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Shipping cost

I tried shipping my handmade books (under 1 LB) from within Canada and to the US and I was shocked to find that Canada post as well as other couriers wanted over $50 for shipping. Anyone out there who can advise me please?

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I'm not really sure how the postal system in Canada works so I can't be much help there.From the US to Canada it's no where near that much though.
That seems really high. (I would be shipping in the other direction.)

Did you get a quote for the simplest/slowest way to ship and/or from the regular post office and not a specialty express carrier?
I ended up going to Niagara falls NY and shipped it to Ohio and it still cost $19.63. I just really wonder how other vendors ship.
Oh yes. I asked it to be shipped in the cheapest way possible.
Once in the US you could have sent it priority flat rate for much less.
There's also media mail in the US for books. Yes, it's slower but if the customer isn't in a hurry and wants the most inexpensive way...
I don't know the size of your package or destination in Ohio but I entered an 8x10" 1 pound package from zip code 14301 in Niagra Falls to zip code 45234 in Ohio and found the USPS priority mail price to be $5.35.

Edited to Add -- See postcalc.usps.com/


Books can ship Media Mail within the US. A book that weighs under a pound with packaging should cost $2-3 dollars. Shipped Priority Mail using a flat rate bubble mailer would be under $6.

The USPS staff has been trained to push higher-cost shipping. So sorry!
That's a good reminder that media mail is avaiable in the US. I was thinking OP makes handmade paper and memory/scrapbooks which wouldn't qualify for the book rate.

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