Prohibited Items and Restrictions

We are here to help you transport your goods across the border, however there are some items that we simply cannot transport due to Customs and Border restrictions.

We have a mutual obligation to adhere to the rules and regulations established by Canada Border Services Agency and US Customs and Border Protection. We take this obligation very seriously and require all our customers to understand and adhere to all regulations.

Lack of adherence to these regulations can lead to package confiscation, fees, penalties and even a ban from importing.

Review Additional Requirements

Please review the full guidelines at the websites listed below

Canadian border restricted and prohibited items

Canada prohibited items

US prohibited and restricted items

US customs and Import restrictions

NOTE: Our trucks are not equipped with refrigeration. As a result, any items that require refrigeration cannot be transported by ShipSavvy. In addition, for the safety of your items and our staff, we are unable to transport any broken, leaking or wet items. We will notify you as quickly as possible if we find that your item cannot be safely transported with our services and work with you to arrange an alternative.

Click on a Category Icon below to see items in that category.

Shipping to the US?

Shipments cannot exceed USD $800 retail value per address, per day.

Please note that packages being shipped to the same address on the same day cannot exceed a purchase value of $800USD.


Our services are tailored for small and midsize companies seeking reliable shipping and importing solutions. Our services cater to a wide range of industries including manufacturing, e-commerce, wholesale, retail, and more. Whether you're a startup, e-commerce retailer (e.g. etsy, shopify seller), or midsize enterprise, we are here to help you ship your packages or skids around Canada and to the US or import goods from US to Canada without worrying about customs clearance.

Getting started is easy! Businesses can simply sign up for an account. Just click on the top right button of our website. Complete all your information in the portal and you will be set up to start creating your orders with us.

No, there are no fees associated with creating an account or getting started with our services. At ShipSavvy, we believe in making the onboarding process seamless and accessible. You can sign up for an account at no cost and explore our range of services to meet your business shipping and import needs.

All commercial cargo imported into Canada requires a business number and an Importer Number. Please note the CBSA’s definition of “commercial” is extremely broad: anything for “commercial, institutional, or occupational use” is considered commercial.

Valid Business Number: This number serves as a unique identifier for your business and is essential for conducting import-related transactions.

Importer Number: In addition to a valid business number, businesses seeking to benefit from our import services are required to obtain an importer number. An importer number facilitates customs clearance and compliance processes, allowing for smooth and efficient import operations.

Don’t worry! We got you covered. Shipsavvy can help you create an Importer Number. Just create an account with us, complete your account and business information on the portal and apply for an Importer Number. Our team will take care of the creation of your Importer Number.

To get an approximated quote, you need to create an account with us. Provide details such as package dimensions, weight, and destination, and we'll provide you with an approximated quote.

Yes, we provide a tracking service for all shipments and import services. You can monitor the progress of your package or SKID whenever you need.

If you are not near our current ShipSavvy locations, no worries! We understand convenience is key. If you are shipping your packages you can opt to Ship From your address with a local carrier. And if you are importing, you can opt for package delivery at your address. We're committed to expanding our reach to better serve you, with plans for more branches in the pipeline. Stay tuned for updates as we grow!

We partner with all carriers, including (but not limited to) UPS, USPS, FedEx Home, FedEx Ground, DHL, Prestige and many other trucking companies.

Our experienced team offers comprehensive customs clearance assistance for imports into both Canada and the USA, including assistance with documentation, compliance, duties, taxes, and regulatory requirements.
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