Return and Exchange Policy
If you would like to exchange or return an item purchased in the last 30 days, you will need to request a Return Authorization number. Please click on "Contact Us" and send us a note, including your order number and why you want to return or exchange the merchandise. After submitting your return request, we will review the information and forward on via email an RA number and instructions regarding returning the item.
Please do not return items to our address without prior authorization as some returns may have to be shipped back directly to our suppliers. For returns on all items that are not defective, we are sometimes required to charge a 25% restocking fee. Any items that are custom made to order or personalized are not returnable. Please note that items shipped back to us without a return authorization number will not be accepted and will be returned to you. All items must be returned in their original unworn and unused condition enclosed in original packaging within 30 days for a refund or exchange. Returned items should be free from dirt and debris (including pet dander). In the event an item is returned in a condition where it cannot be resold, the order will be sent back to you and additional shipping charges will aply. Shipping and gift wrap fees are non-refundable. We offer free shipping on several of our items. If for any reason you need to return an item with free shipping, the refund you receive will be for the item price minus the standard shipping costs. Standard shipping costs are based on item prices as outlined within our shipping information. If you opt to exchange your free shipping purchase for another item that also had free shipping, a standard shipping charge will be added to cover our costs.
We have a special return policy for items purchased during the Holidays. For items purchased from November 1 through December 25 of a given calendar year, the return/exchange date is extended out to January 31 of the following calendar year. Please note that the Holiday return policy refers to in-stock items ONLY and all the policies above still apply. Custom furniture, bedding and personalized items are excluded from the Holiday return policy.
Furniture, bedding, lighting and personalized items
Because many of these items are made to order, custom pieces are not returnable or refundable. Custom orders include (but are not limited to) any furniture item, all personalized or monogramed items, all bedding and all lighting. If you are at all uncertain if what you are ordering is considered custom, please contact us to verify. You have up to two (2) business days from the date the order was placed to cancel a custom order and to have the amount refunded to your credit card. After two (2) days custom orders are non-refundable. Upon delivery, please take time to inspect all freight shipped furniture items carefully for any damages that may have occurred in transit and contact us immediately. Claims against damaged items must be made within three (3) business days. Unfortunately, claims made after the three business-day window will not be accepted and are not returnable. Please refer to our vendor warranties for specific information on individual policies.
If, for any reason, your custom furniture piece does not arrive with the specifications that you selected when ordering, The Ritz Connection reserves the right to have the item or items replaced and reshipped at no additional charge to you. You should contact us immediately if this occurs so that we can get the replacement in the works as soon as possible.
The Ritz Connection does everything possible to assure a smooth and prompt delivery of your furniture and custom items. However, be aware and consider that there are circumstances out of our control that may arise and result in a delay in the production or delivery of your items. We do our best to give accurate lead times from each manufacturer but estimated lead times are not a guarantee of a specific delivery date. We welcome your inquiries as the estimated delivery time approaches and we can follow up to give you a more specific idea of your ship date at that time. Also note that shipping time for freight items (this includes furniture and rugs) is approximately seven to fifteen business days from the time that the item(s) are scheduled for pickup from our manufacturer. We act as your liaison to best assist you in a prompt delivery but again, there are variables that are out of our control as we are considered a third party. We know you'll enjoy the product that is made especially for you.
Returning or exchanging "free shipping" items
If, for any reason, you need to return an item with free shipping, the refund you'll receive will be for the item price minus the standard shipping cost. Standard shipping costs are based on item prices as outlined within our shipping information. If you opt to exchange your free shipping purchase for another item that also had free shipping, a standard shipping charge will be added to cover our costs. The only exception to this policy is if an item received is defective. In which case, it will be replaced with no additional shipping fees. If exchanging a free shipping item for a standard shipping product, you will be charged our regular shipping cost.
When damages occur during freight delivery
While we do our utmost to ensure your items arrive in a timely manner and in perfect condition, there are some things that are beyond our control. We would love to be able to say that damage never occurs during transit, but unfortunately that is not always the case. Our freight carriers handle your pieces with great care but it is important to understand that from time to time damages do occur. If your piece arrives damaged, the freight company has the right to have the piece repaired and brought back to the manufacturer's standards at their expense. They do this by sending the piece to a furniture medic or back to the manufacturer for repair. If the freight carrier determines the piece cannot be repaired, you have the right to be reimbursed for your purchase or have another piece rushed at no additional charge and shipped out to you as soon as possible.