Canadians Flock to to Buy Goods from U.S. Retailers

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Canadians Flock to to Buy Goods from U.S. Retailers, the leader in international package forwarding and shipping, has seen shipments into Canada grow over the first half of 2011. As the Canadian (CDN) Dollar is on the rise again vs. the U. S. Dollar (USD), Canadians are taking advantage of advantageous exchange rates and better selection at U. S. retailers. The CDN Dollar is nearing its 2007 high water mark of $1.07, topping off at $1.05 in May. With the CDN dollar providing added purchasing power for U. S. goods, more Canadians are shopping U. S. retailers from the comfort of their homes using services like A recent report published by KubasPrimedia, a Canadian marketing consulting firm, showed two out of the top five Canadian shopping destinations are retailers based in the U. S., including Apple (#1) and Lowes (#5). Best Buy also was included in the list as one of the top in the electronics category while Wal-Mart topped the list as the “most shopped retailer.”

“Canadians have always been fans of, but we have seen increased demand from our neighbors to the north,” says Eric Baird, CEO and Founder of

"Canadians represent a huge buying base, $223 billion in retail sales, according to a report by KubasPrimedia, so it is no surprise that Canadians are savvy and seek bargains as well as added selection of merchandise available in the U.S. With many sites such as and offering fewer selections than their US counterparts, and other sites like shutting down their Canadian site altogether (, we have seen our Canadian shipping revenue grow by 45% YTD over 2010,” according to Mr. Baird.

Founded in 1997, is the market leader in package forwarding, servicing over 100,000 customers annually in over 200 countries. Consumers and business owners worldwide benefit from establishing a U.S. address with for package and mail forwarding services.


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