Canadian Consumers Still Flocking to MyUS for Cheaper USA Goods
September 26, 2011
MyUS.com, the leader in international package forwarding and shipping, has seen shipments into Canada grow 73% over last year. Even with the Canadian Dollar leveling with the US Dollar, Canadians are still taking advantage of remarkable shopping deals and better selection at US retailers. With the higher prices at Canadian retailers, customers are enjoying the added purchasing power for US goods by shopping from the comfort of their homes using services like MyUS.com. A recent report published by KubasPrimedia showed 2 out of the top 5 Canadian shopping destinations are retailers were based in the US including Apple (#1) and Lowes (#5). Best Buy was also included in the list as one of the top in the Electronics category while Wal-Mart topped the list as the “most shopped retailer.”
“Canadians have always been fans of MyUS.com, but we have seen increased demand from our neighbors to the north” says Eric Baird, CEO and Founder of MyUS.com. “Canadians represent a huge buying base, $223 billion in retail sales, according to the same report by KubasPrimedia, so it is no surprise that Canadians are savvy shoppers and seek bargains as well as added selection of merchandise available in the US. With many sites such as Amazon.ca and BestBuy.ca offering fewer selections than their US counterparts, and other sites like Zappos.com shutting down their Canadian site altogether (zappos.ca) , we have seen our shipping revenue in Canada grow by 30% YTD” according to Mr. Baird.
About MyUS.com: Founded in 1997, MyUS.com is the first, largest and most trusted leader in package forwarding, servicing over 100,000 global consumer and business customers annually. MyUS.com employs shipping experts to handle its customer’s international shipping logistics, package consolidation, export compliance and customs paperwork needs for the 2,000+ packages it receives daily.
Named 2009 Exporter of the Year from the U.S. Department of Commerce and one of Inc. magazine’s 500/5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America in 2008, 2009 and 2011, MyUS.com continues to earn national and regional awards and honors from a variety of technology and business development groups.