Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Monday, December 6, 2010
Menards - Deliveries to Winnipeg
I contacted Menards about their delivery service to Winnipeg and got a reply today.
For Manitobans wishing to order from the U.S., the store is making a delivery through Canada Cartage of Winnipeg once a week. Not everything will available for order. They are not sending items that won't fit on a pallet such as drywall or lumber using this service.
However, if someone is ordering something such a windows, they are the perfect item for delivery. By way of example, four windows fit on one pallet and the charge will be $50 for the delivery plus whatever duties that might be on the items. And don't forget the costs of the windows themselves. Get your calculator out. Even after those costs, the discount Menards is known for might make it worthwhile.
Canada Cartage is at 47 Gomez Street. The products are shipped from Grand Forks, North Dakota to their terminal in Winnipeg. The warehouse in Winnipeg has white glove service as well that will deliver the product to your home or job site. The additional cost for that is about $55 and rises if the shipment is outside of Winnipeg. They deliver Monday through Friday from 8 to 5.
As many people have noticed, Menards is putting their flyers in Winnipeg papers. It notes right on the front page that they are making deliveries. It is best to speak to their store and delivery people direct to ensure that you know all the products and fees available.
The number to call is 701-795-4796.
I asked about Menards opening a store in Winnipeg and was told that the company is looking very closely at the demand from the city and it is not going unnoticed. Much like how Cabela's and IKEA saw the demand in the province, Menards could feasibly open a store in Winnipeg.
Note to Winnipeg's tall foreheads in business and government: Call the Menard family and invite them to the city pronto.