Frequently Asked Questions

At Northern Cards, there are no stupid questions. Here you can find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, though if you have any additional ones, you can contact us online here or send us an email to enquiries@northerncards.com. 

 

OUR CARDS

  Are your products high-quality?
They sure are! In terms of paper, we use 15 pt Tango® Coated Cover C1S, which has superior print performance, product aesthetics and ink holdout, and it's both recycled and recyclable. Each card has its own premium 70 lb square flapped envelope included and we always include spare envelopes with orders. Some of our greeting cards have the added luxury of gold foil stamping, which literally makes these products shine! By applying a thin film of metal to the paper, we get gorgeous results and your customers will be even more tempted by the eye-catching designs.
  Do all of your cards come with envelopes?
Yes, each card has its own premium 70 lb square flapped envelope included and we supply spare envelopes with most orders.
  Are your cards environmentally friendly?
Our cards are absolutely environmentally friendly. Each card (quite thick 15pt card stock) is printed on recycled and recyclable paper and is an FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) product, which means it is made from responsible sources and has been verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards.
  What exactly will I receive in my package when I order?
There is no minimum order on Amazon, as you can buy just one card or multiples. We sell various assortments too, for birthdays and Christmas, as well as a convenience store assortment, with an array of cards for all occasions.
  Can you send me a catalogue of your cards?
No, we don't send out full catalogues, as our website shows our up-to-date catalogue of cards here and you can find all our cards on Amazon too.
  Can you send me samples of your cards?
For sure! If you are a wholesaler or distributor, contact us here, by email to samples@northerncards.com or by calling 1 888 969 2599 during business hours and we will send you some samples.
  Can I view your cards in person?
You can! By appointment, you can absolutely come and see our greeting cards at 57A Granby St, Toronto, ON, M5B 1H8. Contact us here, by email to enquiries@northerncards.com or by calling 1 888 969 2599 during business hours and we can arrange an appointment.

ORDERING

  Do I have to register with your site to shop with you?
No, you don't need to register with our site but as our cards are on sale at Amazon, you'll need an Amazon account to buy our products. If you don't yet have an account, you can create one as you shop.
  How do I place an order online?
It's super easy. Just click on the Amazon link to the product from the listing to buy on Amazon. You can choose Amazon USA or Amazon Canada directly from our listings.
  Can I fax my order to you?
Absolutely! Our fax number is 647 689 2375.
  What payment types do you accept?
Amazon accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express debit, credit, pre-paid credit and gift cards, as well as Amazon gift cards.
  Is there a minimum order value?
Amazon Prime members can get free shipping, while non-Prime members can benefit from free shipping when spending a certain amount. You can easily check on Amazon once you have added products to your basket.
  Do I get a discount for larger orders?
Yes! We strive to offer our wholesalers and distributors one of the highest margins in the industry. If you are planning on ordering more then 5,000 cards in a single order then send us email or give us a call. We will sharpen our pencils, and provide you with an even better price.
  I have a promotional code. How do I use it?
You can add your promo code to Amazon as you shop.
  Can I buy one single card?
Yes, absolutely!
  Can I cancel an order?
This depends on Amazon, so check the order details in your account.

SHIPPING

  How much does shipping cost?
Amazon Prime members can get free shipping, while non-Prime members can benefit from free shipping when spending a certain amount. You can easily check on Amazon once you have added products to your basket.
  Which carriers do you use to ship your products?
For orders across Canada and the US, we use UPS, with your order shipped direct from Amazon's warehouses.
  Are your cards protected in storage at Amazon?
Definitely! We pack them well before shipping to the Amazon warehouses.
  When will you ship my order?
Soon! Amazon ship your order as soon as possible and Prime members even benefit from one-day delivery!

RETURNS

  What is your returns policy?
We have a no-questions-asked returns policy where we refund you your money upon return of the product within 30 days of delivery. We can't say fairer than that! Simply contact Amazon with your request.

SUBMISSIONS FROM ARTISTS

  Do you accept artist submissions?
Yes! Digital files must be finished in every way, and completely ‘print ready’. All cards must include both an inside verse, and an outside verse. We are not looking for photographic designs. We are a mainstream supplier and our market is North America. Cards can be traditional, contemporary, humourous, or edgy. However, they can’t be profane in nature. The majority of our cards appear to be hand-drawn. Please review our online catalogue here. This will give you a guide to our successful designs for your reference, though this is not meant to exclude other types of designs or other art styles. It’s meant purely as a sample of what has been appealing to our consumers. It’s also meant as a guidance as to the calibre of the work we require, though we are not looking for duplicates of these designs. Finished file(s) must be: The folded size of 5.5” x 7.75”. Design can be portrait or landscape. We must have 1/8” bleed on all 4 sides. The artwork needs to be in vector format, with fonts outlined. Please submit PDF images for our initial review. Remuneration is $150.00 for each purchased design. Get in touch by email to artist@northerncards.com and we'll take a look. We are available to answer questions and to provide general feedback. Please note that we contact successful applicants only three of four times a year.

TROUBLESHOOTING

  I'm having an issue with browsing your site. What should I do?
We apologize if you're experiencing an issue. Please contact us here, by email to troubleshooting@northerncards.com or by phone, on 1 888 969 2599 during business hours and our tech team will get onto it pronto.

PRIVACY POLICY

  What is your privacy policy?
This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from northerncards.com (the “Site”). PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”. We collect Device Information using the following technologies: - “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. - “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps. - “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site. Additionally, when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information”. When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information. HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION? We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to: - Communicate with you; - Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and - When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services; and - Fulfill our orders using InterFulfillment. We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns). SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Shopify to power our online store--you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site -- you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights. BEHAVIOURAL ADVERTISING As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work. You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below: - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads - Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous - Bing: https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/. DO NOT TRACK Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser. YOUR RIGHTS If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below. Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States. DATA RETENTION When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information. CHANGES We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. MINORS The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 18, as it is targeted to wholesalers and distributors. CONTACT US For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e‑mail at northerncards@me.com or by mail using the details provided below: Northern Cards, 221 Victoria Street, 106, Toronto ON M5B 1T8, Canada

CONTACTING US

  How can I contact you online?
Easily! You can contact us here, by email to customerservice@northerncards.com or you can email our Co-Founder and Publisher Jean-Paul Michael directly here.
  Can I speak to someone by phone instead of online?
Yes. You can call us on 1 888 969 2599 during business hours.