How It Works
Small Scales Seafood: a small scale seafood business that connects conscious, discerning seafood customers to our fishing family.
We began direct marketing our catch in 2009 and we love getting our high-quality fish to you! We sell most of our seafood in pre-season Seafood Shares making us similar to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) or a Community Supported Fishery (CSF). Fishing is a roller coaster and your purchase helps buffer our family business for years when seafood prices drop at the dock and fish returns are low.
You can purchase your Small Scales Seafood in two different ways:
- Ordering a Scrumptious Seafood Share that is shipped directly to you
- Forming a Bulk Buying Club to get our best price on Salmon Share shipments.
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1. Scrumptious Seafood Shares
Scrumptious Seafood Share: you commit to your seafood order before our fishing season and receive your order once our season is over.
We continue to sell our Scrumptious Seafood Shares after fishing season, as available.
Our Scrumptious Seafood Shares help build strong relationships between our family and your family. By pledging your support before we catch your fish, we are able to make pre-season gear and boat upgrades and plan for how much salmon, halibut, rockfish and cod to catch for you. By committing to a pre-season order you are assured a spot on our list. By ordering with friends and buying in bulk you get the best prices possible.
We open pre-season orders in early March of every year and strive to get as many orders as possible before May 31st.
2. Bulk Buying Clubs
Bulk Buying Club: a group of seafood lovers coming together and placing an order for 150 pounds or more of our Scrumptious Seafood Shares all shipped to the same address.
A Buying Club allows friends, colleagues or neighbors to come together and get our best possible bulk pricing. You can pay for a Bulk Buying Club in 2 ways:
- One person simply collecting payment for the group and either mailing a check or paying online. (If paying for a large order by credit card please check your card's limit and contact us right away if you have any problems so we can help it go smoothly.)
- Each person can pay online for their individual order. Please have your Group Coordinator contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your Buying Club BEFORE each member submits their order. Make sure to include the name of your Group Coordinator in the Notes section of your order to ensure we group your order correctly.
SAVE $10 for every new customer referral!
Our most trusted way of reaching new customers is good old fashioned word of mouth. If you love Small Scales Seafood Shares then tell your friends. The more friends who place an order, the more money you save.
WHAT TO DO: Make sure your friend puts your name and email address in the Notes of their order. Once their order is processed we will send you an email thanking you for the referral and then promptly issue you a $10 rebate. How cool is that?
We've had customers save $80 by referring us eight new customers!
FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS: prices include everything!
That's right. All of our prices include your Scrumptious Seafood Share, an insulated shipping box, gel packs, overnight shipping to your doorstep, applicable taxes and our labor of love.
Once your Scrumptious Seafood Share is ready we will set up a shipping date that works for you. We begin shipping Seafood Shares at the end of August or beginning of September.
Your seafood ships Priority Overnight via FedEx. It is packaged in an insulated shipping container with gel packs to ensure your fish arrives frozen. Your order will arrive No Signature Required and you will receive a tracking number via email once your shipment is on its way. Urban addresses are guaranteed by 12:30pm and rural addresses are guaranteed by the end of the day.
We want you to LOVE your Seafood Share.
If for any reason you are less than enthusiastic with any part of your order, please let us know as soon as possible. We will work with you to set up a refund or replacement. (Please read our Refund Policy at checkout for details.)
Fishing is unpredictable; some seasons it's easy to catch SO many fish and other seasons it's very difficult. If for some reason we are unable to fulfill your Scrumptious Seafood Share we will send you a 100% refund at the end of our season.