Shipping beer to Canada

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HelpUPS, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. HelpUPS

    HelpUPS New Member

    I know technically it is against rules to ship alcohol to certain states but I have never had an issue before as they never ask me what I am shipping. I hope this doesn't offend anyone or break rules, but I am looking for assistance on a package issue when shipping to Canada from the US. If someone could PM me I have a few questions, if it is not too offensive that I would basically be asking how to circumnavigate your system. Thanks!
     
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    "Danger, Will Robinson!"


    Think before you post, people...
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    [​IMG]
     
  4. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member


    He did ask for the matter to be discussed in PMs. How else is he supposed to get a bite on the line?

    I am sure that one of our members who is an authority on smuggling alcohol into Canada will soon be in touch with the original poster.(oh look he just posted below this post)
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012
  5. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    No, it's not worth the shipping costs !
     
  6. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Klein can buy his own beer, you scofflaw.
     
  7. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member


    like a dog to the sound of a candy wrapper being ripped open
     
  8. HelpUPS

    HelpUPS New Member

    I really didn't think it would upset anyone but the snobbiest of employees, no offense. Adults from around the world are involved in craft beer trading every day, and it seems silly to most of us that we have to go to such extremes to ship a single bottle of beer. The chances that a young person could get ahold of it are ridiculous when most young people would have a much easier time getting ahold of alcohol at home if they really wanted.

    Anyway again I am sorry if it offends someones sense of integrity but I thought I would ask and some kind person could give me a quick hand. Thanks.
     
  9. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Send the single bottle of beer via USPS, declare it as a mug and as a gift - it will make it thru the system.
    Anything that arrives here by UPS from the US is subject to brokerage fees and taxes, even gifts !
     
  10. HelpUPS

    HelpUPS New Member

    Unfortunately in this case it is not a single bottle and more complicated than that. Also I was under the impression it is much easier to actually have charges filed on you for shipping alcohol via USPS.
     
  11. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    You really hit the trifecta in getting klein to respond to you. He is Canadian, has smuggled alcohol into Canada , and has dealt with charges being filed upon him in regards to alcohol.
     
  12. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Where do you get that from ? I had extra cigs that I had to pay duty for, but not extra booze (atleast not at the time I had to open up the suitcases) ! :)
     
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Turns out the snobs are the law abiding folks!!
    You need to contact lowlifes.com!!
     
  14. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Actually, contact Mountain Crest (damngoodbeer.ca) they brew beer for the Canadian market in the midwest of the USA and then import it here.

    They will help you out a lot more.
     
  15. HelpUPS

    HelpUPS New Member

    Law abiding citizens, heh. Do most UPS employees look down on individuals shipping alcohol? I really thought most would feel like its against the rules but not a huge deal.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I won't even let customers reuse booze boxes so, yeah, it is a big deal.
     
  17. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    get a life....
     
  18. Somepeoplecallmethestig

    Somepeoplecallmethestig Are you not amused?

    Doesnt Canada have beer alreay, or did Bob and Doug dring it all?
     
  19. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    I smell a troll.
     
  20. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Shipping alcohol isn't illegal it depends on the state your in. In Ma Fed Ex can ship alcohol but UPS can't. If you go to CT UPS can ship alcohol.