Ship Happens

Your United States Shipping and Receiving solution for home and business.

 

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COVID-19 and the Border

Currently, we are operating “business as usual” (with reduced operating hours).  We have stepped up our cleaning and disinfection procedures and will update here if anything changes. Please read the following status update here:

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We receive your packages

From receiving your eBay wins, Amazon order or custom tire order to your Aunt Bethel’s preserves we’ll receive it all.

We will ship your packages

Ship Happens is one of Washington’s largest UPS shippers so you’ll find our shipping rates unbeatable

Freight

Ship Happens has warehouse space and forklift services to accommodate all your freight requirements.

Something else? Cars, Motorcycle etc

We will work hard for you and your shipping or receiving needs and will accomodate you in every way we can.  Call us for a free estimate on your specific needs.

News and Updates

Reminder: Closed Monday, May 25th for US Memorial Day Holiday

Just a reminder that we are closed on Monday, May 25th for the US Memorial Day holiday. Please refer to the holiday schedule for our (COVID modified) regular business.

04/13/2020 Update: Operations update

Ship Happens is currently operating on limited hours and extremely limited staff. We will be processing incoming freight in the morning and then processing your arranged package pickups in the afternoon.
We apologize for not being able to answer all of your phone calls.
We are doing our best to keep operating and providing options for you to retrieve your packages.
We have extended our holding time until the border reopens.
We are encouraging our customers to arrange for UPS or FEDEX to pick them up and redirect them to you in Canada if you can’t wait. You can contact 1800 PICK UPS or 1800 GO FEDEX they can help you with shipping labels and customs documents. Just email them over to us and we can get them on your packages and ship them out for you.
We will continue to update our website with all changes to operating hours and information.
Again we thank you for your support and understanding as this is a difficult time for us all.
Thank you Ship Happens
Cinammen & Gary Zeilstra

Update 03/19/2020: Border closing- Closed Saturdays

Due to the impending closure of the border for non-essential trips we will now be closed on Saturdays and reducing hours during the week until further notice.

We will continue to receive your shipments as usual. Don’t have any concerns about holding your packages longer than 60 days for now as we have lots of space in the warehouse.  If it becomes a problem down the road then we will alert you via email with next steps.

Thanks again for your continued support and understanding.

Updated Business Hours – Covid-19

Effectively immediately we have reduced our business hours due to the unfolding Covid-19 situation:
Mon, Wed & Fri: 9am-3pm
Tues & Thurs: 9am – Noon
Sat: CLOSED
Sun: Closed

We will continue to receive inbound packages as long as the couriers continue to operate. The border remains open but of course, all of this is subject to change. Please continue to check our website for changes and updates.

Hours & Holiday Schedule

Check out our Holiday Schedule below to any exceptions to our regular hours.

Regular Hours

Covid-19/ Holiday Schedule

Freight Dock Schedule

Mon, Wed & Fri 9:00am  – 3:00pm
Tues & Thurs 9:00am – Noon
Sat & Sun & Some Holidays Closed

 

Freight Dock refers to any packages (inbound or outbound) requiring the forklift to load or unload.  (i.e. pallets, oversized packages, etc.)

Inbound (Receiving)
Mon-Fri:  9:00am – 4:30pm
Sat, Sun & Holidays:  No freight receiving

 

Outbound (Pickups/Shipping)
Mon-Fri:  9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – noon
Sun & Holidays:  No freight pickups

Border Cameras

We provide these border cams images together for your convenience but on a best case basis as we have no control over the updates or quality of these images.

US Border Cam

Looking North Towards Canadian Border

Canadian Border Cam

Looking South Towards US Border

Making an Impact Across British Columbia

As one of the original shipping receiving businesses in Sumas, WA, Ship Happens has served more than 60,000 customers across Western Canada and has received more than a million packages on their behalf since 2008.

Even though there was a power outage due to the crazy wind storm that blew through, the awesome folksat ShipHappens still went out of their way to get our packages to us. You guys are the best!

Gerry D.

Hands down the best shipping & receiving company in Sumas!  The staff are awesome, hard working and always helpful.  If I could give them more stars…I would!

Tommy F.

5 stars

The staff are just so amazing and go out of the way to help you!!! Have used them for years and will keep using them!! They are awesome

Charity L.

I’ve been using Ship Happens since they were a tiny shop on Cherry Street.  Fantastic service that has saved me hundreds of dollars over the years. Highly recommend them for your US shipping needs!

WinoOutWest

Registration

Register below to receive your Customer Number and then start shipping:

We will send you a confirmation with your unique Customer Number. (usually within 24 hours)

This will be your required, unique Shipping Identifier for all packages.

When your package arrives you will receive an email notification when your parcels are ready to be picked up.

How to use our services

 

How to use our services…

It’s Easy!
Once you are REGISTERED you will receive a unique customer number.
Simply use
YOUR CUSTOMER NUMBER-Your Name with OUR ADDRESS (as shown on the right) as your shipping address.

**Your Customer Number MUST be included in your name and appear on your shipment.
**Do NOT put “Ship Happens” on anywhere – this will result in your parcel being lost or sent back!

It’s that simple.

When providing your shipping address to your retailers include your customer number in your first name.

We will receive your package and we will notify you via email when your package is ready to be picked up.
You come in, present your customer number and pick your package up.

Register beforehand – There is no need to call us – just go ahead and start shipping after you receive your customer number (usually within 24 hours).

Also, note that we only receive and hold your packages for up to 60 days. We do not forward packages

Address your packages from here sender in the following format:

XXXX-YOUR NAME
115 First Street
Sumas, WA 98295

where XXXX is your unique Ship Happens Customer Number.

If you don’t have a customer number yet please register by clicking the button below

 

Rates and Details

Contact Us

115 1st Street
Sumas, WA   98295

360-988-8100

sumas@myshiphappens.com

We are located 3 blocks South of the Sumas / Huntingdon Border Crossing in Abbotsford, on the east side of Hwy 9 (Cherry St.) We are in the old Lone Jack Saloon Building.

This location serves the Greater Vancouver Area including, Vancouver, Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, Port Moody, White Rock, Aldergrove, Langley, Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope and more.

Ship Happens