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Shipping

HOW TO GET YOUR ORDER

 

1. PICK UP IN PERSON

 

Use: "Client will Pickup at Event / Office / Warehouse"

Selecting this option is for when arrangements will be made for the client (you) to pick up directly from the seller (us) at an event we have confirmed attendance at, from a physical location in NE Calgary (available Monday to Friday during regular business hours) or at our Warehouse (Didsbury). Please ensure a note is left in the comments section of the order or send us an accompanying email to contact.geowyrm@gmail.com.

If none of these options are feasible, we recommend selecting a shipping option.

 

2. SHIPPING

When shipping is selected for an order, items are shipping via Canada Post unless otherwise requested.

We always try to get our clients their shipment as quickly as we possibly can. When you check out please ensure your shipping address is correct for Canada Post. We cannot be responsible if your order does not get to you because you have provided the incorrect address.

Shipping Domestically (within Canada)

We ship with Canada Post, and shipping charges are based on dimensions and weight; however, often flat items (such as labels, geocoins and trackable tags) can be shipped in a more economical way within Canada only.  For clients in the United States and International, please see next section. For shipping within Canada, check the restrictions here:

Flat Items Only within CANADA:

The complete order must be:

  • less than 2cm (3/4") thick
  • less than 30cm long in either length or width
  • less than 500grams including the padded envelope or super low profile box

See below for examples.  Items shipped with this method will not include tracking or insurance.  If your package does not arrive in a timely manner, there is nothing we can do to check on the status of the parcel as there is no tracking number.  We cannot prevent or detect delays due to Canada Post or your local postal office; however, we have never had a parcel not arrive at the intended destination. Some just take longer than others.

For More Information: Shipping to Canada (Flat Item / Flat Rate)

Examples that DO Qualify for Flat Item / Flat Rate:

  • About 8 trackable tags or
  • 3 full sized geocoins or
  • 6 micro geocoins or
  • 4 travel bugs or
  • 20 various labels, cards or 
  • 20 brass nanos or
  • 4-8 log books (depending on the size), etc.
  • Magnetic nanos DO** qualify, as long as the buyer doesn't mind us removing them from the packaging**. The additional packaging makes them unable to qualify due to dimensions.

Examples that do NOT Qualify for Flat Item / Flat Rate:

  • Geo-Achievement Sets
  • Magnetic Nanos (**in the packaging), Bison Tubes and larger geocaches
  • Battery Cases
  • Lapel Pins
  • Geocoin Pages (the regulations for this item changed in 2015 due to the dimensions of the pages).

Expedited Parcel - Canada Post

  • Delivery times range from 2 days, up to 9 days.
  • Include tracking and insurance.
  • Requests such as "do not safe drop", "signature required" or "hold at post office" can be added upon request for additional security.
  • Fees are based on a complex formula that takes into account the dimensions of the parcel in addition to the weight and destination. Some provinces are more expensive to ship to (such as Ontario and Quebec), and rural locations are also more expensive than major centers. The automated shipping estimations are not always correct, so if the price quoted seems off, please contact us via email at contact.geowyrm@gmail.com for a custom quote.

 

USA and International Shipping:

As of 2018, the shipping regulations changed. There is no middleground for small, non document type parcels. There is lettermail, small packet and tracked packet.

Lettermail:

  • This option can ONLY be used for items such as labels, stickers or decals.
  • Total package must not exceed 100g
  • Items such as nametags, travel tags or geocoins will NOT qualify for lettermail.

Small Packet International / USA:

  • Non tracked
  • Length + Width + Height < 90cm or 35 inches
  • One side may not exceed 60cm or 24 inches
  • Items shipped with this method will not include tracking or insurance.  If your package does not arrive in a timely manner, there is nothing we can do to check on the status of the parcel as there is no tracking number.  We cannot prevent or detect delays due to Canada Post, USPS or your local postal office; however, we have never had a parcel not arrive at the intended destination. Some just take longer than others.
  • The ETA ranges from one week to four weeks for parcels going to the USA, and up to 12 weeks for further destinations, such as Australia.

Tracked Packet USA:

  • Currently only available to the US as we find the prices for International Tracked Packet to all other locations to be unreasonable, but if you are outside of Canada or the USA, please contact us and we will get you a custom quote.

 

Footnote:

If you aren't sure which shipping option will work for what you want to order, send us an email to Contact Us and we can check for you.  If you choose the "Lettermail" option and your order does not qualify, you will be notified and invoiced for the additional shipping.

For More Information: Shipping to USA / International Locations



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