Here are some answers to common shipping questions. If you still have a question about shipping on your order, just use the contact form on the bottom of this page. We'll get right back to you.
Is my package tracked?
Our standard shipping to Canada and the USA includes tracking. If you're in the US, you can ship for slightly less (with no tracking) by contacting us after you order.
For Canadian and US addresses, if you're ordering a single, 1 oz tin or lip-balm tube of our Sweet Balsam Lip Balm or Bug-Bite Balm at our discounted "Small Shipment" rate, your package can't be tracked without a shipping upgrade.
Do you offer free shipping?
Is there really such thing as free shipping? Not really.
Orders over $65 CAD (Approximately $55 USD) qualify for $7 flat-rate shipping to the USA and $10 -$16 shipping within Canada, depending on the distance from Ontario.
Fresh-frozen Balm of Gilead buds have the shipping included in the price. All frozen bud orders will ship express to the USA and within Canada
How quickly will I get my fresh-frozen Balsam Poplar Buds? And will they still be good?
We ship most orders of fresh-frozen poplar buds to the USA using UPS ground service to keep transit time down. We don't thaw your buds before shipping, because we want them as cold as possible. And we almost always ship frozen buds out on Monday mornings. Often, that means that your order can ship out on a Monday, and get to you by Friday or Saturday in the US. If the transit time looks like it will take longer, we will get in touch with you.
All orders ship within Canada via Canada Post Expedited Parcel. If you are in BC, the Yukon, NWT, or Nunavut please consider a shipping upgrade to Xpresspost.
Please Note: If the Monday after your order is a holiday, we may delay shipping for a week. We'll get in touch with you if that's the case.
Can US customs hold up my order?
Yes. They can do pretty much whatever they want. We can't guarantee that any order will not be stopped by US customs. It hasn't happened yet, but it could. If you haven't received your order by the time you expected it, get in touch with us. If it did get held up in customs, it may just require a phone call to have it released. We'll try to help.
Will you ship to the EU? Britain? The rest of the world?
Yes. However, Customs can delay or reject your order. We cannot offer refunds in most of those cases.
We will work with you to the best of our ability to make sure that your order gets to you. All orders ship to the EU with full commercial invoices. If you have an EORI number in your EU country, that will help a lot. We recommend that you look into the rules and customs requirements for your jurisdiction before ordering.
If you're outside of North America and you're looking for Balsam Poplar buds, please consider ordering our dried buds rather than our fresh-frozen buds.
Are those shipping charges correct? Can I get a custom shipping quote?
Our Shipping Calculator gets its rates directly from Canada Post with no mark-up. What we pay is what you pay (we even subsidize small shipments!) Order sizes can vary a lot. So if your order is particularly light and bulky - like 20 packages of herbs at two to four ounces - your shipping rate may appear high. If the rates you're seeing don't seem quite right to you, email us right away. We may be able to offer you a better shipping rate than our posted rate by packing things differently, and we can offer faster shipping if you require it. Just contact us using the form at the bottom of this page, before you place your order. Please include the item or items that you're interested in, along with the quantity you're looking for.