dpd1 - 2:00 am on Sep 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
Yeah, many people in Canada or other countries would not buy if you didn't do USPS. Most people are onto the broker fee thing and don't want to pay. Besides, why would anybody want to pay hundreds when they can pay $40 or something. But I've had businesses insist on using FedEx, even though I try to tell them that they can have it just one day later for a fraction of the price. But some companies just like wasting money.
I'm curious how people handle the 'under value' thing. I use to entertain it, but stopped a few years back. We include a receipt in the box and all they have to do is look at that, then look at the customs form. It's my understanding that if the two don't match, they can fine the customer who tries to collect it? At least that's what I've heard. Of course it would be different in every country. It would also make sense to me that they would attempt to keep a database of companies who are undervaluing their shipments. I have no idea if they actually do, but seems like that would be smart. So I pretty much keep it honest.