Shipping and Returns
Most orders placed before 4pm AZ MST will ship out the same day. Delays in payment or changes to orders may delay shipment. Orders are shipped out in the order they are received. Mail is not picked up on Sundays, nor does our fulfillment team package orders or print labels. Therefore, most orders placed after hours Saturday, and all-day Sunday, will ship out Monday; unless Monday is an observed holiday. Many of our orders placed during business hours during the week ship out fairly quick; many within an hour or two of being placed. Please do not finalize your order until all the information is correct and complete. This includes product choices, shipping addresses (including an apartment, suite or building number) and shipping methods. Once an order has been shipped and handed over to the carrier, we do not have the ability to make any changes to the order, and we will not be able to stop the shipment once the package is in transit. Should we have the ability to intercept or make changes to a shipment after it has left our warehouse, it may incur an additional fee to be paid at the customers expense. We also do not have a system set in place to hold orders until a later date. As such, please do not place orders with comments requesting for them to be held until a later date. Our processes are in place to get shipments out as fast as we possibly can. Holds, changes, and cancellations are not guaranteed to be addressed before your original shipment goes out. Again, please make sure everything is correct, before completion. This will allow our team to do what we do best and get shipments out to our customers in a timely manner. Due to order volumes on the days our warehouse is closed, your order may experience an extra delay. Please note delivery is at the discretion of the carrier.
Domestic Orders: Domestic orders that receive our free shipping promotion will be shipped using USPS Priority Mail (free shipping offer excludes US territories). USPS Priority Mail is not guaranteed to be a 2-day delivery service. While advertised as a 2-day delivery service on the USPS site, some areas can take longer for delivery, along with other delays from weather, mechanical failure, etc. Other shipping methods with USPS and FedEx are also available upon checkout. Keep in mind that the USPS Express shipping method will require a signature upon delivery unless otherwise requested, so please be available to receive the package at the scheduled delivery time. If you choose an expedited shipping method, please note that transit times will not include Saturdays or Sundays. Example: If you choose an expedited next day/overnight shipping method and your order is placed on a Friday, your order will deliver on the next available business day being Monday (unless Monday is an observed holiday).
International Orders: International orders that receive our free shipping promotion will be shipped using Standard Worldwide Mail. Our standard mail option uses DHL eCommerce as a carrier, which uses DHL to ship the package to your country, then hands the package over to your country’s customs and then local postfor final delivery. Other shipping methods such as DHL Express, USPS, and FedEx carriers will be available upon checkout. However, additional information may be requested by the carrier for customs clearance.Please keep this in mind and be sure to provide all necessary documents and any other required information needed to properly clear your package through customs. We are not responsible for customs delays or clearance issues. Additionally, estimated delivery time frames for standard and express international shipping options are not guaranteed.
P.O. Boxes: DHL and FedEx Expedited/Express shipping methods do not support deliveries to P.O. boxes. Please use USPS or Standard Worldwide Mail for delivery to P.O. boxes.
Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate local pick-up requests. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Orders placed with a USPS shipping services will not be shipped or delivered on USPS postal holidays. However, you may receive a shipping status e-mail update that includes a tracking number. Your tracking number will not update until the following business day. Orders shipped via UPS, FedEx, or DHL will be processed as normal (except where noted below in the UPS, FedEx, and DHL holiday shipping schedule). USPS postal holidays are defined as follows:
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- President's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Orders placed with a UPS, FedEx, or DHL shipping services will not be shipped or delivered on UPS,
FedEx, and DHL observed holidays. However, you may receive a shipping status e-mail update that includes a tracking number. Your tracking number will not update until the following business day. UPS and DHL observed holidays are defined as follows:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Customs Duties & Fees
The buyer Assumes all responsibility for any customs duties or fees. Duties, taxes and carrier brokerage fees will not be included in your order total during checkout. These fees will be assessed by the parcel carrier, not our company. Additionally, we will not refund or replace orders which are seized by your country’s customs. The buyer should be aware of whether a product can be shipped to their country before placing an order. If the package is held by customs or has been seized or destroyed, it is unfortunately out of our control. Nootropics Depot does as much as we can to mitigate duties and/or taxes imposed to customers by their local postal service or customs agency. However, some customers and/or countries may still incur additional fees despite our efforts.
Standard Worldwide Mail / DHL Parcel International Standard (DHL eCommerce)
DHL Parcel International Standard is an economical shipping service option offered to our international customers. When a package is shipped via DHL Parcel International Standard, it is sent from the Nootropics Depot warehouse located in Tempe, Arizona, USA to a DHL Phoenix HUB. From there, the package will be put on a truck where it will be shipped to a DHL California Facility for further processing. Upon arriving in California, packages will then be scanned as received. An additional tracking number will also be generated to use with the local carrier at that time. This secondary tracking number can be found when tracking the shipment via the DHL eCommerce website. The next scan will be an outbound scan from the facility in California. You may see an approximate 1-3 day delay in tracking due to the travel time from the US to the next international stop. Tracking will then update once the package has arrived at an international stop. Once the package has arrived at an international stop, the local tracking number may then be used to track the progress of the shipment with your local postal service up until final delivery. Please note that the total delivery time for your order may vary depending on your country’s customs agency, local postal system, and ship-to location.
Please use the DHL eCommerce website to further track your international shipments. This site will provide additional details, including assigned local tracking numbers.
International UPS, FedEx, and DHL Shipping
When selecting UPS, FedEx, or DHL as your private carrier for international shipments, there may be additional fees for customer clearance, and UPS, FedEx, or DHL may need to contact you to get permission to clear your items through customs. Please be aware of that, and provide UPS, FedEx, or DHL the information needed to properly clear and deliver your package.
Nootropics Depot is committed to protecting itself and our customers against the growing threat of online credit card/payment fraud. Financial losses or penalties incurred due to online credit card/payment fraud can have far-reaching, negative effects - including driving up the cost of items that you purchase to the payment processing options that we are able to make available to you.
At our discretion, Nootropics Depot reserves the right to manually verify payment details on any purchase prior to the shipment of an order. The details requested may include, but not necessarily be limited to, proof of picture ID, billing address and/or credit card.
If you have questions regarding this policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please note that we do not provide scoops with orders. Powders have varying densities thus rendering scoops as inaccurate measuring devices. We always recommend powders be measured using a reliable milligram scale.
Nootropics Depot does not accept returns or exchanges for opened and/or used product. Unopened product may be returned for a refund within 30 days of its delivery date. A return shipping label will not be provided by Nootropics Depot. The Customer is responsible for the cost of return shipping. Upon receipt of a return at our warehouse, a refund to the original form of payment or store credit for only the cost of the products returned will be issued. Additional shipping fees, such as expedited shipping services, are non-refundable. All other return requests submitted after 30 days of delivery date will be at the discretion of NootropicsDepot.com. Please contact us for additional support.
Product Replacements / Lost Packages
Replacement of items lost in delivery or undelivered will be at the discretion of NootropicsDepot.com.
If you believe that your package has been lost in the mail, please e-mail our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reports of a lost package must be submitted within 30 days of purchase for all domestic orders and within 90 days of purchase for all international orders.
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