Reach the Canadian market one day faster with ground shipping


Enhanced ground network speeds UPS Standard deliveries to Canada.

When David Rosenberg, a marketing manager for UPS, looks at Canada, he sees a natural extension of the U.S. market for retailers and other exporters.

With 90 percent of Canadians living within 100 miles of the U.S. border, Canada is the largest trading partner of the U.S. – worth $26 billion.

"For American companies, Canada gives you another place with a population the size of California ready to buy your products. A place that's easy to reach and already buys U.S. brands," explains Rosenberg. "And whether you're already selling to this impressive market or considering it, UPS can now ship your packages there faster than ever before."

Shipping route enhancements across the U.S.

With more than 40 years of shipping and logistics experience in Canada, UPS makes it easy for you to reach our neighbors to the north. Over the past year, we've rolled out enhancements to our ground shipping network so we can deliver your UPS® Standard packages from 411 U.S. cities to Canada one day faster. 

"Many retailers in the U.S. can now get their items to consumers in major population centers throughout Canada – from Vancouver, Winnipeg and Calgary to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and the Maritimes – one day earlier and without extra costs," says Bill Seward, UPS's U.S. International president. "Businesses across the U.S. in all industries can better serve the needs of their Canadian customers by getting their ground shipments delivered one day faster."

Ground packages are delivered to Canada in two to seven business days, depending on origin and destination. To determine your best delivery option to Canada, visit

Canadians are hungry for U.S. goods 

With 90 percent of Canadians living within 100 miles of the U.S. border, it's no wonder Canada is the largest trading partner of the U.S. Canada's e-commerce market alone is worth $26 billion.

A recent UPS survey in Canada, conducted by Leger, found 45 percent of Canadians planned to take advantage of U.S. retail deals on Black Friday (Nov. 25, 2016).

"There is a big opportunity for American retailers to cater to Canadian buyers and provide products they can't get in Canada," Rosenberg says. "If you don't take advantage of this opportunity, your competitors will."

UPS is ready to help you make the most of this opportunity. We offer more small-package delivery options to Canada than any other carrier, including our enhanced UPS Standard ground service. And we cover every address in the country. Plus, UPS brokers more than 6 million shipments into Canada each year, so we know how to minimize customs holds and manage brokerage fees.  

For more information on export opportunities to Canada and all the services that UPS provides, visit


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