News and Updates
Ship Happens is currently open and receiving on a limited basis. We are currently trying to recover from the floodwaters with another potentially serious flood event on the way. We are doing our best to ensure your packages are safe and dry. We did have about 6 inches of water inside so clean up will be ongoing!! Please continue to visit our website for updates. We are sorry about the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.
Thank you – Ship Happens
In the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb 2nd Sumas, WA experienced severe flooding throughout the town. As a result. we will be closed Monday and will not be receiving any inbound shipments as we assess the damage. Check back here as we will post updates once we have them. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Due to widespread power outages across Whatcom County and flooding we are closed today. Check back here for updates before coming down.
Hours & Holiday Schedule
Check out our Holiday Schedule below to any exceptions to our regular hours.
Freight Dock Schedule
|Monday – Friday||9:00am – 6:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 3:00pm|
|Sunday and 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.)
Mon-Fri: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Sat, Sun & Holidays: No freight receiving
Mon-Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – noon
Sun & Holidays: No freight pickups
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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!
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!
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
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!
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…
Once you are REGISTERED you will receive a unique customer number.
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:
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
Package Pick Up
- Flat Rate (regardless of size – excludes freight shipments)
- Packages held for 60 days
- *Cash price – additional $1 for Visa/Mastercard
Pallet & Oversize
- $10/week (USD or CDN)/freight or oversized box
- Cash/Visa/Mastercard accepted
- Cash/Visa/Mastercard accepted
- dedicated shelf space for your business
- can be locked
- call us to discuss details
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,