Returns, Exchanges, and Cancellations
At Stainless Steel Store, your satisfaction is very important to us. That is why we have a no-hassle return policy. If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, you may return or exchange the item for up to 30 days from the date of purchase (some restrictions apply)*. If you wish to return or exchange an item, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, include the name on the order, the internal order number, and the order date. We will email you back with instructions for how to complete the return. Please do not send in the item without receiving confirmation and instructions from us. Refused shipments and items returned without a return authorization may not be eligible for refunds. Once your return has been processed, you will be credited with the purchase amount, minus a 20% restocking fee.** The restocking fee is in no way intended to penalize you; it is simply needed to cover the labor involved in processing a return. Many companies charge hefty restocking fees to profit from customer returns. We disagree with those practices and charge only what we must to cover our costs. To receive your credit for a return, returned merchandise must be in its original packaging, and in new, unused, and resalable condition. Please take care when packaging your item(s) for return shipment and be sure to insure your return shipment for its full value. No refunds will be given for items that are returned damaged. In the event of a return or a refused shipment, customers are responsible for return shipping fees.
Once you place your order, we begin processing it immediately. Many of our products ship out the same day an order is placed. We also carry made-to-order products that we begin to produce as soon as an order is placed. For that reason, it is generally not possible to cancel an order once it has been placed. However, if you contact us with a cancellation request before 4:00pm PST on the day you place your order, we will do our best to meet your request. We regret that we cannot accommodate cancellation requests that come in after 4:00pm PST on the day you place your order.
Although it is extremely rare, sometimes items do arrive damaged. If your item is being delivered by freight carrier, please note: you MUST immediately inspect the package for potential damage at the time of delivery. While it is normal for cartons to show some wear, if it appears that damage to the item has occurred, write "PRODUCT DAMAGED" on the sheet that the freight company asks you to sign, do not accept the delivery, and call us at 1-800-449-0941. Click here for more information on accepting freight shipments. Once you contact us, we will work together with the freight company to determine whether the item is damaged and identify the source of the damage. If it is clear that the item is in fact damaged, we will make arrangements to have a replacement sent out to you and have the original item returned. If it is determined that the item is not in fact damaged, the item will be re-delivered to you.
When accepting a freight shipment, it is very important that you note any damage at the time of delivery in order to facilitate the damage claim process. When damage is noted only after the item has been accepted for delivery free and clear, you may need to file a concealed damage claim with the freight company. If, after accepting delivery, you discover concealed damage that was not apparent at the time the item was delivered, please contact us immediately at 1-800-449-0941 so we can assist you. Please also be sure to keep all the original boxes and packaging until your damage claim is resolved. In cases where only part of your item is damaged, we may be able to send out a replacement part, although for some items that may not be possible. In cases where sending out replacement parts is not an option, we will help you file a concealed damage claim with the freight company, for full or partial compensation. All damage claims are time sensitive and must be reported no later than 7 days after the item is received. We regret that we cannot accommodate freight damage claims that are reported more than 7 days after delivery.
If you receive a damaged item from a UPS or FedEx shipment, simply notify us within 7 days of receiving your shipment. We will send out a replacement and arrange for the damaged item to be picked up. In some cases, if only a part of the item is damaged, we may send out a replacement part. In cases where the damage can be corrected with replacement parts, we will not replace the entire item. We regret that we cannot accommodate damage claims that are filed more than 7 days after delivery. Depending on the item you've ordered and the nature of the damage, damage claims and claims for replacement items can sometimes take several weeks or more to process; therefore, should you receive a damaged item, we may recommend that you place a new order for a replacement to expedite processing and delivery. In this case, when the damage claim is resolved, we will issue you a full credit for your original purchase.
If you refuse a shipment due to damage, please contact us immediately at 1-800-449-0941 to report the damage and the refusal. We will investigate if the item is damaged, investigate the reason for the damage, and submit a claim to our warehouse to have a replacement sent to you. Please do not refuse shipments for any reason other than visible damage. In the event that you refuse a shipment for any reason other than damage, you will be responsible for the return shipping cost as well as a 20% restocking fee for the item you have purchased. If you refuse a shipment due to damage, and if it is then determined that the item is not in fact damaged, we will have the item re-delivered to you.
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*Custom items are NOT returnable. Certain made-to-order items are also not returnable; these items are designated as such within their product detail pages. If an item is delivered by freight carrier and accepted free and clear with concealed damage, it cannot be returned or exchanged.
**Although we offer free shipping at the time of purchase, customers are responsible for return shipping in the event of a return. The restocking fee also applies to refused shipments.
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