Get the FAQ's!
Where do you ship?
- We ship Canada wide usually with Canada Post or UPS.
When will my order ship out?
- We ship live plants and shrimp on Monday and Tuesday to allow for enough time for them to arrive and not get stuck at the post office over the weekend. Get your order in before Sunday @ 11pm mountain time, because thats our cut off for the up coming week. All other products that are not live will usually ship within 48 hours of ordering.
Does The Wet Leaf ship live plants in winter?
- Yes we ship in all seasons in Canada including winter. We pack our boxes with styrofoam insulation and heat packs if needed depending on weather conditions. However this is no substitute for fast shipping.
When is it to hot or cold to ship?
- Temperatures over 25C or colder than -20C. We monitor temps across the country before shipping and will hold your order until the next shipping day in hopes of more favourable shipping conditions. Of course we'll be in touch if we can't ship.
What is Canada Post Flex Delivery and UPS Access Point?
- These are services from Canada Post and UPS, free to sign up! They hold your package at the post office or UPS store for you to pick up. Reducing the chance that plants will be exposed to freezing temperatures. And lessening the time that packages could be left in the back of a postal truck or in an unheated warehouse for more than a couple hours. And in many cases you will get your plants faster. We have had great success to date with these services.
- Flex Delivery from Canada Post.
- UPS Access Point
Why should I choose a fast shipping time that is less than 3 business days.
- Fast shipping reduces the amount of time that live plants can be exposed to unfavourable temperatures. Our heat packs will only last up to 72 hours. Also don't forget that when choosing your shipping option that the number of shipping days is business days, weekends and holidays aren't included. For example, Expedited parcel will be quoted at 1-7 days for a package to eastern Canada shipped from Calgary. Include the weekend and shipping time is 9 days. Not that great for plants and shrimp, you would most likely receive a block of ice. You can calculate shipping time here Use this postal code T3G 5T4.
Will you do Local Pick up for Calgary customers?
- No, Unfortunately we are not able to offer Local Pick Up. We are very busy shipping across Canada and just don't have the time for no shows, late people and last minute reschedules. Spring, summer and fall we offer free shipping and flat rates just for Calgary and area customers. Promotions will show up in your cart. Or choose the lowest shipping rate that shows up in the cart. Shipping time is one business day for all rates.
Can you ship outside of Canada?
- Unfortunately, we cannot ship live products outside of Canada at this time. We do not know the restrictions that other countries have on live plants and shrimp. And also there is a very good chance our packages would be delayed a long time in customs, resulting in dead creatures. Some non-live products can be shipped to the United States, you will get a shipping quote in the check out if we can ship to you.
Do you have an order minimum?
- No order is to small! We have small boxes.
Can I request specific shapes, sizes and colour stone?
- Yes of course, just request when you check out and we'll do our best.
When do you update your stock?
- We are constantly updating our stock and receiving new stock usually monthly. During spring, summer and fall we receive new plant stock weekly or biweekly.
I'm looking for a specific plant?
- Get in touch with us if you're looking for a plant that we don't normally stock. We may be able to get it for you. Our plant stock is a bit of a rotating stock list due to the sheer number of aquatic plants on the market and space available to us. More common plants will go out of stock for a couple weeks and then be restocked again.
- We usually import farmed Buceaphalandra twice a year, spring and fall. Requests can be made, but we often get what is available at the time of order.