One-Stop Solution for Shipping to Amazon Fulfillment Warehouses
Ocean Shipping from Overseas
EXW or FOB, we can do it all! We will contact your supplier and, if required, pick the shipment up from the factory, assist with clearing export customs, book and arrange shipping to Canada. Cargo insurance is also available.
Import Customs Brokerage
As a licensed customs broker, SC Integrators, on behalf of our customers, prepares and submits to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) required for release of the import goods information, pays duties and taxes.
Delivery to Canadian
After the goods have cleared customs, we will book an appointment and deliver your shipment to the required Amazon FBA center.
Just watch for your FBA inventory to appear in Amazon Seller Central!
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is an extremely popular service because Amazon takes care of all sellers’ outbound logistics needs. However, FBA sellers are on their own when it comes to international inbound logistics. These sellers must either rely on their vendors’ quite unpredictable transportation services or immerse themselves into the complicated world of international shipping. SC Integrators can take care of your all inbound logistics needs, including import customs clearance.
Sample Rates for Popular Services
SC Integrators Ocean Freight Less-than-Container (LCL) Rates from Major Ports in China to Canadian Amazon FBA Centers in Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary Areas*
For shipments larger than 10 CBM, from different locations in China or other countries, please request a quote.
|For shipments larger than 10 CBM, from different locations in China or other countries, please request a quote.|
|Rates are valid for sailings between September 16th – September 30th, 2019.|
|Shipments smaller than 1 cubic meter (CBM) are chargeable as 1 CBM – minimum chargeable volume.|
|Rates are not valid for shipments heavier than 300kg per CBM.|
|Rates include ocean freight, destination warehouse dock fee, 5 days of storage at sufferance warehouse, cartage to Amazon FBA center.|
|Rates are subject to the shipper paying local origin fees and ACI fee, and don’t include customs clearance and brokerage, government duties and taxes, packaging, labeling, inspection, insurance, customs examination fees, storage over 5 days.|
|Rates are subject to space availability and can be changed at any moment with or without notice. Some restrictions apply. Rates are not valid for dangerous, hazardous, reefer, liquid, foodstuff, oversized, high value, fragile, high or low density goods.|
|Transit time is an estimate intended for reference purpose only and not guaranteed. Transit time is “port-to-port/railyard” only and doesn’t include time required for consolidation and deconsolidation of shipments, which on average adds two weeks.|
|Delivery to Calgary FBA is based upon customs clearance of the shipments in Vancouver. Transit time indicated is to Vancouver port only.|
|The transportation is subject to SC Integrators’ Bill of Lading Terms.|
FOB Shipment Process for LCL
Here’s what the typical process for an ocean FOB Less-than-Container Load (LCL) shipment to an Amazon FBA Center looks like
Canadian Amazon FBA Centers
Canadian Amazon FBA Fulfillment Centers We Deliver To
Amazon warehouses in Canada are located in major metropolitan areas and serve a combined population of 15 million people.
Amazon FBA Centers in The Greater Vancouver Area
Amazon FBA Centers in The Greater Toronto Area
Amazon FBA Center in Calgary
Amazon FBA Center in Edmonton
Amazon FBA Center in Ottawa
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First-time Non-resident Importers into Canada
If you are a company or person that is a non-resident of Canada and would like to use the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) services to sell goods on Amazon.ca , you must take a few steps before sending your first ocean shipment to Canada. Though Amazon does provide some information on this matter, we find this information not complete and slightly inaccurate.
When importing goods to Canada the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) consider you as a non-resident importer (NRI) of record. To deal with the CBSA, directly or through a licensed customs broker, such as SC Integrators Inc. or other, you would need to have a Business Number (BN) assigned by the CRA and complete registration for the import program. This could be accomplished by submitting (fax or mail) the application Form RC1 to the appropriate tax center. Although, the Amazon reference guide above indicates that a Business Number could be obtained by calling the CRA or registering online, these options are, in-fact, not available for non-residents applying from outside of Canada.
Non-Resident Importers should complete parts A, D (corporations only) and F of the RC1 form to obtain a Business Number. If you expect annual taxable sales to exceed CA$30,000, you must also register for GST/HST account program by completing Part B of the RC1 form. For annual taxable sales over CA$100,000 or net GST/HST tax payable/refundable equal to or greater than CA$3,000, a security deposit is also required. SC Integrators can help you to obtain a GST bond, acceptable as a security deposit.
Once the CRA finishes processing your application, you will receive your BN15, the business number activated for import, which consists of 9 digits and “RM0001” suffix.
Next, you will need to select a customs broker and authorize it to transact business on your behalf on all matters relating to the import of goods. You can choose SC Integrators, a member of the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers, as your licensed customs broker. In this case, you will receive both transportation and customs brokerage services from the same entity, minimizing the efforts required in coordinating your providers and reducing risks of additional storage, and other similar charges. To appoint SC Integrators as your customs broker, please request from us and sign a General Agency Agreement and Power of Attorney. We will send this document to you along with our schedule of customs brokerage fees.
Once you have appointed your customs broker, please request, complete and email back to us an Agreement with the Canada Border Services Agency to Maintain Books and Records Outside of Canada. We will then email the signed copy of the agreement to the CBSA for review. The original signed copy of the agreement must be eventually mailed to the CBSA.
The content of this page provides some information on preparing non-residential parties for importing goods into Canada and doesn’t cover Canadian sales and income tax obligations.
Legal Disclaimer. The content of this page is published for informational purposes only, and should not be interpreted as legal advice on any covered matter. You should not act or refrain from acting based on any information provided on this page without obtaining legal or other professional advice.
* SC Integrators Inc. is not affiliated with Amazon.com, Inc. or its subsidiaries