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Customer Service FAQ for Your eBay or Amazon Order


What if my question is not listed here?

No problem. We are happy to offer personal assistance. Just ask. Simply send an email to support@shopsmartisans.com and we will do our best to help.

Who will deliver my package?

We ship nearly everywhere in the world, and we will always send your package via mail through the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Please provide your mailing address (PO Box if that’s the way you receive mail) to make sure we get your order to you promptly.

When will I receive my order?

Following are our estimated delivery times, depending on how your package was mailed.

 

USA

International

First Class and Priority Mail

2 – 4 business days1

1 – 2 weeks2

Media and Parcel Select Mail

1 – 2 weeks

Not applicable

Notes:
1On average, Priority Mail is usually delivered a little faster than First Class Mail. The USPS does not guarantee delivery dates, but gives higher priority to Priority Mail during busy periods.

2Occasional delays in Customs result in 3 - 6 weeks delivery for International orders. Rare delays in Customs result in 7 - 12 weeks delivery for International orders.

 

How can I track my shipment?

Your eBay order tracking number is available in several places:

·         In the shipping notification email we sent you.

·         In your eBay purchase history.

·         In your PayPal purchase history.

The tracking number for your Amazon order tracking number is available here:

·         In your Amazon order history.

After you find your tracking number, you can check the status here:

·         On our Shop Smartisans tracking page.

What can be done if I haven’t yet received my purchase?

First check the tracking status as it might still be in transit. (See previous Q&A – How can I track my shipment?)

If the tracking shows in transit, please check when you should expect delivery. (See prevous Q&A – When will I receive my order?)

If the tracking shows the package as delivered:

1.        Check if a family member or a neighbor received the package and set it aside -- forgetting to let you know.

2.       Check with your regular mail carrier and separately with the postmaster at your local post office.

a.       Sometimes they scan for delivery before realizing that a package won't fit in the mail box.

b.       They might have forgotten to put a slip into the mail box notifying you of a package to pick up.

c.       The pick-up notification slip might have been mislaid.

3.       If this doesn’t resolve the problem, please let us know. Send an email to support@shopsmartisans.com and we’ll see what we can do to help. Explain the problem and…

a.       For Amazon orders, note the Order ID.

b.      For Ebay orders, note the eBay sales number or the PayPal transaction number.

Will I have to pay a customs fee or other tax to receive my item?

If you live anywhere except the United States, you might. We are not able to include import duties, taxes, or any other special fees your country might charge in the item price or shipping cost. These fees are not additional shipping charges, and they are your responsibility to pay. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be.

Could we mark the item as a gift on the customs form or under-state the price to help you avoid these customs fees/taxes?

Sorry, but we cannot because doing that is against U.S. and international laws.

Can I exchange an item?

We do not currently handle exchanges. Please simply purchase the items you want at any time and return the items you don’t want – per our normal return policy.

The item I received is not what I expected. What now?

First, let us know exactly what went wrong. Did we describe it incorrectly? Did it arrive damaged? Was it simply not exactly what you hoped it would be? Send pictures if you’d like.

We’ll do our best to resolve the problem – based on what went wrong (our mistake, not what you envisioned, buyer’s remorse, etc.) and what would work best for both of us.

How and when can I return an item?

We accept returns of most items for any reason when you contact support@shopsmartisans.com within 30 days of receipt and get an RMA number (RMA  = Return Merchandise Authorization).¬

You must have the item on its way to us within 5 business days of receiving the RMA number from us.

We cannot accept returns of opened patterns and certain opened media items (for example, movies, music, video games, and software). These items must be returned still sealed in their original packaging.

Who pays the cost of shipping a return back to you?

If we sent you the wrong item or it arrived damaged, we will pay the cost of return shipping. Otherwise, you must pay the cost of return shipping to us.

Do you charge a restocking fee?

For “free shipping” items, we charge a restocking fee of 15% to cover our out of pocket costs for shipping.

Except for the restocking fee for items that have free shipping, do you refund in full?

If we sent you the wrong item or it arrived damaged, we will refund the amount you paid to have us ship the item to you. Otherwise, we will not refund the original shipping fee.

We will refund the full price of the item as long as it is returned in new condition (or, in the case of “hurt” item, in the condition as we described it.) To qualify,

1.        Items must be returned with all original packaging and accessories.

2.       Media items (for example, movies, music, video games, and software) and patterns must be unopened and still in their plastic wrap.

We refund less than the full price of the item in the following cases:

1.        If the new item you return show signs of wear, your refund will be 50% - 80% of the item's price, depending on the returned condition.

2.       If the item you return is damaged, missing parts, not in the original condition, or have obvious signs of use for reasons not due to a Shop Smartisans error, we’ll refund up to 50% of the item's price.

We cannot refund opened patterns and certain opened media items (for example, movies, music, video games, and software). These items must be returned still sealed in their original packaging to qualify for a refund.