Please Read our Shipping Advisory:
If you are planning to shop from our web store on Cyber Monday 2021 (or the holidays in general), we ask that you please be patient when it comes to how quickly we get your order shipped to you.
We will take several factors into consideration when packing and shipping plants this Holiday Season.
1. The Plant. The more delicate a plant is (environmentally intolerant, etc), the more focus we will give that plant, so that we are not shipping something out on a Wednesday, and it sits in a cold warehouse all weekend, and arrives at your home dead on a Monday. We will try to avoid letting your plant experience bad weather for longer than absolutely necessary.
2. Weather. This is possibly the most important factor we take into consideration when shipping plants. It is quite cold in Chicago, as of November 27th, and that is obviously not good for tropical plants to be in for extended lengths of time. We do our best to insulate and protect plants as much as possible, but we still will take extra time to ship something out, if it happens to be shipping to a similarly cold area. However, we do ask that you not order a plant if the weather in your location is going to be dipping down below 40 for extended periods, without contacting us first, to ensure the safety of your plant while in transit.
3. Your Location. We will consider this when it comes to prioritizing shipments, and the weather, time in transit, etc. While we will do our best to get all the orders out in the order they came in, sometimes that may not make the most sense for the safety of your plant.
3. Shipping Delays. We are closely monitoring the carriers, and watching for delays/expected delays for any reason- backlog, natural disasters, weather, holiday shopping madness, etc. If we see that there's an imminent delay that may affect your shipment, we may choose to hold it until we think it is safe to ship. If we do this, we will absolutely reach out to let you know what it going on.
4. Date/Day of the Week. We are trying to ship on only Monday's and Tuesday's, as this helps limit the risk of weekend delays. However, we are a small business, with only a couple of people working, and if the holiday orders go up significantly, we may need to ship out on other days as well. We will take into consideration each of the above mentioned factors if we do.
Occasionally, we may get overwhelmed, and if we do, and miss or delay your package- WE ARE VERY SORRY, and hope that you can forgive us. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), text message (312-882-8585), or the messenger button on our website for more info, or status updates. We would be happy to be made aware of something slipping by us, so that we can make it right!
PLANT INSURANCE- To the best of our knowledge, only the USPS (United States Postal Service, or Post Office), is the only carrier that does guarantee live plants, while the others have live plants specifically listed on their 'Exclusions List'. Please keep that in mind when selecting a carrier and shipping method at checkout. They are automatically covered up to $100. If additional coverage is desired, you will need to purchase that prior to the package being shipped. Please contact us to do so.
*Final Note- at this time we are not able to use heat packs when shipping, as the 72 hour packs are out of stock. We have reached out to the company that manufactures them, and are working on a solution, but have not yet found one. The standard handwarmers found at every convenience store last, on average, 10 hours, which will not be helpful to the majority of these shipments. We will use them if we think it is necessary though.
We CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE TO YOUR PLANT CAUSED BY WEATHER or SHIPPING DELAYS. If you are concerned with either of these happening, PLEASE DO NOT PLACE AN ORDER WITHOUT COMMUNICATING WITH US IN ADVANCE to ensure the safe delivery of your plant.
CYBER MONDAY ONLINE ONLY DEALS:
While these deals are only available online, some of them may be exclusively available on our Facebook Shop, which can be found HERE, and some may be exclusively on our website, which you are on currently.
FREE SHIPPING - This promo is only available on our FACEBOOK SHOP
'Black Friday Weekend' Giveaways at Vedas Plant Shop:
1. Tabletop Water Feature (3 winners will be drawn for this item)
2. Tabletop Fire Pit (1 winner will be drawn for this item)
3. $100 Gift Card to Vedas Plant Shop (1 winner will be drawn for this item)
4. A custom Live Wall for your home or office valued at over $600 (1 Grand Prize winner will be drawn for this item)
First announcement - We are extending our hours at the shop for the holiday season. Business hours are now as follows:
Please note that we still take appointments outside of normal hours, if this is something you request and set up in advance. Just send us a text (312-882-8585) or email (email@example.com) to request an appointment!