Frequently Asked Questions

How long until my order ships?

Almost everything we sell is printed (or embroidered!) on-demand, as you order it. This allows us to offer a ton of design on a whole range of colours and styles of garments. 

The time means that there is a delay between when we receive your order and when it ships - that's when your t-shirt or hat is actually made. There are a number of factors, but here  are some typical ranges we've noticed, based on our customers' orders:

  • Most of our production partners average between 2 and 4 business days for most orders, no matter what type of garment.
  • T-shirts tend to print in 1-3 business days; hoodies and tank tops tend to take bit longer, 4-5 business days.
  • Hats are typically shipped out in 3-4 business days.
  • Smaller orders tend to ship faster than larger order.
Orders can take longer to produce than these average. Most of the companies we were with advise that it can take up to 7 business day before an order is ready to ship. We try to pro-actively manage orders in production and update customers on any delays that do arise.

Need it right now? Printed on PEI items are ready for you to pick up on PEI immediately. These shirts are only available by pickup (or local drop-off in the Summerside area).

How do you ship your orders?

Your order will ship directly from the partner that printed your garments. Each one has relationships with different shipping services

Destination Garment Type
 Shipping Company
Delivery 
Canada T-shirts, tank tops, onesies, crewneck sweatshirts, most hoodies
Canada Post
2-8 days
U.S.
T-shirts, tank tops, onesies, crewneck sweatshirts, most hoodies
USPS 2-5 days
Canada & U.S. All hats, v-neck t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, some hoodies
UPS
1-3 days


Important note about UPS: 
UPS cannot deliver to PO boxes. If you provide a PO Box number at check for an order that would typically ship via UPS, we will attempt to contact you for an updated address. If we don't receive a new address from you within 24 hours, your order will ship using Canada Post, with no tracking.

For full details, see our Shipping Policy.

Can I pick my order up locally on the Island?

MAYBE! While most of our shirts are made-to-order and shipped directly to you, we do have a limited quantity of Lobster Roll tees available for local pickup in Summerside (at the wild price of $25 + taxes) - just order using that link and we'll have your shirt ready for pickup later that day.

If that's not your style, we do always have a handful of returns taking up space in our closet, available to you at a discount off  regular price. They're still in brand new condition, and were returned and exchanged for different sizes. Some of them are shirts we're not selling anymore! Right now, we post about them occasionally on Facebook, but stay tuned for something different on that, soon.

Do you print your shirts on the Island?

Another plug for these puppies: Vaccinated and Ready for a Lobster Roll - when these started selling well our normal print-and-ship way, we decided to have a special limited run made on the Island, for local distribution only. We'll probably keep doing little experiments like that for now.

Because of our extensive catalogue and the growing nature of our business, for the time being, we print/embroider our products on-demand through a number of different companies. We originally partnered with an industry leader, Printful, and still use them for certain orders. They are leaders in this kind of work. 

In the summer of 2020, we began working with Shirtly, a company based in Ontario, to print our apparel within Canada. Since then, we have begun to work with other Canadian printers, to expand the number of styles, colours, and sizes we're able to produce here, and to get more of your orders in your hands, fast.

This is all still a bit of an experiment and we'd appreciate your input: when you receive your order, if you have any feedback, please contact us by support chat, Messenger/Instagram, or email (info@eastcoastafapparel.ca) to let us know how we're doing.

Can I buy your shirts in stores?

Not yet, but this is something we're thinking about/working on. Stay tuned.

Side note: If you happen to run a store that thrives on East Coast vibe and you'd like to talk to about putting some of our fun gear on your shelves, sent a note to info@eastcoastafapparel.ca !

I need to return an item... Do I just return it to sender?

NO! Our shirts ship directly from a partner company, and shipping it back to them creates confusion and delays. If you do have an issue with your order, please get in touch with us directly at info@eastcoastafapparel.ca and tell us about the issue. We may ask for some pictures that we can take back to our partners if there was an error with the order. And please be sure to read our Refund Policy before you order.

How can I get in touch with questions, comments, reviews, and ideas for shirts?

Use the chat link - link is at the bottom of every page, or email info@eastcoastafapparel.ca And if you’ve ordered some shirts and love them, Please: Share some pics with us on Instagram! Our handle is @eastcoastaf. You can also leave reviews on our product pages.