Review our shipping policies, including shipping costs, shipping locations, ship time, etc.
We guarantee safe shipping on all orders and offer "Standard Shipping" via either FedEx Home Delivery (Ground) or USPS/Parcel Post. All of our products are carefully packaged to avoid damage. If a package is received with broken, damaged, or defective merchandise, please contact us and a replacement will be issued free of charge within 1 business day of receiving your request. You should photograph and keep the defective parts and packaging until told by a Consumer Care representative to discard, recycle, or send back the defective product(s).
Our shipping charges are intended to simply cover the costs and fees we receive from our carriers to deliver your order. Purchases are shipped from our Lancaster, PA warehouse to arrive within 3-7 business days of receipt of the order, with the exception of items shipping USPS/Parcel Post and backordered items, which could take longer. Larger orders may ship in multiple boxes and may not arrive to your destination at the same time. All packages should be opened and carefully inspected upon receipt. Some heavy or oversized items may incur additional shipping fees.
SHIPPING TO AK, HI, U.S. TERRITORIES, AND CANADA
All orders to Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. territories, and Canada will be processed with a custom shipping quote. Please contact us by calling 1-800-442-7336 or email us via our contact us form to help with your order. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
SHIPPING TO A P.O. BOX
We do not allow shipping to a P.O. Box UNLESS it is your only way of being able to receive deliveries. If that's the case, then you must email us via our contact us form or call us at 1-800-442-7336 so that we can manually place the order in our systems to ensure proper delivery. Failure to do so may result in a longer delivery time and additional shipping charges. Sorry for any inconvenience.
We only ship to the United States, U.S. Territories, APO/FPO addresses, and Canada. We recommend using a freight forwarding service, such as DHL, if you wish to order and ship outside of the U.S. or Canada. All shipments from our facility must be sent to a U.S.- or Canadian-based address.
SHIPPING METHODS & TRANSIT TIMES
All items are shipped directly from our Lancaster, PA headquarters. Orders are typically processed and shipped within 1-2 business days via FedEx Home Delivery or USPS. An estimated delivery date range is provided on our product pages and on the cart page. You can also view this map from FedEx to estimate how long a shipment will take to arrive to your location after it leaves our warehouse. We do not currently offer expedited shipping options.
SHIPPING CHARGES (U.S. CUSTOMERS)
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*Flat rate and free shipping only apply within the Contiguous U.S. All other locations including AK, HI, US territories, Canada, and FPO/APO addresses require a custom shipping quote by contacting our Consumer Care team. Free shipping applies to standard ground shipping only.
HANDLING + SHIPPING INSURANCE FEE
We're now charging this $0.97 fee on all orders. This fee helps offset the growing costs we’re incurring around fulfillment and packaging. It also allows us to continue offering free replacements for lost, stolen, or damaged packages. Although shipping carriers are usually the one at fault, they almost always put the burden back on businesses to cover those expenses. While we always take care of our customers, even if it isn’t directly our fault, these costs have risen significantly over the past few years. This fee also helps offset those costs and allows us to quickly replace impacted shipments.
BILLING ADDRESS VS. SHIPPING ADDRESS
You can ship to a single (1) different address (from the "Billing Address") without incurring additional shipping charges. Simply fill out the “Shipping Address” portion of the checkout form in the Shopping Cart with the recipient’s information. If you wish to ship to multiple addresses, you must complete a separate order for each different shipping addresses. We are unable to combine shipping charges for multiple addresses/orders.
CHANGING SHIPPING ADDRESS
If you'd like to change your shipping address after you've placed the order, you may incur additional charges. If you've realized that you've accidentally entered an incorrect shipping address, contact us immediately to avoid any extra charges.
We collect sales tax in locations where we have a legal obligation to do so.
We do not allow customers to pick-up any products from our manufacturing plant, warehouses, or offices. We must ship all items, no exceptions.
PLACING ORDERS ON HOLD
We do not allow any customers to choose to delay or hold orders for shipment at a later date/time. Once placed, we must process and ship all orders immediately, no exceptions. In some cases, if an order is received with an item that is back-ordered, the entire shipment may be held until all products are ready to ship at the same time.
From time-to-time, incidents beyond our control may affect shipping, resulting in a longer period of time before you receive your order. Such incidents may be related to weather or other natural disasters; government restrictions such as "State of Emergency;" or mechanical failure on the carrier's mode of transport. Novelty Manufacturing Co. will not be held responsible for such delays. In appropriate cases, we will file a claim with the carrier.
CANCELLING ORDERS & SHIPMENTS
If a customer would like to cancel or change their order, please call Root & Vessel® Consumer Care at 1-800-442-7336 as soon as possible (Open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern). We'll do everything we can to accommodate the customer's request, but please keep in mind that our order-fulfillment and shipping systems are designed to get orders on their way quickly and efficiently. Therefore, we cannot change or cancel an order once it has entered the shipping process, which is usually just a few hours after the order has been placed.
Please note: If you cancel an item that qualified you for a promotion or special deal, you may no longer receive that discount or promotion on your order.
We reserve the right to cancel any order, at any time.
MISSING & STOLEN DELIVERIES
Unfortunately, the reality of missing and stolen package(s) exists. We will provide you will detailed tracking information once it becomes available so that you can track the status of your shipment. We recommend having someone home on the expected delivery date, or enlisting the help of a trusted individual to retrieve your package(s) for you. You may also choose to have your shipment sent to an alternate address during the checkout process, such as a family member or work address. If your delivery is missing, please contact us as soon as possible so we can investigate with the carrier and confirm the delivery status. If believed to be stolen, you should contact your local authorities immediately and file a report. Novelty Manufacturing Co. is not responsible for missing or stolen deliveries.
You may call in your order during our regular business hours and ask for your delivery to require a signature, for an additional fee. If you live in an area where package theft is a known issue, we urge you to consider this option.
Please note: In some areas with increased chances for stolen packages, the carrier will often try to "hide" the delivery in a safer place. Be sure to check the delivery notes and look in, under, and around all doorways, porches, decks, shrubbery, and steps.
Last Update: March 20, 2023