Indian Rock ships plants except to Florida and overseas. Our customers report that their plants arrive in great condition. For least expense yet keeping the plant healthy, most soil is carefully removed and the plant is placed in moistened perlite (considered bare-root). Upon receiving this package, the customer is advised to place each plant into a container of appropriate soil or to plant in the ground within 3 days.
Our low-cost pricing structure is set for customers loading and taking plants away. The process of preparing a plant, packaging it in an affordable container and delivering it to a shipping concern like USPS or FedEx is arduous. Our minimum purchase requirement is $250.
48 inch length box, which may be shortened to reduce shipping cost. We stock ULine® 48" x 12" x 12" shipping boxes. Longer boxes are available but only in quantities of 10 or more, which isn't feasible for our business.
Shipping on Monday is preferable, to arrive before the following weekend
- by USPS Ground or FedEx Ground is most economical
- by USPS Priority Mail or FedEx Express Saver; about 3 days, use this during summer heat
Box, 48” x 12” x 12” 6.00 ; USPS and FedEx generally round up measurements by 1 inch
Shipping tape 1.00
Labor 20.00 ; $20.00 per hour, about 1 hour for 1-4 plants in the above box
Travel to USPS/FedEx 27.32 ; 22 miles round trip @ $0.56 per mile
; plus $15.00 for 45 minutes loading/driving
Preparation Total $55.32
PLANT COST, EXAMPLE
Palm or Cycad 250.00
CA tax, .0775 19.38 ; no tax for outside CA
TOTAL COST $324.70 ;an example of total costs for a typical palm or low-cost cycad
Prior to breaking down the plant I will obtain from you by phone your credit card number to which I will charge the preparation costs and the plant cost because those costs are known. Upon approval for this credit card charge, I will prepare the plant and take the package to USPS or FedEx. For shipment to your location they will charge my account and provide me with a receipt. When I return home I will charge this amount to your credit card (for the last time), scan the receipt and send a copy to you via email. All records of your credit card will then be destroyed.