By: Elliott Smith
A recent report from Insights West sheds light on the cross-border shopping patterns of BC residents. 74% of Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley inhabitants crossed the border to make purchases in the US in the last year. An astonishing 85% of those surveyed said that lower prices for the same items in the US motivated their cross-border shopping trips. The full report can be read here.
Trade Tips Blog recently looked at what’s known as “country pricing,” the reason that 85% of those surveyed said they crossed the border: because the same thing costs less in the US. As frustrating as this is for Canadian consumers and business owners, entrepreneurs in British Columbia don’t have to take it sitting down.
If you own a business in BC and you plan on making a large equipment or inventory acquisition in the near future, you may be able to realize substantial cost savings by doing your purchasing in the United States. “Country pricing” can work to your advantage, if you can control shipping costs. And that’s where UCanTrade comes in. By having your purchase delivered to our Ferndale, WA facility you can take advantage of free or reduced domestic delivery rates from American suppliers and maximize the cost savings of purchasing stateside.
Your BC business can do what 74% of Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley consumers are already doing: save money by purchasing in the United States. We will help you maximize that savings by providing cross-border cross-docking and logistics management to get your equipment and inventory across the border for less.
Contact UCanTrade today to find out how your BC business can save money on US equipment and inventory acquisition.
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By: Elliott Smith