Shipping costs are a thorn in all things FAT. So we do our best to make it as painless and fair as possible.
In order to keep shipping affordable for the retailer, TFPC absorbs any shipping costs over and above the percentage rate charged (see below). The great thing about this is that you can count on a consistent profit margin, unaffected by fluctuating shipping costs.
Here’s the thing though: the smaller an order the more expensive shipping costs generally are. This is especially so in winter when small orders must be shipped standard overnight to avoid freezing (regular orders in Canada are shipped ground with heated trucks [see below]). That means that the portion of shipping costs that TFPC is subsidizing increases exponentially.
For this reason, to qualify for the percentage shipping fee, we require a seasonal minimum value with each order of $300 (spring, summer & early fall) or $600 (winter months: November-March). These values represent the cost of an order before any applicable taxes are applied.
Orders below seasonal minimum can be requested. We never say no to an order! Please be aware however that for orders valued below the seasonal minimum, retailers will be charged the actual cost of shipping.
NOTE: Scroll to the bottom of the page to find our Damage in Shipment Policy & required Report Form