How long does it take for a package to get from Canada to the US?

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SudsNSuch says

I'm starting to wonder if one of my purchases got lost in the mail. It's been 2 weeks.

Posted at 11:15am Apr 16, 2009 EDT


I had one come from Canada in under three days, one that took almost a month, and three inbetween. I say give it more time.


Posted at 11:16am Apr 16, 2009 EDT

SudsNSuch says

OK. Thanks Caramel.

Posted at 11:17am Apr 16, 2009 EDT

I've heard it can take 2-4 weeks. Don't worry yet, I'm sure it'll get there.

Posted at 11:17am Apr 16, 2009 EDT

picky says

I've had anywhere from 5-14 days, depending on customs, and time of year/holidays.

Posted at 11:17am Apr 16, 2009 EDT

I ship from Canada - the Post Office was closed from Friday 10 April up to and including Monday 13 April - so I would say give it a few more days.

Posted at 11:22am Apr 16, 2009 EDT

For me it usually takes about 2 weeks. Once it took only a week, but it varies. I hear Canada is very slow to ship from.

Posted at 11:22am Apr 16, 2009 EDT

It usually takes about 4-6 days (as long as its not sent surface mail). However, sometimes items get delayed at the border going either way and that can add up to 2 weeks! I had a customer convo me yesterday asking about a package I sent out April 4th. Canada Post had Good Friday and Easter Monday off so that could also contribute to a recent delay.

Posted at 11:25am Apr 16, 2009 EDT

Generally, packages take longer to reach USA from Canada. The United States Customs/Homeland Security may inspect your package and the seller has no control over this.
That being said, as a seller I try to ship same day, have the customs forms in order and my stuff seems to ship quite quickly (my home to California takes about 6 working days).
SudsNSuch: Did your seller give you an estimate when the package would arrive?

Posted at 11:29am Apr 16, 2009 EDT

yeah depends where you live, but sometimes it can take up to a month

Posted at 11:30am Apr 16, 2009 EDT