Winter Shipping Protection/Insurance (includes heat pack)
Complete coverage for your entire order is $6.99. This covers all plants in your order.
In the event your plant arrives dead or severely cold damaged (leaves completely frozen, stems rotten, etc.) we will replace or provide store credit for the plants that were affected. Only plants that we deem as dead on arrival or will likely die will be eligible for a full credit or replacement. We highly recommend purchasing winter protection when temperatures in your area are below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
We take every precaution to ensure the safe arrival of your plants. We check the weather along its expected route, use special insulated packaging and a heat pack as well as shipping only on certain days. We will hold your order for up to 3 weeks if temperatures are below freezing. We cannot contact everyone individually with order updates regarding winter shipping holds as we hold many orders. If you haven’t received a shipping notification or if your temps have been below freezing for over a week please call or email us to check the status of your order.
Keep in mind, even though the temperatures in your city may be above 45 degrees, your package will likely travel through states which are colder before arriving at your door.
What's not covered by Winter Shipping Protection?
- Normal shipping stress (broken stems, damaged or yellowing leaves). We take extra care in our packaging, but occasionally a stem or leaf is damaged during shipping.
- Packages delayed or lost by the carrier
- Packages stolen post delivery
- Any packages left outside of the delivery address for more than 5 minutes in temperatures below 45deg. Please make sure you are available to receive your package when it is delivered. There are numerous options if you are unavailable -- Usually your local CVS or Walgreens can be used as a drop off location or you can call UPS and request your package be held for pick up at one of their store locations.
- Packages delivered to an incorrect address.
All plants go through some degree of stress when being shipped, though it's not always immediately obvious. It is common for a leaf to be damaged, yellow or wilt during the stress of shipping. A healthy root system is the most important thing so losing a leaf from time to time is really no big deal.
What if my plant was damaged in transit?
If any plants in your order received cold damage in transit, will not survive and you purchased insurance you may be eligible for a store credit for the value of the plant, minus shipping charges. Plants that are deemed by us to have received cold damage and will not survive are only eligible for a replacement or store credit one time. If your plant(s) received cold damage but may survive, we might ask you to wait up to 7 days to see how the plants acclimate and recover.
Shipping fees are non-refundable.
What happens if I forget to add protection?
If your order hasn't shipped and you'd like to add Winter Shipping Protection please email us as soon as possible at email@example.com. Include your order number so that we can quickly process your request. Sorry, we cannot add insurance after your order has shipped. If you do not add Winter Shipping Protection to your order and your plants arrive with severe cold damage and die, we will be unable to offer a store credit or replacement plants.
To make a claim:
If you need to make a claim just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 12 hours of receiving your order. We will be unable to process any claim unless you provide all of the following:
- Your order number and name
- At least 3 clear photos of each of the damaged plants. Please take your time photographing the plants. This is the most important part. If we have to request better photos then the claim process will take longer.
- A detailed explanation of what happened
We reserve the right to cancel any order if we feel that the quality of your plant will be jeopardized. This means any orders that are placed that are destined to areas with temperatures in the teens may be cancelled and refunded in full.
*** Heat packs will only be added to orders if winter shipping protection is purchased! If you do not purchase winter shipping protection we will send your plants without a heat pack. ***
The winter shipping is a great idea. I always get it with every order. I think it helps the plants. I highly recommend getting it!!
The insulation, heatpack and overall packaging was perfect. The extra small fee is not too much at all and definitely a peace of mind during the colder months.
It the best thing
Kept my philodendron comfortable, arrived healthy. Even though the temperatures where in the 60's.
My plants arrived perfectly and the heat pack was still warm despite the cold Indiana weather I definitely recommend and will buy from them again.