Shipping Rates and Policies
CANADA POST - UPDATED OCTOBER 23, 2018
At this time we will continue to ship letters and packages within British Columbia with Canada Post. We will continue monitor the labour situation with Canada Post and adjust our shipping methods as necessary. We have found that alternate shipping methods are comparable in cost, so shipping quotes are likely to be accurate. If a package has a longer shipping time than three days, we will chose an alternate shipping method.
Holiday Orders - 2018
Please note: Inclement weather may affect deliveries. Please order early for best selection and timely delivery!
Cut off dates for delivery before December 25:
(Please note: These deadlines assume shipping with Canada Post. If job action is continuing, the dealines may be even earlier with other shipping agents.)
December 19 - Local / South Island Shipping
December 19 - Major Canadian Cities (Xpresspost). Please allow longer for rural locations.
December 10 - US
International - Please contact us. Dec 3 is the small packet air deadline.
Order Processing and Shipping
Kool & Child is happy to ship anywhere in Canada. Your order will be shipped as quickly as possible, usually within 2 business days. If for any reason your order will be delayed, we will inform you using the email address you have provided. We've worked to create a fast, efficient and fair system for order processing and shipping. We know you want your order quickly, at the lowest possible cost.
Do you ship to other countries?
Yes, but the shipping costs are often high. We will contact you with a shipping estimate before processing any orders that are to be shipped outside of Canada. We will fill out the customs information for any shipments, but the customer is responsible for any import duties charged by the receiving country. There will not be any tax charged at our end on items shipped out of country, but the customer will be responsible for any extra costs the country of import levies on the products shipped.
All products listed on the website are in Canadian dollars. We will leave it up to the credit card companies to figure out the current exchange rates.
We have successfully shipped items to the UK, US, Australia, Sweden, and Japan without any issues.
How much will my shipping cost?
For general shipping we use Canada Post. We find that the automatic calculator is pretty accurate in predicting the shipping cost for Parcel Post. (See below for small items). For items over $100 we will give you a $15 credit towards the shipping cost. This covers the courier cost of most packages shipped on southern Vancouver Island (Nanoose to Victoria). We will always try to find the most efficient and lowest cost to ship a package to you. If your shipping cost will be MORE than the estimated amount at checkout, we will let you know before we process the order.
Small Items - If your items will fit in a padded envelope (single books, stickers, bookmarks, etc.) we will send the items letter post. These package are not trackable, but the shipping cost is significantly reduced.
Please note: If you qualify for $15 off your shipping and you forgot to use the coupon code (SHIP15), we will apply that discount before processing the credit card payment.
Who do you ship with?
We primarly ship our packages with Canada Post. The shipping cost estimate at check-out is based on the estimated weight of the package. We have found this to be a pretty accurate estimate of the shipping cost.
On southern Vancouver Island, we ship with GeaZone courier. Using a local courier for local deliveries allows us to ship larger packages for a very reasonable cost. For Vancouver Island from Parksville north can ship with ACE courier. Both of these options allow next day delivery in most cases.
THE FINE PRINT
Remote addresses, as identified by Canada Post, may incur extra shipping charges.
Oversized or Very Heavy Items
Extra shipping cost may apply to large or heavy items, particularly if shipping with Canada Post.