Purple Urchin Local Delivery for Mother's Day

With Mother's Day looking a little bit different this year, we want to help you make it extra special! Purple Urchin will be offering local delivery to the Ottawa area for all Mother's Day gifts. We want to help you get your gift to mom on time! Our team will be delivering gifts on Mother's Day Sunday, May 11, 2020 between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. 

Orders placed between Monday, May 4, 2020 (after 11:00 AM) to Saturday, May 9, 2020 (before 5:00 PM) will be able to select our local delivery option at checkout. The local delivery option at checkout has a $10 fee. The fee associated with local delivery is to cover the costs of gas and time spent to coordinate the delivery. 


When you place your order, selecting the Mother's Day Local Delivery option at checkout, you will need to enter the gift recipients details. It is important to ensure the phone number of the gift recipient is included with your order. Purple Urchin will be calling the gift recipient ahead of time to ensure they are home to receive their gift. It is important for you, as the gift giver to provide the gift recipient with a heads up that a "special delivery" will be happening on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11, 2020. 


If a gift recipient is not home during our drop-off, and they live in an apartment building, Purple Urchin will not be leaving the gift in the apartment foyer or outside of the apartment. We don't want your gift to your mom to be stolen! If a gift recipient lives in a house with a safe, private front door, Purple Urchin will be leaving the gift on the door step.

Any gift recipients that did not answer the initial call and were not home at time of delivery will be called after drivers finish their route for one last call to try and make a successful delivery. If the gift recipient does not answer their phone and lives in an apartment building, Purple Urchin will bring their order back to the store and contact you (the gift giver) to pickup the order during our Curbside Pickup hours. We will not be issuing refunds for the delivery fee. 



What if I placed my orders before local delivery became an option, can I switch my shipping option? 

Purple Urchin will not be editing orders. We will not be refunding shipping fees to customers, as we are unable to void labels. Any orders placed before our announcement on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM will not qualify for local delivery. Orders placed before 11:00 AM will be dropped off at the Post Office to make the cut off with Canada Post for this week's delivery. 

What if my mom won't be home on Sunday? Can I have it delivered on a different day? 

If the gift recipient will not be home on the designated delivery day: Mother's Day (Sunday, May 11, 2020) we advise not to choose our Mother's Day Local Delivery option at checkout. If you have already placed your order and selected Mother's Day Local Delivery but know the gift recipient won't be home on the designated delivery day, please contact us with your order number. 

Can I change the shipping address for my Mother's Day Delivery? 

If you entered the wrong shipping address, or know the gift recipient is not going to be home on the designated delivery day (Sunday, May 11, 2020) please contact us to let us know in advance. If you need to change the shipping address we can do this for you, let us know before Saturday, May 10, 2020 at 5PM. 

What if I live in Gatineau, is this considered part of Ottawa? 

Purple Urchin will be unable to provide local delivery to Gatineau due to COVID19 restrictions. 

How are you protecting the gift recipient from the transmission of COVID19 while out doing Mother's Day deliveries? 

Each member of our team out doing deliveries will be wearing masks and be sanitizing their hands, using our Hand Sanitizing Spray (with 80% alc.). This will help protect both the gift recipient and our team. Additionally, we will be practicing social distancing when dropping off gifts, ensuring we are keeping a safe distance between us (our team) dropping off the gift and the gift recipient.