FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When Will My Order Arrive? – Orders are shipped within 24-48 hours after being placed. We cannot guarantee a certain day at which the package is to arrive, so please order accordingly, to our shipping rates.
We have 2 shipping rates. USPS First Class (4 – 7 business days delivery) and USPS Priority Mail (1-3 days delivery). USPS ships packages Monday-Saturday. If ordering past 10 am PST on a Saturday, your package will be shipped the following Monday.
Can My Order Be Delivered On an Exact Date? – No. We cannot guarantee delivery on a certain day as shipping times vary depending on location. However all orders are delivered within the dates that we state. To ensure that your order arrives close to or on the day that you want it to arrive, please place your order in accordance with our shipping times.
Where Do you Ship From? – We ship from northern California.
Will The Person That I Am Sending The Potato To, Know That I Was The One Who Sent It To Them? – That is up to you! The orders can be anonymous or not. We will never show your shipping address as the return address. It will only show our shipping address and the recipient’s on the package. We will also never show your email. That is why it is very important to enter YOUR email and the RECIPIENT’S shipping address at checkout. If you want the person to know that it was from you, simply write your name in the message. For example “Love, Stacy.”
Will The Potato Arrive In A Package? – Yes, it will. If there is no package, then it will arrive damaged to your recipient! All packages are protective so your potato won’t arrive mashed!
What Type Of Message Can I Send? – We allow all kinds of fun messages! We also allow profanity. However, we do not allow hateful, harmful, or threatening messages and we will not process orders with messages that have wording like this. In this instance, we will either cancel your order or ask you to change your message.
Can I Edit My Message/Uploaded Picture, Even If I’ve Already Placed My Order? – Yes! If we have not already shipped your order, please email us as soon as you can and let us know of the change in the message or picture and we will edit it for you.
Can My Message Be Anonymous? – Yes, it can! If you would like the message to be anonymous, simply do not give any clues that the potato was from you. Meaning, do not write your name on the message!
Is My Return Address On The Package That Is Going To My Recipient? – No. We only show Potato Parcel’s return address on the package and the actual shipping address of the package (Not your address!)
Do You Do Drawings? – We do not do drawings, however if you enter an emoji as part of your message, we will try our best to draw it out.
Can I Buy Outside Of The U.S.? – Yes! Please check out our International tab to see which countries we sell in with links to buy.
Where Is My Order Confirmation? – All customers get an automatic email sent to the email entered on the order that reflects the details of your order. If you did not get the email, please make sure that we are on your email’s “safelist” and that the emails are not going into your SPAM folder.
How Can I Track My Order? – All orders include a USPS tracking number in the shipping confirmation email that you receive, once the order has shipped. Please click the link in the email or go to www.usps.com and enter your tracking number to see where your order currently is in the shipping route.
Whose Shipping Address and Email Do I Enter At Checkout? – At Potato Parcel, we love sending potato messages to other people. So please enter the RECIPIENT’S shipping address, so that the potato can go to them (Unless you are sending a potato to yourself!) Enter YOUR email on shipping information. If you enter the recipient’s email in the shipping information, then they will get the order confirmation email and know that you are sending them the potato. You don’t want to ruin the surprise!
Do you ship to American Army Bases (APO/FPO/DPO addresses)? – Yes, we do! Please make sure to enter the shipping address correctly so that it arrives.
Where Do I Enter My Potato Message? – On the product page, where it says “Enter your custom message here.”Please remember to do this or we cannot process your order. For Potato Postcard and Potato Pal orders (requires an image upload), a message is optional. If you just want the image on the potato, that is all that is required.
How Many Words Can Fit On My Potato? – We have a 130 character limit on potatoes. Why? Because we cannot fit more than that on them.
How Do I Order A Potato Pal/Postcard? – Upload your image on the product page and add the item to your cart! Then finish completing the order. Remember to enter YOUR email and the RECIPIENT’S shipping address.
Can I Eat The Potato I Receive? – No. We do not recommend eating these potatoes as they have ink and can pick up bacteria during the shipping process. We are not liable for any sickness if you eat the potatoes!
*** Please note that we do not process orders if they include threatening messages that will scare or harass people. If someone emails us saying that they feel threatened by your message and demands to know who sent them a potato, we may reveal your identity. This is on a case by case basis.