Why does the the SMART Recovery Canada Online Shop only ship to Canada?

Why does the the SMART Recovery Canada Online Shop only ship to Canada?

The SMART Recovery Canada Online Shop is operated by SMART Recovery® to reduce the shipping/handling, customs, and conversion fees associated with the increasing number of Canadian orders to the International SMART Recovery Online Shop, which were being shipped from the USA. SMART Recovery publications ordered from the Canadian shop (i.e. orders placed on this shop) are shipped from Canada, thereby avoiding these fees.

This shop is intended for those with a Canadian shipping address only, and as such, will not ship to other countries, however, billing addresses outside of Canada are permitted.

No matter your country, there is a SMART Recovery® Online Shop for you:

Those in Australia or New Zealand can only order materials through the SMART Recovery Australia Site (which also sells to NZ).

For Handbook orders in the United Kingdom, please use the UK SMART Recovery Site. For Facilitator Handbook orders in the United Kingdom, contact the UK SMART Recovery Central Office.

For all other countries, including orders for all other publications from the UK, please us the International/USA SMART Recovery Online Shop.

The shop has reopened however due to physical distancing requirements order processing time will take 5-7 business days.