COVID-19 ALERT: Yes, we are open and still shipping. However, due to the high volume of orders during this outbreak, our shipping carriers may experience delays from unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances that we are unable to control.
As stated in our UNFORESEEN & UNAVOIDABLE CIRCUMSTANCES and CARRIER SHIPPING DELAYS policies below, we are not responsible for these delays and cannot provide refunds for delayed shipments. However, we guarantee we are doing everything we can to get your orders out as soon as possible. Please have patience as we work through this, together.
Shipping & Delivery
Orders are processed Monday through Friday, until 4 pm ET. Orders placed before 4 pm ET (M-F) will be processed that day. Orders placed after 4 pm ET (M-F), or on a *non-business day will be processed the next applicable *business day.
The time from when the order is placed through the time it is processed is NOT counted as shipping time. The shipping rate estimates are based on actual shipping time, not processing time. Once the order has processed, it will be shipped the following *business day.
We ship via all major mail carriers, including UPS, FedEx, and the United States Postal Service. The carrier chosen for individual orders is based on the location and delivery time of your order and cannot be chosen by customers.
Additionally, if the chosen carrier operates on *non-business days we still cannot guarantee any shipping movement on these days. Therefore, they are not counted as applicable shipping days.
We highly suggest signing up for status updates from the carrier to get up-to-date information on the movement of your order. Click here for more info on setting up shipping notifications.
*Business days include Monday through Friday. Non-business days include Saturday, Sunday, and U.S. national holidays.
Rates & Timelines
CUSTOMER BILLING & SHIPPING ADDRESSES
It is the customer’s responsibility to enter the correct information at checkout for billing and shipping address information. We greatly encourage customers to carefully check that the information entered is correct and accurate prior to submitting their order. Once the order has been submitted we are unable to change address information and will ship to whatever address has been submitted.
Some orders may require additional shipping & handling fees due to contents, size or product/services. Also, orders shipped to more remote areas may incur additional costs. If shipping charges are more expensive than indicated on your web order, you will be contacted by phone or by email informing you of additional fees or duties that may be required to ship your package. If this is the case the customer retains the right to cancel their order. Furthermore Thrifty Appliance Parts reserves the right to cancel any order at any time that requires any additional shipping charges from the carrier.
PLEASE NOTE: We will not charge you any additional freight without your authorization.
CUSTOMS, DUTIES, & TAXES
Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the U.S. may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country ("Import Fees"). The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such Import Fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country.
Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; therefore we recommend that you contact your local customs office for further information.
When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates. To obtain details regarding the Actual Import Fees, or to obtain documentation or receipts in connection with customs clearance, you may contact the Designated Carrier specified in your shipment confirmation e-mail.
UNFORESEEN & UNAVOIDABLE CIRCUMSTANCES
We cannot predict unforeseen circumstances such as weather delays, power outages or other things often referred to as “acts of God.” Although these delays may prevent your order from arriving on time, they are out of our reasonable control. In those cases we will work with you and the shipping carrier to be sure you get your package as soon as possible, however our normal shipping and delivery guarantees don’t apply.
CARRIER SHIPPING DELAYS
Although we strive to make sure ALL of our orders arrive within or before their estimated delivery date, occasionally there are carrier delays that are beyond our control. Sometimes when shipping an order we discover that none of our carriers can deliver the order within the customer selected time frame. Additionally, some carriers no longer guarantee their delivery times, which unfortunately means we cannot guarantee that orders will arrive within the estimated timeline and cannot refund customers for orders that the carrier failed to deliver by the estimated delivery date.
However, we do guarantee that we are doing everything we can to get all orders out of the door as soon as possible to allow our carriers ample time to deliver the orders within the estimated shipping timeline. In the event, at the time of shipment, that none of our carriers can deliver the order within the customer selected time frame, we will ship the order under whichever option will deliver the order closest to the chosen time frame.
Once an order is placed, it is automatically sent to processing. We do this so we can ship your order as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this means that we are unable to cancel an order after it has been submitted. We apologize for this inconvenience, and encourage you to speak with us if you have any questions or concerns prior to placing an order.
UNRECEIVED, INCORRECT, & DAMAGED ORDERS
In the event that your order is not received beyond the tracking number's estimated arrival date, or has arrived with damaged, incorrect, or missing pieces please notify customer service within (3) days of receipt; Or, if unreceived, please notify customer service within (3) days of the projected arrival date. If we do not notate your account of the issue within (3) days we cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer you a replacement order.
Please note that we are not authorized to offer refunds under these circumstances, as it is our policy to replace the missing/problem items in these situations.
If your order has been damaged in shipment by USPS (United States Postal Service) USPS requires you (the addressee) contact/take the damaged item and packaging to your local post office to submit a claim for refund.
They will have to print a PS-2856 form, to file a 'Damage Report of Insured Article and Contents'. Once printed the PS-2856 form will need completed and mailed/faxed to the St. Louis, MO post office for review. Once the claim has been approved USPS will issue a check to cover the damaged order.
GET MOVEMENT UPDATES FOR YOUR ORDER
Once your order has begun shipping, you can get real time updates on the movement of your order. All you need to do, to set this up, is click on the tracking code link included the shipping notification email we sent you. The link will send you to the carrier's tracking page with the estimated delivery date. Underneath the expected delivery date, click on the Text & Email Updates link to select how you would like to be notified and fill in either your email or phone number. Learn more about USPS notifications here.