How to ship Target orders to Canada? - my most asked question this year! LOL I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one who deeply misses our fav department store across the border. My sister and I typically make our way to Target a few times a year for a big haul, and as silly as it sounds, it's something that I'm really missing these days!
To help me get my Target fix, I looked to a 3rd party shipper. There are a few companies that offer shipping to Canada for items that aren't available for direct shipping, however to be honest I didn't do much research. I went straight to CrossBorder Pickups, as they came highly recommended from friends. CrossBorder Pickups is in no way affiliated with Target, they simply help ship items from the USA to Canada, from any store! My girlfriend even had the infamous Gleaming Primrose Mirror shipped here using their service.
How Does it Work?
The million dollar question, how does it work? Below I've listed the steps I took to ship my Target packages to Canada. I assume the process would be the same for any retailer, not just Target!
1. Create a profile with CrossBorder Pickups
2. You will then be provided with a US shipping address
3. Now you're ready to shop!
Head to any website, and make a purchase like you normally would. At checkout, use the address provided to you by CrossBorder Pickups. Make sure that you enter the correct unit number, as this is what helps them identify that the package is for you.
*Note: consolidate your packages, if possible!
I don't know if Target has a "ship all together" option, but if it does, check it off! They ship fast, but in multiple packages which can be a bit of a pain on your end when it comes to creating your order with CrossBorder Pickups.
4. Wait for an email from CrossBorder Pickups
Once your order arrives at their facility and is processed you will receive an email from CrossBorder Pickups. This will come a day or two after your delivery confirmation email from Target (or whatever retailer you ordered from).
5. Create your order
Once all your packages have arrived at the facility, login to your account to create your order and fill out the missing information. They'll ask you to provide the value and description of the items in your shipment. I found the CrossBorder Pickups step-by-step guide on how to create an order to ship to Canada helpful, so I will link it here, instead of rewriting it out again.
*Note: If you ordered from Target, log into your account and go to your orders page. It will show you all the tracking numbers that belong to your order and what items were included in each shipment. You'll need this information to create your order.
Once your order has been created, you are done! My packages typically arrive within 3-4 business days - these are some of the best mail days EVER! LOL. You will receive an email with a tracking number once they ship your order. Mine usually arrives via UPS.
Duties & Pricing
Many of you had questions for me regarding duties and pricing. You will pay duties, as you would with any other order coming in from the USA to Canada. This is based on the value of your order - the more you spend, the more duties you'll unfortunately have to pay. I don't believe there is a way to avoid these charges, but if you know of one, help are girl out! LOL
The pricing for the shipping service is, in my opinion, fair; especially considering my Target order shipped free to the facility! I've included the pricing chart below. It's also a good idea to consolidate an order with a friend or family member and split the cost of shipping depending on what you're ordering.
I paid a totally of $286 to receive my order, which is a lot, however I ordered a lot! This total included duties, tax and shipping. I also purchased a few big ticket items, such as furniture, which makes a difference. Below I included a screenshot from one of my shipments (that did not include big ticket items) to give you an idea of the calculations.
I hope this helps answer your questions regarding shipping your Target orders to Canada. If you ever have any questions, please leave them below, however CrossBorder Pickups also offers great customer service. Each time I email them, I receive a response within 12-24 hours.
If you decide to get your Target shop on, please share your find on Instagram. I love me a good Target haul!!
This post is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Cross Border Pickups