Frequently Asked Questions

Please review frequently asked questions before emailing us. We will not respond to questions that can be answered on our FAQ page. Please include your order # with your email if your question isn’t answered below. Our hours of operation are Mon-Fri 10am-5:00pm EST. (We work a few hours on Sat and Sun.)

We are a small family business. We love what we do and take pride in our work and customer service.  Our process is done manually and, therefore, takes more time. Please allow 72 hours for processing of orders after payment is received.   Also, please allow 72 hours after sending payment to contact us about shipping.

IMPORTANT:  If you are emailing us regarding an existing order, you MUST include the order number. Inquiries about existing orders that do not include the order number will be ignored.  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

1.  Why have I not received a reply to my email? 

Please note that our hours are Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST. Do not send multiple emails, as this can delay a response. We do not reply to emails that can be answered by the FAQ page. Payment instruction emails are sent (automatically) immediately after you place your order. Some emails have strict junk mail settings and will not allow the email to come to you. You will need to add our address (info@reliablespores.com) to your address book in order to receive our email (as stated at checkout). In addition, WE DO NOT REPLY TO EMAILS THAT DISCUSS CULTIVATION IN ANY WAY. You also run the risk of your order, or any future orders being cancelled.  If there is a problem with your order, please be civil.  *FOUL LANGUAGE AND THREATENING BEHAVIOR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. IF YOUR EMAIL CONTAINS EITHER, YOU WILL NOT BE ANSWERED AND WILL LOSE THE PRIVILEGE OF ORDERING FROM US. 

2.  Where is my tracking number and/or payment instructions? 

The first email you receive after placing your order will be a confirmation of your order. This will include your payment instructions.  This email comes automatically to the email address that you entered on the order form. PLEASE search for info@reliablespores.com in the seach box in your email. You will receive a second email from us from the same email with your tracking number AFTER we process your shipping label.  This may take up to 72 hours from the time you place your order. If you did not receive this email, please return to your order page for tracking information (you can return to this page from the order confirmation sent when you placed your order). This email often goes to spam/junk or promotional emails. Please search for emails from info@reliablespores.com in all email folders, before emailing us.  Please wait 72 hours after placing your order before contacting us with questions about tracking. We will not respond to emails requesting this information before then. **As stated in check out, HOTMAIL, ME, & other emails sometimes will not deliver the automatic email. You will need to add us to your address book (info@reliablespores.com) or use a different email account. *Please follow your tracking information and watch for your package. See question 4.

3.   Is packaging discreet? 

Your package will come from Lab Supply LLC and does not mention spores or mushrooms anywhere on it.  

4.  Where is my package/item? 

Your tracking information has been emailed to you (see #2). It is important that you watch for your item in the mail. Packages and mail are stolen from mailboxes and porches at an alarming rate. Once your package leaves us, we are no longer responsible for it. If your tracking shows that your package has been delivered, yet you are unable to find it, please contact your local USPS and see if they can help you locate it. **We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. We are also not responsible for items that are returned or lost if the wrong shipping address is entered. It is YOUR responsibility to enter the correct address and verify it when prompted. Please note that sometimes USPS will return items when the name on the package is not the name attached to the residence. This is not our responsibility. If your order was cancelled, please see #16. 

5.  How long will it take to receive my order? 

Our goal is to have all orders shipped within 24-72 hours of receipt of payment.  If you place and pay for your order on a Friday, we may or may not be able to ship it until the following Monday.  We will try to get it out to you that Saturday but that’s not always possible.  We ship with USPS First Class Mail which takes 3-5 days to get to you after the postal service accepts your package.  We’ve found that, depending where you live, you may receive your package faster than that.  Once we print your shipping label on our end you will receive an email with your tracking information (see question 2).  We may not print your label the same day you place your order. Please wait 72 hours after paying for your order before contacting us with questions about shipping. We will not respond to emails requesting this information before then. 

6.  Do you ship outside the U.S.? 

We only ship within the United States (Alaska and Hawaii included).

7.  Do you accept credit/debit cards?

We currently do not accept credit/debit cards. We apologize for this inconvenience. However, we do accept Venmo, Bitcoin, Zelle and Cashapp. 

8.  Why have I not received an email with CashApp, Zelle or Bitcoin directions? 

The email with payment instructions will be sent automatically when your order is received. Please check all folders for this email. Payment instruction emails are sent (automatically) immediately after you place your order. Some emails have strict junk mail settings and will not allow the email to come to you. Hotmail and ME are examples of this. You will need to add us to your address book (info@reliablespores.com) or use another email account. If you still do not receive your payment email immediately, please send us an email at info@reliablespores.com. PAYMENT IS DUE IMMEDIATELY upon receipt of your payment instructions. 

9.  How do I know you have received my payment?

You will receive an email stating your order has been completed and giving you your tracking number. PLEASE use your search box in your email and search for info@reliablespores.com. An email is always sent but it often ends up in some random folder. Please allow up to 72 hours for this email.

10.  Why did I not receive my Shroomery bonus after entering my username? 

ALL Shroomery usernames are verified using the search feature on Shroomery.org. Shroomery usernames are case sensitive. If you entered an invalid username or entered the username incorrectly, your free gift will not be sent to you. We do not send free gifts after your order was completed (if you forgot to add it, or added it later, etc). *We do not recheck shroomery usernames. They must be entered correctly the first time.  Unfortunately, some take advantage of our generosity and still attempt to enter fake usernames in order to get free stuff, so we have to be stricter about this than we’d like to be.  The Shroomery community has been very good to us and this is our little way of saying “THANK YOU, WE LOVE YOU!!!”  So, please, be honest.

11.  What forms of payment do you accept?

We are happy to accept CashApp, Venmo, Zelle bank deposits, and Bitcoin. We do not accept any other forms of payment (including credit/debit cards and Paypal).   

**Bitcoin: We cannot tell you what your bitcoin amount will be. It depends on when you pay. You will pay in bitcoin what it equals in USD at the time you pay. You will have to go to Bitcoin to get that correct amount. Because of the anonymity of Bitcoin, it requires an extra step. You must send an email with your order # and hash ID. Without this, we cannot confirm your payment. 

12.  Will my item freeze/overheat in the mail?

We do not provide heat or cooling bags. Your item will only be exposed to the elements while in your mailbox. We recommend following your tracking information to closely follow the location of your package. Once it has been delivered, remove it from your mailbox/porch as soon as possible. *We are not responsible for overheated or frozen syringes. 

13. How should I store my syringe?

We recommend storing your syringe in the refrigerator, away from the freezer. 

14.  I’m having trouble with Zelle or CashApp,  What now?

First check to see if you are using a VPN to connect to the internet.  If you are using a VPN and are having issues with either Zelle or CashApp, disable the VPN connection and re-try your Zelle or CashApp payment.  If that doesn’t work, please double check the address you are sending to prior to contacting us. Sometimes banks require an approval from you before they will send the money. If you are still having trouble, please reach out to your bank.

15. What is your replacement policy?

We do not offer refunds. However, we will work with you on issues that may arise. Our contamination-free guarantee on all of our products is good for 30 days from the date of sale. No replacements will be offered after 30 days. In the event you determine your spore sample to be contaminated, simply contact us and we’ll make arrangements for a replacement.  We pride ourselves on both the quality of our products and the customer service that comes along with them. So never hesitate to reach out if you have any issues with your order!!!  Replacements are for contamination ONLY.  We do not respond to comments, inquiries or complaints wherein cultivation or any related activity is mentioned. IF YOU DISCUSS CULTIVATION IN ANYWAY, THE REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE WILL NOT BE HONORED!! AS YOU AGREED AT CHECKOUT, DO NOT DISCUSS CULTIVATION IN ANYWAY! **Free/bonus syringes are not covered by our guarantee. 

16. I paid for my order, but my order was cancelled. What now?

Payments are due immediately. If you attempt to pay after your order was cancelled, you will be required to submit a new order. You will need to send us an email with your payment info and your new order number. As clearly stated in several locations, you MUST include your order # with your payment. That is the only way that we match payments with orders. If you did not include an order # with your payment, your order was cancelled due to nonpayment. We do not search for orders. You will need to send us an email with proof of payment. Only at that time will we search for your payment in order to confirm. Please note: THIS WILL DELAY YOUR ORDER.

17.  Why does it feel like these FAQs are sternly lecturing me?

We apologize if our answers above come across as harsh and make you feel as if you’re being lectured to by an old, crotchety school marm.  We only have a few rules and, unfortunately, no matter how clear we make them there are those who find creative ways to break them.  Our rules aren’t arbitrary, they exist to protect YOU, US and the integrity of the transaction process.  Departures from these rules expose everyone to potential negative consequences that we are trying to avoid.  In the end, we trust but verify, and are firm but fair.  After all, we love you and want nothing but happiness and success for you!!!  Remember that!!!

 **If your question was not not answered in our FAQ, please contact us at Info@ReliableSpores.com

You must include your order # in any email inquiries pertaining to existing orders!!