Grizzly Industrial Inc., a supplier of woodworking and metalworking machinery, has started to ship product to Canada.
"We've had incredible demand from Canadians over the years," says Shiraz Balolia, president of Grizzly. "Many made special trips to our Washington and Pennsylvania showrooms to make their purchases, as previously we did not ship into Canada. This would require them to cross the border and go through the hassle of waiting in line, filling out customs paperwork and determining any duties. Now, with our direct shipping, it will save them the time, money and headaches.
"We've negotiated a special deal with UPS to automatically process all customs paperwork for each Canadian shipment. Since we ship such high volumes with UPS, we can offer our customers huge discounts on brokerage services and freight costs - probably a fraction of the cost they would pay if they arranged those same services themselves. The way we have it set up, the customer just needs to place their order. UPS will then contact the customer to arrange for the duties, if they even apply, when the machine arrives. It's very easy."
Grizzly sells directly to the end user rather than through a dealership network.
For information, contact Grizzly at 800-523-4777 or visit www.grizzly.com.