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Notice: GLASS RECLASSIFIED BY FREIGHT INDUSTRY effective December 14, 2013. Learn more >

Store Pickup 
Can I order online and pick my order up at Franklin Art Glass? 

International Shipping 
Does Franklin ship internationally? 

Shipping and Processing
How are items shipped?
How much do you charge for shipping?

What are boxing charges and when do they apply?
What if an item is out of stock? Is it backordered?
When will my order ship?

Mixing for Quantity Price Breaks
Are products MIXABLE for quantity price breaks?
What products are MIXABLE for quantity price breaks?
Why doesn't the shopping cart display the mixed quantity pricing?
When can I view my order with the mixed quantity pricing? 

Terms
How do I pay for my purchase?
Do you accept purchase orders?
Do you charge sales taxes? 

Delivery Information
When will my order be delivered?

How can I check the status of my order?
Do I have to be present when an item is delivered?
Are packages insured against damage?

What do I do if the package appears damaged?

Return Policy
What is your policy on returns?
What is your policy on shortages or an order filled incorrectly?

Gift Certificates
Can I purchase gift certificates online?

Shipping by Freight
Do you ship larger orders by freight?

Store Pickup

Q: Can I order online and pick my order up at Franklin Art Glass?

A: We invite you come in and browse our vast glass selection, and to make it easier than ever, you can order ahead and have essentials ready for pick up when you arrive! During check out, simply choose the in store pick-up option and your order will be prepared for your arrival, all with no boxing or shipping charges.  In order for us to give you the personal attention you deserve please anticipate your needs and place your pick up orders at least 1-2 business days in advance.

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International Shipping

Q: Does Franklin ship internationally?

A: Yes! Franklin Art Glass ships all over the world. If you are an international customer please place your order over the phone for details.

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Shipping and Processing

Q: How are items shipped?

A: Franklin Art Glass normally ships orders via UPS or the U.S. Post Office.  If you would like faster delivery most items may be delivered via Next Day Air or Second Day Air. During online order checkout you will be provided with shipping options and shipping charges. A few items, such as large kilns can be delivered by truck ONLY. Items requiring truck delivery will be specified in the product's description. Franklin receives very competitive freight rates that are passed on to you. Please see details under "We Also Ship Freight" (click here for details).

Q:
How much do you charge for shipping?

A: Basic shipping and processing charges depend on the destination and the weight of your order, as well as the delivery method you choose. For faster shipping, you may choose UPS Next Day, Second Day Air, and 3 Day Select Delivery for most orders. During the checkout process you will be given these shipping options (if applicable) and an estimate of the charges is provided at the time of check out. You will be charged actual shipping costs after you check out and before your order is shipped. Should those costs exceed the estimate by $2.00 you will be contacted by email or phone to receive your authorization. Should the shipping costs total less than the estimated amount you will be charged the lesser (actual) cost.

Q:
What are boxing charges and when do they apply?

A: Boxing charges are for items that need special handling and require special separate boxing. Boxing charges apply to sheet glass, cames, framing stock, and bevel strips only. Appropriate boxing charges will be added to your order after checking out - they are not included in your order confirmation. Please note that we cannot mix small or medium glass pieces in a large box. The size differential of the glass pieces creates undue breakage. Please call us with any questions you have. We will be happy to assist you.

Small Box
Large Box
Oversize Box
Strip Bevels

Holds up to 10 Small UPS pieces of sheet glass
Holds up to 10 Large UPS cut pieces of sheet glass
For orders of 6 ft. lengths of zinc, brass and copper channel, lead came and oak framing stock
For all strip bevels 36" in length

$0
$16
$5
$20

**Please note these are the charges for UPS boxing ONLY. All Freight boxing/crating prices and other details may be found in our Freight section below.


Q:
What if an item is out of stock? Is it backordered?

A:  At Franklin Art Glass we do not automatically backorder items that are out of stock. If you would like to backorder something please contact our customer service team and they will be happy to assist you in placing a backorder.

Please note: Franklin Art Glass cannot always guarantee that an item is in stock, even if it is stated 'In Stock' or 'Available' on the website. If an ordered item is out of stock it will be removed from your order with no charge to you. We DO NOT automatically backorder items. If you wish to backorder the out of stock item please contact a customer service representative.

Q:
When will my order ship?

A: Most online orders ship within 1-2 business days of receiving your order, often the same day if it is received before 11 am (EST) on a business day. Most orders shipping by motor freight leave our dock within 2-3 business days. We always endeavor to ship as soon as possible, exceeding even our own expectations, whenever we can.

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Mixing for Quantity Price Breaks

Q: Are products MIXABLE for quantity price breaks?

A: Yes and no. Selected groups are mixable.

Q:
What products are MIXABLE for quantity price breaks?

A: Items that are NOTED in Item Details can be combined for quantity price breaks.

For example: FULL SHEETS OF GLASS, UNCUT, are mixable with each other for the price breaks. A note appears on the item details for all FULL SHEETS UNCUT stating: "This item is mixable with all other uncut full sheets of glass for the quantity price break(s)". All other glass items - full sheets cut down, large cut sizes, and square foot sizes, etc. - are NOT MIXABLE and therefore their item details do NOT INCLUDE a mixing note.

Q:
Why doesn't the shopping cart display the mixed quantity pricing?

A: Franklin Art Glass must approve and manually apply this type of pricing to your order. It is not automatic.

Q:
When can I view my order with the mixed quantity pricing?

A: Once Franklin Art Glass calculates and applies mixable quantity price breaks your order's status will be changed from "NEW" to "PROCESSING". Once this status is changed to "Processing," you will be able to view your order with the adjusted pricing based on mixed quantities, where applicable.

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Terms

Q: How do I pay for my purchase?

A: For online orders, we accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. You may also choose to pay with a check, money order, or, Net 30 terms to pre-approved business accounts.

  1. Pre-paying with a credit or debit card is the easiest and quickest way to process your order.
  2. If you choose to pay with a check or money order, your order will be held until we receive the payment by mail, up to 20 business days after placing the order. After 20 days your order will be cancelled, all items returned to stock, and a minimum $10, up to 15% re-stocking charge, will be assessed to your account.
  3. Net 30 terms are available to pre-approved accounts. To receive an application for credit, contact us at 1.800.848.7683. 

 

Q: Do you accept purchase orders?

A: Yes we do. If your business, school or institution uses purchase orders you may issue a P.O. confirming an online order by sending it via mail, e-mail, or fax. See our contact information for details. Note: When using purchase orders we will not process your order until we have received the hard copy. Using a purchase order does not automatically qualify for Net 30 terms (see above note).

Q:
Do you charge sales taxes?

A: Franklin does not charge sales tax, except in the state of Ohio. Ohio tax exempt customers: We must have a signed tax exempt form and a copy of your vendor’s license on file; otherwise you will be charged the current sales tax. When you first register as a customer online you must contact us, even if you are already on file with us as tax exempt, so we can set up your online account.

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Delivery Information

Q: When will my order be delivered?

A: When you order from Franklin Art Glass you should be given the estimated date of arrival. Standard delivery to Alaska, Hawaii, APO/FPO addresses and US territorial possessions is via Priority Mail and takes approximately 5 to 12 days.

Q:
How can I check the status of my order?

A: You can track your order online using Franklin's Order Status button. Or, you may contact Franklin’s customer service department if you have a question about the status of your order.

After your order ships: If you order online and choose to ship UPS, you will receive an e-mail notification from UPS when your order has shipped. The e-mail will include a tracking number for you to use at the UPS website to track your order. Go to www.ups.com/tracking/tracking.html and enter your tracking number. Please note at this time only UPS offers online package tracking.

Q:
Do I have to be present when an item is delivered?

A: No. Franklin Art Glass does not require a signature at the time of delivery. It is up to the discretion of the shipping company to determine if the package can be left without a signature. If the shipping company requires a signature, they will leave a notice with delivery options and instructions.

Q:
Are packages insured against damage?

A: We take great care to pack all orders in a manner that minimizes the potential for damage or loss. Once an order ships from our warehouse it becomes your property. UPS automatically insures each package they handle up to $100. USPS does not automatically insure packages for any amount. Additional insurance is available at a cost additional to the shipping charges. With your instruction to do so, we will add this in to your order after check out.

Q:
What do I do if the package appears damaged?

A: If you are present when the package is delivered, inspect it before signing for the delivery. If the package appears damaged but the merchandise looks unaffected, note the damage on all delivery receipts before signing. If the package is damaged to the extent that the merchandise may be damaged, refuse delivery and contact Franklin’s customer service department or call us at 614-221-2972. 

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Return Policy

Q: What is your policy on returns?

A: Call us for authorization and instructions before returning merchandise. A credit will be issued for merchandise returned in original condition within 30 days of purchase. Restocking fees may apply. You assume all risk if returning item(s) without prior authorization. We do not accept returns of glass, metals (including foil), patterns and books.

Q:
What is your policy on shortages or an order filled incorrectly?

A: It is VERY IMPORTANT that you open and inspect your shipment immediately upon receipt. You must report to us any mistake we have made with regard to filling your order within 5 business days of your receipt. While we make every effort to fill your orders accurately, honest mistakes happen, and we will do everything we can to correct those mistakes. Failure to report shortages or mistakes in filling your order withing the 5 day period may result in your claim being denied.

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Gift Certificates

Q: Can I purchase gift certificates online?

A: Yes. Gift certificates are available in various dollar amounts. To order, “click here” or search for "gift certificate" in our search products feature. Gift certificates are redeemable and may be purchased online, by phone, fax or in-store.

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we also ship freight

We also offer motor freight as an alternative to UPS and the US Mail shipping methods. Motor freight is a great alternative if you do not want your glass cut down for shipment; we will gladly crate your glass and ship it in full uncut sheets. Motor freight is also used for large shipments such as kilns and hazardous ORM-D chemicals that may not be shipped UPS or by US Mail. At Franklin we have several freight companies with whom we have accounts, and we will get you the best shipping rate possible.

**Please note that freight arrangements will be made on your behalf and will require we communicate with each other by phone.

Crating and other miscellaneous freight related charges will be added to your order after checking out and before it ships. Before determining freight charges we must know, among other things, if liftgate service is required and/or if the shipment will be delivered to a commercial or residential address. Please feel free to call us with your questions and requirements. We will be happy to assist you to determine if shipping your order by motor freight is a good option for you.

Notice: GLASS RECLASSIFIED BY FREIGHT INDUSTRY effective December 14, 2013. Learn more >

Crating Charges are as follows:

Wood Crate
(no mods)


Modified Crate

Short Crate

Long Crate

Oversized
Specialty


Single Skid

Double Skid

$30



$40

$25

$75

$90


$5

$15

Estimated capacity, same size sheets is approximately:
Wissmach/Kokomo: 25-40 full sheets
Spectrum: 40-45 full sheets

Estimated capacity is approximately 35-40 full sheets

Estimated capacity is approximately 40 - 24"x24" sheets

Estimated capacity is approximately 35 - 30"x72" sheets (*Requires double skid @ add'l cost)

Estimated capacity VARIES per shipment (*Requires double skid @ add'l cost)


1-3 crates braced and branded per skid

Required for oversize specialty crates, long crates, and in instances for shipments including boxes of lead, zinc, brass, copper, rebar, etc.

*Actual freight charges are calculated per shipment and vary depending on the order.

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