- Shipping -
I start teaching again on August 26th, 2002,
so fall USPS and FedEx shipments are made on Monday, and when
necessary Wednesdays. (shipping days fluctuate with my schedule).
Wed. USPS Shipments are only available to clients who can
receive potential Saturday arrivals. Clients are generally
notified the night before shipping, or on the day of shipping,
and are provided with the Tracking # / Delivery Confirmation
# at this time.
First and foremost, I can currently ship,
and therefore sell, only to clients in the Continental United
States, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. No shipments to Hawaii yet,
but soon. I am in the process of obtaining all the necessary
permits to ship flasks and possibly plants internationally
(including Mexico & Canada), so please check back!
Orders to the following states may be delayed
for inspection; Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California,
Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, Puerto
Rico, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. I have no
control over this but it does not occur with any regularity!
Clients only pay actual estimated shipping
charges. In special circumstances, I may also charge for packing
materials, but you will be notified beforehand. I do NOT apply
bogus "handling" fees; I am not in the business
of making money through shipping/handling charges. I calculate
shipping charges for your payment before I've actually shipped,
therefore sometimes the actual charges are more than what
you paid, sometimes less. I do not credit for these minor
discrepancies, nor do I charge extra if I underestimate.
Illinois Clients, please add 8.75% sales
tax to your order!
I offer the following shipping methods:
Insurance is at the discretion of the client. Please
see the terms section for information on what insurance will,
and will NOT, cover. USPS Priority Mail is the most economical
method and is safe through most of the year. After the events
of Sept. 11th, 2001, the USPS has announced that it may be
irradiating mail. I have been unable to get a clear answer
that it's safe to ship plants through the USPS. Therefore,
I'm currently suggesting (but not requiring) that clients
choose Fed-Ex for their shipments. For more information visit
Please notify if you require signature release to be waived.
Winter shipments are generally required to be made via Fed-Ex.
You can get an online estimate for shipping charges on the
Fed-Ex website using 60712 as the shippers zip code. Average
shipment weight is usually 2 lbs. Make sure you enter in the
declared value of the shipment, as this can make a difference
in price. For more information visit FedEx.com
During the winter months (generally November/December
through March/April) I strongly recommend shipments via FedEx
2 day or overnight. Heat pack(s) are provided at NO ADDITIONAL
COST. While I will do my best to pack and insulate thoroughly,
shipments are not guaranteed against freezing. I HOLD shipments
until temperatures both here in Chicago & the final destination
are above 45 degrees F. Furthermore (and as a safer option)
I am glad to hold plants for you until the warmer months,
so if you're patient please make your reservations!
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