As of September 19th, Canada Post will be enforcing restrictions on letter mail destined for the United States. From now on, only paper will be allowed in letter mail. If you want to send anything else, you’ll pay $3.95 for a small packet — up from $1 to $1.70 for lettermail. This is sure to affect the bottomlines of many direct marketing campaigns and mail order companies. It may also dampen excitement for Canadian eBay sellers who ship to the US.

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