Your web site say's free shipping please explain your free shipping offer policy?
We want to make your shopping experience on our website easy and hassle-free. Every item you order includes free shipping to most addresses in the continental U.S, with the exception of remote rural areas. However, orders shipped to Hawaii or Alaska will incur additional charges at the buyer's financial responsibility. Most of our home accessories and small pieces of furniture will be shipped free via UPS ground. Our large furniture pieces will ship free via motor freight and are subject to the freight company's rules and regulations.
Please note that our free shipping offer only includes curb-side delivery or self-service. The delivery truck will unload your shipment, but it is your responsibility to unpack and move your furniture inside your home. The driver will not help you. Our free shipping offer does not include inside delivery, delivery to buildings, delivery before or after regular working hours, delivery on weekends, or delivery to any second-floor or higher residences.
If you change your address during transit, you will be charged a reconsignment fee, paid by the customer. It is your responsibility to be present or have someone present during the delivery of your order/shipment. If you are not home at the delivery time, you will be charged a $45.00 redelivery fee.
If you live on an unpaved or small narrow road and your home is not accessible by delivery truck, you must provide a means of transportation from the delivery truck to your home or the freight company's terminal to your home. You may incur a remote delivery surcharge if your ship-to address falls outside of the geographical area normally served by our carriers or delivery addresses that are called "limited delivery areas." If this is the case, we will notify you with the additional "surcharge delivery fee" before we ship your order. If you have any questions concerning this delivery surcharge, please contact us.
What is my responsibility at the time of delivery and what if I notice my piece is damaged?
Furniture pieces are securely packed, boxed and strapped to a pallet, and this is the way it should be delivered to your home, except if you ordered white glove in-home deliver, then the delivery company will deliver them boxed, not on a pallet. Before signing the delivery receipt, please inspect to see if there are outside obvious damage. In the unlikely event that a package arrives damaged (e.g., dented, torn, crushed, holes etc.), point the damages to the driver immediately and unpack the piece in question immediately in front of the driver. After you have unpacked the package and the piece is damage, write on the delivery receipt the damages you noticed on the piece. Save your copy of receipt. San Carlos Imports has inspected the contents of your package and carefully packed it to withstand normal handling in shipment; any loss or damage sustained is transit is therefore solely the responsibility of the carrier. Loss or damage may be apparent on arrival or it may be discovered at any time after unpacking, in which case you should immediately advise the carrier at the address shown on your receipt. If you receive a shipment from UPS Ground delivery and it's damaged, you must report all UPS damages to us within 3 days for us to file a claim and replace the damage item. In either case it is vital that you notify the delivering carrier in writing at once and request an inspection of the damage item. San Carlos Imports relinquishes responsibility for the goods when they are turned over to the carrier, and any return of same must be authorized in writing. Please refuse delivery of any merchandise that is visibly damaged. If damage merchandise is refused and is properly noted on the driver's delivery receipt, San Carlos Imports will file all necessary claims with the shipping company and send replacement item to you. If damages are not noted at time of delivery and merchandise refused, you may face significant delays and additional expenses to correct the damage item, plus incur shipping charges. By inspecting your shipment and noting any damage of the package at the time of delivery the problem will be corrected at no additional expense to you. If you have any questions about our free shipping offer, damage merchandise or not sure about your responsibility during delivery, please call us at 1-877-671-0157.
When can I expect my order delivered to my home?
We strive to ensure that all the products on sancarlosimports.com are available to you as quickly as possible and shipped within the estimated time quoted on the product description. Our goal is to ship all small home accessories item within 48-96 hrs. on all items shipped via UPS Ground. If your order is shipped UPS Ground, expect 4-7 business day till delivery. Delivery date is based on shipping your order from Texas. If you ordered pieces of furniture expect an additional 3-7 days, after it has shipped from our warehouse days, transit time to deliver, depending on the freight company's rules and shipping schedules. We will notify you by email when we ship your order with delivery and shipping information, plus the freight company’s tracking number. It is the buyers' responsibility to be present at the time of delivery, if nobody can be present at the time of delivery, please let us know and we can make new arrangements. We try our best to ship your item according to the products description page, but due to peak shopping season, such as the holiday season expect up to an additional 5 days before your item is shipped. We will provide you with up to date shipping information on every item we sell. Your understanding and patience is greatly appreciated.
If you decide to cancel your order, please notify us by email asap, all cancelations must be in writing. You can cancel your order anytime during the ordering process, just as long as your order has not been shipped, without incurring any penalties. But once your order has shipped, left our warehouse and in transit, the customer will be responsible for all shipping costs incurred and a 20% return/restocking fee, no exception. Refusing your order at any time after it has been shipped is considered a canceled order and all cancelation fees will apply, 20% return/restocking fee, plus the return shipping charges back to our warehouse in Texas. See our return policy for more information. So please think twice before cancelling your order.
Satisfaction Guarantee & Returns Policies?
Our customers’ satisfaction is the foundation of our success. If you for any reason are not satisfied with your purchase you may return the item within 7 days of receipt and receive a partial refund, less the 20% return/ restocking fee of the purchase price. The item must be in its original condition for a refund and properly packed for safe transit, packed as received. You can return any item that has not been assembled; no refunds will be issued on items that have been assembled. All items including furniture and chimenea returned will incur a 20% return/restocking fee, no exception, plus the return shipping charges are the customer’s responsibility or the person who is returning the item. All special-order items are no-returnable and no-refundable. **NOTE: Every piece of rustic furniture is handmade and unique to give a one-of-a-kind look. Imperfections will exist in appearance, texture, size and/or finish. Plus, the color shade of each piece may have slight variation, because they are made with natural products applied by artisans and lighting condition of the image taken, the actual finish will vary in appearance from any examples shown. In addition, worm-wood may be used to enhance the rustic appearance. Normal cracking of your kiln-dried rustic furniture adds to the handcrafted beauty and uniqueness of the piece, so it may not be considered a defect. If you have any questions, please call us toll free.
Refund, Credits & Accounts?
The crediting of credit card accounts shall be governed exclusively by this Agreement. In the event we determine to provide credit to your account in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Agreement, after verification, San Carlos Imports will issue credit to the original account number charged or payment. Anticipate account crediting within (30) thirty days of our notifying you of your account credit amount.
What credit card can I use, and is it safe to place an order using my credit card on your website?
You can use any of the following credit cards to make a purchase on our website: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover, we also accept Google Pay, Apple Pay and PayPal. We take your security issues seriously, and all online transactions are handled with industry-standard SSL encryption. When you enter your credit card number using our order form, it's transmitted across the internet in an encrypted or scrambled form, and then encoded when the order gets to us. Throughout the ordering process, your credit card number is encrypted and safe. Additionally, for added security, once you enter the ordering process, you will see security access boxes pop up, which tells you that you are proceeding in a secured section. With your approval, you can continue in the ordering process.
I would like to buy something, but I do not want to use my credit card. Can I still purchase the item?
Of course! If you do not want to use your credit card online, you can place your order by calling us toll-free at 1-877-671-0157. For your convenience, you can purchase any item by check, money order, email, or by calling us for more information.
If I decide to purchase something online using my credit card, when will my credit card be charged?
If you order online, as with many other merchants, we place an authorization hold on your payment card account for the approximate amount of any purchase you make. You might see such authorization request on your online statement. This request is not actual charges; they are tests to confirm that your payment card account is active and has available funds to accommodate transactions. Authorization holds are removed by your financial institution shortly after your purchase clears. The amount of time it takes to remove authorization requests varies by financial institution. Your credit card is then charged the total amount when your order is packed and ready to ship. If you place your order over the phone, your credit card is charged the total amount when your order is packed and ready to ship.
What do you do with the information you gather during the ordering process?
When you order, we need the following information to process and fulfill the order: customer name, mailing and shipping address, email address, credit card number, and expiration date. San Carlos Imports will not sell your personal information to anyone. From time to time, we will provide statistical information about our website, such as sales and traffic volume, to other vendors. However, these statistics will never include personal information.
Will I be charged sales tax if I order online or by phone?
That depends on where you want the order to be shipped. Since San Carlos Imports is based in Texas, any order shipped to a Texas address will be charged the current sales tax rate, which is .0825%. On the other hand, if your order is shipped to an address outside of Texas, we will not collect or charge you sales tax. San Carlos Imports is not responsible for collecting or submitting sales or use taxes for any state other than Texas.
Will the item I purchase be identical to the item on your website?
No, it is unlikely that the item you purchase will be identical to the one on our website because all of our items are handcrafted, making each one unique. We inspect every item before shipping it to you to ensure that it closely resembles what is displayed on our website, but slight variations in color, pattern, or texture may be present. If you are not satisfied with your order, please notify us. Please note that all special-order items are non-returnable and non-refundable. Rustic furniture is handmade, and imperfections may exist in appearance, texture, size, and finish. Additionally, the color shade of each piece may have slight variations due to the use of natural products applied by artisans. Normal cracking of your kiln-dried furniture adds to its unique beauty and may not be considered a reason for return. Our manufacturers may use wormwood at their discretion to further enhance the rustic appearance. If you have any questions, please contact us via our toll-free number.
Will your rustic furniture match my rustic furniture I already have?
No, our rustic furniture is unlikely to match what you already have for a couple of reasons. Firstly, rustic pine wood darkens as it ages, meaning that the new piece you purchase may be lighter than the one you already own. Secondly, there are many Mexican manufacturers of rustic pine furniture who make the same style and design using the same pine wood, but they may use different finishing or staining techniques, resulting in a lighter or darker stain than what you have. While our rustic furniture may not match what you already have, it will blend well together.
Are all your products available to ship?
Yes, all the products that we offer for sale on our website are in stock and available to ship. However, since many of our products are handcrafted, availability is subject to change at any time. If we are unable to fill your order, we will notify you immediately by email or phone. Please note that we will not bill your credit card until your order is packed and ready to ship. Although we try our best to project inventory levels on every product, demand for some products may be unpredictable, leading to potential out-of-stock situations.
San Carlos Imports reserves the right, at any time, to modify, alter or update these policies.
San Carlos Imports reserves the right to refuse service, remove or edit content, or cancel any order at our discretion. No excuse needed.
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