Long-time customers know we have struggled to ship our products directly to Canada. It’s been an on-again, off-again situation without any solution that makes Canadian customers happy and keeps us from burning money.
As some of you have noticed, Canadians can now order books and other products through our website, but the shipping costs are steep. The service we use is FedEx International Economy, which is the only way we avoid brokerage fees when bringing parcels across the border.
We know it’s expensive, but that is the actual cost. Books are both heavy and bulky, which prevents us from using USPS Flat Rate boxes and other services.
For those Canadians who don’t want to pay that price (and we cannot blame you), we recommend you buy your Lost Art Press books through Lee Valley Tools. They carry about everything we publish. Type “lost art press” into the search field and you’ll see all 28 products come up. Shipping there is reasonable because Lee Valley is big enough to move products back and forth across the border. We aren’t.
Very shortly, Lee Valley will start selling “Shaker Inspiration,” and you’ll be able to order it from them with a reasonable shipping fee.
So why offer the shipping to Canada? To ensure that our northern neighbors can order products that Lee Valley might not carry, such as bandanas and chore coats.
We wish we had a magic wand to make shipments to Canada easy and inexpensive. But we don’t.