Posted by Administrator on 12/24/2014 to Store Info
(Updated January 26, 2015)
With the U.S. Dollar equaling about $1.24 Canadian as of January 26th, it's a great time for our U.S. customers to be buying from us! Since we are a Canadian business and our prices are in Canadian dollars, our U.S. customers are going to see considerable savings!!
That's a savings in the ballpark of 15%, AFTER any exchange fees charged by your credit card or PayPal! Prices are displayed in Canadian Dollars, so for example if your order is $100 Canadian, you will actually be paying around $85 U.S.!
If you've never purchased in foreign currency before, it really couldn't be easier! PayPal and/or your credit card company does all the work for you. Simply add items to your cart and checkout as you would in any other website. When you are transferred to PayPal to enter your payment details, PayPal will show you an estimate in U.S. Dollars! If you are using your PayPal balance or bank account, you will see the actual amount paid in U.S. Dollars immediately. If you are paying by credit card, you will see an estimate from PayPal. Since your credit card company is the one actually doing the exchange, you will see the actual total amount paid once it is posted to your credit card account (usually 2-3 business days later).
Credit card companies and PayPal will charge a small percentage for the exchange (usually 2-3.5%), but even after this "commission" you are saving about 10% off of the Canadian Dollar price! And now that we offer direct USPS shipping from New York, shipping costs are super-low, transit times are very fast, and no customs headaches to worry about!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us through our support page here.