Returns/ Cancellations


Conditions of Returns

Customer must be familiar with our policies prior to ordering. Please check your order promptly upon receipt.

  • All products must be returned in original packaging, and returned no later then 14 days after purchase
  • Credit will not be issued for shipping charges on orders that were shipped as promised, however arrived late due to freight carrier even express 1-2 day air.
  • Customer is responsible for all freight charges on returns (outbound & inbound).
  • A restocking fee will be charged on all returns.
  • We are not responsible for damages, defects, or missing parts on orders that are not reported to us within 10 days of receipt of merchandise.
  • We are not responsible for damages to merchandise, when bill of lading is signed without noting damages.
  • We are not responsible for any extra charges that might be incurred; due to missing parts and/or receipt of wrong merchandise (all errors will be rectified).
  • Returns on merchandise, due to missing parts and/or receipt of wrong merchandise, will not be accepted (all errors will be rectified).
  • Returns on merchandise, due to receiving wrong accessories for that item will not accept (all errors will be rectified).
  • All damaged items due to delivery should be claimed through UPS or the postal service first. In the event an item arrives partially broken or missing a part, such as a replacement glass or missing screws, we'll make every effort to replace the part and send to you at our cost. The customer is requested to make the little effort to replace the piece on the original item.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to send call tags
  • Items received incorrectly will be requested to show a photo email of item received different than ordered. If confirmed an error on our part, we will offer to replace the item upon return receipt and incur the costs to ship back. Based on customer agreement, we may offer a discount to keep. A disputed charge will be unacceptable as we offer to replace the item correctly at no charge.
  • If you need to return merchandise, please be aware that: Returned items within 10 business days of receipt must have their original labels, and be folded and packed in the original packaging. Unless the return is due to an oversight on Waves and Shades part, the higher of a minimum $10 or 15% restocking fee will be charged for regular stock items and 20% for specialty orders.

Process of Return

  • All returns require your request in writing via our contact form.
  • Unless the following instructions are exactly followed, we cannot assume responsibility of the returned item or any of the related customs charges**
  • Please use REGULAR, yet REGISTERED mail and a padded FLAT envelope when possible.
  • Please DO NOT SEND with courier or EMS/UPS/FedEx
  • In order to avoid possible theft, please do not write anything on the package that might indicate the value of its contents (such as jewelry, gold, chain, etc.)
  • In case you are requested to provide an item description, please mark the item as "Gift", and in the content description write "Gift" and mark the value as "$0" to expedite shipping and avoid unnecessary customs and duty charges.
  • Mark as "Warranty Return $0 Value" again to avoid customs and duty charges.
  • Please include a note with your order number, #xxxx, and the reason for returning the item
  • Please let us know once you ship the item and inform us of the tracking number.
  • If the item arrives damaged due to poor packaging, then no credit will be issued. So please make sure to re-package it appropriately. If for any reason, you feel there is an error in charge on your credit card after a purchase is received, please email us stating your claim. We are an honest company but at times we too can make a mistake. Almost 100% of the time we resolve your conflict to your 100% satisfaction.
    Please do not dispute the charge with your credit card company simply because this is a very time consuming and costly procedure resulting in a long wait period to receive your possible credit and additional unnecessary charges. If a dispute is initiated without prior consent or invalid reason, there will be a $25 re-charge fee that is levied by the credit card processing company. This applies to all forms of payment.

In our response, we will provide the exact return address. 

Refundables

  • If the item is unavailable and customer refuses any substitutes.
  • If a personalized item arrives incorrectly spelled
  • If an item that was specified with an occasion date arrived after that date, provided that date was known to us in advance. 

Cancelled Orders

Cancelled orders will be provided on a best efforts basis as possible and incur a 20% restocking fee. Cancellation fees are incurred so long as we guarantee delivery of ordered item and customer chooses to cancel. Cancellation costs include among others, prepackaging, labeling, printing receipts, manually crediting charge, internal notification, customer communication and follow up, support time, documentation and re-inventorying items internally based on demand This takes enormous amount of effort, time and resources and the cancellation fee does not cover our costs as we absorb loss with cancelled orders. When ordering, if you have any questions, please email or call us to confirm any further details as we want to deliver to your satisfaction.

Cancellations will not be honored on claim of late arrival if any of the following conditions apply: 

  • order is in progress and promised to deliver on time.
  • order has already shipped to arrive at its intended date.
  • the date was omitted from the order 'notes' during checkout
  • a standard shipping method under $20 chosen rather than express as needed.
  • After order is in transit, notification to us of a previously unknown 'required date'.

All customers must be familiar with our return and cancellation policy prior to ordering and are fully responsible to adhere to them. We try our best to deliver all goods as ordered yet our policies are intended to protect against unreasonable and unfair claims against us.