Frequently asked Questions about Shopping at Cottage Industries
Is it safe to use a credit card?
Absolutely. We have taken every precaution to make your transactions secure. Our Internet site is built on the MerchandiZer ™ system which utilizes industry-standard security measures, including SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), and interfaces with ICVerify to process credit cards. All account information submitted to us is safely isolated from unauthorized Internet access.
Do I have to pay sales tax?
Sales tax will only apply to residents of the State of Texas in which we are registered, but not to any other US state or the rest of the world.
How can I pay for my order?
We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. We also accepts checks and money orders. Orders paid by check will usually not be processed until the funds have been verified.
How much will my shipping charges be?
During the order process, you will be given a list of different shipping methods from which you can pick the one that suits you. The total cost of goods and the cost of shipping as well as sales taxes if applicable are clearly displayed.
How do I track my order?
Go to the “You and Your Order” page and you will receive details about any outstanding or back orders, and their status.
What if I need to return my order?
You may return an item in its original condition for a refund or credit within 15 days of receiving. Shipping charges can only be refunded if the return is due to our error. All returns must be accompanied by the packing slip. After a return has been received, it will take 1-2 weeks to process. If using a credit card, refunds will be credited to your account. If paying by check or money order, a refund check will be mailed to you.We suggest using UPS or insured Parcel Post for your protection.
What if you don’t have all of the items in stock?
If an item you ordered is out of stock, it will be back-ordered automatically (domestic orders only). For international orders, we will E-mail you of the missing items to confirm the balance of your order.