.
I am not wealthy but I am rich
User avatar
oneh2obabe
feistres Goruchaf y Bwrdd
Posts: 91072
Joined: Nov 23rd, 2007, 8:19 am

Re: Canada Post vs UPS, FedEx costs

Post by oneh2obabe »

Canada Post will be your best bet. I used Walmart Kamloops and Walmart North Vancouver postal codes to get rates.
Canada Post.png
Canada Post 1.png
Canada Post 2.png
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by oneh2obabe on Jan 13th, 2022, 3:59 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Dance as if no one's watching, sing as if no one's listening, and live everyday as if it were your last.

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
User avatar
oneh2obabe
feistres Goruchaf y Bwrdd
Posts: 91072
Joined: Nov 23rd, 2007, 8:19 am

Re: Canada Post vs UPS, FedEx costs

Post by oneh2obabe »

Best be sitting down when you see the courier rates. Due to weight and size, you'll be charged DIM weight.
Dimensional weight (also called DIM weight or volumetric weight) is a pricing technique used by shipping carriers to ensure they don’t lose money on large, lightweight shipments. Dimensional weight is calculated with a formula using the volume weight of a package based on the actual dimensions of the box. While physical weight is the weight of the shipment according to the scale, dimensional weight is calculated based on the package’s length, width, and height.
FedEx.png
Purolator.png
UPS.png
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by oneh2obabe on Jan 13th, 2022, 4:02 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Dance as if no one's watching, sing as if no one's listening, and live everyday as if it were your last.

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
User avatar
oneh2obabe
feistres Goruchaf y Bwrdd
Posts: 91072
Joined: Nov 23rd, 2007, 8:19 am

Re: Canada Post vs UPS, FedEx costs

Post by oneh2obabe »

One more courier company.
Loomis Express.png
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by oneh2obabe on Jan 13th, 2022, 4:03 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Dance as if no one's watching, sing as if no one's listening, and live everyday as if it were your last.

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
User avatar
bb49
Guru
Posts: 6491
Joined: Jul 16th, 2019, 2:38 pm

Re: Canada Post vs UPS, FedEx costs

Post by bb49 »

Ok, calm down everyone and let's go back to square one. I screwed up on the size.

20 inches x 20 inches x 20 inches.
Sorry.
I_am_a_Canadian (with unacceptable views)
User avatar
oneh2obabe
feistres Goruchaf y Bwrdd
Posts: 91072
Joined: Nov 23rd, 2007, 8:19 am

Re: Canada Post vs UPS, FedEx costs

Post by oneh2obabe »

No worries - reposted rates. I used Walmart Kamloops and Walmart North Vancouver postal codes to get rates.
Dance as if no one's watching, sing as if no one's listening, and live everyday as if it were your last.

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Return to “Grab Bag”