Alder and Alouette Shipping Updates:
**It’s wildfire season here in the Pacific NW. Unfortunately, we currently have many, many, many wildfires burning in our state, as well as in nearby Canada, Oregon, and Idaho. They also appear to be burning more across the midwest and east.
It's also the sixth year in a row for 'smoke season' as the smoke particulates are filling the air in Washington State with hazardous pollution levels, limiting our outdoor time.
In addition, it’s hurricane season, which primarily impacts the southern and eastern states.
Why the gloom and doom? We just wanted to let you know that once we transfer your package to UPS or USPS, please be aware that drivers may be delayed at times if their route becomes dangerous, resulting in them waiting or rerouting. Please follow USPS and UPS on their websites for natural disaster delays.**
Postal Fee Increase for Retail Shipping
**USPS and UPS are increasing their postage prices for retail package mail service in the United States and Canada from October 3, 2022 through January 22, 2023. You may see this reflected at checkout as they determine your shipping fees, not us. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive discount codes that can help offset this extra cost a bit.**
Current Shipping Estimates for Alder and Alouette
As a small, family run business, we are currently taking at least 2-3 business days to process, pack and transfer your package to the shipping service. At times, we may take up to 5 business days as holiday shopping is ebbing and flowing at the moment.
Upon arrival at the shipping service, we have been informed that customers should follow delays and on-time announcements on the USPS or UPS website.
Holiday shipping seasons may take longer, so please plan accordingly, especially during the winter holiday season.
Expedited shipping does not apply to the 2 - 5 business days processing time.
At this time, we are no longer shipping internationally with the exception of Canada and Australia. This may change without notice. If it does, the option, or lack of option, will be noted at checkout before you reach the payment section so that you can continue or back out of your purchase.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
the Alder and Alouette Team
Please feel free to get in touch with any questions, comments or suggestions by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .