STORE POLICIES & PROCEDURES

 


CONTACT INFORMATION


BUSINESS HOURS
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm. EST
Saturdays 9am - Noon EST

TELEPHONE
724-838-0505

Email 

ADDRESS

Dollhouse Miniature Scale
432 Center Avenue
Greensburg, PA 15601
(Not open to public)

 

Back to Top


CANCEL / CHANGE YOUR ORDER

 

We strive to process and ship all orders for standard product as quickly as possible. If in stock locally, your items are shipped within 1-2 business days. If we need to order an item or items to complete your order, it takes another 2-3 business days to receive items necessary to complete your order. If you need to change or cancel your order, please let us know as soon as possible.

 

Back to Top


STANDARD SHIPPING

STANDARD SHIPPING METHOD:
Orders are typically shipped USPS (United States Postal Service), First Class Mail (Priority Mail when exceeding 13 oz), unless other arrangements are made. Tracking information is available upon request. Most orders ship from our facilities in Greensburg, PA, USA. However, when in the best interest of our customers, and where economically feasible, we may drop ship orders directly from our distributor(s).

Shipments are normally delivered within a week to ten days from the date of shipment. If not delivered within 3 weeks, we will replace, refund, or provide store credit for, the missing order. All missing deliveries must be reported to us within 30 days.

STANDARD SHIPPING RATES:
The following Standard Flat Rate shipping charges apply for destinations within the United States:

RATES: with destinations in the United States:
$7.35 - All Orders



PLEASE NOTE: SOME HEAVIER THAN NORMAL ITEMS REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES. ANY ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE LISTED WITH THE ITEM.

Back to Top


EXPEDITED SHIPPING

 

EXPEDITED SHIPPING * (Optional - U.S. Only)

* For Expedited Shipping please call us at 724-838-0505, and we will work with you to provide the fastest service possible.
To bring you the vast array of products offered (Over 30,000 miniatures), we source from multiple providers.
We must carefully manage the process, to help keep your expenses to a minimum.


Back to Top


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RATES:


All destinations outside the United States: *
Orders up to $45: $10.8 Flat Rate
Orders $45.01 - $100: 27% Fixed Rate
Orders $100.01 - $200: 24% Fixed Rate
Orders $200.01 - $300: 18% Fixed Rate
Orders $300.01 - $400: 15% Fixed Rate
Orders $400.01 or more: 12% Fixed Rate
* A $1.50 Handling Fee is added to all international shipments

Some heavier than normal items require additional shipping charges to support our ability to provide low Shipping on the vast majority of products offered. If a shipping charge is required, the amount necessary will be listed with the item.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to significant international postage rate changes, and uncertainty on appropriate international shipping charges for miniature products, we reserve the right to require an additional shipping charge if actual shipping exceeds the shipping charge paid on your order.

Shipping Service used: USPS First Class Mail International. Tracking information is not available. (Expedited Shipping & other carrier services are not available).
Customs forms are appropriately completed
We are not responsible for any import duties, fees, or taxes due on any order.


Shipments are normally delivered within a week to ten days from the date of shipment. Some locations can take significantly longer to arrive. If orders are not delivered within 30 days, we will replace, refund, or provide store credit for the order. If your order is to be reshipped, an additional shipping is required before reprocessing or reshipping orders. All missing deliveries must be reported to us within 60 days.

Back to Top


COMBINED SHIPPING



If multiple orders with same shipping address are received, we do our best to combine them during the packing/shipping process. However, we cannot guarantee the combination of such orders. This applies to all orders, whether received through this website, our any other Owned or managed websites. Please understand, with the volume of orders received through our internet stores, we must follow our procedures to remain as efficient as possible.

When multiple orders are combined for shipment, the difference between actual shipping expense and total shipping charges paid will be refunded to the customer.

 


Back to Top


PAY PAL



When selecting Pay Pal as your preferred payment choice, you will be taken to Pay Pal's website, where you may securely complete your transaction. Although an order confirmation email is sent to you, Order Fulfillment Processdoes not begin until you have completed your Pay Pal process.

 



Please Note: Due to the time delay for e-Checks to clear through Pay Pal, e-Checks are not accepted. With number of orders and Pay Pal notifications received daily, it is too easy for orders paid with e-Checks to be missed when e-Checks are cleared. We cannot accept the responsibility to assure timely order fulfillment with this payment option.


Back to Top


MONEY ORDERS



Please complete your order on line, print and include a copy of your order with payment. Orders received without first completing on-line may be delayed until time is made to do so for you.


Payment is due within ten (10) days from the date of original purchase. Order Fulfillment Processdoes not begin until receipt of Money Order.

 



INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:
Unfortunately, due to delays, servicing fees, and security issues, Money Orders are not accepted on International sales.

 



Back to Top


PERSONAL CHECKS



Personal checks are accepted. Please complete your order on line, print and include a copy of your order with payment.
(select "Money Order" as the form of payment). Orders received without first completing on-line may be delayed until time is made to do so for you.

Payment is due within ten (10) days from the date of original purchase. Order Fulfillment Processdoes not begin until personal check is received, and cleared.



INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
Unfortunately, due to delays, servicing fees, and security issues, personal checks are not accepted on International sales.
 
Back to Top


CREDIT CARDS

Dollhouse Miniature Scale gladly accepts:

- VISA
- MasterCard
- American Express
- Discover Card
- Pay Pal
- Money Orders

 



GIFT CREDIT CARDS:
Gift Credit Cards are accepted. However, when ordering on line, credit card companies verify card validity by reviewing the Billing address entered with the card holder's address in their database. Since Gift Credit Cards typically have different address than your Billing address, approval is not likely. When using a Gift Credit Card, please complete your order using the "Call us" payment option, then give us a call to process the charge manually.

IF YOU DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE USING CREDIT CARDS ONLINE - NO PROBLEM:
While our web sites are completely secure, we certainly understand your concerns about purchasing over the internet. We have absolutely no problems with handling your credit card processing manually. Simply complete your order and select "Call us" as your payment option, then give us a call, during our business hours, at 724-838-0505, and we will complete your credit card transaction for you.

 



Back to Top


GIFT CERTIFICATES



Gift Certificates are the same as money...Your money! To protect our customers, an email will be sent to you within 24 hours of purchase, providing you with the Gift Certificate number which may be used on future purchases (please allow up to 48 hours if purchased on a weekend). If the Gift Certificate is ultimately intended for another person, you may print or forward our email containing your Gift Certificate number as you desire.

Discount Coupons are not applicable on the purchase of Gift Certificates.

Terms and Conditions:

1. If an order exceeds the amount of the Miniature Scale Gift Certificate, a credit card will be required for the difference.

2. After completing a purchase, any unused balance will remain in your Miniature Scale Gift Certificate account for future purchases (the Dollhouse Miniature Scale Gift Certificate # will remain the same).

3. Lost, stolen or damaged Gift Certificates may be cancelled and replaced with a new Certificate in the amount of the then-remaining balance upon proof as required by Miniature Scale. Contact dollhouseminiaturescale.com Customer service for assistance at 724-838-0505.

4. Dollhouse Miniature Scale Gift Certificates are not redeemable on other web sites.

5. To check the balance of your Gift Certificate, call 724-838-0505.

6. Not redeemable for cash.

7. Dollhouse Miniature Scale Gift Certificates expire 1 year from the date of issue.

Back to Top


PRODUCT AVAILABILITY



There is nothing more discouraging to us than disappointing our customers. Our website is updated daily from both local inventory, as well as the inventories from our major distributors. If listed, products are available at the time of our update.

On occasion, both our store and our suppliers can be temporarily out of stock on some items. When this occurs we ship those items which are available, advise our customers of the situation, and return the amount paid for the item(s), plus any applicable tax, to the customer’s credit card, or Pay Pal account, used when the original order was made. If unavailable items exceed 50% of total value for all items purchased, the original shipping charge is also refunded (US & Canada Only). However, this does not apply when orders include quantities exceeding specific quantities available stated in product descriptions. In the case of Money Orders, a check is issued to the customer within 24 hours of shipment. Refund checks are mailed separately.


Back to Top


ORDER FULFILLMENT PROCESS



All orders are filled from either our Greensburg, PA facilities, or when economically feasible and/or in the best interest of our customers, we may retain our distributors to drop ship orders directly to our customers.

Please understand, we offer over 30,000 miniatures on our website, and frequently add new lines of miniatures for you to enjoy. While our inventory is significant, we cannot house all items locally. To reduce order fulfillment time as much as possible, we replenish our inventory several times a week, and it may take a few business days to receive, sort, pack, and ship your order. Other factors may also affect shipment time, such as coordinating certain products from multiple sources. We ask for a bit of understanding and patience in those situations where our inventory may be low or exhausted on some items. Depending on when your order is placed, relative to when our store orders are made, the process could extend shipment timing several business days. Holidays and weekends may also affect shipping time. Please allow 7-10 day for delivery within the US.

Back to Top


BACK-ORDERS



On occasion, both our store and our suppliers can be temporarily out of stock on some items. When this occurs we advise our customers of the situation, and refund the amount paid for the item(s), plus any applicable tax, according to the customer’s payment method used when the original order was made (i.e.:credit card, Pay Pal; or, in the case of Money Orders, a refund check will be issued).

Items may be back-ordered by repurchasing the item(s) following the procedures outlined below. This procedure has been developed with our customers' best interest in mind. To properly control back-ordered items, a separate order is required. Membership or promotional discounts may not be applied to back-ordered items. Payment is required when back-ordering.

PROCEDURES:

1. A separate order, containing only items to be back-ordered, is required.
2. When backordering, call us at 724-838-0505.

CONDITIONS:

1. Back-orders may be cancelled by either party at any time.
2. Handling Fees (Shipping charge) are not refundable.
3. Items Back-Ordered are shipped only when all back-ordered items become available.
4. Discounts are not applicable to back-ordered items.
5. All prices are subject to change.

Please understand we have no control over how long items may be unavailable. Products originating from overseas locations and hand-crafted products can remain outstanding for significant amounts of time.

Back to Top


RETURNS & EXCHANGES



Missing or damaged items.  If you have purchased an item and found some pieces missing or damaged, we will be happy to replace them.  Simply email or call letting us know of the problem and we will give you the option of a replacement or refund.

We accept returns within 30 days from the date of shipment. All items must be new, unopened and returned in their original packaging. We cannot accept returns of sale or reduced priced items, catalogs or books.

For the benefit of all customers, we must manage space limitations and inventory carefully. A 20% restocking fee will apply to all returned products.

 



All returns must be sent PREPAID – NO COD’s ACCEPTED. You are responsible for the product until it reaches our warehouse. All returns should be sent to:

Dollhouse Miniature Scale
Returns Dept.
432 Center Avenue
Greensburg, PA 15601

 



EXCHANGES
If you would like to exchange your item(s), please provide the item number, description, and quantity of item(s) wishing to be exchanged along with the substitution item information. You can either email the information to info@dollhouseminiaturescale.com or call us at 724-838-0505 9AM – 5PM EST Monday – Friday. Our standard shipping charge is required for all exchanges. Once the exchange request is received, we will addollhouse your order for you and advise how to complete the payment process.

Back to Top


RESTOCKING FEE



Controlled inventory management is essential to efficient and cost effective operations. For the benefit of all customers, we must manage space limitations and inventory carefully. A 20% restocking fee will apply to all products returned; and, orders cancelled after Order Fulfillment Process has begun.

 


Back to Top


PRODUCT GUARANTEE



Dollhouse Miniature Scale is dedicated to bringing you quality items at the best prices, and we stand behind our products 100%. If you are not satisfied with your order, unopened items may be returned within 30 days of our original shipping date for an exchange or credit for the cost of the item. Shipping costs cannot be reimbursed, so please be aware if you are purchasing a product with “Free Shipping”, the actual shipping costs will be deducted from your return. We do not accept C.O.D.

 
We cannot accept returns of Clearance items; or closeout items, catalogs or books.


Back to Top

 


ANTI-SPAM EMAIL SOFTWARE USAGE



While we certainly understand the decision to implement anti-spam software to reduce the amount of unwanted emails, we can no longer confirm emails required by such filtering software. If anti-spam software is used, requiring confirmation prior to releasing our emails, you will not receive Order Confirmations, Shipping Notices, Customer Club and general emails from us.

 


Back to Top


SECURITY AND PRIVACY STATEMENT



Your Privacy Rights
We appreciate the trust you place in Dollhouse Miniature Scale, and we are committed to respecting your privacy and the security of your personal information. Our privacy policy describes the information we collect and how we use it. We always welcome your questions and feedback. For privacy-related issues, please contact us at:

Dollhouse Miniature Scale
432 Center Avenue
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-838-0505

Email: info@dollhouseminiaturescale.com

 


Back to Top


SAFETY AND AGE RECOMENDATIONS
Miniature products are not recommended for children under the age of 8.



Back to Top


COPYRIGHT



All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of this site's owner or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of this site's owner and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of this site's owner or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.

Back to Top


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTEES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY



THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND ARE MADE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

 
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THIS SITE'S OWNER DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS SITE'S OWNER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM THIS SITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THIS SITE'S OWNER WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS


Back to Top


INFORMATION WE COLLECT



We may collect information (including name, address, telephone number, email address, and transaction information) when you:

Place an order from our Web site
Return an item or make an exchange
Inquire about our services
Request a catalog
Receive a gift package
Create an account at www.dollhouseminiaturescale.com
Sign up for email updates
Are referred to us through a marketing promotion
Participate in a marketing survey, promotion or event



We maintain the data that you provide us, along with a record of your purchases, in a secure database.  To best serve you, we may combine this information with data that is publicly available and data that we receive from other reputable sources, whose policies meet the Direct Marketing Association's privacy standards.

Back to Top


USING INFORMATION WE COLLECT



At Dollhouse Miniature Scale, we always want to provide you with the best possible shopping experience and fulfill your orders exactly as you've requested. In order to do this, we collect information that allows us to:

Process and track your order
Provide the services you request
Contact you about the status of an order
Send you catalogs or promotional offers we believe will be of interest to you
Send you Dollhouse Miniature Scale email updates
Identify your product and service preferences
Customize our communications to you
Provide information concerning product recalls or products you have purchased
Improve our merchandise selection and customer service


Back to Top


INFORMATION WE SHARE WITH OTHERS AND YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS



We contract with other companies to provide certain services, including credit card processing, shipping, name and address verification, email distribution, market research and promotions management. We provide these companies with only the information they need to perform their services and work closely with them to ensure that your privacy is respected and protected. These companies are prohibited by contract from using this information for their own marketing purposes or from sharing this information with anyone other than Dollhouse Miniature Scale.

On rare occasions, we may disclose specific information upon governmental request, in response to a court order, or when required by law to do so. We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation. We do not provide information to these agencies or companies for marketing or commercial purposes.

YOUR CHOICES
We offer choices about the types of information you receive from us. If you prefer not to receive emails or other communications from Dollhouse Miniature Scale or if you prefer to receive them less frequently, please contact us at the address shown below. If you no longer wish to receive our Email Newsletter, you may also contact us at the address below or unsubscribe using the link provided in each edition of the email.

Dollhouse Miniature Scale
432 Center Avenue
Greensburg, PA 15601
724-838-0505
info@dollhouseminiaturescale.com

Please be sure to provide us your exact name and address so that we can be sure to identify you correctly. Because mailings are planned in advance, it may take several weeks for your request to become effective. If, due to human error, you continue to receive unwanted communications, please contact us again and we will make every effort to correct the situation.

Back to Top


COOKIES AND PIXEL TAGS



A cookie is a small data file that is stored by your Web browser on your computer. Cookies enable you to place an order on our Web site. They also allow us to enhance and personalize your online shopping experience, so that the information you receive is more relevant to you.

For example, we use cookies to:

Remember what items are in your Shopping Cart
Recognize you when you return to our Web site



We also use pixel tags – tiny graphic images – to tell us what parts of our Web site you have visited or to measure the effectiveness of any searches you may do on our site. Pixel tags also enable us to send you email in a format you can read and let us know when you have opened an email message from us.

We may also contract with other companies who use cookies or other online tools such as pixel tags to measure the performance of a marketing effort on our behalf. We prohibit these companies from using this information for their own marketing purposes or from sharing this information with anyone other than Dollhouse Miniature Scale.

Back to Top


HOW WE USE EMAIL



When you provide us your email address, we may send you emails necessary to process your order, respond to a request, provide customer service, or promote products or services. For example, after you place an order at Dollhouseminiaturescale.com, you will receive an email confirmation and, in most cases, an email advising you of the date your order was shipped. When purchasing an e-Gift Certificate you will receive an email with the e-Gift Certificate number and instructions how to redeem it.

It is our intent to send promotional emails only to those persons who wish to receive them. We provide instructions on how to unsubscribe in each edition of the newsletter and within the "Your Choices" section of the Privacy Policy on the Dollhouse Miniature Scale site.

Back to Top


LINKS TO OTHER SITES



Occasionally we provide links on our Web site to other sites we think you will enjoy. These sites operate independently of Dollhouse Miniature Scale and have established their own privacy and security policies. For the best online experience, we strongly encourage you to review these policies at any site you visit.

Back to Top


UPDATING OR REVIEWING YOUR INFORMATION



To update your customer information (name, address, telephone number and email address), please contact us at the address above. A limited amount of purchase information may also be available to you. To protect your privacy, we will need to validate your identity before you update or review your information.

 


Back to Top


SECURITY



It is our intent to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you or received from a partner. We use a variety of current technologies and processes for protection of our customer data. We limit the information we provide to outside companies with whom we contract to only what they need to carry out their responsibilities. It is our practice to use encryption whenever we receive or transmit sensitive data.

When you make a purchase, request a catalog or create an account on our Web site, your transactional information is transmitted in a safe, encrypted format.

 


Back to Top


POLICY CHANGES



From time to time, we may use customer information for unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change, we will post these changes on our Web site. We encourage you to review our privacy policy periodically.

Back to Top


QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?



For questions, comments or assistance, we invite you to contact us.

We hope to answer any questions to your satisfaction, but should you ever want to contact a third party regarding our privacy practices, you can email the Direct Marketing Association's Committee on Ethical Business Practices at ethics@the-dma.org. The DMA is the oldest and largest association for consumers and companies with interest in direct marketing.


Back to Top