What shipping service does Apple use to ship to Canada?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by snaky69, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    I'm a future MBP 15'' owner, I should be ordering by this thursday or friday and I wanted to know which shipping service Apple used to ship to Canada.

    I'm asking because I've had extremely bad experiences with UPS in the past and I am hoping they don't use them.

    Looking foward to seeing this thingy when I turn on my computer!:apple:
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    I believe that you have the option to choose your shipping options. In the US you can use UPS, FedEx, or DHL, so I'd assume you would have similar options in Canada.

  3. steinlager macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2007
    I received mine through Fedex. It came without any problems - no dents, no scratches. Apple packaging definitely makes sure everything is in mint condition when it arrives.

    P.S. I'm in Ontario.
  4. snaky69 thread starter macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Thank you.
  5. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2007
    Usually Fedex, although I've seen Apple packages arrive from UPS as well.
  6. patp77 macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2007

    Depends on what you are ordering but most laptops I've ordered through them has been sent using Fedex (to Ontario). It probably depends more on where the item is being shipped from than where it is being shipped to. The laptops seem to ship from China and those I've received from Fedex. Applecare, printers and bags seem to ship from the US so those have come from UPS and Purolator for me.
  7. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    But don't worry, there are no additional customs, brokerage, duty, or taxes when the package arrives (or worse, when an invoice comes in the mail weeks later).
  8. M&M macrumors regular


    Jan 22, 2008
    Joliette, Quebec, Canada
  9. cujoe86 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2008
    By calling Apple support you can make a request for a certain shipper as well as make the request for overnight delivery which the online site makes no mention of.
  10. OzExige macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2008
    Lamas, but be careful my sister was bitten by a mexican battery lama once,
    no really.


    it was to Llamas



    it was two llamai

    i think.
  11. snaky69 thread starter macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Overnight delivery? You've got me interested, but this must come at a premium, no?

    So long as it isn't UPS, I'm happy, heck I'd be happy with the basic Canadapost service.
  12. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    My original MBPs came UPS. My SR one came FedEx but that was the only time it came from China.
  13. snaky69 thread starter macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    I'm ordering straight from the apple store, so I figure mine will come from china as well?
  14. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    FedEx for me (Vancouver).

    And yeah, expect to track it from China, then maybe Korea, to Alaska...then Memphis.
  15. snaky69 thread starter macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    I'm looking forward to tracking it about every 5 minutes while waiting for it to arrive.

    I'll be ordering the 15'' base model, with the 7200rpm drive and remote, may or may not be ordering some ram along with it, I think I'll try it out as it is first.
  16. cujoe86 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2008
    I saw that a person posted earlier that he had it overnighted but missed the fedex man and was all mad. So I just checked out Apple's offical overnight policy to check his accuracy and they state that they'll only ship overnight to people within the U.S. and the product has to originate within the U.S. I noticed that he had ordered a refurbished mbp so chances are it shipped from within the states. Overnight shipping for a new order from China is not posible. Sorry for not checking my sources earlier. :eek:
  17. galstaph macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2002
    The Great White North Eh
    Both my BTO lappys came via fedex, my ipod mini came via dhl (and what a cluster**** that was).
    I've always chosen the fastest shipping possible, so that probably determines shipper

    I am in Calgary FYI

    goes from:
    Shanghai -> Alaska -> Memphis -> Calgary
  18. snaky69 thread starter macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Thanks for all the help, I ordered the machine an hour ago,

    MBP 15/2.4
    Custom configured
    Ships by: 24 Mar - 26 Mar
    Delivers by: 1 Apr - 7 Apr
  19. EMAGDNIM macrumors member


    Oct 6, 2006
    Toronto, Canada
    Even though you've already ordered, When I had ordered a iBook for my GF a while ago, it was shipped via FedEX. I ran into zero shipping problems.
  20. dnikolic774 macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2008
    hi,did you get the MBP yet and was it shipped already?
    i just bought my MBP so i am wondering how long should it take...
  21. snaky69 thread starter macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Here's the latest on the tracking info. According to this it should show up at my door tomorrow before 6 EST(probably won't be home) so I'll go grab it at the FedEx depot on friday morning. It shipping out from china on the 24th as you can see. This is using standard shipping, not expedited.

    Estimated delivery Mar 27, 2008 by 6:00 PM
    Service type IP Direct Distribution

    Tracking results as of Mar 26, 2008 4:47 PM CST

    Date/Time Location/Activity
    Mar 26, 2008 1:39 AM MEMPHIS, TN/Departed FedEx location
    12:14 AM MEMPHIS, TN/Arrived at FedEx location
    Mar 25, 2008 4:02 PM ANCHORAGE, AK/Departed FedEx location
    12:45 PM ANCHORAGE, AK/Arrived at FedEx location
    9:16 PM SHANGHAI CN/In transit
    Mar 24, 2008 11:05 AM SHANGHAI CN/Left origin
    10:48 AM SHANGHAI CN/Picked up
    9:10 AM /Package data transmitted to FedEx
  22. kurzz macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2007
    For the couple of years and a dozen orders, it seems Apple uses Fedex for big ticket items and smaller items with Canada Post. (at least to Winnipeg).
  23. dnikolic774 macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2008
    you probably have your MBP by now huh?
    i ordered the software Wednesday and got it all today-standard shipping.
    my MBP pro hasn't been shipped yet:(
  24. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    That's because the MacBook Pro Pro hasn't been invented yet :p

    But seriously, if yours is built to order, it will take longer to ship. And even if it's not, it states on the page it will take 2-3 days to ship. I ordered my BTO MBP on the 26th of February, and it didn't ship until the 5th of March. I got my Time Capsule a full week before my MBP because they ship them out when they're available. There's nothing worse than having to wait to play with a new toy :( but at least the TC made the wait for the MBP just that much more bearable.

    Edit: Sorry, I just double checked and it says within 24 hours for non-BTO computers. Wasn't thinking clearly.
  25. snaky69 thread starter macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Yep, I've got it, no defects whatsoever, my dream machine!

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