No minimum order required, but it is to your benefit to order in quantity as the minimum shipping cost is the same regardless of quantity, for smaller orders. Perhaps you can get together with a friend or family member and order together to save on shipping costs, I certainly encourage you to do so! It is getting more than ridiculous to ship across Canada with the rates set by all couriers and the postal service.
SHIPPING DATES & TIMES
Lily bulbs are shipped starting anywhere from September 15 through October 15 in Fall. The start date of shipping in Fall is very dependent on weather and dormancy of bulbs. Orders are shipped in the order received - that means if you order July 30 you should get your order sooner than anyone ordering August 30, unless perhaps there are Orienpet bulbs in your order.
Please be aware that if you order Orienpet bulbs in Fall, your order will ship towards the end of our season as they require a longer period after blooming, prior to harvest. Sometimes the first week of October is when they are harvested. This is not always the case however; some years they bloom right along with the late asiatics and we can dig them the same time as everything else.
SHIPPING WITH CANADA POST
I try ship all orders before Wednesday of each week, to prevent them from sitting over the weekend at the destination Post Office. The exception to this rule are orders going to eastern Canada, as they traditionally take 5-7 days from here to there. Although the PO is closed on weekends across the country, the mail still moves until early Saturday morning and resumes Sunday evening at the sortation plants, so really it only sits 1 day and 1 night total.
Shipping rates vary by province, shipping charges are based on the MINIMUMS as outlined below OR on average 10% of the total order, whichever is GREATER. Shipping rate MINIMUMS are as follows, and include GST:
AB & SK $16.00
BC & MB $17.50
All other Canadian addresses minimum is $22.00
The above rates are estimates and subject to change at the whim of Canada Post, but as long as I've been in business they have increased prices every January, and on occasion at other times of the year as well, usually July. (Rates listed above were in effect for January 2020) I offer 2 options, Expedited and XpressPost. XpressPost is very reliable and quick across Canada (4 days max to any point) but of course it incurs charges over and above what is listed here.
There is insurance valued to $100.00 automatically included in every order shipped with Canada Post, to protect against loss or damage. All orders are complete with tracking numbers, no signature required. Tracking numbers are emailed to you along with an expected delivery date the day your order ships out.
Courier delivery is available but only on request. In 2020 I have access to discounted rates for all major Couriers so AT SHIPPING TIME, I can do quick checks and compare to postal rates - if you are interested in saving on shipping be sure to let me know! Costs cannot be calculated until the order is packed & ready to ship. In any case, you must pay all costs before the order is shipped to you.
Unfortunately we get a far better rate with Courier delivery to the US than we do in Canada, it is my experience the Courier rates we are given are comparable to XpressPost service in Canada.