RECOVERY SHOP'S SHIPPING INFORMATION
The following is a list of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Recovery Shop (FAQ) - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Where is the Recovery Emporium's physical location? From what location does my order ship?
A: The Recovery Emporium is located at the following address:
708 Division Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Q: WHEN WILL MY ORDER SHIP?
A: The Recovery Emporium crew does their very best to ship all (non-customized) orders within 24-hours of receiving the order. Orders received after 3 PM Eastern Standard time on Friday will be shipped the next business day (for example on Monday). Orders that require specialization or customized services such as engraved medallions, plaques, etc. may require additional time due to the additional time required to create your item(s). If your order does not require customization, then you can expect it to be shipped out within 24-hours.
Q: How come my order didn't arrive within 24-hours?
A: The Recovery Emporium crew does their very best to ship all orders within 24-hours of receiving the order. This will not mean that your item will be arriving within 24-hours.
The time that your order takes to arrive at your home will vary based on your location, the date or day of the week, and the time that your order is placed (please read below).
Q: Why does an online store have store hours listed on their website? Can I not make a purchase anytime?
A: Our store hours are Monday through Friday 9 am - 4 pm EST. This information is provided simply to indicate when you can reach our customer support team by phone during this time. Our website is available 24-hours a day and 7 days per week. We also provide our store hours to help our customers gain a better understanding of our shipping policies. For example, orders placed on Friday after 3 pm through Sunday at midnight are filled on Monday morning upon arriving at the shop. Our store hours have been determined by a number of reasons, but the primary factor is simply that our mail services (pickups) are available Monday through Friday. In some cases, we have taken an item directly to the USPS offices, but it did not necessarily indicate that the package arrived more quickly to our customer.
Q: Can you please explain the shipping services that you do offer?
A: We have a variety of shipping options available. Below is a list of some of the options available for you to select from when making a purchase at the Recovery Emporium - RecoveryShop.com. More expensive shipping options can be selected at checkout to ensure that your order arrives within a certain time frame. Please keep in mind, there is no replacement for planning. It is best practice to complete your orders a minimum of one week prior to a deadline to allow for the possibility of human error, an unavoidable occurrence when shopping online. The Recovery Emporium has made good friends with the postal service, however, we still do not receive any type of priority over any other business when it comes to lost packages, speed of delivery, etc.
Please visit the USPS website for more information.
When ordering from RecoveryShop, you may choose from one of the following options: Keep in mind that, due to the effects of COVID19, USPS is no longer guaranteeing any of it's services. And it has been our experience that delivery times have almost doubled. The list below is what they claim under normal circumstances.
Priority Mail Express - Items delivered within 24-hour to 48-hours. Delivering 7 days a week, Priority Mail Express is the post office's fastest domestic service for time-sensitive letters, documents, or merchandise.
Priority Mail - Items delivered in 2-3 business days depending on where your package is being sent. Your package will start it's journey in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Any order that weighs more than 1-pound will automatically be sent via Priority Mail with the exception of large book orders which may be shipped via Media Mail.
First Class Mail - Items ship in 2-5 business days - orders that weigh less than 1-pound will be sent via First Class Mail unless otherwise selected when going through the checkout process. Recovery Shop orders being sent to the West Coast (especially true for those orders shipped to the western coastal cities/states) may use the full 5-days, however, orders sent to cities/states on the East Coast have arrived as soon as 2-days after placing an order. This is not always the case and the time of delivery will vary depending on the weather conditions, carrier availability, and other issues not related to the actions of the Recovery Shop.
International Shipping - Items will ship from our shop within 24-hours of receiving the order. However, the delivery times will vary based on your location. There are also times when our packages have been collected by the United States' (or the receiving country's) Customs and/or border patrol services.
The European Union (EU), a group of 27 countries including Germany and France, will be implementing new trade rules for U.S. sellers beginning July 1, 2021. The EU has modified the Value-Added Tax (VAT) – a tax on goods and services bought and delivered to the EU countries. Sellers in the U.S. (IE. Recoveryshop) will need to understand how to comply with these new laws and prepare for the changes. Please be patient while we research this issue and decide if it will cost-effective to reinstate shipping to these countries. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
NOTE: While we can guarantee that your order will be shipped from our location within 24-hours; we cannot guarantee what happens once your order leaves our shop. We have all orders that are sent via Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express insured and tracked. Unfortunately, at this time insurance and tracking services are not available for First-Class Mail. If you experience any difficulties with your delivery, then please contact us. We will gladly help to advocate for you with the United States Postal Service. If an item is lost or stolen, then please do not hesitate to email (email@example.com) or call (1-888-798-3496) the shop. We will work with you to help to ensure that you are satisfied with your shopping experience.
Q: HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO ARRIVE ?
Keep in mind that, due to the effects of COVID19, USPS is no longer guaranteeing any of it's services. And it has been our experience that delivery times have almost doubled. The list below is what they claim under normal circumstances.
Typically, 1st class, small packages take 3 to 5 working days.
Priority Mail packages usually arrive within 2 to 3 working days after you've placed your order.
Q: HOW MUCH ARE SHIPPING CHARGES ?
A: Shipping costs are based on weight of items with allowances for typical packaging material weights. Orders over 1 lb will automatically ship Priority Mail with the exception of large book orders which may be shipped via media mail.
Q: HOW CAN I GET MY ORDER QUICKER?
A: If your order is a very small order it will be shipped 1st. Class Ground ( 3 to 5 working days typical ) unless Priority Mail is checked during checkout ( 2 to 3 days after order is placed )
or is requested by email or phone call whereas extra charges may be required. If you must have your order arrive faster... you must notify us by phone and/or email.
The ONLY OPTIONS AVAILABLE are:
1. US Postal EXPRESS - 1 - 2 day delivery from the time of arrival at Post Office.
Actual costs are near $23.00 for a Flat Rate Envelope and $40.00 for a 1 Lb Package
2. UPS - OVERNIGHT - WARNING!!! Extremely Expensive !!!
Typical charges may range from $30.00 to $90.00 depending on package weight, size, and distance.
( We've shipped single medallions that have cost over $40.00 to ship overnight. )
We do not use UPS - this is not in any way, shape, or form a good option for our business. WE MUST PHYSICALLY TAKE THE PACKAGE TO THE UPS CENTER OURSELVES
which is only open from 4 to 6 PM - Monday through Friday.
We cannot know actual charges until then.
Customers must understand and agree to any and all charges for overnight shipments
prior to our taking packages to UPS.
Q: Can you further explain your policies related to international or out-of-country shipping?
The information below may vary with regard to the additional costs, as well as, time frame. We cannot track shipping outside of the U.S. nor do we have any control over the actions of US Customs or any other form of governing body related to the shipping of items past the borders of the United States. Customs may take action that leads to your order taking longer than expected. We have also experienced a few rare instances where a customer's order was taken and then never released by Customs. This is the exception rather than the rule, and something that we will work with you on an individual basis. We reserve the right to cancel an order if the costs of shipping (reshipping) exceed that of our potential earnings for a sale. As customers ourselves, we feel that this is simply good housekeeping or something that you would expect from any business.
Here is some additional information on our International Shipping Options:
First Class Mail International - Packages are under 4 pounds - packages arrive in approximately 2-3 weeks depending on the location of the receiver.
Priority Mail International - Packages generally arrive in 6-10 days to most countries and about 3-weeks to Australia.
Shipping costs are generally calculated and not specific to area. * We reserve the right to adjust shipping costs due to location. * We ship through USPS and go by their shipping costs. We try to do our best. :)
We are Not responsible for any additional value-added taxes or duties. This is not something that is unique to Recovery Emporium, but something that is included in many companies' international shipping policies. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the actions taken by Customs. Recovery Shop will gladly work with you on the matter, but as a matter of course we reserve the right to respond to each case on an individual basis. This is often the best course of action when there is so much room for variance between each order.
NOTE** The European Union (EU), a group of 27 countries including Germany and France, will be implementing new trade rules for U.S. sellers beginning July 1, 2021. The EU has modified the Value-Added Tax (VAT) – a tax on goods and services bought and delivered to the EU countries. Sellers in the U.S. (IE. Recoveryshop) will need to understand how to comply with these new laws and prepare for the changes. Please be patient while we research this issue and decide if it will cost-effective to reinstate shipping to these countries. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.