Before making a purchase, we encourage you to read through the following policies and procedures:
If you still have any questions, concerns or problems, please feel free to contact us for additional information.
We compare our prices to our competitors' prices on a regular basis, just to make sure we're giving you the very lowest prices online. But just in case we've overlooked something, here's our promise to you: If you find the same product available for a better price within 30 days of ordering from us, we'll refund 110% of the difference between their price and ours'.
To receive a price match refund, please use the contact us form to send us the following details:
- Your full name
- Your order #
- Your e-mail address
- Your phone #
- Name of the product you purchased
- Competitor's price (including shipping, processing, taxes, and any other applicable fees)
- Web site address (URL) of the competitor's product offering
Lowest Price Guarantee Terms & Conditions
Competitor's product must be the identical model from an authorized U.S. dealer. Specifically, the product must have the same U.S. manufacturer's warranty, model number, contain the same components, and must be brand new (not refurbished). Competitor's product must be in stock. We reserve the right to verify another online company's product availability and price before issuing a price match or refund. We do not price-match on products listed on auction websites or member-only websites (such as sites that require a periodic membership fee). The Lowest Price Guarantee does not apply to obvious pricing errors or clearance or close-out items (since they are one-of-a-kind and priced according to their condition). The Lowest Price Guarantee applies to the total cost to purchase and deliver the item, including shipping, processing, handling, taxes, and other applicable fees. The Lowest Price Guarantee applies to products offered online via e-commerce websites. It does not apply to private party sales or products sold at "brick-and-mortar" stores. We reserve the right to refuse an order on which we would incur a loss. Furthermore, refunds are limited to the amount of gross profit we recognized on the sale (purchase price less our cost for the product).
We’re on a mission to make you happy, and we won’t rest until we’ve succeeded. We will do everything we can to make your shopping experience with us easy and enjoyable. How are we going to do this, you ask? Read on…
Before the Sale
We do our best to make sure our prices are always the lowest online. In fact, we know our prices are the best online because we sell all of our products at the published M.A.P. (Minimum Advertised Price) price set by the manufacturers. If you have any questions about this please feel free to contact us.
At the Sale
We sell only the finest quality products from reputable manufacturers who generally back their products with warranties. We sell only new products – no refurbs, no open-box items, no used items and definitely no knock-off's – everything is genuine & brand new. The personal information and credit card information you provide us with is safe and secure, and we promise to protect your privacy.
After the Sale
We’ll typically ship your order within 2 business days (unless otherwise stated on the product page) and keep you updated on the status every step of the way. You can contact us during regular business hours with any questions you have. Our 'Returns & Exchanges' Policy (below) provides assurance that we’ll take care of you in the off chance that you have any problems with your purchase.
Every product in our online store is guaranteed to be 100% authentic & genuine. Every product we sell is brand new - not used or refurbished - and we never sell "knock off" or counterfeit products.
On occasion we may sell returned items or "open box" items, but these are always clearly marked, and are only shown in our 'Clearance Center' category.
Shipping Within Mainland USA
All orders that are delivered to addresses within mainland USA are shipped for free. Generally, orders placed with us will leave our warehouse within 3 business days (typically faster). If an item you order happens to be out of stock, we will contact you to inform you. Although your item may ship out immediately, it may take longer than that to receive your tracking number. Tracking numbers will be sent to you via email as soon as that information becomes available to us. Generally, we will ship all orders via USPS, but we reserve the right to use any major carrier.
Domestic Shipping to Outer USA
We do not typically ship to the outlying USA states & territories, but feel free to contact us to ask for an exception (and possible shipping quote).
Unfortunately, we do not offer international shipping at this time.
Your satisfaction is our top priority. We sell only the finest quality products from reputable manufacturers, so we rarely have problems with any of our products. But if your item is damaged or defective in some way, we'll make sure you're taken care of. Most of our products are backed by a manufacturer's warranty. If your item has a defect, please contact the manufacturer as instructed in the paperwork that came with the product. If you need help contacting the manufacturer, feel free to contact us. If your product was damaged during shipping, contact us and we'll help you get the replacement parts you need or arrange for total replacement of the product at no cost to you.
We are happy to accept returns of unused products purchased from PuppyStairs.com within 30 days of you receiving your order. Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a return and we’ll email you a return shipping label. The cost of the return shipping will be taken out of your refund/store credit.
For exchanges: You'll receive a store credit for the original purchase price paid less the cost of return shipping and a 25% restocking fee.
For refunds: You'll receive a refund of the original purchase price paid less the cost of return shipping and a 25% restocking fee to the original form of payment.
Rest assured that your personal and credit card information is safe with us. We utilize a firewall and also protect all transactions using Secure Sockets Layer (or SSL, sometimes referred to as a secure certificate), which is an encryption technology that works with Netscape, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and AOL browsers. This ensures that only we can view your personal information.
You know how a lot of people are scared of flying, even though it's statistically safer than driving? The same paradox exists for online credit card use versus traditional credit card use. Online purchases are statistically safer than using your credit card at a restaurant or department store. Technical experts state that online purchases are far safer than traditional credit card transactions because the information is immediately encrypted into a scrambled message that can only be decrypted by an authorized computer.
Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, your bank cannot hold you liable for more than $50.00 of fraudulent charges. If your bank does hold you liable for any of this $50.00, we will cover the liability for you up to $50.00. We will only cover this liability if the unauthorized use of your credit card resulted through no fault of your own from purchases made at our site while using the secure server. In the event of unauthorized use of your credit card, you must notify your credit card provider in accordance with its reporting guidelines and procedures.
In an effort to create a better user experience for visitors to this site, we may collect the following information:
- Contact information (including email address)
- Mailing address (for shipping)
- General demographic information (such as post code)
- What pages of our site you visit & how long you stay on them
This information is never stored or shared with anyone else. If you place an order with us, we use information provided (such as name, address, phone number, email address, and credit card information) to process and ship your order, and may contact you regarding your order. If you sign up for our newsletter, we may use your email address to keep you up to date on sales and promotions we have coming up. You can opt out of these updates at any time. We use an SSL encryption (secure certificate) on our site to keep your personal information protected.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are tools that the internet uses to track what sites you’ve visited, and make future recommendations to you based on your interests and preferences. They are designed to create a more customized experience for web users. Our site uses the Google Analytics cookie to collect information, provide a more customized experience for visitors, and help us improve our site for future visitors. To opt out of Google Analytics, click here. If you would like to opt out of all cookies used by websites, you can learn how to do so here. Be aware, however, that many website features need cookies to operate. As such, opting out of cookies may make some site features, such as shopping carts, inaccessible to you. By disabling cookies on your web browser, you will be unable to complete a purchase on our site online. If you do not have cookies enabled, but would still like to make a purchase, you can do so by calling our customer service line at (866) 797-4008, and we will be happy to assist you with your transaction.
How Collected Information is Used
Any information collected is used to create a more enhanced and customized user experience for you. Third party vendors (such as Google) use information to show you ads on other sites you visit throughout the Internet, based on your preferences, interests, demographic information, and browsing history. For instance, by visiting our site, you may see an ad for our site on another site you visit in the future. This is in an effort to make better recommendations to web users. No personal information is stored or shared. We may use the following Google AdWords features for a more enhanced customer experience:
- Affinity audiences
- Custom affinity audiences
- In-market audiences
- Similar audiences
- Demographic and location targeting
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