Free Shipping from Custom Photo Props

Custom Photo Props offers FREE SHIPPING, domestic and *international, on orders over $250!!

Q. What are the requirements for FREE shipping?
 
A. Order must equal $250.00 or more before any tax or shipping costs are calculated. Limit of $50.00 in shipping credit per $250. Any shipping costs over the $50 will be invoiced to customer. All Furniture, Beds and 3-D mats are excluded from this offer. We have the right to ship orders by whatever method is of less cost to CPP which can cause a longer than average expectant date. Expedited shipping is excluded from this offer. Does not include insurance coverage for lost packages. You must pay separately for insurance coverage. Excludes clearance items. Can not be used with any other discount. Maximum free shipping value of $50.00. 
 
Though shipping is free, you may be obligated to pay duty on international orders upon package arrival. Please check into this with your customs office before ordering.                                                                                                                                                                                           

“Though shipping is free, you may be obligated to pay duty on international orders upon package arrival. Please check into this with your customs office before ordering.”  —- What does that mean?? How do I know how much I’ll have to pay? Will my package be delievered to me or am I going to have to pick it up? WHY? HOW? WHHATTTT???                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

We completely understand the complications and frustrations that come with International shipping and we’re here to help. Obviously free shipping on orders over $250 is a great deal because then you won’t get stuck with shipping costs AND duty costs. Below, we have compiled a list of resources for the top 5 countries we ship to outside of the USA.

Canada

https://www.canadapost.ca/business/tools/pg/manual/pgcustoms-e.asp

http://www.dutycalculator.com/country-guides/Import-duty-taxes-when-importing-into-Canada/

Overview

  • Duty and GST/PST/HST are not charged if the FOB value, i.e. the value of the goods excluding shipping and insurance cost, does not exceed CA$20.00.
  • A handling fee of $9.95CDN per dutiable or taxable mail item is applied.
  • If duties and/or taxes are owed, items will be delivered along with the E14 Customs Invoice indicating the amount that the addressee must pay before the package can be released to them.
  • Canada Post collects the fees on behalf of the CBSA and accepts the following methods of payment:
    • Cash
    • Certified cheque or uncertified business cheque (payable to Canada Post Corporation)
    • Credit card (Visa, Master card or American Express)
    • Commercial account.
  • Upon payment and receipt of the item, importers should retain a copy of the E14 Invoice as a receipt for their records.
  • Duty rates in Canada range between 0% and 35%, where the average duty rate is 8.56%.  Some goods are not subject to duty (e.g. certain electronic products, antiques, toys, etc.).
  • Gifts from friends and relatives, valued at $60CDN or less, are duty and tax exempt.
  • Unclaimed items or items with unpaid customs or import duties will be returned to sender after 30 days and may carry a return charge. Mail marked “ABANDON” by the sender, if undeliverable, will not be returned but will be disposed of by Canada Post.

Brazil

http://www.dutycalculator.com/country-guides/Import-duty-taxes-when-importing-into-Brazil/

http://www.receita.fazenda.gov.br/Aduana/ProcAduExpImp/default.htm

http://thebrazilbusiness.com/article/how-to-import-anything-into-brazil

Overview

  • Duty rates in Brazil vary from 0% to 35%, with an average duty rate of 22.77%.
  • ICMS is a state sales tax, and therefore tax rates in Brazil vary by state
  • There is no minimum threshold in Brazil for imports of mail orders (i.e. online or telephone purchases).  Imports with a value up to US$50 sent by post, where the sender and the consignee are private individuals, are exempt from duty and taxes.

Australia

http://www.customs.gov.au/faq/DutyGST.asp

http://www.wwcf.com.au/Customs

Overview

  • Duty is calculated on the Customs Value of the goods. The rate of duty to be imposed is based on the classification of the item in the Customs Tariff.
  • GST (goods and services tax), currently 10%, is calculated on the Customs Value of the goods, plus duty, plus transport and insurance combined
  • You can apply for a tariff advice by completing a B102 (Application for Tariff Advice), for each “invoice”item. You should submit illustrative descriptive material (IDM) with your Tariff Advice Application. IDM may include, but is not limited to, photographs, website addresses, a sample of your product, product specifications, etc. This IDM will assist Customs in classifying your goods.
  • All goods imported into Australia by sea, air or post with a customs value that exceeds $1000.00 must be cleared by submitting a completed import declaration form (B650) and paying duty, goods and services tax (GST) and other taxes and charges that apply.

Germany

http://www.howtogermany.com/faq/faq-importing-goods.php

http://www.zoll.de/EN/Businesses/Movement-of-goods/Import/Duties-and-taxes/duties-and-taxes_node.html

Overview

  • Almost all goods – excluding the obviously illegal – can be imported into Germany. Non-EU citizens arriving by sea or air may bring in a total of €430 worth of goods, excluding specific restrictions on alcohol and tobacco.
  • The rate of duty to be levied on certain goods is based on the Common Customs Tariff, from which the online-accessible electronic customs tariff tables have been derived.
  • If you want to move goods under excise duty suspension you will need an aauthorization as a registered consignor
  •  The consignee must promptly store the excise goods in his tax warehouse/operation. Similarly, the beneficiary must accept the excise goods without delay. From now on the recipient is responsible for the excise goods. Basically, the goods must be physically received.

Netherlands

http://www.government.nl/issues/export-import-and-costums/taxes-on-imported-goods

http://www.belastingdienst.nl/wps/wcm/connect/bldcontenten/belastingdienst/customs/entry/process_steps_in_customs_manifest_customs_entry/process_steps_in_customs_manifest_customs_entry

Overview

  • When importing goods into the Netherlands from outside the European Union (EU), you will usually have to pay import duties. You will also have to pay VAT and in some cases excise duty, consumption tax or other levies.
  • You must file an entry summary declaration (ens) for goods that enter the first seaport or airport of the EU customs territory. The declaration applies to all goods on board a means of transport and must be filed before the means of transport enters the EU.
  • When arriving by air, both the plane and the goods must have been declared already.

Other Helpful Links:

https://www.sflworldwide.com/guide-to-custom-duties.asp

http://www.worldwidecustoms.com/CustomsServices.asp

Each country is different so make sure you know what to expect in yours! Most countries will have information on a government website or you could contact them directly to ask questions. That being said, Google is obviously a fantastic aid in your future importing endeavors. Being knowledgable about international shipping could save you some $$ in the long run.

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