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Pick up in Canada.

Cross border shopping made simple.

Get your own free U.S. address, shop online from any retailer, and pick up in Canada.

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Buying from your favorite US retailers has never been easier. Simply shop online and enter your unique US address from BETA PREP when checking out.

Shop from Amazon US, Target, Disney, or any other retailers that don’t ship to Canada or charge international shipping rates to just get it over the border.

When you use your personalized BETA PREP address in the U.S., your unit number is exclusive to your account. Better yet, all items are processed and added to your BETA PREP dashboard within 48hrs after being received. You’ll also get an email notification, so be sure to keep an eye on your inbox!

Once your item arrives at our US facility, we handle all the paperwork and transportation. We’ll ensure your shipments arrive quickly and safely to one of our branch locations. Don’t forget to bring your order pickup sheet!

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Tax and duty are still applicable

Anything over 100 lbs in weight or 100 inches in total

dimensions (L x W x H) will be charged as a skid

3% transaction fee on import duty and taxes

BETA PREP fee covers brokerage and transportation

Total Value of the imports CBSA Tax CBSA Duty

Less than $40 CAD No Tax No Duty

More than $40 CAD and less than $150 CAD Business Import 5% No Duty

More than $150 CAD Business Import 5% Duty Applicable, 0% to 25% based on the product category.

Note: There is no Duty on a product made in North America

*Please note that the only agreement honored by our broker is CUSMA. (Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement)

*CBSA Duty and VAT will be assessed based on the value of items imported PER DAY.

Here’s a list of Prohibited Items that BETA PREP does not handle:

Alcoholic Beverages

Animals and Animal Products, usually refer to LIVE and/or dead organisms (Does not refer to commodities for animals)

Animal Foods, Supplements, and Treats, including flea/tick prevention


Breakable / Fragile Items 

Agricultural product


Baby Walkers, and Car seats for baby

Beef jerky and processed meat sticks

Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Smokeless Cigarettes, tobacco, or anything with nicotine

Chairs/furniture that reclines, swivels or has any motion

Chemicals or devices used to exterminate, repel, or trap any animals, insects, or plants

Children’s Tylenol

Counterfeit coin

Diamonds (rough)

Herbicides, rodenticide, pesticides, plant growth regulators, anti-sprouting products, disinfectants, fungicides, or insecticides

Firearms, ammunition for firearms & explosives.  Gun, and/or firearm parts, antiques, holsters, cases, scope, and any firearms-related accessories.

Fireworks, Sparklers, etc.

Dehydrated Emergency Food Kits / MRE’s

Growth Hormones, CBD Extracts (supplements, vitamins, etc are NOT considered growth hormones)

Any supplements that are used for hormonal balance or anything regarding hormones

Human remains including ashes

Items considered hazardous material or hazardous waste


Lettermails / Envelopes 

Live Plants and Seeds

Lottery tickets and gambling devices

Meat products (any dry food, stews, bars, soups) not made in the US is not allowed

Money, Coins Cash, Gift Checks, Credit/Debit Cards

Mystery Boxes

USPS Shipping Supplies

Narcotics (Includes Cannabis, Cannabis by-products, THC & CBD products)

New or Used motor vehicles

Pornographic and/or obscene material

Packages that are wet, leaking, or emit an odor of any kind

Perishable goods and other items that require refrigeration/cold packs

Personal Documents (passports, ID’s, Bank statements, letters from friends, etc)

Paintball markers, airsoft guns, and accessories

Protein Powders made in China ( protein powders made in the USA, CA or MX is okay)

Prescribed medications

Refrigerators not made in North America(US/CA/MX) are not allowed 

Single-use plastics(Cutlery, stir sticks, straws and the likes)

Spore microscopy Kit/Mushroom Spores

Electrical sprayer/thermal fogger

Used Bedsheets and pillowcase

Used farm equipment

Milk / Dairy Products

BETA PREP will not be accepting FRAGILE ITEMS.

Fragile items include anything that can be easily broken, from glassware to antiques and more. These delicate items can be made of any material, including crystal and ceramic, and need extra attention before shipping.

Gifts and other personal items with no documented value are not allowed.

Please note that BETA PREP will NOT BE ACCEPTING items that are not properly packed(items in paper bags) and items with no valid shipping label. Packages in paper bags that are sent to our US facility will be automatically disposed.

We are fully compliant with CBSA regulations. Misdeclaration / inaccurate item descriptions or values will result in a $300 penalty and permanent suspension of your account, and you may face penalties or more severe consequences from CBSA.

NOTE: This list is not all-inclusive, there may be other items that may be prohibited. For questions/concerns, please email us at [email protected]

Acceptable Proof for Origin of Imported Goods

Proof of origin will be required upon request to bring back goods that claim to be manufactured in North America (United States, Canada, Mexico). Please see the list below for acceptable forms of proof:

An Exporter’s Statement of Origin

Any other documentation that indicates where the item is manufactured.

Please note that not all items coming from the USA are automatically considered as made in the USA.

All Health and Beauty products must be labelled in accordance with:

The Food and Drugs Act and its Cosmetic Regulations.

To comply with these requirements, cosmetic labels must include:

an ingredient list – using the International Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) system;

the identity of the product, in English and French;

the name and address of the manufacturer or importer;

warnings or cautions, if applicable, in English and French; and

directions for safe use of the product, if applicable, in English and French according to federal requirements.

There may be additional labelling requirements. For details, see the Guidelines for the Labelling of Cosmetics and the Guide to Cosmetic Ingredient Labelling.

The time between receipt at our US facility until it is ready to be picked up at our Canadian branch is generally 2 to 3 business days. 

Delays due to unforeseen circumstances, such as (but not limited to) customs delays or severe weather etc. are beyond our control and may impact your delivery time.

It is the customer’s responsibility to know how many packages are being received in Canada and to determine which package belongs to which invoice. Shippsy has no way of knowing how many packages are arriving and is not responsible for determining which invoice they are associated with.

Additional photos can be requested from our US warehouse at an extra cost to help you identify the packages that arrived.

You have two options:

Dispose for a fee of $2.50

Send back to the seller for a fee of $2.50 (handling) + postage cost

BETA PREP’s fee covers our processing/handling and transportation of items from our US location to our Canadian branches. BETA PREP’s fee includes the brokerage and customs clearance.


CBSA Taxes if applicable

CBSA Duties if applicable

** brokerage fee will be applicable for only pallet/skid

** CBSA Duty and VAT will be assessed based on the value of items imported PER DAY.

BETA PREP receives the tax and duties assessed by Canada Customs once the shipments are cleared at the border. We will be charging this to your account, along with the BETA PREP fee once the package arrives at our branch. You can then make the payment and proceed to pick up the package.

It is the tax you have to pay to the Canadian Customs for bringing the item into Canada. There is no tax if the total value of your import is less than $40 CAD. If the total value is over $40 CAD, then there will be a 13% tax on personal imports and 5% on business imports.

It is the duties charged by the Canadian customs on imports into Canada. There is no duty if the total value of your import is less than $150 CAD. If the total value is over $150 CAD, then the duty will be applied. Duties range from 0% to 25% depending on the product category.

USA to Canada Register Form

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