TL:DR – A review of -Supermart in the Amazon.ca Marketplace. I would definitely purchase from them again. They offer free shipping with no minimum required to Canada. The prices for small or light items are only a bit more than competitors and are definitely worth it.
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-Supermart is a store in the Amazon.ca Marketplace. They sell a bunch of random STUFF. Their products seem to include office supplies and stationery, with some art and baking supplies. I stumbled upon it when was trying to find a place in Canada that sold Ranger Inkssentials Emboss Markers set. I ended up purchasing the set and a Tombow Dual Brush Pen in N95 Cool Gray 1. The reason I chose them is they offer free shipping to Canada.
The Ranger pens were $6.95CAD (vs. $4.99USD or $6.75CAD at Simon Says Stamp) and the Tombow pen was $4.91 (vs. $2.60USD or $3.52CAD at Jet Pens or $3.49CAD at Curry’s). I paid a bit more but if I had shopped elsewhere, it would have cost more total because I did not qualify for free shipping at most other stores. I definitely COULD have bought $75 at Curry’s but…you know, money and stuff.
The items were ordered on November 1. The estimated delivery time was November 17-29. -Supermart shipped the package on November 3 and I received it on November 10, which was pleasantly surprising. They ship from the US but because my total was low, I didn’t have to pay taxes or duties.
Here are some other fun items you can find in the shop (all prices are in $CAD):
Gelly Roll ($5.98) – $1.85 each at Deserres
Sharpie Pen ($6.61) – $4.67 at Walmart
Sharpie Paint Marker ($19.40) vs. $18.99 at Deserres
Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue ($6.67) vs. $4.79 at Curry’s
Sakura Micron Pen Set ($9.81) vs. $9.99 at Curry’s
It seems that smaller items are a better deal when compared to other sites, which makes sense – I’m sure they include the shipping in the cost of the items.
All in all, I would definitely purchase from -Supermart again, especially when compared to sites that require a minimum for free shipping or do not have free shipping at all (most cases when it comes to US sites shipping to Canada).
GENERAL SHOPPING IN THE US SUGGESTION: Don’t make too large of a purchase because you might get dinged with duties. Generally, I try to keep my US purchased between $20 or $40USD and to date, I haven’t been charged.
Come back next week for a review of the Emboss Pens and a demo on how to use them! Don’t worry, I’ll remind you on ALL THE SOCIAL MEDIA.