Shipping policy

LAViolinShop.com standard shipping policy

Standard Shipping Policy

(RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY READ CAREFULLY)

Under normal circumstances, we do our best to ship most verified instrument orders within 7 working days – please allow us 7 days for exceptional shop set up services. LAVS shop Set up is different from other internet suppliers. We do set up at our LA Workshop to make sure high quality set up to satisfy our customers. FedEx Ground shipments usually arrive within 6 business days; however, please allow up to 14 business days for delivery because we do special set up in our workshop in Los Angeles, and also especially during peak seasons and severe weather conditions. We ship almost entirely via FedEx Ground for domestic orders. Lightweight packages may be shipped via United States Postal Service (USPS). Unfortunately, customers are unable to specify the carrier of their choice.

All orders are subject to a 24 hour verification delay while we confirm your billing information with your financial institution. This is a necessary precaution to protect our customers from credit card fraud and identity theft. To avoid delay, please ensure that the billing address and phone number you provided matches what is on file with your financial institution.

We cannot ship orders on Saturdays and Sundays. Any order placed on Saturdays, Sundays or on a national holiday will be shipped on the next business day. Most instant payment orders, credit/debit card orders are shipped within 48 hours. Other forms of payment such as money orders. For security purposes, we do not accept personal check or money order purchase. LAVS will ship the products only to your billing address. (Card information and shipping address have to match)

On rare occasions, we may face unforeseen delays shipping your order (i.e. large order volumes, weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control). We will notify you by phone or email if we determine your order will not ship by the timeframe as stated.

 

Free Shipping

All orders above $99.99 will be eligible for free shipping

Valid on most shipments to Lower 48 States.

Does not apply to orders shipped to Canada and international destinations.

APO/FPO shipments can only be shipped via USPS (7-15 business days) which requires an additional $10-$35 surcharge depending on the item.

Alaska, Hawaii, and US territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Island) can only be shipped via air services that require additional shipping charges. Please call 213-471-2124 for a shipping estimate prior to completing a purchase; otherwise, a shipping charge will be calculated for you automatically and added to your purchase.

Not eligible for returned, reshipped, and exchanged packages.

 

  • Expedited Shipping
    We offer Next Day, 2 Day, and 3 Day shipping for most items. Expedited shipping is not available for items shipped to PO Boxes or APO/FPO destinations. Expedited shipping rates are determined by weight and zone. To get an estimate or to upgrade your order to expedited shipping, please contact us at1-213-471-2124

  • P.O Box Shipping
    We cannot ship to PO Box destinations since we ship via FedEx. Please provide a physical address for delivery.
    LAVS online shop only ships items to billing address provided.

  • APO/FPO Shipping
    We can ship most items to APO/FPO destinations except heavyweight or oversized items such as cellos and cello cases. APO/FPO destinations can only be shipped via USPS and may require additional handling charges.

  • International Shipping
    Not available for this time.

  • Shipping Delays
    We will notify you via phone or email of any delays in shipping your order by the last promised shipping date if your order has been delayed. We will advise you the new estimated shipping day or you may contact us to cancel the unshipped portion of your order.

    For your protection, your order may be diverted to order verification. As part of the verification, we will notify you via email to call us at 1-213-471-2124 or via email:info@laviolinshop.com within 72 hours. If you do not contact us within 72 hours we may cancel your order and promptly issue a full refund.

  • Verified Shipping Address
    To avoid fraud transaction, LAVS only ship to billing address. Billing and shipping address have to match.

  • Tracking Your Package(s)
    You will receive one or more tracking numbers on the confirmation e-mail we send you when your order is shipped. This tracking number can be used to check the status of your package at our shipping carriers’ online stores:

  • FedEx Package tracking: http://www.fedex.com/us/track/index.html

  • USPS Package tracking: www.usps.com/shipping/trackandconfirm.htm

  • Canceling an Order
    We are committed to process your order quickly; therefore, there is a short period of time in which you may cancel your order. You may cancel an order at any time prior to processing at our center by calling 1-213-471-2124. Unfortunately, we are not able to cancel orders once they have been shipped. Please refer to our Return Policy for return instructions.

  • Refusal of Delivery
    If you refuse a delivery, miss your delivery appointment(s), provided inaccurate/non-deliverable address it is considered Refusal of Delivery. If an item is refused upon delivery for any reason other than showing obvious signs of damage,

    you are responsible for both original and return shipping cost and any other costs involved in the delivery and return process.

 

Oversized-Item Shipping Policy

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

LAVIOLINSHOP.COM offers a number of large and oversized items that will require special handling. Oversized items that require special handling will ship separately from other items in your order. We use specialty carriers for oversized items.

Most oversized items are shipped FREE unless otherwise specified on the product detail page. Expedited shipping is not available for oversized-items.

Oversized items are processed and shipped from our warehouse within 1-10 business days, and are usually delivered within 1-6 weeks from the ship date. In many cases, your order will arrive sooner but we estimate 1-6 weeks because your shipment may encounter delays caused by unforeseen circumstances. These items are shipped via freight carrier directly to the shipping address you provided. We are unable to ship oversized items to rural routes, remote areas not in close proximity to areas commonly serviced by freight carriers, APO/FPO addresses, P.O. Boxes, Alaska, Hawaii and international destination. If you have a freight forwarder within the 48 US states that is willing to deliver to locations not serviced by our freight carrier, we may be able to forward the shipment to your carrier. Please contact our customer service at 1-213-471-2124 for details.

 

Important Delivery Information

Once the item reaches your local distribution center, the freight carrier will contact you 24-48 hours prior to delivery to arrange a date and time for delivery. The phone number used to contact you will be the same daytime and evening phone numbers you provided during checkout. Available delivery times will vary by region and the freight carrier’s schedule.

Our carriers will provide standard oversized item delivery service or otherwise known as a “curb side” or “lift gate” service. The delivery person will unload the shipment from the truck; however, it is your responsibility to assemble and/or install the item. Carriers will

not necessarily bring the item into your house, and they may not bring an item up stairs for delivery. An adult signature will be required at the time of delivery.

Most oversized items will be delivered only to the nearest ground-level entrance of your home, business, or residence. Some freight carriers may be able to carry your item into a specific room or upstairs for an additional fee. Additional fees may also apply for apartments, unusual driveways, or any other obstacles which may be difficult for delivery.

*For apartment residents, the delivery will be brought to either the apartment loading dock, or the nearest ground level entry of the apartment building. Depending on the apartment building, some deliveries must be left at the apartment’s main office.

Before signing the carrier’s delivery receipt please inspect the carton for obvious damage; crushing, dents, creasing, etc., and indicate this on the delivery receipt. Once you sign the delivery receipt and accept the shipment the driver will depart and it will be your responsibility to unpack the item. The driver is NOT required to wait for you to unpack the item and inspect it unless there is visible damage to the package.

If, during delivery, it is obvious that there is damage, you may ask the driver to open the carton and inspect the contents with you. Upon inspection, if damage is found you may refuse the shipment and indicate, “Refused, due to damage” on the delivery receipt. Be sure to keep a copy of the delivery receipt with your damage notations and contact Customer Service immediately at 1-213-471-2124. After accepting delivery, please keep all packaging materials for 30 days in case you discover damage or defects after delivery.

If you need to make changes to a scheduled delivery after an order has been placed, you can do so by contacting the freight carrier. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-213-471-2124 to obtain freight carrier’s contact information. Please keep your tracking number handy when you contact the freight carrier.