After years of work, I am pleased to announce that we now ship our books throughout Canada. You can order them through our regular store and they will ship to you from our Canadian warehouse via Canada Post.
And yes, the price includes shipping in Canada.
Note that we are currently able to ship books only. We are not yet able to ship DVDs or posters to Canada.
Here’s how it works: Canadian customers can now purchase books through our store. They will be charged in U.S. dollars plus the Canadian goods and services tax (GST). The customer’s bank will convert the charge to Canadian dollars, which costs the customers a small fee levied by his or her bank.
Then their books will be shipped via Canada Post from a warehouse in Kingston, Ontario. Customers will not encounter duty charges or any other international transaction fees.
As mentioned earlier, the cost shown on the website includes shipping. And any books that are written by me will also include a signed letterpress signature plate, just like in the United States.
We have just launched this service and we are sure there will be a few bumps in the road. If you have problems, please don’t post them in the comments section. Instead, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take care of it immediately.
And now for a personal note: This huge step forward is due entirely to John. He has worked tirelessly for the last six months to make this work. Anyone who says that it’s easy to ship goods to Canada has never really attempted to do business on even a small scale. John has encountered mountains of paperwork, interviews by Canadian officials and has had to become an expert on Canadian tax collection.
Those of you who have followed our company for the last nine years know that this day has been a long time coming.
Right now I am raising a glass to John (but it’s not a Molson; sorry I can only go so far. That stuff is nasty).
— Christopher Schwarz