Everything you need to know

about shipping with Rhéo Thompson Candies

Covid-19 Update

Due to Covid-19 safety measures, our courier partners are experiencing delays. This means we are unable to offer delivery date guarantees. Avoid disappointment by ordering early!

Christmas Order Suggested Deadlines

  • Ontario Orders – December 7
  • Canada-wide Orders – December 1
  • American Orders – November 23

Shipping FAQs

When will I get my order?

We are a small but mighty team so generally your order takes 2-3 days to process at the Candy Factory but during our busiest times of the year, Easter and Christmas, it can take up to 7 business days. We recommend giving yourself enough time to avoid disappointment.

We ship all parcels through expedited mail services. Due to Covid-19, courier times may vary. For estimated delivery times based on your shipping address, please click here.

Once your parcel is with the courier service you will receive a confirmation email with a tracking code. You can use this to see when your package will arrive. If you have questions or concerns about the delivery of your package once it is with the courier service, we recommend contacting the courier directly as our information is limited at that point.

What if there is a problem with my order?

If there is a discrepancy between what you ordered and what your received, please let us know as soon as you can so we can rectify the situation.

Due to health and safety regulations, we are unable to return food items once they have left the store. If you have changed your mind about a certain product, we recommend sharing them with your family and friends. It is a great way to become the family favourite!

Rhéo Thompson Candies is proud of our products and stands by them. If there is an issue or concern with the product you’ve purchased, we appreciate you reaching out to us.

Our Shipping Info

Rhéo Thompson Candies has four different types of delivery options depending on shipping destinations.

  • Within Stratford City Limits
  • Ontario
  • Canadian Orders Outside Ontario
  • US Orders ( We ship to the continental US and Canada excluding Alaska)

Shipping in Warm Weather
We are now able to ship within Ontario out of Stratford on next day delivery (Monday through Thursday) during the warm summer months (May to September) by putting your order in an insulated container with a gel freezer pack (both reusable). This will add $12.00 to the current shipping charges. We do not ship orders on Fridays as next day delivery is not available on weekends and we cannot guarantee heat protection for your order at the delivery depot.  In the fall when the temperature drops below 20 °C/ 68 °F we will remove this additional fee. We cannot ship to further locations at this time without additional fees for next day deliveries.
Delivery fees are based on shipping destination and package weights. Please see our rate chart below for more detailed rates.

Within Stratford City Limits
We have our own delivery vehicle for orders within Stratford city limits. Orders are delivered on the next business day and are charged an additional $7.00 for all orders independent of shipping weight. We can deliver within Stratford City limits year-round regardless of temperature.

Ontario Orders

Ontario orders are shipped using CanPar. Ontario orders can take from 2 days to a week for delivery. Please note that orders can be delayed due to hot weather.

Canadian Orders outside of Ontario

All Canadian Orders outside of Ontario are also shipped using CanPar. Canadian orders can take from three days to a week for delivery. Please note that orders can be delayed or not available during the spring and summer due to hot weather.

US Orders

US orders are shipped by CanPar. US orders can take from three days to two weeks for delivery. Please note that orders can be delayed or not available during the spring and summer due to hot weather.

Easter and Christmas Seasonal Delivery

During the Easter and Christmas seasons, order delivery outside of Stratford city limits may take up to seven business days to process. It is important that you allow that much time in advance when ordering for gifts.

Rate Chart

All prices are in Canadian dollars. Shipping weights are in pounds (lbs).

Shipping Destination 0-5 lbs 5-10 lbs 10-20 lbs
Stratford City Limits $7.00 $7.00 $7.00
Ontario $16.00 $26.00 $34.00
Rest of Canada $26.00 $40.00 $49.00
United States $28.00 $42.00 $65.00

Shipping parcels weighing over 20 lbs. or addresses in remote locations may incur additional charges.

CanPar Delivery and Returns

CanPar delivers to residential and business addresses. In the case of PO Boxes, Apartments or secured entrance residential addresses, we will ship your order with Canada Post through their Priority Service. If no one is available to receive the delivery, CanPar is instructed to leave your parce on your front porch.

CanPar returns parcels to us for a number of reasons – consignee moved, incorrect address, parcel refused (hard to believe anyone would refuse a parcel from Rhéo Thompson Candies!), unable to locate the address, etc.. Returns only happen after multiple attempts to deliver. If a parcel is returned to us, we cannot accept returns of food items for health and safety reasons. We will contact the sender with the option to have the parcel sent to an alternate address and the standard shipping charge will be required again.

Shipping Weights

Please note that shipping weights take into account product packaging.

Shipping parcels weighing over 20 lbs. or addresses in remote locations may incur additional charges.

During the warm summer months (May to September) we recommend purchasing an insulated bag with a gel freezer pack (both reusable). This will add $12.00 to the current shipping charges.