Originally Posted by dsage
McMaster Carr will ship to Canada (again). A couple of members have ordered from them recently. All you need is a company name on the bill. Sage
Well, you had me all excited there so I called them directly just now. According to the sales rep I spoke with, nothing has changed on their side in terms of policy in past many years. They require business or educational facility & account for Canada. So either your buddies got lucky or had the magic touch.
A few years back (our last attempt) we tried inputting business names which were legitimate & even had corresponding BN's &GST#. The ~ $100 order got as far as checkout & then the popup message saying no-go. We figured it must be electronically flagged by CDN based banking info, or web host, or whatever. Anyway, threw in the towel.
If you don't mind me asking, how much was the collective order?
I did order from about a year ago but it was through a US re-shipper. All legit, they copy/paste the invoice particulars for customs & charge a service fee to place order on your behalf of course. The good part is UPS in USA is cheap & then you can go USPS to Canada. The UPS direct to Canada admin dinger fees can be expensive, like 45$ to ship a box of duty free air.