Shipping

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to our shipping policy and practices, designed to answer your most common queries. If you have any further questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to us directly. We are committed to providing you with the best possible service and information.

Currently, the Freaky Cacti project is in its initial phase, during which we regret to inform you that we have limited our shipping capabilities to within the European Union. Unfortunately, this does not include Denmark, Ireland or Norway at the current time. This decision is due to certain legislative restrictions. We understand that this may cause some inconvenience, especially for those who are not currently located within the EU. However, we are optimistic and confident that we will be able to expand our services to the United Kingdom and beyond in the coming year or two. Our eventual goal is to offer phytosanitary and CITES certificates where applicable, ensuring the highest quality and safety for our customers. To help you stay updated, we highly recommend subscribing to our email list. In this way, you will be the first to receive announcements once we are ready to offer our services to a wider range of locations. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate this phase of our project. Thank you for being a part of the Freaky Cacti community!


How much does postage cost?

Our system calculates shipping costs automatically at the checkout, factoring in the content of your order and your geographical location. This total will be displayed in the ‘Shipping’ field once you’ve selected your preferred delivery country.

We’ve purposefully not included any example shipping costs here. This is because such fees can vary greatly depending on the order content and the shipping provider, and so it’s difficult to provide a static estimate of the relevant fees. To help you get a sense of the relevant postage costs, we encourage you to experiment with adding items to your shopping cart. This will give you a more accurate estimate of your shipping costs based on the order you are placing. Remember, every order is unique, and the final shipping cost will depend on the specific details of your order.

Rest assured, we always strive to keep shipping costs to a minimum for both our customers and ourselves, while ensuring the quality of couriers we choose. Happy shopping!

Where do you ship from?

We’re often asked where our orders are shipped from. All orders are sent from mainland Spain.

Do you ship to my country?

Currently, our products are only available for shipping to customers within the European Union (with the exception of Denmark, Ireland and Norway). However, we are on a mission to expand our reach and make our products accessible to more customers, in more countries. We invite you to join our occasional email list. By doing so, you’ll be the first to receive updates on this and other developments.

How will my order be shipped?

At Freaky Cacti’s nursery, every order is carefully packaged to ensure its safe and discreet arrival. We take pride in our commitment to quality and service, and that’s why we’ve partnered with Correos, the trusted Spanish national postal system, and various courier services to deliver your orders promptly and efficiently. All orders are sent by tracked and signed for service.

While we strive to keep shipping costs to a minimum, we understand that some orders may necessitate additional postage fees due to their size or weight. Rest assured, these instances are rare and we will always inform you of any additional costs before they are incurred.

We understand that every customer has unique shipping preferences. That’s why we offer special shipping requests at your convenience. Whether you prefer express delivery or a more economical option, we’re here to accommodate your needs. Please get in touch with us to discuss your shipping preferences and ensure a smooth delivery process.

Plants: Our plants are sent to you bare-root, ensuring they arrive in optimal condition and ready to thrive in their new environment. We understand the delicate nature of living plants and the importance of their care – it’s why we meticulously package each plant, to ensure they reach you undamaged and brimming with potential. Moreover, we proactively communicate with customers during extreme weather conditions, to discuss potential adjustments in dispatch in order to minimise risks and ensure the health and well-being of your plants.

Seeds: When you place an order containing more than one pack of the same seed, we combine them into a single bag to save you time and help reduce waste. However, we understand that you might prefer to receive your seeds in separate packs. To accommodate your preference, simply leave a note in the ‘Special Instructions’ section during checkout or send us an email within one hour of placing your order. Your satisfaction is our top priority, so please let us know how you’d like your seeds delivered.

We are committed to providing you with an exceptional shopping experience, and part of that commitment is a reliable and efficient delivery process. Thank you for choosing Freaky Cacti, and we look forward to serving you!

How long will my order take to arrive?

We strive to dispatch all orders within five working days of receiving your cleared payment in our bank account – ideally within three. However, please be aware that during particularly busy periods, it may take us slightly longer to pick, pack and ship your order. To ensure a seamless shopping experience, we transparently indicate any additional preparation time required for certain items directly in the product listings. This way, you can plan accordingly and avoid any unexpected delays.

As part of the European postal system, you can expect to receive your order within two weeks (fourteen working days) of placing your order. We understand the importance of tracking your order, so we encourage you to reach out to us if your expected delivery date has passed and you haven’t received your item yet (after first checking with your local delivery office). In the rare event that you haven’t received your order by this time, we invite you to contact us.

Do you ship to parcel-collection services, e.g. Collect Plus, Doddle?

At present, we regret to inform you that we do not offer shipping to third-party parcel collection services. However, we are always open to feedback and suggestions that can enhance your shopping experience with us. If you find value in this service, please share your thoughts with us. Your input is crucial to us as we strive to be as accessible and convenient as possible for all our loyal customers.

How can I track my order?

With every order, we ensure a reliable and secure delivery process. Utilising tracked and signed services, we guarantee that your package is on its way. Once your order has been dispatched, you can easily monitor its journey through the postal system using your preferred parcel tracker. Alternatively, you can refer to our comprehensive Track My Order page for more resources.

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service. If you encounter any issues or delays, please reach out to us. We are here to assist you. Based on our past experiences, we estimate that around one in every hundred orders may experience unexpected delays. These could be due to seasonal postal congestion, strikes, or unforeseen circumstances. In such rare cases, your satisfaction is our top priority, and we will do everything in our power to address any concerns you may have.

Where is my order?

If your order hasn’t arrived after a period of two weeks (fourteen working days) from the shipping notification, we recommend checking with your local mail delivery office first. Often, the delay could be due to a simple issue that can be resolved quickly. However, if you’re still unable to locate your shipment after reaching out to the Post Office, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re here to assist and ensure a smooth delivery process for you.

Do you use actual ships to send out orders?

Freaky Cacti is proud to declare that no ships are harmed during the transition of our plants and other wares from us to you!