Last updated: 06/16/2023
All items are assembled and shipped by hand. Mistakes can happen and I ask that you please read the following carefully. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me by using the contact form OR email me: seateasstore [at] gmail [dot] com
Please understand I am ONE person managing everything ^u^;;; I pack orders on the weekend and I do it in groups. So please be patient with me as I process each order!
PLEASE DO NOT DELETE YOUR ORDER CONFIRMATION YOU RECEIVE FROM BIGCARTEL. IT CONTAINS YOUR ORDER NUMBER WHICH WILL HELP ME HELP YOU WITH YOUR ORDER.
You can find your order number from the email confirmation of your purchase from BIGCARTEL NOT PAYPAL OR STRIPE. It will look something like this #LEFM-829745
Please understand, I do not work at USPS, for USPS, or affiliated with USPS. I use USPS to ship your items, but once your items leave my hand and go into the mailing system I cannot do anything. I'll be happy to help you, but you should also contact your local post office!
STORE HOURS (for emails)
S-S: Closed (I'm packing orders :v)
I ship every Monday
✦ How long will it take to receive my order?
*** Due to COVID, shipping times might be delayed. Please check with your local postal office for more information.
Once shipped (meaning your tracking has been updated as received by USPS) most domestic orders take anywhere from 2 to 10 business days to arrive depending on the efficiency of your local postal service. International shipping delivery times may vary between 2 and 12 weeks.
Please allow up to 2 weeks for your order to process. I print labels ahead of time and pack on the weekends, but if 2 weeks pass with no updates to your tracking please feel free to reach out!
I am located in USA and ship every Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday)
↳ On Preorders: Please read the item’s description CAREFULLY about preorder items! Production times vary on what the item is so please read the item description carefully for those notes. Whatever item has the longer shipping time is when your order will ship.
✦ Can I combine orders? / I forgot an item in my order! / I wanted to add a preorder item to my regular item! / Etc.
I do not combine orders. I will ship orders in the order they come in. You may contact me to cancel an order so you can place a new one with all the items you wanted.
✦ Do orders come with tracking?
Yes, your order will come with tracking.
✦ How can I tell if my order is shipped? / Did my item ship? / Etc.
You will always get an email from Big Cartel when your items are shipped with your tracking information.
If you got your tracking but it isn't updating within 2 weeks, please contact me. I print labels ahead of time and pack on the weekends, but if 2 weeks pass with no updates to your tracking please feel free to reach out!
You can always check out the STORE TWITTER. I ALWAYS update when I start packing, finish packing, and drop off orders.
✦ Where is my order? / I saw someone on social media get an item I ordered / Someone got their order before me! Where is mine? / Etc.
FOR PREORDERS: First and foremost, please check to see if you ordered a preorder item. Please check the estimated shipping time listed on that item in the item description.
If you see other people posting their orders DO NOT WORRY! I pack and ship items on the weekends and in groups. It will take some time for me to process everyone's orders.
FOR NON-PREORDER ITEMS: If you placed an order and 2 weeks have passed, please feel free to contact me. Sometimes orders get lost between preorder orders and I might have overlooked your order.
If you get tracking and it has not updated in 2 weeks, please feel free to contact me. Thank you!
✦ I ordered a PREORDER item with REGULAR items, when will it ship?
Your order will ship when the preordered items arrive. Whichever order has the latest date is when you can expect your order to ship.
✦ I left delivery instructions on my order.
Please contact the proper authorities and instruct them on how to deliver your orders.
I do not personally deliver your items and I cannot tell the delivery services how to deliver your items. You need to talk to them or arrange for a way to receive your item. It is not my responsibility if items are not delivered properly. Please talk to your delivery service or building manager. I cannot do anything.
If you order you agree and understand this.
✦ I never got my order! / My order is lost!
I’m sorry about that! Please CONTACT ME before opening a paypal dispute with your BIG CARTEL ORDER NUMBER. You can find your order number from the email confirmation of your purchase from BIG CARTEL NOT PAYPAL. It will look something like this #LEFM-829745 and your FULL NAME you ordered under.
✦ An item is missing from my order! / I got the wrong item!
I'm sorry about that! That can happen and I’m terribly sorry. Please contact me with the contact form.
Missing items will be sent to you the next convenient business day free of charge!
✦ Can you mark my order as a gift? / Can you lower the value on my order?
✦ I'm moving / I unexpectedly had to move, can I change my address? / Can you hold my item till I know my new address?
So long as your item has not shipped yet, yes you can change your shipping address. If you do not know your new address yet I can send it to a friend for you or hold your item till you know your new address. Whichever is easiest.
Please contact me to work this out before your item ships with a new shipping address or if you need me to hold your item.
If your order HAS shipped and you did not update your address with me, please talk to your local post office for any options you have to have the package intercepted. I cannot do anything for you at this stage. I will happily work with you to help if the post office needs me.
▶ STORE GENERAL
✦ It lets me add to cart, but then it says it's sold out. Is it sold out?
Yes, it is sold out. I manually add the (SOLD OUT) tag if I catch an item that is sold out, but sometimes I don't see it so that's why some items have the tag and some don't. I'm not sure how or why the code doesn't auto tag it.
✦ Do you ship outside of the US? (UK customers please read!)
Yes I do! Please note, some items may charge extra for shipping outside of the US.
↳ NOTE TO UK CUSTOMERS: Due to the new VAT laws I cannot ship to your location, I'm very sorry. I'll refund and cancel your order if you accidentally order from me. You can try using a proxy service like https://www.myus.com/ to get items shipped to you!
✦ EU CUSTOMERS PLEASE READ
The European Union (EU) will be implementing new trade rules for U.S. sellers beginning July 1, 2021.
While I understand it is frustrating to pay import taxes on your purchase, you must be prepared to pay for any import taxes your order may face. I will do my best to fill out the form on my end for you, but you must be ready to take care of any import issues that happen.
So please be aware that if you buy from my shop, you are responsible for any taxes due.
You can look up the new law for your country for more information.
✦ What is your refund/exchange policy?
If items were damaged in the mail you must contact me within 72 hours of the delivered date that the tracking shows to get an exchange or partial refund.
If your item is still in transit or has not been confirmed delivered, I will not refund or exchange until they have been confirmed lost by the postal office or marked as delivered.
You must contact your post office to inquire about lost items and what steps to take if it is lost. I will be happy to help you if they need my inclusion and if the report comes back that the item is lost and cannot be found, I will happily refund or replace your item.
If your item is marked as delivered, but you do not have your item you will have to pay for shipping the new item out. Please do not do this to get free items from me.
If you do not fall in these circumstances. Please feel free to email me so I can see how I can help you!
If you place an order, you agree that you acknowledge and understand the above rules.