Online shopping is booming right now. So many people don't have the time to go out and buy the newest popular television series on DVD or gift baskets for the entire family, so they do their shopping online. It's fast, it's easy, and it's convenient. One click here, another click there, and you've successfully bought yourself the product you need, or found the perfect gift for the special someone in your life.
Whatever it is you need you will be able to find online. That's why online shopping is so popular. Not everything you want is in stock at your local store. If there are some particular products that you need but your local store doesn't carry them just head straight to the internet and search for them. You will come across them somewhere. Once you've made your purchase you can just wait for them to show up on your doorsteps.
If you're a Canadian who does online shopping from American states or international countries you might be subject to outside duty taxes and import fees on your online purchases. Just because you've paid for everything already online doesn't mean that's the end of the story. When you live in Canada and make online purchases from stores that are located in other countries there are other fees you might have to pay.
Make sure to read the frequently asked questions section on the website you're browsing (view the FAQs on Cityplacedental.ca for examples), to see if there are other duty taxes and import fees you have to pay on your purchase. Sometimes those extra fees don't make it worthwhile to buy online, as it will cost you more to ship the product to you than what you're paying for the product yourself.
You have to be careful when shopping online. You always need to make sure you are aware of the shipping prices, duty taxes and import fees, whether you're planning to buy a new pair of boots or a set of trading cards from your favourite 1990s soap opera.
You can't just play dumb when your package arrives in the mail and there's somebody there to collect duty taxes on your online purchase. They won't accept your excuse that you didn't know and waive the fee. It doesn't work like that. Know the rules, laws, and fees when it comes to online shopping so you never find yourself in an unknown situation.