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SHIPPING INFORMATION for DELICIOUS STEALS

I get hunders of questions a week reguarding SHIPPING and COMBIND SHIPPING.  I've created this page with the most frequently asked questions I get and answers to these questions.  Hopefully this will answer the majority of questions you may have about DELICIOUS STEALS shipping services and policies.

  1. WHO DO YOU SHIP WITH AND WHY?

I am located in CANADA and thus ship with CANADA POST. I ship with Canada Post because it's the National Postal Service here in Canada and it offers the best rates and service that I've come across. There are other delivery services such a Purolator, UPS or Fedex but the costs are quite high and I choose to use the most cost efficiant for my customers.


  1. WHEN DO YOU SHIP YOUR PACKAGES?

I do drop offs at the local CANADA POST office DAILY on BUSINESS DAYS (Monday to Friday) when I have packages that need to be shipped. Packages are picked up at the between 3pm and 4pm Daily from our Canada Post location.


  1. DO YOU INCLUDE INSURANCE and / or TRACKING?

Insurance is included on all packages to the US, CANADA & INTERNATIONAL locations FREE OF CHARGE (unless otherwise noted in auction). Tracking is included on ALL Canadian Packages free of charge. Free tracking is included on packages OVER 1kg sent EXPEDITED to the USA (but I will note that the tracking is handed over to USPS once the package crosses the border and is not updated as often as would be expected).


  1. WHAT MATERIAL & HANDLING FEES ARE ADDED TO THE ACTUAL SHIPPING RATE?

NONE! I charge exact rates (occasionally less then exact actually). While many sellers do add on a reasonable handling fee for materials, time and gas, I personally don't because Canada Post rates are already higher then my selling competition in the US and I like to keep my rates as low as possible for my customers. Where possible I use recycled boxes, Canada Post provided shipping poly envelops ect to keep costs as low as possible.


  1. WHAT ARE YOUR USA SHIPPING RATES and HOW ARE THEY DETERMIND?

We use Canada Post Small Packet AIRMAIL for US packages under 1kg. Canada Post uses a flat rate system by WEIGHT for packages under 1kg – these packages take 4-10 BUSINESS Days for deilvery. Packages over 1kg are shipped via Canada Post Expidited Parcel and take 6-15 BUSINESS Days to arrive. Insurance is included free of charge. The rates are as follows:

  • Packages weighing 0.001 to .250 grams = $7.50 usd

  • Packages weighing 0.251 to .499 grams = $8.55 usd

  • Packages weighing 0.500 to .999 grams = $12.75 to $13.25 usd

  • Packages OVER 1kg – price varies by STATE & WEIGHT


  1. WHAT ARE YOUR CANADIAN SHIPPING RATES?

Canada Post determines Canadian postal rates by POSTAL CODES and can vary between provinces. Please email for a quote. Rates outside of Ontario & Centeral Quebec will be HIGHER then rates quoted for other residents – Please see Question #6


  1. I LIVE OUTSIDE OF ONTARIO & CENTERAL QUEBEC WHY IS THE RATE YOU QUOTED ME MORE THEN THE RATE LISTED FOR THE US IN THE LISTING?

Unfortunately CANADA POST charges a BASE RATE on all packages outside of ONTARIO and CENTERAL QUEBEC from my location of $10.52, with the addition of taxes and fuel surcharge on top. The STARTING price for shipping to locations outside of Ontario and Centeral Quebec is over $11 usd. Canada Post notes the reason for higher prices to ship within Canada then the US on packages under .499 grams of weight are distance, volume and distabution. Canada post passes packages over to USPS for delivery once they hit the border. United States Postal Service rates are lower then Canada Post across the border and thus they can offer a cheaper rate for certain packages for US shipping. Unfair – absolutely! Unfortunately it's something I have NO CONTROL over. On a good note though – once you pay the base rate price only rise slightly when doing purchases of multiple items making combind shipping for CANADIAN CUSTOMERS a better deal then anywhere else.


  1. WHAT KINDS OF SHIPPING DO YOU OFFER INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS

I offer BOTH Air & Surface shipping via CANADA POST for my INTERNATIONAL buyers. AIR shipping is generally 2 weeks for delivery and the recommended service. Surface shipping can take anywhere from 10-16 WEEKS depending on location (Locations such as New Zealand and Australia generally do take the FULL 16 weeks). Rates are determind by WEIGHT upto 2kg at which point SURFACE SHIPPING is generally the only method of shipping overseas and is determind by location and weight.


  1. WHAT ARE YOUR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RATES?

International Shipping Rates upto 2kg are determind by WEIGHT. The rates are as follows for both AIR and SURFACE with INSURANCE included for both options:

AIR SHIPPING

  • package weighing 0.250 grams or LESS = $8.20 usd

  • package weighing 0.251 to 0.499 grams = $15.50 usd

  • pakcage weighing 0.500 to 0.999 grams = $30.99 usd

  • package weighing 1kg to 1.999 kg = $47.50 usd


SURFACE SHIPPING

  • package weighing 0.250 grams or LESS = $6.50 usd

  • package weighing 0.251 to 0.499 grams = $8.20 usd

  • package weighing 0.500 to 0.999 grams = $15.50 usd

  • package weighing 1kg to 1.999 kg = $20.50 usd


  1. DO YOU COMBIND SHIPPING COSTS FOR MULTIPLE PURCHASES?

ABSOLUTELY! My goals is to get my customers the cheapest shipping rate possible. As stated above I only charge exact shipping rates.

Combind shipping rates for the US Customers are as follows:

  • Multiple purchases under .499 grams = $8.55 usd

  • Multiple Purchases from .500 grams to .999 grams = 13.25 usd

  • Multiple Purchases over 1kg = $13.25 for first 1kg and then $1 for each additional item (depending on weigh).

Combind Shipping rates for INTERNATIONAL customers as Follows:

  • Please see QUESTION #8 for rates – as these rates apply for combind shipping as well to internationally locations. Any package over 2kg must go by SURFACE and is determined by WEIGHT and Location.

Combind Shipping rates for CANADIAN customers are as follows:

  • Please email for quote as rates vary by province and postal code as well as weight. **Please read info reguarding Canadian shipping in questions #5 & #6 for more info. Combind shipping rates only go up very minimally for Canadian residents due to higher BASE RATES.

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