Canadian Shipping Information
NEW – FREE Shipping to Canada!*
Due to border regulations, the shipping process between the United States and Canada is not always seamless. We appreciate the business we receive from our Canadian neighbors, and are doing everything we can to make the shipping process as smooth as possible.
For legal reasons, the following items cannot be shipped to Canada:
· Cover crops
· Accessories of a biological nature (soil amendments, liquid/powdered insect controls, inoculants, etc…)
If you have ordered one of these items, we will contact you and refund your credit card.
Large quantities of a single variety of vegetable seed may require special testing, documentation and handling. Any shipment over 10lbs of a large seeded item and any shipment over 1lb of a small seeded item will require a purity and germination certificate.
Large Seeded Species ≤ 200 seeds per gram (eg. Tomato, pepper, cucumber)
Small Seeded Species > 200 seeds per gram (eg Broccoli, carrot, cabbage, eggplant)
We will call you to discuss the processing of your order if the quantity of any item exceeds the allowable limit and requires a purity and germination certificate.
You are responsible for understanding the importing requirements of your country. Please familiarize yourself with these regulations. You can find some information here: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/plaveg/seesem/abce.shtml#z.
Due to many factors beyond our control, we cannot guarantee delivery times for orders shipped to Canada. Most packages now ship FREE via the postal service which states delivery time as 6 to 10 business days, but due to customs, orders may take 2 to 4 weeks for delivery. For orders over $1000 we provide FREE FedEx shipping. FedEx shipments typically arrive within 3-6 business days, although they too may be held up in customs.
While we can't tell you when your package will get to you, we can tell you when it will leave the warehouse. We strive to ship orders within 1-2 business days. However, during certain busy times of the year, it may take up to one week to process your order. If you have any questions, please call us toll free at 866-735-4454.
Canadian Shipping Charges
*All standard orders to Canada now ship FREE via the postal service. Orders over $1000 receive FREE FedEx shipping but will be assessed a 5% GST and a $28 import fee. Canadian orders under $1000 can ship via FedEx by request only, and will be charged the 5% GST, import fees, and a $25 shipping charge.
Taxes, Duties and Brokerage Fees
In placing an order with us, you agree to cover any tariffs that are charged by the Canadian government related to the delivery of your order. In some instances, the shipping courier may require that all applicable taxes are paid before the package is delivered. If your package is returned to HMS, you will be subject to charges to cover any unpaid tariff fees on returned or undeliverable shipments.
If you have any questions or concerns about these policies please don’t hesitate to contact us, 866-735-4454. Thank you again for your order!