Shipping needs to be organized. Now what?
We ship lumber, plywood, wood flooring and related wood products throughout the United States, Canada and beyond. We use well-respected “LTL” – Less Than Truckload carriers. We use them to get you the lowest possible freight rate. These low rates are based on the products you purchase (weight and dimension), and delivery destination. Quoted prices are subject to availability; and shipping rates are held for 30 days. These companies do have certain terms that you need to be aware of. The following are some of these terms and conditions:
However there are times when the freight can exceed the cost of the goods – especially heading to the USA and internationally.
You can choose to have your order delivered to your home, a business, or you can pick it up at a pre-determined freight depot closest to your geographical address. There is a residential drop-off surcharge; this includes jobsites for homes under construction.
You need to have someone at the delivery location to help unload the order. Deliveries are ‘curb side’. The drivers will not bring the material into your home. Any additional services, such as two-man delivery, inside delivery, lift-gate trucks, or pallet jacks are not included in the shipping charge. If you require assistance, please contact our office.
The freight carrier can be requested to contact you prior to delivery. Please make that arrangement while placing your order. Initially, the freight company will give you an estimated date of delivery. As the delivery reaches its final stages, delivery dates can be confirmed.
We make it simple for you to work within these terms. We provide you with the tracking number and a terminal telephone number or web link in order for you to track your order and schedule a delivery day and time that will be convenient for you.
We ship from our Sidney, BC Canada warehouse to the United States and overseas (small quantities only, no container loads).
While West Wind Hardwood can source top quality products and are happy to courier & freight to our US and International customers, sometimes shipping will exceed the actual cost of the goods ordered & is not the best choice for our customers.
PLYWOOD – Small Quantities (3 sheets or less)
If you are ordering plywood to be shipped to the States or Internationally, please be advised we can only ship in a cost effective way IF we can cut the plywood into a more manageable size for shipping.
We have found that it is far too expensive for some of our customers in the UNITED STATES & INTERNATIONALLY to have FULL PLYWOOD SHEETS shipped to them and sometimes we must simply recommend our customers source the materials closer to home, for cost saving purposes.
HARDWOODS, SOFTWOODS & OTHER PRODUCTS (Under 150 lbs or Low Value Commodity-type Products)
We use UPS and the Postal Service to ship our smaller wood products. If you would like to estimate if it’s worth your while ordering from us here in beautiful British Columbia, Canada – please visit the following sites, pop in our address freighting to your address and they can give you an estimate of how much freight will cost you. We can help you determine size and weight.
Our shipping address is:
WEST WIND HARDWOOD
5-10189 MCDONALD PARK ROAD
CANADA V8L 5X5
While we strive to offer the best prices we can, taking into account these handy freight tips can save you both time & money!
If you have any freight related questions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help you out.
Whoever has been designated to accept the delivery, must be prepared to inspect it and ensure that all is received in good order. If you are not going to be the one accepting the order, you must ensure that the person signing the order is capable of doing so. You should not sign the paperwork and let the driver leave until the order has been thoroughly inspected. If there is any damaged or missing material, it must be noted on the paperwork in order for us to issue replacement material to you and initiate a claim with the freight company. We are referring to damage by the trucking company, not manufacturer defects. If there is any damaged material, we will immediately reship your replacement for this material, as long as it was noted in the paperwork. AND PLEASE CALL THIS OFFICE IMMEDIATELY AT 1-800-667-2275, 250-656-0848 or Email Us
Storing the Lumber
Proper handling and storage of the lumber upon arrival will help protect the appearance and control moisture content. Depending on the moisture content of the wood and that within the air, wood can absorb or loose moisture. Rapid or uneven moisture change can result in warping, staining and possible shrinkage. Lumber should never be stored n the ground. It should always be covered; lumber wrap works nicely. Kiln dried lumber should be kept out of the rain and indoors. Interior products should be given time to acclimatize; minimum one week. Sticker the wood to allow air to circulate around and through the pile.