Online Arbitrage (OA) US to Canada

Questions we ask when someone want to do US to Canada OA and our process

Lots of Amazon sellers already do Online Arbitrage (OA), or want to start down that path.  Because OA deliveries can stretch over many days, and comprise many cartons, using our services makes sense.  OA between countries creates complications which we address below for US to Canada OA.

To assess how we can serve you better we ask a few questions before taking you on as a US to Canada OA client.

  1. Are the products sourced from the US and being sold in Canada?  OA can be international, but sourcing outside of the US or Canada creates challenges with multiple deliveries going through customs. 
    • If you source in Canada for sale in Canada or other markets, check our Online Arbitrage (OA) Canada service.
    • If you source in the US for sale in the US, you need a US based prep service.
    • If you source outside of Canada or the US and want to sell in another market, you need a prep service based in that market .
  2. If you made it this far, we can help you.  Here is the process:
  • You must be our client; you can become a client by filling in the client profile creation form.
  • We suggest you use ShipLlama as the collection point for your US to Canada shipments, but you can use similar services if they:
  • Accept your package, and wait for you to approve shipment to Canada.
  • Prepare the required customs paperwork.
  • Clear your shipment into Canada.
  • Ship your packages to the customized address you will be provided when we create your account
  • Invoice you.

You must be ShipLlama's client to use their service; you can become a client by filling in this form

  • Provide us with the tracking numbers given to you by ShipLlama.
  • Let us know when everything has been delivered to ShipLlama, and is on its way to us, as we have no visibility on the shipping process of OA orders.
  • When Shipping to Amazon within Canada purchase your shipping on Seller Central to get the negotiated rate.

Note that orders are processed in batches; this means that we do not accept continuous streams of product coming in.  Processing in batches allows us to count your products properly against the quantities ordered.

Updated July 31, 2018