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Shipping time from Europe to Canada
Old 07-12-2017   #1
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Shipping time from Europe to Canada

I have recently sold a few items on ebay - shipped to US and Canada (priority with international tracking). US buyers received it in 8 days (and my previous experience was 10-15 days), but folks in Canada still see it as "in transit" on the tracking website. It is now close to 3 weeks. Shipping was from Europe (Lithuania). I never shipped to Canada before, so I don't know if that is normal. It probably sits at customs. Any experience with Europe-Canada shipping?
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From Canada to Sweden: sent on a thursday, arrived on monday the next week. Sometimes I wonder what sort of stuff the canadian postal gnomes had eaten ...

I think 10 - 15 days is normal from US/Canada, but if something is missing (phone number, part of the address, etc) then it can take some wrangling to get things through.
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From Canada to Sweden: sent on a thursday, arrived on monday the next week. Sometimes I wonder what sort of stuff the canadian postal gnomes had eaten ...

I think 10 - 15 days is normal from US/Canada, but if something is missing (phone number, part of the address, etc) then it can take some wrangling to get things through.

Yes, but I am wondering the other way round... I was surprised when Vilnius - Seoul took only 5 days, but maybe Canadian customs are not that fast...
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I purchased numerous times from Lithuania. It was just like any other country. Ukraine, Germany, Italy for example.
If it was sent by regular post (like priority and tracking) it is visible here https://www.canadapost.ca/cpotools/a...execution=e1s1
In transit, if parcel already made to Canada, means if was released by Customs to Canada Post.

I have items from Europe in stuck here few times. Both times asking seller to ask his shipping service provider to pull some strings helped. In both cases it was for small items without tracking with Canada Post. I guess, they were somewhere under the counter here. Latest example, for spare M8/M9 battery from Nederlands it took... they shipped in April this year, but I received in ... July. Same battery from same seller in 2016 made it within three or so weeks (standard shipping). Patagonian M8 half-case from Chile took five weeks.
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I purchased numerous times from Lithuania. It was just like any other country. Ukraine, Germany, Italy for example.

If it was sent by regular post (like priority and tracking) it is visible here https://www.canadapost.ca/cpotools/a...execution=e1s1

In transit, if parcel already made to Canada, means if was released by Customs to Canada Post.

I have items from Europe in stuck here few times. In both times asking seller to ask his shipping service provider to pull some strings helped. In both cases it was for small items without tracking with Canada Post. I guess, they were somewhere under the counter.

It is not visible on Canada post website, it says:

We were not able to find any results

Tracking is not available for international registered mail items sent to Canada.

"In transit" shows up on 17track.net page. So is 3 weeks normal or I should start worrying?
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Shipping to me in Canada(Vancouver) can sometimes be faster than from the US.
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"Tracking is not available for international registered mail items sent to Canada".
It is familiar to me status with Canada Post. I have items from USA or other countries where tracking was only available within country it was shipped from. I would not trust something called as 17track.net. Check with your postal service.
But, yes, three, four weeks for "registered mail items sent to Canada" is normal here.

Here is the item delivery progress I'm currently watching, haven't received yet:

2017/07/12 12:36 Delivered
2017/07/12 09:53 Item out for delivery
2017/07/11 14:11 GEORGETOWN, ON Item redirected to recipient's new address
2017/07/11 12:04 GEORGETOWN, ON Delivered
2017/07/11 08:40 GEORGETOWN, ON Item out for delivery

But I haven't change my shipping address for decade I guess, you are getting the picture...
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"Tracking is not available for international registered mail items sent to Canada".
It is familiar to me status with Canada Post. I have items from USA or other countries where tracking was only available within country it was shipped from. I would not trust something called as 17track.net. Check with your postal service.
Thanks, then I will wait a bit more.
Lithuanian post shows the same status - "item has left the origin country". 17track.net always gave me correct status when shipped to other countries and my local post employee advised to use it, so I guess it is ok.
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