It is with innovation such as our consolidated shipping program that we can help your business be more successful. Together with our unparalleled selection of quilting products it is now very affordable and FAST for EU and Canada customers to purchase from a USA distributor. Plus it is often less expensive to purchase products thru Checker than a supplier in your country.

EUROPEAN UNION CONSOLIDATED SHIPPING PROGRAM
We are very excited to offer a shipping solution to our existing and future customers in the EU. Their purchases will be a consolidated shipment via FedEx, with no weight requirements. Our customers will not be charged VAT and it is a 3-business day transit from Checker to their store. The shipments are completely VAT Free. VAT Funds will not be collected at time of delivery and the shipments are trackable from when they leave Checker until FedEx delivers to their door. Our unparalleled selection of quilting products is now very affordable and FAST to the EU.

By combining multiple orders via FedEx, there is no need to delay the shipping of your order to meet a minimum weight requirement and only one brokerage fee is applied to the entire shipment. It is a consolidated shipment, so you will pay the same discounted freight rate on ANY size of shipment.

We ship to our EU customers every Tuesday and Friday. This provides excellent delivery times, as orders shipping on Tuesday will arrive by Thursday or Friday. We expect that more than 70% of orders shipping on Fridays will arrive by Monday. The remaining should arrive by Tuesday.

Benefits

  • VAT Free Shipments. You will not be charged VAT on your purchase.
  • Fast Delivery. 3 day time in transit from Checker to your business.
  • No collection of funds at the time of delivery.
  • Two weekly shipments of orders with no minimum weight requirements.
  • Track your shipment from Checker until FedEx delivers it to your door.

Here’s How It Works

  1. Provide Checker with a valid VAT# if you have not already done so.
  2. Provide Checker with a credit card (no debit cards allowed) containing enough credit limit to cover orders placed.
  3. Place your order using normal procedures.
  4. Your credit card will be pre-authorized for the value of merchandise available to ship (not the total order amount) plus 20% to cover freight and service fee.
  5. Checker Distributors will prepay all import fees and freight.
  6. The exact final invoice amount will be charged at the time of shipping.
  7. The following will be added to your invoice:
    • A service fee (7.5% of merchandise value) will cover all duties, taxes, and brokerage fees.
    • Freight is charged at $2.17 per lb. with no minimumd weight requirement.

Example
Weight of Bolt of Fabric 6 lbs 6 lbs = 2.72155 kilograms
Yards on a Bolt of Fabric 15 yds 15 yds = 13.716 meters
Average Bolt Cost Per Yard $5.40/yd
Average Bolt Cost $81.00
10 Bolts of Fabric Average Cost $810.00 Merchandise Value


7.5% X Cost of Goods (.075 X $810.00) $60.75 7.5% Service Fee will cover all duties, tax, and brokerage fee, no VAT is charged
Ship Fee ($2.17 x 60 lbs.) $130.20 Shipping Charge is $2.17/lbs
Total cost to ship 10 fabric bolts to the EU $190.95 Service fee + Shipping Fee ($60.75 + $130.20)


Cost of goods, freight, service fee $1,000.95 Total Billed on Invoice ($810.00 + $190.95)

“That sounds really convenient to have consolidated European delivery. That’s great that we can now order smaller amounts without needing to wait until we have enough ordered to make the shipping worthwhile. And our pre-orders will be sent as soon as they are available. Perfect.” Checker customer, Netherlands

CANADIAN CONSOLIDATED SHIPPING PROGRAM
We very excited about our shipping solution especially for Checker customers in Canada. FedEx is providing a solution where you will pay discounted at rates and fees on every shipment, regardless of size. This is proving to be a big saving to our Canadian customers! We anticipate average savings to our Canadian customers of 42% on your shipping fees!

Keep in mind that batting is subject to dimensional weight, which is calculated from the length, width and height of a package. With Checker’s discount freight program, your shipping cost on all batting will be very favorable.

Benefits

  • Immediate invoicing of freight and fees on your Checker invoice in USD.
  • GST shown as TAX on your invoice will be billed in USD.
  • Fast delivery from Checker to your business.
  • Credit Card charged for one total, including freight and fees, at time of shipment instead of weeks later.

Here’s How It Works

  1. Ensure Checker has your most up to date credit card (no debit cards allowed) containing enough credit limit to cover orders placed.
  2. Place your order using normal procedures.
  3. Checker Distributors (through FedEx) will prepay all import fees, freight, and Canadian 5% GST.
  4. Your credit card will be pre-authorized for the value of merchandise available to ship (not the total order amount) plus 20% to cover freight, service fee, and GST.
  5. The exact finnal invoice amount, including fees, will be charged at the time of shipping. As usual, the pre-authorized amount will drop off based upon the timing your financial institution has in place.
  6. Once your shipment has been packed, shipping labels will be generated through the FedEx software and an email is sent to you with your tracking number(s). From this point, it will take between 24 - 36 hours before additional tracking information is available, as the shipments are being cleared through Canadian Customs.
  7. As soon as your shipment clears Customs, you will see updated delivery date information and additional tracking scans as your packages transit Canada to their ultimate destination.

The Following Will Be Added To Your Checker Invoice

  • A service fee (5.5% of merchandise value) will cover brokerage and duty.
  • Freight is charged based on zones, with no minimum weight requirement.
  • If your shop is not in Ontario or Quebec, your rate is $1.03 per lb.
  • If your shop is in Ontario or Quebec, see chart below to determine your zone/rate. Zone 0-2 is $.82 per lb., Zone 3-6 is $1.03 per lb.
  • 5% GST (billed in USD).