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Shipping & Tracking Delay Info

Posted on September 04 2020

Shipping & Tracking Delay Info

There have been a lot of emails to VB Customer Service & posts in the VillabeauTIFFul Community Facebook group regarding shipping inquiries & tracking delays, so we wanted to compile all the information we have here so it's easily accessible for all. Please review this post & check out the links at the bottom for more information.

 

WHEN WILL MY ORDER SHIP?

Shipping windows are listed in the VB Store Policy.  

VBKit preorders have specific shipping windows that are always available in the original product listings. You can also check the VB Calendar, where it shows when Kit Week will start each month. Please check there prior to emailing VB Customer Service about when your preorder will ship. Thank you! 


Order processing is between 7-14 business days, no weekends, for: 

  • New releases / restock week
  • Kit week
  • Holidays
  • New product launches
  • Promotions (sales, Tiffy Specials) 

Regular order processing is between 3-7 business days.

You will be sent a tracking number once your order has been shipped. Please allow 24 - 72 hours for your tracking number to update.

The VB Studio doesn't have postal pick ups Friday through Sunday so any orders processed after Thursday's postal pick up begin shipping the following Monday.

 

CAN YOU TELL ME WHEN MY TRACKING WILL UPDATE?

Once a package has been accepted by the USPS, we don't have access to any additional information aside from the tracking info that is available on their website.

Some packages are arriving after weeks without any tracking updates aside from “in transit.” Some packages are being marked as "Delivered" & showing up a few days later. 

If you are worried about a package being lost, please contact your local post office/postal worker, USPS Customer Service, and/or fill out a Missing Mail form on their website. If there is no movement on the USPS tracking website, please wait 3-4 weeks from the date the package was shipped before contacting VB Customer Service.

Check the USPS Service Alert page for updates regarding any delays they are experiencing due to COVID-19, seasonal rushes, & any other issues.

 

WHAT IF I HAVE DELIVERY ISSUES?

VillabeauTIFFul is not responsible for packages that are stolen from your property, damaged, tampered with, or marked as delivered once they have been accepted by USPS. It is the buyer's responsibility to contact USPS to resolve these issues and file a claim with the postal service. At times, a package may be marked as delivered but was misdelivered. Please wait 1-2 business days to see if your package does show up. If not, you will need to contact USPS directly.

For Priority packages with insurance, you can file a claim HERE.
For First Class packages, you can file a Missing Mail Search HERE.
You can find the USPS contact information HERE for all other inquiries & issues.

 

WHAT ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING?

VB ships all over the world. When you go to check out in the shop, a list of countries where we currently offer shipping will be available for you to choose from. 

For international shipping cost information, please review the VB Store Policy

International shipping is taking longer than usual - some packages aren't arriving for up to 2 months. The USPS has temporarily suspended international mail acceptance for certain destinations due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find a list of these destinations on the USPS International Service Alerts page.

UK VAT UPDATE
Due to changes in the VAT treatment of overseas goods, VillabeauTIFFul unfortunately had to put a hold on shipping to the UK until further notice.
This policy change took effect on December 15th, 2020. Any orders placed after 12/15/2020 with a UK shipping address will be cancelled. The UK has been removed from our list of shipping destinations for the time being. Once we get the approval to ship to the UK again, we will continue service.

EU VAT UPDATE
Effective July 1st, 2021 we suspended shipping to the EU (European Union) due to the updated customs / VAT requirements. Any orders placed on or after 07/01/21 with an EU shipping address will be cancelled. Once we get the approval to ship to the EU again, we will continue service.


Please reach out to VB Customer Service prior to placing your order if you have any additional questions.

 

 

LINKS TO CHECK OUT

VB Store Policy
USPS Tracking

USPS Service Alerts

USPS International Service Alerts

USPS: Missing Mail Form

USPS: Help & FAQ

USPS: Contact Us

VB Customer Service Contact Form
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