COVID-19 and the Border
Currently, we are operating “business as usual” . We have stepped up our cleaning and disinfection procedures and will update here if anything changes. Please read the following status update here:
News and Updates
Due to the re-introduction of the PCR test upon re-entry to Canada we have had to reduce our hours again to the same schedule we had earlier. These hours will most likely be in effect until the border restrictions are relaxed again. As always our latest hours can be found here:
It was a great couple of weeks seeing everyone and we look forward to seeing you again in the new year. Hope everyone stays healthy over the holidays.
We are now open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Closed on Sundays.
Thanks for all your patience!
We are cleaned up and will be open Monday to Friday from 10 am – 3 pm. We’ll update again shortly with Saturday hours as we are still trying to figure that out. Incoming shipments are resuming and we are ready for you to pick up your packages. (Accepting cash or credit now as our new card processing equipment has arrived!)
Currently fully vaccinated Canadians do not require a PCR test if the trip is less than 72 hours in the US. Please check with your local authorities for the latest information and ArriveCan app requirements.
Thanks for your patience through this crazy time!
Hours & Holiday Schedule
Check out our Holiday Schedule below to any exceptions to our regular hours.
Covid-19/ Holiday Schedule
Freight Dock Schedule
|Mon – Fri||9:00am – 6:00pm|
|Saturdays||9:00am – 3:00pm|
|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.)
Mon-Fri: During Covid see Regular Hours
Sat, Sun & Holidays: No Closed
Mon-Fri: During Coivd see Regular Hours
Sun & Holidays: Closed
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!
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
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Ship Happens shall not be liable whatsoever to You for any Damage to Your Package, however caused, if Ship Happens is instructed by You to load, unload or in any way handle Your Package using specialized equipment or procedures.
Ship Happens is also not liable to You if Your Package or its contents are Damaged as a result of Your request that Ship Happens open a Package.
Ship Happens shall have no liability for loss of or Damage to Mail or a Package if the cause of such loss or Damage is outside the reasonable control of Ship Happens or due to flooding.
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,