Moving and Shipping Cost to Canada
Moving and shipping rate to Canada depends on several factors which include: United States pick up location and Canada destination location, the size and type of the shipment and whether packing services are required.
Calculating Moving Costs
Most professional moving companies that offer Canada relocation services use a predetermined pricing unit. This means that the mover will provide you with a fixed rate per cubic foot or a fixed rate per pound which will be used to determine actual costs.
About Weight Based Prices
Weight based prices are calculated according to a pre-determined rate per pound. For example: if the mover provided you with a rate of one dollar and fifty cents per pound and your shipment weight is two thousand pounds, the actual cost will be three thousand dollars. In most cases, packing services are charged separately.
About Volume Based Prices
Volume based prices are calculated according to a pre-determined rate per cubic foot. For example: if the mover provided you with a rate of seven dollars per cubic foot and your shipment size is one thousand cubic feet, then the actual cost will be seven thousand dollars. In most cases, packing services are charged separately, increasing your shipping rate to Canada.
In some cases, packing services will be required. All moves to Canada should be fully wrapped and packed before leaving to their destination. Most movers will charge additionally for boxes, crates and bubble wrapping. Movers will present you with a variety of choices, from full packing to partial or self packing.