Not having Target, Express & Ulta in my life is not an option, so what’s a Canadian girl to do when US stores stop shipping to Canada in the era of COVID?! Find a way to ship to Canada from US Stores of course! For the past few months I’ve been trying out a shipping service that allows you to do just this. More specifically, any store that doesn’t ship to Canada either because they never have (like some Etsy sellers) or because they don’t post-COVID (like Target) can be shipped to Canada by using this service. Curious? Read on!
In short: I found a service called MyUS – SHOP the USA and SHIP Worldwide with MyUS! This is a service you can sign up for (there are both free and premium plans) and they give you a US address to ship to. Once they receive your package they then send it on to you in Canada.
More specifically, MyUS has an address in Sarasota, Florida and when you sign up with them you are given a “suite number” that is actually just the number by which they identify you. In other words, you place an order from say, Target, and provide your address of “Lee Taylor, 4283 Express Lane, Suite #12345, Sarasota Florida” when checking out. (Ps. that is not my suite number but a fake one for the purpose of this explanation). Once MyUs receives the package from Target they send you an email alerting you that it’s arrived and giving you the size and estimated value.
The package is then shipped to you from MyUS and you simply pay the shipping (it can come from your bank or PayPal). If there is a customs duty the shipper on the Canadian end will reach out to you to pay that, but I have only had that happen once so far with the dozen or so packages I have shipped using MyUs.
The shipping cost is pretty reasonable, but of course it is something to consider when shopping at US stores and getting them to Canada this way. Below is a screenshot of my shipping history in MyUs account last week –
As you can see my highest shipping cost was $35; which is a lot, but it was for a massive order of a few hundred dollars worth of clothes so it was totally worth it to me!
The one thing that is weird/that I don’t like is that you don’t get to know the shipping cost in advance. It’s simply sent to you and the money is withdrawn automatically from whatever payment method you provided. This is definitely not ideal, but so far I don’t have any complaints about it since the fees are reasonable. To make this a bit less stressful for you as well MyUs does have a ‘shipping estimate calculator’ on their website so you can take a guess at what the weight of an order would be and then see what the shipping would likely be before you decide whether or not to place your order.
The last thing to talk about is MyUS fees! They have a free membership plan as well as paid plans. You can see a comparison of the different plans on their site, I’ve been using the free plan so far, but right now they have a one month free membership trial for the premium plan. I plan on upgrading to that later today to use it for the holiday season! The really nice thing about this plan as opposed to the free one is that you can ask them to hold packages for you while you ship a bunch of things to them and then ask them to package all your orders into one big package in order to reduce shipping costs. This is perfect for holiday gift shopping!!
Here’s the list of US Stores I’m Shopping at Using MyUS:
Kirklands – the cutest affordable home decor!
Ulta – affordable makeup; so many great brands we can’t get here like Coola!
Etsy – I’ve found SO many great holiday gifts and wedding related stuff here!
Target – no words adequately describe Target 😛
Walmart.com – they have SO many better options than the .ca site!
Nordstrom – same as above; they have so many more options on .com than they do on the .ca site!
Zappos – SO many amazing shoes!!
Sign up for MyUS.com! FAST Shipping for Global Shoppers.
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