On November 2, a family member mailed 4 packages from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to us in Aberdeen. Of the packages, 3 were sent via "normal" mail and 1 was registered. On December 8, we received the registered package. It cost a shocking amount to send (just over $60) and it took over a month! I could not believe how long it took and the expense. The non-registered packages cost about $20 each to send and they arrived on December 9.
The world has become a small place for so many things but not for international packages! When I order items from domestic Amazon sellers, I usually receive the item within a couple of days. Domestic mail takes about 2 days, but, somehow Canada Post and the Royal Mail need over a month to deliver packages from Canada.