HousFair Shipping & Return Policy
Please be aware that HousFair utilizes third party, independently-owned freight/trucking companies to deliver our merchandise, and that HousFair does not own, operate or control the trucks or drivers. Though we make every effort to maintain and monitor a high standard of delivery service, certain situations are beyond our control and are not caused by HousFair. Please report any problems or damages received as per the Receiving Your Order section below and we will resolve the issue immediately. As always, customer service is available at 818.330.8272 and firstname.lastname@example.org to assist you in any way.
HousFair offers FREE shipping on all orders to the 48 contiguous United States. Orders shipped to Alaska or Hawaii will incur delivery charges based on the size and weight of the order – please email us at email@example.com with your zip code and choice of items so an accurate shipping quote can be provided. Rural areas, limited access areas, islands, or anywhere that requires special handling and/or delivery services, such as boats, ferries, small delivery vehicles, will also incur additional charges.
ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIMES
In-stock products typically ship within five (5) business days (Monday – Friday) and arrive within 5 – 10 days, depending on your location. No deliveries are made on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.
Some 3rd party brand products are shipped directly from the manufacturer and require additional processing and delivery time. For details, refer to the delivery estimates on the product’s detail page.
Please note that all delivery times are estimates only and are subject to change without notice.
CUSTOM & SPECIAL ORDERS
Custom or Special orders are orders that are placed by a customer/purchaser for merchandise that must be special ordered from a manufacturer or supplier and cannot be returned to the manufacturer (including HousFair as the manufacturer in some cases). No custom orders of any kind can be returned.
Custom orders that are cancelled prior to shipment and after they have been manufactured cannot be returned or refunded and are considered to be the property of the purchaser. If they are not picked up or scheduled for delivery within 60 days after manufacture, unless by special agreement with HousFair, they are forfeited or abandoned and no longer the property of the purchaser. Purchaser is required to pay the full purchase price of the special-order product at the time of purchase. Special/Custom order purchases are 100% non-refundable after 3 days, and if HousFair incurs any costs within that 3-day period, the purchaser is fully responsible for these costs.
Deposits taken for purchases of any item(s) that require ordering are not refundable if the item(s) cannot be cancelled without penalty to HousFair. If the item has already been received or is ready for shipping from the supplier, any restocking charges assessed by the supplier or costs to manufacture that have already been incurred at the time of cancellation are the sole responsibility of the customer and will be deducted from the deposit prior to refunding the balance to the customer. If a deposit has been placed but the order has not been finalized due to the purchaser, after 60 calendar days the deposit is considered non-refundable.
If an order is cancelled prior to shipment, delivery or pick-up, payment will be refunded in full, minus all costs already incurred by HousFair at that time. Payment for cancellations will be made to the original purchaser and credit card purchases will be refunded to the original credit card used at the time of purchase. Cancellations received after shipping, delivery or pick-up are treated as a return – see Returns section below for details.
All returns require a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) from our Customer Service Department. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an RMA. The reason for the return must be clearly stated in the e-mail. Before taking any action, you must have received a response from HousFair, with an RMA number. All shipments sent to HousFair without an RMA number will be refused and the associated charges will be the sole responsibility of the sender. No returns will be accepted, or any credit granted without an RMA.
All claims for non-damaged HousFair brand returns must be made within 14 calendar days of receipt of merchandise, and only apply to merchandise in perfect (as-shipped) condition and in the original, undamaged packaging. Non-damaged, non-HousFair brand item returns must be made within 5 calendar days of receipt of merchandise.
All returned items must be returned in “new” or “like new” condition, in undamaged original manufacturer’s packaging and crating materials when applicable and with all original product materials, manuals and instructions.
The following types of items may not be returned under any circumstance:
- Items that have been partially or completely installed and/or assembled
- Custom or special orders
- Discontinued items, unless the product is faulty
- Any products identified as “Floor Model” or “Off Price” or any other term indicating that the item is not first quality merchandise, whether the item(s) have been picked up or not
To provide any credit or replacement units we must first receive and completely inspect your return. After the product is received, inspected and verified to be in “like new” condition, a full refund will be provided based on the product purchase price minus any original shipping charges and any return shipping charges and minus a 20% restocking/re-handling charge. Non-HousFair brand items are subject to a 25% restocking fee, as per manufacturers’ policies. For products sold with “Free Shipping” the actual freight cost to originally ship the product to and from your ship-to address will be deducted from your refund. Shipping charges on returns due to no fault of the customer shall be the responsibility of HousFair.
If you refuse an item delivered by a commercial freight company for any reason other than externally visible damaged merchandise or a shipping error by us, the item shall be treated as a customer return and charges described above shall be applied. Any additional freight carrier charges shall be billed to you.
Items being returned must ALWAYS be sent via ground transportation and insured by the sender. The sender is responsible for arranging the shipping carrier and pick-up for delivery back to HousFair in San Fernando, CA., unless the return is due to no fault of the sender (for example, damaged merchandise or wrong item received). Shipping charges for items that are sent back by any means other than ground transportation (cheapest available) will be the responsibility of the sender. This includes the return of the item at the expense of HousFair – it must be sent cheapest method possible. HousFair will arrange the pick up and pay the freight and insurance for items returned due to manufacturer error, damages or any other reason that is not caused by the purchaser.
Payment for returns and/or refunds will be made to the original purchaser and credit card purchases will be refunded to the original credit card used at the time of purchase. All other purchase types will be refunded by check. Purchases made by check will be refunded up to 14 days after inspection of returned items or after the cancellation date.
RECEIVING YOUR ORDER
We use either DHL, FedEx or common freight carrier for our deliveries. We offer only CURBSIDE DROPOFF unless specifically requested by the customer. Unless specifically requested, no truck lift-gate service is ordered for delivery. If you need another type of delivery, please contact the freight carrier directly. Contact details will be emailed to you the day after shipping.
In some cases (larger orders) your shipment may consist of several individual boxes placed on a single pallet. The pallet may need to be separated to be unloaded. Please note that you may need to have at least one other person to help the driver with unloading. If you do require additional unloading help or lift-gate services from the carrier, you may contact the freight carrier directly to request such service, however any additional charges for custom unloading are to be your responsibility.
When receiving your order, you are responsible for the following:
- Count all pieces of your freight. Ensure that all pieces are accounted for BEFORE you sign for them (for example, if you have signed for 5 pieces, but only received 4 pieces it will be assumed by HousFair and the freight carrier that you have received 5 pieces).
- Check shipment for any visible damage to containers. If the boxes are dented, crushed, scratched, punctured, or cut it is very important to mark this on the bill of lading. If there is a possibility of damage it may be necessary to open the box and mark the actual damage on the bill of lading. It is important to be specific. See Refusing a Freight Shipment for more details.
- Check the contents (inside) all boxes before the driver leaves to ensure that the contents do not have concealed damage. Due to the nature of the products we sell, boxes that have been dropped may not show obvious signs of external damage. This is very unusual but possible. The driver may refuse to wait while products are inspected – if this is the case, open the boxes as soon as possible, but not later than 5 business days after the delivery, to inspect for damage. If we need to replace a damaged item it is in your best interest to contact us immediately, so we don’t sell out of this item during the time you waited to report the issue. If the item is no longer available, customer service will assist you to make alternative arrangements, or arrange a refund.
Purchaser agrees to indemnify HousFair in full for any damages or liability that it incurs related to the delivery of merchandise or product that is caused by any negligence or omission on the part of the purchaser.
DAMAGES & REFUSING A FREIGHT SHIPMENT
If the shipment is damaged and unusable, it may be necessary to refuse part of or the entire order. Call our shipping department at 818.330.8272 before refusing any shipment. HousFair will assist in filing a freight claim for damaged freight if the carrier is our normal in-house carrier. If the carrier was chosen by the consignee then it will be the responsibility of the consignee to file such a claim. Should a shipment arrive with damages caused by the carrier, the carrier will return the merchandise “Dead Head” at no cost to either party.
Any external evidence of loss or damage that occurred during transit is considered visible loss or damage and must be noted on the bill of lading and signed by the carrier’s agent (driver). Failure to adequately describe the visible loss or damage could result in the carrier delaying or refusing to honor the freight claim.
Any damage that occurred during transit that was not visible at the time of delivery is considered concealed loss or damage. Due to rough handling in transit it is possible to damage the contents of a container without damaging the container itself. If such a situation occurs it is important to contact HousFair immediately for instructions on how to handle the claim. Please do not file a claim with the freight company yourself – if they deny your claim we have no recourse with them and thus cannot replace anything that is damaged. If a claim is to be filed, it is important to save the container that the damaged merchandise arrived in. At least two clear pictures are to be mailed or e-mailed to customer service immediately at email@example.com . You must open all received boxes and inspect products for concealed damage within 7 calendar days (5 business days) of delivery and HousFair must be notified at that time. After this time frame claims may not be honored.
FREIGHT CARRIER FEES
HousFair is only responsible (under the “Free Shipping” policy) for curbside delivery. HousFair will pay the basic delivery charges to the curb, and the residential delivery charge (assessed by all carriers) only. If other services, such as in-home delivery services are requested by the customer and billed to HousFair, all such fees shall then be re-billed to your credit card.
If the freight carrier is unable to deliver the freight due to problems with contacting you or setting up delivery appointments, storage fees may be assessed by the carrier – in such case all storage fees are the responsibility of the customer and shall be billed to your credit card. Any additional freight carrier’s fees such as re-delivery, special notification, storage due to lack of response to appointment requests, returns due to lack of response and lift-gate services, are the responsibility of the customer (unless otherwise noted on your order). The customer is also responsible for additional charges caused by a change of address without notification in the required amount of time (7 days prior to delivery)