Although shopping online has taken the place of traditional mail-order, there are still a handful of companies offering print catalogs and the option of shopping from home without the necessity of an internet connection. Sears Canada is one of these companies; it is possible to request a catalog to be sent to your nearest store, where you can then pick it up at your convenience, by calling 1-800-267-3277. You can then order directly from the catalog without having to go online or go to the store itself.
If you are coming to Canada from the U.S., and want to bring current catalogs with you, keep in mind that most U.S. retailers will happily ship to Canada, although shipping rates may be higher and customs duties may be imposed.
U.S. Mail Order Retailers Shipping to Canada
Some U.S. mail order companies do ship to Canada:
Land’s End — http://www.landsend.com/
Clothing, items for the home, luggage
L.L. Bean — http://www.llbean.com/
Clothing, items for the home, luggage, outdoor gear, free shipping in the U.S. and Canada
Mountain Rose Herbs — http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/
All kinds of organic herbs (various forms), spices, oils, teas, herbal remedies, etc.
Amazon.com — http://www.amazon.com/
Everything under the sun in addition to books and movies, including grocery items, supplements, etc.
Amazon.ca — http://www.amazon.ca/
Much more limited selection than Amazon.com; no food or supplements. Good for certain books with free supersaver shipping (over $25 purchase)
Real Raw Food — http://www.realrawfood.com/
Local BC family-owned company, offering all kinds of raw food such as dried fruit, coconut oil, supplements, seaweeds, etc. Minimum $100 order.
1-800 Flowers.ca — http://www.1800flowers.ca/
Flowers, gifts, and plants.