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How do you Send a Letter

By John Davis June 7th 2024

How do you Send a Letter to Haiti from Canada with DHL Express

The 4 Stages of Shipping from Canada

Discover the Essentials of Shipping: Finding a Courier, Locating a Shipping Point, Filling Out Your Information, and the Final Step—Pay and Ship

Step 1: Compare Couriers

Comparing rates online is crucial to ensure you get the best rate for your envelope. Here are some top options to consider.

DHL: Known for reliable international and domestic shipping services.

DHL Express: Specializes in fast, time-sensitive deliveries worldwide.

FedEx: Offers various shipping options, including overnight for shipments in North America.

UPS: Provides a range of domestic and international shipping solutions.

Canada Post: A cost-effective option for domestic shipments within Canada.

Step 2: Prepare Information

What to Prepare?

Your Info

Recipient Info

Full Name

Address & Postal Code

Contact Information

Package Dimensions



Package Value



Step 3: Find a Location

Once you have chosen your courier, the next step is to locate a convenient service point location Here’s how you can find a suitable location:

  • Canada Post Offices - They are widely available throughout Canada. 

  • FedEx Stores - FedEx offers multiple shipping locations, including standalone stores and drop boxes. 

  • UPS Access Points and Customer Centers - UPS Access Points are convenient local shops where you can ship.

  • Purolator Shipping Centers and Drop Boxes - Purolator provides several drop-off points for sending packages

Stage 4: Pay and Ship

​Complete the shipping process by finalizing your payment and dispatching your parcel. Here's a quick rundown:

  • Confirm Details: Verify all shipping information.

  • Payment: Pay using an accepted method (credit card, debit, or cash).

  • Receive Tracking: Obtain a receipt and tracking number to follow your package's journey.

  • Send Off: Your package is now ready to be shipped to its destination.

Accepted Payment Methods at our
DHL Express Locations

VISA Credit Card

MasterCard Credit Card

American Express Credit Card

Discover Credit Card

Cash (certain locations)

Bonus Tip 

Make sure to take a picture of your shipment label. 

It contains your Waybill number which can be used to track your parcel shipment.

Once you have your waybill number go to DHL Express Tracking to make sure your shipment arrives on time

Frequently Asked Questions

What gifts can you send internationally?

Yes, the large majority of countries and couriers will allow electronics to be shipped. It's still important to see the regulations of countries before making your shipment

Can electronics be sent internationally?

Yes, the large majority of countries and couriers will allow electronics to be shipped. It's still important to see the regulations of countries before making your shipment

What items Cannot be sent internationally?

Certain items cannot be shipped from Canada to the USA with DHL Express due to regulatory and safety concerns. These items include:

  1. Alcoholic Beverages

  2. Prescription Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia

  3. Firearms and Ammunition

  4. Merchandise from Embargoed Countries

  5. Hazardous Materials: This includes items like fireworks, hazardous waste, and certain chemicals.

  6. Live Animals and Animal Remains

  7. Perishable Items without Proper Packaging

  8. Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

  9. Ivory and Related Products

Which countries should I not ship to?

Certain countries are not served by DHL Express due to various logistical and regulatory reasons. As of 2024, these countries include:

  1. Ascension Island

  2. Bouvet Island

  3. British Indian Ocean Territory

  4. French Southern Territories

  5. Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Which mail carrier is cheapest for international shipping?

The cheapest mail carrier is DHL for internaitonal shipments. They are renown globally for their competitive rates and swift shipment times.

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