Over 2,000,000 Shipments Made Easy Since 1953
Services provided in Canada and the U.S.
Expect a Difference with SFI
SFI has been in business for over 70 years,
- made over 2,000,000 cross-border shipments successful
- built a team where over 90% of office staff is comprised of licensed Customs Brokers and Certified Customs Specialists
- cross-trained our people to provide expertise in both Customs and Logistics
- invested in I.T. solutions that simplify shipping and customs clearance from end-to-end
- We can manage your entire supply chain in North America: Shipping & Logistics, Customs Brokerage, Warehouse & Fulfillment… We do it all!
The SFI difference means we focus on creating a customized strategy and execution to meet your specific needs, at your pace, with a flexible and creative approach. By adding your ideas with our expertise you can enjoy better, easier, more cost effective solutions.
That is our promise.
Canadian Customs Brokerage company founded
SFI partners with carriers to provide both Canadian Customs clearance and transportation
2nd generation (Robert Strader & Carole Ferris) take over at SFI
SFI starts its own trucking service to link Canadian customers with US warehouses
SFI opens US Customs Brokerage division in Ogdensburg
SFI creates web portal for multi-carrier tracking info; evolves into full featured real-time platform
SFI handles 1 millionth cross-border shipment; North America-wide release becomes possible
3rd generation (Mike Ferris) takes over at SFI
SFI launches myUSaddress service for cross-border shoppers
Computerized shipment management streamlines release of inbound shipments through Ogdensburg
SFI expands warehousing capabilities to manage temperature and lot-controlled items
SFI expands Canada-based eCommerce services to provide duty free fulfillment solutions for U.S. eCommerce orders
SFI adds 80,000 sq feet of additional warehouse space to meet eCommerce fulfillment and warehouse growth
Switching Is Easy
If you are interested in switching to Strader-Ferris International, the process is simple and seamless. Many companies often find customs clearance and logistics intimidating so they settle for a less than ideal solution. We use our experience and expertise to provide guidance on shipping and import/export options that will help improve your business.
In many cases, our customer transitions are personally handled by our senior management and ownership. This ensures your business receives a personalized and adaptable onboarding experience that our competitors cannot offer. Our guarantee to you is that we can complement any pace or degree of customer-driven adoption of our services to create a successful long term partnership
If the hassles of your logistics process, or the lack of competitive pricing on customs clearance or door-to-door delivery is dragging you down, change things for the better. After 70 years and over 2,000,000 cross-border shipments we offer better, easier solutions that work.
Easy and efficient onboarding is a hallmark of our business.
The people you meet through the sales process will be the same people that provide ongoing service day to day. With our own in-house team of I.T. professionals we can quickly implement time saving solutions. At SFI we know it’s critical to work with the client to create the fit and process that will make a difference to their unique logistics workflow. No 2 customers are the same. No 2 solutions need to be the same. Work with us to achieve better results. Join our list of success stories!
Meet our help desk TEAM
We think one of the problems too many companies have is that they lack front-line people with enough knowledge and authority to help. At SFI we strive to deliver a better solution. That means having a higher share of qualified people, typically cross-trained in both Customs and logistics requirements, right on the front line. The difference is real!