Shipping sucks so bad, and I have some customers who abandon carts because a $23 T shirt becomes $41!!!! Shipping and taxes should not double the cost of a shirt, it's outrageous.
I know the obvious answer is to just move on to doing printing and shipping locally via wholesale but I don't have the capital for that right now.
What about duty? I have had to pay Canadian Customs duty when ordering from some USA based retailers. If canadian shopify stores use USA DTG dropshippers, we have the currrency, the shipping, AND duty for our customers to have to worry about, correct?
Pretty daunting, where are the candian DTGs?????
Hey everyone! I was wondering the same thing for quite some time and finally (FINALLY!) found the answer.
Yes, they are a US company but they don't actually print anything (think of them as a middleman). Instead, they partner with print providers in Canada, US and UK who print and ship your products.
Currently, they only have 1 print provider in Canada (Canvus Print Lab based in Vancouver). They don't have the most selection (only 7 products) but for me, it was worth it.
Here's what they have:
Like I said, not the most selection and when I moved to them I had to cut out a bunch of other products like Embroidered Hats and Toques, Men's Tanks, etc. But as a Canadian company, it just didn't feel right having my customers pay shipping and then Duty & Custom fees. It's just a bad customer experience.
Hope this helps!
Hi all, I was also looking into this and there is a Canadian company working on a Shopify API right now! It is in the review stages (or so I've been told by their customer service). The company is called T-Shirt Elephant (www.tshirtelephant.com) and they print/ship in Toronto - currently, they are only offering the ability to set up a free web-store for you (which is limited in ability, but the commissions are pretty high as they are only charging $8 per print + garment cost), and they have a HUGE selection of items (even some Candian manufactured shirts from a company called Jerico, which apparently is based out of Alberta). I have used them and the quality is pretty great, they even gave me a tour of their facility.
I can't wait to finally have an authentically Canadian dropship service.
Hope that helps!