Here is a break down as I ship alot of things to the US.
Air Mail (not tracking) 2-3 weeks this is the cheapest shipping method I use.Price starts at around $9 and goes up to $16 by weight(I use this when shipping wigs)
Expodite Mail international (with track) within a work week. Price starts at $21 with tax in Ontario and goes up by weight.
To have tracking from Canada is basically an extra $10+.
When shipping stuff to Canada keep in mine that Canada Post will take up to a week to sort package at the board, to flag anything over $20 CAN regardless if it's marked as a gift or not, for customs, duty, services and specialist taxes. This usually end up with a fee close to 50% the original marked value of the item.
So whatever range USPS says about shipping add another week to that.
Note: US customs take anything under $100 before it starts adding duties or Taxes to it coming into the country.
Another service to avoid is UPS land transit, they have ridiculous hidden "Service fees" that can cos the Canadian recipient some more then the items was worth. I pissed with them and any seller that uses them.
Last edited by Ani_BEE : 09-14-2012 at 11:32 AM.