Originally Posted by BlueB
Both FedEx and UPS are bruttal to Canada, with UPS being worse. They almost always charge the "brokearge and handling fees". It could be as steep as $50 for $5 item.
From US to Canada the USPS works the best.
I have found that the USPS works best domestically in the US as well. I got sick and tired of begging FedEx and UPS to hold onto packages for me to pick up, and coming home to find them lodged in a snow bank with little regard for their fragility. Way more convenient to contact the USPS and have them hold onto packages for me to pick up.