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Shipping Policy

 

Address Change/Reconsignments

If a shipping address needs to be changed once an order has been processed, carriers will charge a reconsignment fee to update the shipping address.

If an address change is requested, we will contact you via email regarding the amount of the carrier's fee. If we do not receive confirmation regarding the fee and address change, we will leave the address as it was originally entered during the checkout process.

Please note that if the carrier attempts delivery to the original address and they are unable to deliver, redelivery fees may apply in addition to any reconsignment fees.

Call Before Delivery

By requesting a FREE "Call Before Delivery," the carrier will contact you approximately 24 hours before the estimated arrival of your order to schedule a delivery appointment using the phone number provided at checkout. Selecting this option may add an additional day to your order’s transit time and is only applicable to the item(s) in your order shipping via common carrier. 

A "Call Before Delivery" is required for residential deliveries and recommended for businesses with irregular hours (deliveries occur Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. "Call Before Delivery" only applies to the item(s) in your order shipping via common carrier.

If the carrier misses the delivery appointment, they will reschedule it. If you are unavailable to accept your delivery during the scheduled appointment, you will be responsible for any redelivery fees owed to the carrier. Additional fees will apply if you require a time-specific delivery in which the typical 4-hour window needs to be shortened or if you cannot accept delivery within a reasonable date of the carrier’s first contact request.

If a delivery is unable to be completed because a "Call Before Delivery" was not selected during checkout, the carrier may charge a redelivery fee in order to reattempt delivery. In these situations, we will contact you via email regarding the fee and charge the card on file if necessary in order to avoid additional fees with the carrier.

Canadian Shipments

Orders shipped into Canada may incur additional duties, taxes, and other fees to cross the border. These charges will be billed to you directly from the carrier and will not be reflected in our shipping costs at checkout.

Orders shipped via common carrier require a broker to facilitate the import of your items into Canada. If you did not provide your broker’s information during checkout, we will contact you to obtain this before processing your order.

We aim to ship orders to Canada in one shipment, but it is not always possible due to stock levels in our warehouses. If we cannot ship your order in one complete shipment, you will be responsible for any additional brokerage fees.

Commercial and Residential Shipping Addresses

Commercial carriers will deliver the vast majority of our products to a residential shipping address. If you don’t have an account set up and you operate a business out of your home, you must select "residential" in your shopping cart because the carriers still consider your address residential. If you create an account, our system will automatically select “residential” for your address in this situation.

Commercial Limited Access Addresses

Additional fees may apply if you are shipping to a limited access location, such as a university, prison, military base, or country club.

Damaged/Missing/Lost Items - Common Carrier

If any item or packaging is damaged or missing, or if you have any doubt about possible damage, you MUST do the following:

1.-Note it clearly on the delivery receipt before signing

2.-Keep your copy of the delivery receipt

3.-Contact us within 1 business day

4.-Keep the damaged packing materials for inspection 

5.-Take pictures of the damaged items and packaging 


Though our warehouses give great attention to packaging every order for shipment, damage can occur in transit. In the case of damage, we must go to the carrier company to receive reimbursement for these damages. By signing the delivery receipt, you are taking responsibility and ownership for the shipment in the condition noted. If part or all of your shipment is damaged and you did not note this in any way on the delivery receipt, we CANNOT guarantee any compensation for damages. Signing the delivery receipt without noting any damage means that you have received your shipment in acceptable condition.

There are rare occasions where our freight carriers may lose a shipment. In these situations, it’s our highest priority to find your items and we will work with the carrier to do so. Dock checks with the carrier take approximately 3-5 business days to complete. If your shipment is found, we will continue the delivery to your location. If it is deemed lost, we will work with you to provide a satisfactory resolution. 

Upon receiving your order, please inspect it for any damaged, lost, or missing items. If any part of your order is missing or damaged, please keep the items and packaging and contact us within 5 business days of receipt so we can find a solution for you. We may request pictures of the damage to help with this process.

There are rare occasions where our carriers may lose a shipment. In these situations, it’s our highest priority to find your items and we will work with the carrier to do so. Traces with ground carriers take approximately 1-3 business days to complete. If your shipment is found, we will continue the delivery to your location. If it is deemed lost, we will work with you to provide a satisfactory resolution.


 

Delivery Time

Our warehouses strive to have orders processed and ready to ship within 1-5 business days. Most products ship from one of our warehouses within the U.S. However, delivery times may vary. Common carrier deliveries typically range from 1 to 10 business days for delivery, depending on your proximity to the shipping location. Ground shipping can typically take anywhere from 1 to 7 business days. If your delivery time is over a holiday, please add an additional day for delivery. Our warehouses observe the following holidays: Christmas, New Years, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Shipping companies may observe additional holidays. All standard ground delivery times and common carrier shipments are estimates and are not guaranteed. 

If you need your order more quickly, you may select Second Day or Next Day in your shopping cart (availability dependent on your location). These options guarantee that, as long as the items you’re ordering are in stock, the order will be prioritized in our system and arrive by the end of the following business day (Next Day), or the end of the second business day (Second Day). These options are not available for common carrier orders. Inclement weather may cause shipping delays that are not covered by this guarantee. 

Destinations

 We are unable to ship to PO boxes, APO/FPO boxes or Viabox at this time. If you plan to ship to a carrier terminal or store location such as a FedEx or UPS Store, please be aware that carriers will not accept deliveries from one another. If a shipping carrier deems your address inaccessible for delivery, they will make final delivery at the closest shipping terminal or return the shipment to our warehouse. Contact Metroplex Espresso Tech LLC. if you have any questions.

Some items like large outdoor ice merchandisers or very long pizza prep tables may be too large or heavy for a lift gate and will require a truck-level loading dock. If you are unsure, contact Metroplex Espresso Tech, LLC.

Notice to Residential Customers

While Metroplex Espresso Tech, LLC. is specifically for those in the commercial food service industry, we will ship most items to residential customers. As a residential customer, please consider the following information when placing your order:

Commercial Equipment

It is important to keep in mind that many of these items may not meet your consumer-level expectations if used in your home. Commercial cooking equipment:

1.- Is designed for functionality and heavy use commercially and may not meet your expectations in terms of aesthetics or ease-of-use.

2.- Is often much louder than a comparable non-commercial piece of equipment.

3.- Consumes much more power than consumer-style equipment

4.- Is not insulated as thoroughly as consumer-level equipment and generates much more heat. Many pieces of commercial equipment also require a ventilation hood system, and a fire-suppression system to adhere to local fire and building codes.

5.- Installed in a non-commercial setting would most likely void your homeowner's insurance and the equipment manufacturer's warranty.

The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

If you have any question about the suitability of a particular piece of equipment you're considering for non-commercial use, please contact Metroplex Espresso Tech, LLC.

 

Methods & Charges

Most of our products can be shipped with a parcel carrier to a residential address. Bear in mind that these carriers charge more to ship to a residential address versus a commercial address. This difference is usually several dollars but varies by region and will be reflected in your shipping charges.

Packaging

Packaging that is used during shipment is designed to keep the contents of your order safe from damage or mishandling of products. On occasion a shipment will be received with damage to the packaging. Because the packaging is designed to protect the products that we ship, compensation will not be offered for packaging damage. If the actual items in your shipment are damaged, please contact us right away so we can arrange for compensation or replacement. Occasionally we will ship items in recycled boxes which may contain descriptions unrelated to the products inside in to be more eco-friendly. This practice also allows us to cut costs on packaging which then is reflected into lower prices on our items. Be sure to inspect the actual items inside of the packaging before refusing a shipment due to incorrect information on the boxes.

Warehouse Pickups and Customer Shipping Accounts

All orders placed through Metroplex Espresso Tech, LLC. will be shipped to their destination via a commercial carrier. For warehouse pickups customers are welcome to pick-up orders from our warehouse. 

Allow a minimum of 2hrs window after placing your order, Metroplex Espresso Teach LLC. will send you a notification by email when order is ready for pick up.

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