Geek+Tea

SHIPPING POLICIES

SHIPPING & RETURNS

SHIPPING POLICY

We are a small company with a big heart so please keep this in mind when ordering. We generally wait 2 business days before packaging and will try and make contact with you to remedy any order errors. Packaging is usually done on day 3.

As tea cannot be grown in Canada, sometimes we have to contact our super awesome partners for some more Camellia sinensis. Occasionally there is a delay, but this is rare. We'll let you know.

 

PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN FULL PRIOR TO SHIPMENT

Cancellations are only accepted before the order has been packaged or dispatched. If the order has been packaged prior to the cancellation, the order will be considered valid and you, the customer will remain liable for the full payment. This is why we wait 2 days. We put a lot of time and effort into our products. Cancellations can be made by emailing us at info@geekandtea.ca


We will not issue a refund for custom knit products but we will work with you to correct any miscommunications. We try to stay true to cannon as much as possible but we must ask, why would you want to return a custom fandom knit tea cosy?

We use Canada Post to ship our packages. Times are suggestive. Please consult www.canadapost.ca to check delivery interruptions. This is out of our control and we cannot be held accountable once your package has left our shop. I know it is sad, but it is in the hands of Canada's hardworking postal workers. If your package has arrived damaged email us immediately at: info@geekandtea.ca

 

SHIPPING & RETURNS

Where do you ship?

Geek + Tea ships to all provinces across Canada from Vancouver, BC to St. Johns, Newfoundland and everywhere in between! We even ship to the north, the USA and internationally. Any questions about shipping costs, just send us an email before placing your order. 

 

How much is shipping?

Shipping costs $15 unless you are picking up at the farmer's market, our secret headquarters or you live within 10 km of us. Any orders over $125+ = Free Shipping!

 

Shipments to the USA and International have some restrictions. At this point due to regulations we cannot ship live plants and some seeds internationally.

 

How long will it take?

Shipping estimates:

We will take up to 1 week to process your order. Standard shipping times are estimated below.

Ontario: 1-4 business days

Western Canada: 2-7 business days

Eastern Canada: 2-7 business days

United States: 5 - 10 business days.

 

Do you ship internationally?

We do! However there are some restrictions. We do not ship some seeds and any plants outside of Canada. Not sure, please email us.

 

 

 

When will my plants arrive?

Well, immediately. We only sell plants locally and at our trade shows / comic cons / events. Seeds and other packages ship Monday - Friday. Weekends we are at shows/cons so the world stops for us. If you are really wanting plants and you live in Canada, we ship Monday - Wednesday only. Please email us.

 

 

How do you package your plants?

Your weird and unique plants are hand-packed for their journey to your home. We will place them in a bed of shredded craft paper and may choose to wrap them individually (especially with cacti!) in newspaper. This protects them from both the weather and damage in the case of rough handling. When you get your plants, make sure to unwrap them immediately. Get them some sunlight and a tiny spritz of water if necessary. 

 

Order Processing:

Please allow 2-5 business days for your order to be processed.  Typically, less is required, but occasionally unforeseen delays occur and we've noticed certain times of the month or year we are very busy.

 

RETURNS

Unfortunately we do not offer any returns on live plants including succulents, cacti and air plants, or opened teas, and custom knit tea cosies. That being said, we care about your experience and will do everything we can to make sure you have a great experience purchasing from us. 

If you have a problem with your order, follow these steps:

  1. Send us an email at info@geekandtea.ca with the following

  • Description of the issue

  • Order number

  • Photos of the incriminating damage

  • Do not throw anything out as our postal carrier might request their return as proof.

  • You may be required to file a claim with Canada Post, UPS, USPS.

 

Damaged products:

All teas, and plants are handpicked and guaranteed to be disease free and premium quality.  If your order arrives damaged, please contact us within 48 hours. 

Please note:

 

  • a damaged leaf or two does not qualify for store credit.

  • We are not responsible for packages that are left at the post office or you provide the wrong postal address 

 

We address each request on a case by case basis and all exchanges, credits and refunds are at our sole discretion. Thanks!

HOLIDAY SHIPPING

We try our best to get things out as quickly as possible. Please pay close attention to our ordering deadlines for fastest service. The sooner the better, we cannot be held responsible for delays with Canada Post, USPS or any international post system or carrier. It is a busy time of year and your packet may encounter a man in an unmarked red sleigh delaying the postal system. 

 

SUGGESTED 2018 ORDER DATES FOR HOLIDAY DELIVERY:

 

Last Day to order for Regular Post:

  • Canada: Dec 6

  • USA: Dec 4

  • International: Dec 1

Last Day to order for XPresspost (additional fees may apply):

  • Canada: Dec 18

  • USA: Dec 13

  • International: Dec 10

7 DAY RETURN POLICY

Our policy lasts 7 days. If 7 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. You cannot drink half the tea in the container and then decide to return it. That is unethical. Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as open herbs, creams, oils, salves, balms, food, flowers, plants, cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases. We don't sell those, so it is always really weird when someone tries to send them back to us. Really weird.

​​RETURN & EXCHANGE POLICY​

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.  If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

LATE OR MISSING REFUNDS (IF APPLICABLE) 

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account. 
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at info@geekandtea.ca

CLEARANCE ITEMS 

Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately clearance items cannot be refunded, it is why they are on clearance. All gift certificates or gift cards are final sale and will not be refunded.

EXCHANGES (IF APPLICABLE) 

We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at info@geekandtea.ca and read the above information.

 

GIFT CERTIFICATES AND GIFT CARDS 

All gift certificates or gift cards are final sale only and will not be refunded.

SHIPPING 

The default shipping on all items is a base rate at checkout (eg. Canada Standard - $15). If you select this option, any shipping cost differences over $2.50 will be refunded. We are not looking to make money off of shipping costs. Any shipping differences less than $2.50 will not be refunded.

REQUESTING A SHIPPING INVOICE

You have the option of requesting a separate invoice for the cost of shipping. This ensures the best rate for your order and avoids overcharges and refunds to your account. If you choose this option, your order will be packaged and is considered a sold product (see above). Cancellations are only accepted before the order has been packaged or dispatched - 48 hours after purchase. If this option is chosen, you will receive a separate invoice to be paid prior to shipping your items.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If we contact you and you've paid for your items, and they are ready to be shipped and then you decide to cancel them no refund will be issued. We blend each batch of tea ourselves, we grow most of the herbs and plants, so please consider this when purchasing. This is why we wait 2 days or 48 hours to package your order.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider upgrading your shipping to a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. 

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We grow and blend geeky organic teas to celebrate the geek and nerd in everyone of us and we aim to misbehave by inspiring adventure, with respect for our planet.

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