UPS's shipping fee (45.00) is almost twice the Purolator Shipping Fees($25.05),
and UPS adds a Mimimum $10.00 fee for collecting the taxes, unless you have
prepaid them for the taxes they collect or have an Account with them that you
have set up Automatic Electronic Funds Transefer on. Yes, the Brokerage Fee's
are free for simple transaction, but they still charge this Bond Fee.
Customers are responsible for payment of duties and taxes. When funds are not
provided in advance by the customer, and UPS must post a bond to allow UPS shipments
to be released in advance of payment to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), a
fee of 2.7 percent (minimum $6.00 on Worldwide Standard™; minimum $10 on UPS
Worldwide Express Plus™, UPS Worldwide Express™, UPS Worldwide Express Saver™ and
UPS Worldwide Expedited™) of the amount advanced by UPS will be charged. To avoid
bond fees, call 1-800-PICK-UPS and ask about our Prepayment or Electronic Funds
Transfer (EFT) plans.
The other pain in the butt with UPS is they will no longer accept Cash at the door.
So if I'm not going to be home, I either have to leave a check for someone else to
pay them, or drive over to their warehouse to pick up the package.
With the Purolator Shipping, there is no payments required at the door.
Anyone in the house can sign for it, and it's done.