We’re reptile enthusiasts and keepers just like you
That’s why we’re the best at what we do. We share the same passion as you do in animal welfare and want the best for our community
After breeding and shipping geckos for several years, we were puzzled as to how archaic the method was. It was 2009 and using the airlines to transport reptiles, amphibians and inverts were the only option. That process was complicated and inconvenient as both the shipper and receiver had to travel to the airport and back. Dropping off live cargo was also a lengthy process as your turn needed to come up in line and then to go through security screening. This option also didn’t provide real-time tracking for either party.
We set out on a mission to come up with a new and innovative solution – shipping via courier services. However, this became a monumental task with a lot of red tape and many rejections by all the big named carriers (FedEx/UPS/Purolator).
We therefore started to make calls to smaller carriers and one of them decided to take us on. Their rates were on the higher side and still didn’t provide real-time tracking, but they did offer door to door service. This in itself was a FIRST ever for Canada.
After 2-3 years going through this method, and our volumes greatly improving, we decided to reach out to the big carriers again. This time, they didn’t want to turn us away due to the more appealing volume. We all went into negotiations and contract signing that lasted 3-4 months for the main parts but all in all, it took a full year to work out the kinks both logistically and with the contract.
The end result from that enormous task, was that happy day, when everything was set up and shipping reptiles via FedEx / UPS was now a thing and we had pioneered it.
From that day, reptile enthusiasts have been shipping and receiving reptile shipments in far greater frequency, volume and reliability than ever before. The task of having quality shipping products also became much easier, as we created a high quality line of products that ship right away from our office.
Great growth for the community
It’s now 2021, and we’re seeing record shipments happening. Millions of dollars in animal sales & trade are flowing through our community both here in Canada and other parts of the world, thanks to our far reaching global service areas.
Through our vast global network of import/export agents, it no longer is difficult to acquire that special animal from across the pond or borders. Our clients don’t have to worry about the ‘red tape’, as we will handle it all.
The industry is growing faster than ever with the e-commerce boom. We’d be happy to help to take care of the logistics so that you can concentrate on growing your business!
We look forward to working with you!