Our products ship through a privately owned climate-controlled warehouse in San Diego, California by Dan and Dave Industries, Inc. If you're in the area, we offer in-store pickup. After checkout, please respond to your order email confirmation letting us know that you would like to pick your items up.

SHIPPING RATES

We proudly ship (Monday through Friday) through the United States Postal Service and FedExPlease use our Shipping Calculator during checkout for accurate shipping rates. Price* includes packaging, handling, and service fees, excluding import-taxes, associated with shipping your goods. 

If using the free shipping option* (*when promotion is active) at checkout, please be aware that the method of shipment and delivery can vary. If you would like to have your package delivered within a specific or guaranteed time window, we recommend selecting another option like Priority or Fedex Home instead of the free shipping option.

Also, Fedex Smart Post can vary on delivery times as it begins in the hands of Fedex, but is ultimately delivered by USPS. Therefore, if you are looking to receive an item (or items) by a specific date, we recommend that you account for at least 5-8 business days of transit if choosing Fedex Smart Post.

Tracking numbers are provided via email at the time of shipment. Carrier options may vary based on destination.

*Shipping prices are calculated based on real-time courier rates using the dimension of the package and weight plus handling. 

USPS

Domestic

First-Class
1-5 Bus. Days


Priority Mail
2-3 Bus. Days

International

First-Class
Up to 21 Bus. Days


Priority Mail
6-10 Bus. Days

 FedEx Ground

Domestic

1-5 Bus. Days

Canada & Mexico

3-7 Bus. Days

FedEx Express

Domestic

1-3 Bus. Days

International

3-5 Bus. Days


SHIPPING POLICY

Tracking numbers are provided via email at the time of shipment. Carrier options may vary based on destination.

Any shipping charges incurred due to exchange for store credit are the responsibility of the customer.

The customer assumes responsibility for any additional charges on rejected packages. This includes any orders returned due to non-claim. Art of Play is not responsible for customs fees incurred from imported goods. We work hard to keep our shipping rates reasonable while ensuring your items are delivered in the most efficient and reliable way possible -- we appreciate your understanding.

If an order is placed and the address entered at checkout is incorrect, Art of Play is not responsible for the delivery of that package. It is your responsibility to double check the address you are having your order shipped to. If the order does not make it to your destination due to the error in address, Art of Play is not responsible for a replacement to be mailed. Also, do not have your package mailed to an address if the address is temporary. In some cases, packages may take several weeks to arrive. If you vacate the delivery address prior to receiving the package, we are not responsible for any fees to receive the package again or for a replacement to be mailed out.

*International packages shipped using USPS cannot be traced once they reach international customs, therefore Art of Play will not be held responsible for any lost or stolen packages if USPS is selected.

In rare cases, the amount paid for shipping may not be enough for the requested service. In those instances, we will do our best to let you know that a different shipping method may be required or additional fees needed in order to ship by the selected method. We reserve the right to change the shipping method for any reason.

All mentions of the transit time on the checkout page are merely estimates and those estimates of transit time begin once your order is packaged and handed off to the appropriate carrier.

During the November-December shipping season, due to the large influx of orders, it can take up to 2-4 business days to process, package and ship your orders. Please take this into account when placing your order and allow plenty of time to receive your package prior to the date you actually need it. We do not guarantee that any order placed will arrive by a specific date. We only believe that it will arrive within the stated transit time listed during checkout once it is packaged and handed to the mail carrier. 

LOST/STOLEN PACKAGES

Once orders have left our warehouse, Art of Play cannot be held accountable for lost, stolen, or mis-delivered packages. If you’re having trouble tracking down a shipment, you’ll need to contact your local post office and/or parcel carrier for assistance. In the event of a replacement being mailed, Art of Play reserves the right to mail the replacement via any shipping method available.

WHY IS MY ORDER DELAYED/NOT SHIPPED?

While we do our best to mail out all orders within 1 business day of that order being placed, there are various reasons why your order may be delayed or not shipped within that time frame. These reasons include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Items ordered are on back order

• Items ordered are pre-sale

• A large release or holiday period has created a large influx of orders (expect processing/shipment to happen within 2-4 business days during these periods)

In the event of an item being ordered that is not in stock, we will contact you letting you know of the delay and the expected ship date.

In the event of ordering an item that is considered "pre-sale", the expected ship date of the product will be listed on the product page at the time of ordering.

Please keep in mind, in both of the above cases, your order will ship in full once all items are available for shipment. 

Any questions or concerns related to a delayed order, please email us at contact@artofplay.com and reference your order number in the email subject line.

WHY WAS MY ORDER CANCELLED?

Although this is unlikely, we will occasionally cancel orders due to shortage of materials or suspicion of fraud. We will contact you immediately with an explanation, should order cancellation be necessary.

Art of Play reserves the right to cancel any order.

RETURNS & EXCHANGES

Art of Play will gladly offer credit in the form on a digital gift card for the exchange of any items (still sealed in new condition) purchased on www.artofplay.com within 30 days of the original order. Because many of our products are limited, we cannot offer refunds or credits on opened/used items. Email contact@artofplay.com for assistance.

RECEIVED A WRONG ITEM?

While we try our best to pack every order correctly, mistakes can happen. If you believe you have received an incorrect item, please email us at contact@artofplay.com and provide us with an image of the item received and your order number. DO NOT open any items that you believe are incorrect. An opened item, even if incorrectly mailed/received, may be rejected for exchange or credit.

 

RECEIVED A DAMAGED ITEM?

While we try our best to pack every order sufficiently to handle transit, in some cases, damage will occur to items in your shipment due to various reasons. We apologize for this inconvenience and ask that you let us know as soon as possible of the damage. Any damage claims made on an order must be submitted via email to contact@artofplay.com within 7 days of receiving the package. Please include your order number and pictures of the damaged items and packaging.

In the event the damage is caused by you or your postal service negligence, we reserve the right to refuse sending a replacement or issuing a refund. Any claims made after 7 days from receiving the product will not be considered for reimbursement or replacement. Also, do not discard the damaged item. You may be asked to return the damaged item prior to receiving a replacement or reimbursement.