Fast, Professional and Reliable Service
At The Columbia Exchange, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other Commercial Mail Receiving Agencies. The Columbia Exchange is a family, our customers are not just a package or a PMB number to us, they are Real People, Real Lives, experiencing Real Events, who deserve quality handling services of the Real Things being shipped to them.
The Columbia Exchange cares for our family of over 3000 registered customers!
Depot and Warehouse
Monday - Friday
10 AM to 4 PM
The Columbia Exchange
Depot and Warehouse
Logistics Services, Heavy Freight Shipping, Receiving, and Storage
Parcel Services, Private Mail Box Rental, Commercial Mail Receiving Agency,
Short term parking & storage.
Receiving and Storage
Parcels, Heavy Freight, Vehicles
The Columbia Exchange can handle just about any size parcel , freight, or vehicle you need to have shipped to our location. With majority of businesses offering free shipping within the continental USA you can save on shipping costs to your USA address.
PROPER ADDRESS FORMAT per the United States Postal Service CMRA requirements
4155 DEEP LAKE BOUNDARY RD
PMB (THE NUMBER CMRA AGENTS ASSIGN)
COLVILLE, WA 99114
Outgoing Drop Off
FedEx, UPS, US Postal Service, and Heavy Freight
Drop off Location
The Columbia Exchange is not only your USA Street address, private mailbox receiving and storage warehouse, but you may also drop off outgoing shipments.
The Columbia Exchange accepts DROP OFFs for pre-paid outgoing shipments for various carriers including FedEx, UPS, the United States Postal Service, and multiple Heavy Freight carriers. Most carriers stop daily to make deliveries and pickups, heavy freight normally carriers deliver to The Columbia Exchange once per week.
A Prepaid postage shipping label or bill of lading must be attached to ALL outgoing shipments, carriers will not pick up shipments without prepaid postage or BOLs.
SHIP Your stored parcel from your USA Address to Your Canadian Address by emailing to Columbia Exchange agents, a shipping label purchased from your preferred carrier online, and the declarations page or commercial invoice.
Columbia Exchange Service Agent can print and attach your pre-paid shipping label and three sets of the customs documents, attach to your parcel(s) in a zip pouch, and present to the carrier for transportation.
We are not authorized to sell any postage for any carrier at this time.
Outdoor Large Item Storage
Boats, Cars, Trailers, You name it we will store it
The Columbia Exchange can receive and store the big stuff right here at the border!
The Columbia Exchange Clients have stored palletized goods, boats, trailers, motorcycles, antique cars, sheds, and concession stands until the paperwork for import was approved and The Columbia Exchange clientele was able to import their purchases.
Whether you need a couple of days to a few weeks to sort out paperwork, never fear The Columbia Exchange is here. Our Agents will work with you on the best storage plan to accommodate your needs starting at $10 per day with reduced rates for long-term storage
Parcel pickup available during open business hours UCC must be scheduled during open business hours.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19
WQS Agents receive deliveries everyday carriers deliver.
Frequently Asked Questions
My order said Free Shipping, why are you charging me?
WQS is not affiliated with your seller. WQS charges a handling fee to use the USA address, receive, and hold your package which is not included in your seller's shipping. The fees at WQS cover the use of your USA address at WQS. By using WQS address you agree to our terms of service.
My order says my parcel has arrived in Colville, why isn't it here?
Items will show “signed by” and “Delivered to Agent” when they are at WQS. WQS is not the Colville Post Office, WQS is a privately owned commercial mail receiving agency. Once items arrive, WQS needs time to scan, log, sticker, and sort every item.
My order says it was delivered today, can I pick it up?
WQS Staff needs time to process; daily received items are not in our system until we sort, log, sticker, and place each item in our warehouses. Multiple carriers complete daily deliveries ranging from 50-400 items—every day. Please wait until the following day of the delivery notification from the carrier or seller.
EXPEDITE- $5 in addition to the receiving fee.
DURING HEAVY RECEIVING DAYS EXPEDITES ARE NOT AVAILABLE
Please message in advance if you expect to “expedite.”
FedEx Express is exempt from this policy
Express arrives “around 4:30 PM” daily
I don’t have a customer number yet, do I have to drive there first?
Don't have a PMB number yet?
You must submit the form 1583 to WQS and the Colville Post Office before you can use your PMB.
Use your WQS assigned PMB number on every "ship to" address.
The US Postal Service will "return to sender" any item improperly addressed and any addressee that does not match the 1583 form on file at the Colville post office at their sole discretion.
The Customer Number assigned by WQS Agents is your PMB number.
Every customer who receives mail and parcels at WQS is a Private Mailbox client.
By using this address you agree to our terms of service.
Why wouldn't I write Waneta Quick Stop?
WQS has over 3000 registered customers using “their USA address.” By using WQS address you agree to our terms of service which provides your own private USA address. You are shipping your order to You, NOT to the Waneta Quick Stop.
Do you take Canadian money?
Yes, at the current daily local exchange rate, based on the rate at which our USA financial institution will purchase it. Your rate will always be better at your financial institution
Why are you charging me Postage Due?
The USPS inspects all its deliveries, sometimes their reasoning is due to the shipper using the wrong packaging, or entering the incorrect dimensions/weight. Postage Due is assessed by the USPS. WQS will NO LONGER “front” ANY amounts for our customer's convenience. WQS never charged any markup or fee for Postage Due Loans. Postage DUe Loans are no longer an option at WQS unless arranged in advance in writing.
Why are you upset and charging me because I am meeting the delivery driver on the street and don't want to pay WQS?
By using WQS address you agree to WQS Terms Of Service. When items are ordered and WQS address is used for the order we charge a fee to use our address, that is the business model. When people use WQS address and attempt to avoid paying the fee it is considered stealing. People caught stealing from WQS will be “trespassed” from WQS by filing a report with the Stevens County Sheriff stating this person is no longer welcome because of theft. Once a person is reported as trespassed if they attempt to visit the store they may be arrested for “trespass”. Three trespass violations in the US and there may be an issue crossing the border.