Choose either US Postal Service (USPS) or United Parcel Service (UPS). But all tripod orders ship via UPS unless you contact us in advance to request Postal Mail delivery.
All deliveries incur a $10 handling fee for delivery. Canada Post calls it a brokerage fee, and UPS calls it a bond fee.
The carrier will collect the sales tax. Depending upon your province, you will pay either HST or PST+GST.
No duty is due since all Really Right Stuff products are made in the United States.
UPS will charge a $4 COD fee, but you can avoid this by prepaying the taxes in advance of delivery. Call 1-800-PICK-UPS (select option 3 for UPS Customs Brokerage). We encourage you to call UPS to pay in advance as soon as your package has a tracking number and appears in the UPS system (don't wait for UPS to contact you). Ask about UPS Prepayment or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) plans; this may require setting up an account with UPS. Note that UPS drivers only accept Canadian issued credit cards, money order or check.
Canada law requires that you specify the broker you wish to handle customs clearance. UPS will contact you prior to delivery to confirm your choice of customs broker. When UPS Customs Brokerage handles your imports, there is no Entry Preparation Fee for routine customs clearance, and the brokerage service is included in your ship cost. If UPS has never performed brokerage duties for you before, you will be asked to fill out and return a "Power of Attorney" document that UPS will keep on file.
There are two basic UPS shipping methods from the US to Canada: Standard and Worldwide. Really Right Stuff ships exclusively via Worldwide, never via Standard. Packages shipped via UPS Worldwide include brokerage service. Packages shipped via UPS Standard incur additional brokerage and bond fees based upon the value of the shipment. Unfortunately, a lot of Canadians have been burnt by UPS Standard delivery, thinking that using the lower cost delivery option will save some money when it will often end up being more expensive than Worldwide after taking into account brokerage and bond fees.
For more information about importing into Canada please read here.