Although we’re barely over our Thanksgiving here in the great white north, it’s not too early to have this in writing.
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 Wednesday, December 13
#2-Canada Post XpresspostTM (2 day guaranteed) by Wednesday, December 20
(XPresspost service incurs additional charges ranging from $10 to $25)
Shipping to the USA
#1-Canada Post USA Small Packet-Airmail – by Tuesday, December 12
#2-Canada Post XpresspostTM (2 or 3 day guaranteed) – by Saturday, 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 1
#2-Canada Post XpresspostTM (4 day guaranteed) by Friday, December 8
(XPresspost service incurs additional charges ranging from $60 to $65) (Ouch).
Canada Post’s NEXT DAY PRIORITY POST – is available up until December 18 (Australia/New Zealand), December 19 (Europe), December 20 (USA) and December 21 (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 while it wings its way to them via the post.