Terms & Conditions
Thank you for your business. Here at Windy City Novelties we want both your shopping experience and the event you’re planning to be a smashing success. Because we value your loyalty, we try to avoid any possible confusion or misunderstanding when it comes to placing and receiving orders. A large inventory of over 16,000 unique products is typically on hand, however we are occasionally out of some items, and apologize for any inconvenience that may cause. We also understand that, sometimes there are circumstances where returns need to be made. Kindly read our following Terms of Sale.
In the event that, for example, a product image or description, color, style, packaging was not accurately represented, or that perhaps the party got cancelled, or way too many supplies were ordered, returns and exchanges on most items are gladly accepted within 30 days of the date received.
Once a returned product is received, the item will be inspected to confirm it’s condition as new, unused, or unworn, and in the case of party kits, that they are unopened and complete. Following inspection, the full value of the returned item plus an additional 10% will be offered as a non-expiring store credit, OR the original order amount can be refunded via the same form of original payment. Please note return shipping charges on unwanted or unused items are the customer’s responsibility. If product is returned after 30 days of the receiving date we do reserve the right to refuse/deny any refund. If you are having an issue with one of our products, or for large orders/bulk item returns, kindly contact one of our helpful customer service reps at (800) 442-9722.
For Shortages & Lost or Damaged Cartons please contact our customer service team within 5-7 days of either your package not arriving on time or for a shortage of product so that the appropriate steps can be taken.
All orders are promptly processed. It is our goal to ship NON-IMPRINTED order within 5 business days of the order receipt. Shipping is generally via UPS, FED-EX or USPS (our discretion). All shipping charges including duties & broker fees, (when applicable to overseas locations) are the customer's responsibility. Please allow adequate time for transit and customs clearance when ordering for a particular event. We recommend that you (the customer) are present at the delivery location to sign for and take possession of the shipment directly from the transportation company. We are not responsible for lost, stolen or pilfered cartons left at unattended locations. If we have your e-mail address, tracking information will be sent the day your package leaves our warehouse. PLEASE NOTE: Timely deliveries of product hinges on UPS, FED-EX or the USPS keeping to their posted shipping schedules. Rarely, but on occasion, deliveries are delayed due to "Acts of God", such as poor weather. If an "Act of God" is blamed by the shipping company for a delayed delivery and you miss your required in hands date, we will allow you to refuse the order (for that reason only), and offer a refund for the cost of merchandise only. Shipping charges (both directions) will not be refunded. International delivery dates are never guaranteed so please allow enough time for transit.
Expedited shipping is available using two methods. 1. An expedite fee of $7.50 will put your order on a high priority list and it should leave our warehouse within 48 hours of the order being placed. 2. Orders can be expedited using a variety of Air Freight shipping options: UPS ORANGE (3-day), UPS BLUE (2-day), UPS RED STANDARD (next day afternoon) UPS RED EXPEDITED (next day A.M.) or FED-EX (same options as UPS), all of which are significantly more expensive than normal shipment by ground and will be charged accordingly. New non-open account customers (less than 30 days) must prepay these Air expedited shipping charges by Credit Card, Western Union, or Bank Wire Transfer. A faxed credit card authorization may be required when pre-paying by credit card. Air Expedited orders require a signature upon delivery and our company is not responsible for missed packages as a result of non delivery if signature cannot be obtained by Fed-Ex, UPS or USPS. In the event a delivery is missed and the package is returned back to our warehouse, a refund will be given minus shipping charges.
Our company proudly offers a large variety of custom imprinted items including but not limited to: Banners, Invitations and Pens. All customization and final proof approval is to be completed on the web by the customer. It is the responsibility of the customer to proof and check all of the details entered such as but not limited to: colors of fonts, spelling, grammar and placement of wording. Returns, credits and refunds will NOT be issued for any custom and/or imprinted item.
Unless the laws change, sales tax will not be charged on orders shipped outside of the state of Illinois. Within Illinois, we will charge sales tax on all orders unless (prior to shipment or pickup) we are provided with both 1. Current Resale Tax ID certificate (or Not for Profit Tax Exempt certificate). 2. A signed copy of the Illinois form CRT61. We are unable to call International phone #’s so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave an email when leaving a voicemail. Thank you
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