STOP WASTING YOUR LONG WEEKEND SHOPPING
Who doesn’t love a long weekend? More time for family, friends, and fun. Yet, so many of us still find unjustifiable ways to ruin those opportunities by wasting that extra time. Whether waiting at the pump to fill up the tank, waiting at the border behind all the other cars making their way across, waiting to find the perfect parking spot at the outlets, or waiting in line after searching all weekend for that perfect purchase, too much of our free time has become inundated with what we treat as obligatory chores. The thing is, though, they don’t all need to be chores and they certainly don’t all need to take as much time as we spend on them.
YOUR CAR DOESN’T NEED THAT GAS, AFTER ALL
Plans are made. Car is packed. Friends are gathered. You’re ready to go on your cross border shopping trip. But wait – you need gas (and you’ll probably need some more on the way back, too). Sounded like a great idea to cross the border for the weekend and spend it shopping with friends, until you did the math to realize that those bargains don’t really justify the amount you’re actually going to be spending to achieve them. From filling up the tank, to spending the night at a hotel, to paying for every meal you have throughout, those costs add up quickly. To be clear: We’re not suggesting that a good road trip is always a bad idea; we’re simply saying that if you’re only going on it to shop, you should definitely reconsider. Besides, we can help you save money from doing so, so you can actually spend those hard earned funds on a great vacation you’ll actually get to enjoy.
ENJOY DRIVING, NOT WAITING IN STOP & GO TRAFFIC
As mentioned, we enjoyed a good road trip too. We just don’t care to waste it sitting in stop and go traffic. Do you? So, although we can’t always predict or avoid delays during the route we certainly can in some instances. Part of your planning when you finalize the details of that cross border shopping trip usually takes into account the delays you’ll be facing at the border. And if it doesn’t, it should. We’re here to help you avoid ever having to even consider that delay, since we make cross border shopping possible (and enjoyable) without ever having to leave your house.
FINDING PARKING SHOULDN’T FEEL LIKE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT
You’ve crossed the border, you’re checked into the hotel, and your gas tank is almost in need of some extra attention, but you did it – you found the perfect spot at the mall. Really, you found any parking spot and you know that’s good enough at this point since you’re already there and want to get to the shopping already. You took all that time, energy, and money to get there to that point, yet you haven’t even bought a single thing. That’s a little less than ideal, when it comes to being a savvy consumer, wouldn’t you say?
ALL YOU WANT TO DO IS PAY, BUT YOU’RE STUCK WAITING
Alright, so you’re officially almost at the pinnacle of the weekend – you’re at your favourite store, you have a handful of great buys, and you’re ready to pay and get back home to enjoy your purchase. But, wait, there’s more waiting to do. It’s the long weekend, remember? You weren’t the only one with this great idea – and now you get to wait in line with all the others who had it, too. After all of your planning, driving, and spending just to get to that point in your plan, you still have more waiting to do to enjoy why you planned this in the first place. Stop spending your time waiting. Enjoy your next long weekend doing what you want to do, while you leave the rest to us in getting you that next cross border find that you thought you had to go all the way there to accomplish. You don’t have to, anymore.
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SOME OF THE STORES OUR CUSTOMERS LIKE MOST
We have already helped a lot of Canadian consumers, just like you, and not just by helping get them better deals from stores they can already access in Canada or online. To put into perspective how we can help you avoid the travel, costs, and energy it takes to enjoy cross border shopping at the stores you simply can’t access because of where you live, here is a list of some of the most commonly shopped at online stores by our customers:
HOW DOES CROSS BORDER PICKUPS WORK?
We provide you with a free USA shipping address, which is what you use when shopping online. That is your CBP address, which is located at our USA shipping facility – it’s not a PO Box. This is where the packages are sent after you proceed with your retailer of choice and choose whichever shipping option you select with them. Once we receive the package, we notify you and your CBP profile is updated to show you the current status of your package(s). You can then let more arrive before we transport them into Canada on your behalf or send them individually (there are different rates to consider for each option). Then, when in the country, you can pick them up from our Mississauga, Ontario facility or we can ship across Canada directly to your home.
For the pickup option, you would leave your profile exactly as it is after signing up – all packages will be sent to our Mississauga location by default when you direct us to transport them. You can pay for our service upon pickup, if using this option.
For the direct mailing option, you’ll need to edit your CBP profile so that your address is changed to the address you want us to ship your items to. Then, after directing us to transport your packages, we will send them to that specified address. You will be prompted to pay for our service prior to transporting, if using this option.
Any applicable duties/taxes will apply – we pay them on your behalf and you then reimburse us (added to our service fee, so you only have to pay a single transaction). You can find our rates here: www.crossborderpickups.ca/rates/.
For a detailed breakdown of a potential purchase, you can email us the purchase details and whether you plan to pick it up or have us mail it to you: firstname.lastname@example.org.