Hi, I live in Toronto, Canada. I was just curious if there are any Canadians on here who have their own online ecommerce site that caters to both american and canadian consumers..
I was just curious as I am seriously considering opening a small online shop (under 10 items) and operate it out of my house.
I also have a few questions...
I just realized my customers will have to pay the importing tax (on top of the shipping fee) because I'll be shipping from Toronto. Also if I purchase items from the US manufacturers i'll have to pay the import tax and then turn around and ship items back to the US.. Do I have this right or am I confused?
Also, to canadian e-tail business owners.. Do you use UPS and FEDEX for your shipping? I find the costs expensive to ship from canada to the states.. Anyone use just ordinary canadapost to send out orders?
I'd also love to hear about any interesting experiences or suggestions for a canadian getting into ecommerce.
Thanks in advance...