It feels early, but it’s good to be prepared.
Flock of Tea Cosy uses Canada Post’s services and the recommended dates below have been lifted from their website.
#1. = The flock’s FREE shipping service.
#2. = Requires additional charges which I’ll work out if you request them in the “Note to Seller” box at check-out.
#3. = A Canada Post service called Priority Post which guarantees next day delivery — very pricey, but sometimes money doesn’t matter (right?). More info below.
In general, if you live in a large urban centre it takes less time to receive a mailed parcel. The smaller centres have been the ones which require the outside limits of estimated delivery times. This means that Canada Post’s recommended dates below may have some wiggle room if you live in a large urban centre.
Shipping to Canada
#1-Canada Post Parcel Post/Expedited – by Monday, December 12
#2-Canada Post XpresspostTM (2 day guaranteed) by Wednesday, December 21
(XPresspost service incurs additional charges ranging from $10 to $25)
Shipping to the USA
#1-Canada Post USA Small Packet-Airmail – by Monday, December 12
#2-Canada Post XpresspostTM (2 or 3 day guaranteed) – by Friday, December 16
(XPress service incurs additional charges ranging from $20 to $27)
Shipping to Europe & Australia/New Zealand
#1-Canada Post Inntl Small Packet-Airmail – by Friday, December 2
#2-Canada Post XpresspostTM (4 day guaranteed) by Friday, December 9
(XPresspost service incurs additional charges ranging from $60 to $65) (Ouch).
Canada Post’s NEXT DAY PRIORITY POST – is available up until December 19 (Australia/New Zealand), December 20 (Europe), December 21 (USA) and December 22 (Canada). The additional fees will be calculated on request — they vary by city and region — but think ‘pricey’.
Even if you’re really late in getting to ordering, there are GIFT CERTIFICATES or, if you have selected and purchased a specific item for your giftee, the flock can easily provide an emailable (easy for you to print and fold) COMING SOON card with a photo of their item for under the tree.