After your order has been placed, processed and payment approved, your product will ship via common carrier freight or UPS ground or Fed Ex Ground unless otherwise specified. There is a handling fee for all products that are shipped..
Hives and More LLC will ship in-stock products within 1-5 business days in most cases. Custom and special order products have longer lead times in most cases, its best to confirm with customer service or your sales rep. It is best to determine product production lead time at the time of order.
Shipping may be more of less depending on the weight and number of boxes. Some small light weight packages could be more and combined packages could be less. After your order is processed we will email or call you with any change in the shipping .
Shipping is only in the continental United States all other order please call for shipping information.
A 20% restocking fee will be charge for all returned items unless verified by Customer Service. Sometime we make mistakes too.
UPS Ground and FedEx Ground deliveries do not require a signature at the time of delivery and will be left at the location if no one is present.
After the product ships, Hives and More LLC. will send an email to the customer listed on the billing address of each order. This email will contain shipping information including the shipping or trucking company name, phone number and your shipment tracking number. For online orders that are freight delivery and checked as "Delivery to Residential or Non Loading Dock Business", a lift gate and delivery appointment has been added to your order. The trucking company will call you to schedule a delivery time window.
For business deliveries with a loading dock that do not need a delivery appointment, then we ask that the receiving party listed on the shipping address of the order to contact the trucking company directly to coordinate delivery date and time, as the receiving party is required to meet the truck at the time of delivery to avoid redelivery charges.
For all business deliveries via freight truck, the trucking company will assume your business is open and staffed to receive deliveries Monday-Friday during normal business hours. For business delivery appointments it is the sole responsibility of the customer to contact the trucking company to arrange a delivery appointment if needed, it not already arranged for a delivery appointment at the time of order.
If you require products delivered by a certain date, please call Customer Service to verify your product availability. Some products that can be order online may not be in stock. Hives and More LLC does not guarantee at any time a certain delivery date or time frame for delivery for any product or order. Any listed time for a shipping method is an estimate only. For orders with deadlines please order well in advance. Hives and More LLC is not responsible for lost, misplaced, or delayed shipments or damaged freight by the freight carriers.
Business freight deliveries or freight deliveries without a lift gate are dock to dock, which means the receiving business party is required to remove the product from the truck via a loading dock or with a forklift. Truck drivers are not responsible for removing product off of the truck by hand. Hand unloading of material off the back of the truck by our customers is no longer allowed by most freight companies and therefore not an option with Hives and More LLC freight deliveries.
Inspecting for Damage
Please be sure to check all packages for any potential damage during transit. Hives and More LLC is not responsible for damaged products due to shipping. It is the sole responsibility of the receiving party to fully inspect the product at the time of delivery for any potential damage. We recommend removing any protective wrapping to fully inspect the product, before the driver leaves. In addition please count the product before signing the Delivery Receipt.
What to Do If Product is Damaged
If the product is damaged in any way, DO NOT REFUSE THE PRODUCT, it is best to receive the product and replacement product will be shipped out to you, please read on. Refusing product by the customer does not excuse the customer of re-deliver or return shipping costs.
If damage did occur during transit, any and all damage must be noted on the Bill of Receipt in detail and signed by the driver. A copy of the Bill of Receipt will need to be faxed, emailed or mailed to Hives and More LLC. in order for a damage claim to be filed with the trucking company, on our customers behalf, in order for replacement product to be sent to the customer.
When possible, please photograph the damaged product on the truck and off the truck for evidence that will assist with a product damage claim. Damaged product must be held in the customer's possession up to 2 months. The shipping company has the right to inspect and/or claim the product if a damage claim is filed and or / paid by them.
Lift Gate and Inside Delivery Options
Lift gate delivery service is available at additional cost over and above standard dock to dock business service. Lift gate service is required for all customers that do not have a loading dock or a forklift. If requested and paid for at the time of order, lift gate service will transfer the product off of the truck and onto the curb at the delivery site. This DOES NOT include any inside of home or garage delivery or moving the freight pallet away from the curb.
Additional Accessories Charges
Any and all additional charges that are not paid for already or included for free at the time of order, such as inside delivery, change of address, residential delivery, limited access, re-delivery, and storage fees will be the sole responsibility of the customer unless stated in the customer order as part of the shipping costs pre-paid for by the customer to Hives and More LLC at the time of order.
Limited Access Issues
All freight deliveries will arrive, in most cases, in a full size 42 ft tractor trailer truck, (such as long haul trucks you might see on the freeway system). It is the customer's responsibility to notify Hives and More LLC at the time of order, if your delivery location has potential limited access issues, such as in the event the truck cannot reach your location or can not turn around in your area. Any and all re-delivery charges incurred will be billed back to the customer if delivery is attempted and cannot be completed because of unknown limited access issues.
If the customer refuses delivery for reasons other than those agreed to in writing within the order document, the customer will be responsible for all initial shipping and re-delivery charges. It is important to note that freight deliveries are always curbside even when a lift gate option is added to the order. Drivers are not obligated to deliver freight into driveways or garages. “Curbside” means next to the curb on the street. Inside delivery is not available.
For further questions regarding the above Hives and More LLC. Shipping Disclaimer statements please contact Customer Service.