Canada shipping is now free.
We are working on a few changes and hope to announce them soon. The options to most countries worldwide we are exploring are:
1. Free shipping, duties billed to customer
Simplest solution. Disadvantaged by the additional fees Fedex/DHL add to the duties.
2. Free shipping and prepaid duties at actual
Prepay VAT/duties at checkout, similar to what one pays locally. No additional courier fees.
3. Flat fee to include shipping and duties
Very much like the current model.
Personally, I'd either pick 2 or 3.
I'd rather pay shipping and known and disclosed duty fees/taxes/brokerage fees beforehand, or include them in the price (flat fee) than have free/paid shipping but gamble on the amount to be requested by Fedex/DHL/whatever courrier is used.
It's always the latter that kills deals, in my experience.
For instance, I like SuitSupply's way - price in displayed in local currency (true, we either win or loose, because price isn't daily adjusted according to daily exchange rate), and shipping/returns/every border and brokering fees included (for orders above 500$). That way, what you see is what you pay. You do not get all excited on a price, only to be let down because price rises after currency exchange, shipping fees, then all the shit courriers and CBSA charge.