A standard 6x9" bubble envelope with a few flat parts needs $1.36 to Canada, but I'll concede the free declaration label does take a minute to fill out before the package goes to the carrier. No trip to the post office to worry about, except to pick up the initial supplies. Thankfully, with vendors like stamps.com, those labels are created automatically when the postage is printed, and the international recipient (That's me!) pays the friendly neighbourhood postie the customs differential when the envelope arrives.
Ann Arbor is lovely. I spend a week there every year for training. Everyone I've ever met there so far has been absolutely pleasant. I hope you're well; you seem unreasonably upset about me trying to find a solution and vendor that are able to better meet my needs.
(Note: a huge thank you to the CPR crew who sent me the PETG washers that I needed this afternoon. You're all awesome and you should feel awesome.)