Shipping

Shipping Overview

Modern Karibou has carefully selected each of the brands and manufacturers that are featured on our site. While we stock many of our most popular items in our warehouse, many items will be shipped to you directly from our suppliers.  This approach saves time, money, resources and has a lower environmental impact since items are not being shipped twice.

Depending on the supplier and your location, your order will ship via Canada Post, Fedex, USPS or other 3rd party carriers. If your order includes multiple products from multiple manufacturers, you may receive separate shipments. Please note that most of our shipments contain valuable items, therefore our carriers are required to obtain a signature upon delivery.

Standard Shipping Within Canada

We offer FREE STANDARD SHIPPING within Canada on most orders over $100 (before taxes). On orders under $100, a flat $12 shipping fee will be added to your shopping cart.

Some of our suppliers require us to apply a mandatory shipping charge. We would prefer not to, but we have to if we want to be able to offer these brands and their products.  They really are worth it!  When this applies to a product, a note will appear on the product page indicating the exact amount. This amount will be added to your shopping cart.

Freight Shipping

Certain items available on Modern Karibou - because they are too heavy or require special handling - have to be shipped via a 3rd party freight carrier. Modern Karibou pays for these costs. If your purchase is delivered via Freight, you will be contacted by the Freight company by telephone 1-2 days prior to delivery (typically during M-F business hours), to schedule a delivery appointment. You will need to be present to sign for the item.

Freight shipments are brought to the curbside only and do not include liftgate (in certain cases), assembly, installation or delivery inside a residence or office. Some delivery companies may charge more if there are extraordinary shipping/delivery circumstances. If you have any concerns, please contact us.

With freight shipments, you are also required to inspect the packaging and items immediately upon receipt and indicate on the packaging and/or paperwork if there is visible damage. You may choose to refuse delivery of the item(s) only if the damage appears severe.
 
Please note that for items that include free shipping, customers will be responsible for round-trip shipping costs on Freight Delivery returns that are not damaged or incorrect.

For any questions regarding Freight Delivery, please contact us via email. Please include your order number in all communications. 

Remote Shipping

We ship to Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and other remote regions but additional shipping fees may apply. Please contact us prior to placing an order to obtain a shipping quote. If you place an order without obtaining a shipping quote, we will contact you with shipping fees via email prior to shipping your product(s).  You will need to respond to this email indicating that we can proceed with the order.

International Shipping

We ship to the US and other international locations but additional shipping fees may apply.  Please contact us prior to placing an order to obtain a shipping quote. If you place an order without obtaining a shipping quote, we will contact you with shipping fees via email prior to shipping your product(s).  You will need to respond to this email indicating that we can proceed with the order.


Please note that due to certain manufacturer restrictions some products cannot be shipped outside Canada.

Outside of Canada, we do not charge sales taxes, although you may be liable to import duties on some items. You are responsible for paying import duties to your country.

Lead Times

Some items are already in stock while others are shipped directly from the manufacturer.  We make every effort to ensure that your merchandise reaches you accurately and expediently. In-stock items are usually shipped within 48 - 72 hours of receiving the order.  Your merchandise should then arrive within 5 to 10 business days.

Quick shipping is available upon special request for some in-stock items. This option may involve additional costs, therefore we ask that you contact us for more information.

For made-to-order pieces and other items shipped directly from the manufacturer, lead times will vary with every manufacturer and it can range anywhere from 1 to 14 weeks.

Each product’s detail page indicates the estimated lead time for every article to be shipped from our warehouse or our supplier's warehouse. This information is noted below the price of the item for quick reference:  e.g. "Availability: this product ships in 1-2 weeks from our warehouse".  

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