Shipping and Taxes
The Great Canadian Kite Company ships via Canada Post Expedited or Xpress Post (select courier option at check out). Canada Post is an efficient, cost effective, safe way to ship your order. We insure every shipment and send you a tracking number when available.
We are also happy to use your preferred courier! Email us to arrange it!
- We typically ship from stock inventory. In stock items usually ship the next business day from our warehouse.
- On occasion, items may be back ordered (they are enroute to us) and we will ship items as soon as available. You will be notified if item is on back order.
- Some items may be shipped from the manufacturer to you directly. These shipments may be subject to sales tax upon delivery (GST, PST or HST) depending upon your province. It is for this reason we don't charge you sales tax at time of checkout on this kind of shipment. There are no import duties on most kites, however, some traction kites may be subject to a 7.5% duty and may be payable upon delivery.
Shipping Costs for kites have a lot more to do with length than weight. Our shipping prices reflect this cost. Kites over 100cm in shipping length are assessed a $10 over-sized fees by the Carrier. Our minimum shipping charge is $5.
Free Shipping + $5 is a promotional shipping option which applies to orders of $150 or more on merchandise only (exclusive of taxes). This promotion is valid within Canada for ONLINE orders only and doesn't apply to telephone, mail order, or for Special Orders. Offer valid for our regular Expedited Shipping method for kites with a shipping length less than 100cm. For kites with a shipping length greater than 100cm there is a $10 over-sized fee that will be assessed prior to shipment.
US Customers: Please ensure that you include your valid phone number at time of Check out. US Customs requires that we provide the Purchasers Contact Phone number. We cannot ship your order without a valid phone number.
Insurance: All of our shipments include adequate insurance.
Tracking your Kite: You will be emailed a tracking number and link to track your packages where abouts.
Canadian customers will be charged 5% GST. We do not charge PST/HST. However, if item is shipped directly from the manufacturer, you may be required to pay applicable sales tax (varied by province) upon delivery. On these types of orders, we will not charge GST.
US and other countries will not be charged GST.