Placing Canadian ordersThe Post Office has raised shipping rates to Canada a whopping 250%. We are forced to institute some new policies, particularly for new customers.
Canadian credit cards can sometimes not be validated. We won't know this until after we run the charge. This means your bank will issue the charge and then, if the card can't be validated, we will decline to accept. The funds might be held by your bank for as much as a month. If you wish to avoid this, make sure you are shipping to the billing address of the card or pay with paypal. You can use your credit card via paypal without opening an account. You can also make a personal paypal payment, which means the funds are coming from your bank account or paypal balance. In that case we can send to any address. We also accept Canadian postal money orders in US funds.
Shipping: The Post Office raised Canadian shipping several times since January 2016. What is strange is that the Post Office site shows rates sometimes double what we actually pay. Because we don't know in advance how much your order weighs, Paypal automatically adds $25 for priority shipping, which is up to 4 pounds. Orders weighing up to 20 ounces or less can be shipped airmail for $8-$14. The US Post Office has just instituted tracking even on airmail non-priority packages. This assumes they will be scanned on the Canadian side, which happens at least 90% of the time. If you want it sent airmail as opposed to priority, note this in your payment or send us an email. Even without the email, on a smaller order we will endeavor to ship it airmail and credit you the difference. But it saves time if you confirm it can be shipped airmail or if you specifically want it priority. Our experience is that there is little difference in delivery time between them.