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Can i ship from a US address to an Amazon warehouse? Im in Canada.

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I am trying to take advantage of the Amazon UPS pricing but i need a US address in order to do so. I was planning on using UPS Canada to get it over the border and to a warehouse in the states close by the border and then use Amazon UPS to deliver to the FBA warehouse.

Are there such services or locations?

Orrrr, can i just get my customs broker to clear the shipment and i drive over the border myself to ship from UPS there?
 
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You can send your products from Canada with a merchant account (I have no experience with this), it's what many Chinese companies do.

Or you can bring all your products to a fulfilling warehouse in the USA and let Amazon take care of them. FBA Canada to USA or vice versa isn't gonna work.
 

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You can send your products from Canada with a merchant account (I have no experience with this), it's what many Chinese companies do.

Or you can bring all your products to a fulfilling warehouse in the USA and let Amazon take care of them. FBA Canada to USA or vice versa isn't gonna work.

I think you misunderstood what I'm looking for. I know how fullfilment and merchant accounts work. I'm trying to get around having to ship items directly from my house to the US Amazon warehouse as it's very expensive. Instead, I'm trying to get it across the border to a warehouse somewhere in buffalo, and from there ship the product to the Amazon FBA warehouse at a discounted cost due to Amazon's discounted UPS prices.
 

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I don't see why this shouldn't be possible. I used to work with a prepping company in the States, where I did basically the same.

Shipping to prepping company from China => shipping from prep to FBA with UPS with Amazon.
 
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I don't see why this shouldn't be possible. I used to work with a prepping company in the States, where I did basically the same.

Shipping to prepping company from China => shipping from prep to FBA with UPS with Amazon.

Ah, so i guess i misunderstood you then. I'll take a look at this. I figured those warehouses were out of question since all my product is already prepped and good to go. Thanks.
 

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You can send to any destination in the US and arrange shipment from there. UPS will pick up from any location you name.

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You can send to any destination in the US and arrange shipment from there. UPS will pick up from any location you name.

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Yes, but where do you find locations that allow you to do that? Are they just 3PL companies?
 
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Yes, but where do you find locations that allow you to do that? Are they just 3PL companies?
Prepping companies will do this job for you, even if your goods are already prepped. You can find them with Google. There may be cheaper solutions, but probably harder to find.
 

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Yes, but where do you find locations that allow you to do that? Are they just 3PL companies?
Sorry I have been slow responding - been in slow motion for a few days :smile2:

UPS stores are privately owned and will receive your parcels and hold for pick up. The one at 266 ELMWOOD AVE
BUFFALO, NY 14222 will charge you $10 to receive a parcel, and provided you complete a CC authority form they will hand your parcel over to the UPS driver and charge you the $10 at that time.

Obviously you have to book the pickup with UPS, not with the store.

Because they are privately owned, different stores can have different charges, and possibly not all will allow anyone other than the owner with ID to pick up a parcel. Contact Sara at: store0861@theupsstore.com

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EDIT: They might have limit on package size and or weight.
 

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Sorry I have been slow responding - been in slow motion for a few days :smile2:

UPS stores are privately owned and will receive your parcels and hold for pick up. The one at 266 ELMWOOD AVE
BUFFALO, NY 14222 will charge you $10 to receive a parcel, and provided you complete a CC authority form they will hand your parcel over to the UPS driver and charge you the $10 at that time.

Obviously you have to book the pickup with UPS, not with the store.

Because they are privately owned, different stores can have different charges, and possibly not all will allow anyone other than the owner with ID to pick up a parcel. Contact Sara at: store0861@theupsstore.com
Walter
EDIT: They might have limit on package size and or weight.

We all got things to do :) This sounds quite interesting though. I will take a look at this as well. Are you at all familiar with section 321 shipping? I know theres an $800 USD limit but is that the value calculated based on what i paid for the product or what i'm selling it for? So if i bought my product for $800 USD and am selling it for $1000. Is the value that i report on the 321 section $800 or $1000?
 
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We all got things to do :) This sounds quite interesting though. I will take a look at this as well. Are you at all familiar with section 321 shipping? I know theres an $800 USD limit but is that the value calculated based on what i paid for the product or what i'm selling it for? So if i bought my product for $800 USD and am selling it for $1000. Is the value that i report on the 321 section $800 or $1000?
You only need to declare your cost, not your selling price.

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You only need to declare your cost, not your selling price.

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haha, well that post just made my life easier within seconds. I think i know what im going to do now. Thanks for the help Walter :D
 

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