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Shipping Policy.


SHIPPING WITHIN LOWER 48 US STATES. !!! PLEASE READ !!!
Below is a shipping policy to which customers must agree at the time of checkout.

IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: DELAYS WITH FEDEX DELIVERY ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO COVID. WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER FEDEX DELIVERY SCHEDULE. IF ITEM SHOWS NO MOVEMENT FOR 4-5 DAYS, WE CAN FILE LOST ITEM CLAIM, TO HELP SPEED UP DELIVER, OR INITIATE LOST ITEM PROCESS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. YOUR PATIENCE IS HIGHLY APPRECIATED.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT REFUSE PACKAGE ON DELIVERY BASED SOLELY ON CONDITION OF SHIPING CARTON. YOU MUST ACCEP SHIPPING PACKAGE, AND IF THERE ARE DAMAGES TO ACTUAL PRODUCT, WE WILL PROCEED WITH FEDEX DAMAGE CLAIM TO HAVE IT RESOLVED. CUSTOMERS WHO REFUSE DELIVERY BASED ON CONDITION OF SHIPPING BOX WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ORIGINAL AND RETURN SHIPPING CHARGES.

  1. Please note that FedEx is an independent company, and we are not responsible for delays or late deliveries. Shipping cost adjustments are not available.
  2. Due to high value of some merchandise, and Credit Card Fraud Protection policies, we ship most products with price tag over $300 via FedEx Ground. Items over $500 in value are also shipped with Signature Confirmation. No exceptions.
  3. Items are shipped either from our Washington or Miami warehouse, depending on item availability. Please email if you need to know location item is coming from.
  4. High value merchandise, such as boats, kayaks or rafts CANNOT be left unattended under the door, in the backyard, on the porch, or with a neighbor. No exceptions. Customer's signature is required as a proof of delivery. However, during COVID pandemic, it is possible that FedEx might leave item without signature, due their own internal policies.
  5. Each item on order shipped separately. We required to provide tracking number for each item, as a proof of delivery, in case of item lost or dispute. It also impossible to combine shipping, because most of boxes are either different sizes, or fully packed. They simply do not fit inside each other. However, what we charge for shipping is about half of what it actually cost to ship.
  6. FedEx may deliver on customer's chosen date, or hold the item for pickup at a local facility. Please call 1800-GO-FEDEX to request that.
  7. Please track item at fedex.com web site and when you see status shown as "on vehicle for delivery", that is when item will be delivered. If you receive email from FedEx with delivery date, double check with tracking to make sure it is show as "on vehicle for delivery". Please do not rely on FedEx text messages. You must check with FedEx.com web site to track packages.
  8. All shipping prices are flat fees listed for deliveries within the lower 48 US states. Shipping costs include full insurance up to the value of the item being shipped. As per FedEx Damage Claim Policy, customers have 20 days to report shipping damages since package delivery. After that period NO shipping damage claims will be satisfied by the FedEx. It is the customers responsibility to notify us about any shipping damages in a proper time frame.
IMPORTANT:

Once the boat has been shipped, you will receive an email from FedEx with a tracking number. Please contact FedEx at 1800GOFEDEX or www.FedEx.com to follow provided tracking number, and to ensure receiving of the package.

Please DO NOT rely on FedEx text notifications, as they might be confusing and incorrect. It is customer responsibility to track packages with FedEx.com web site ONLY, and to make sure that shipments are received in a timely manner. If you arranged pick up at local FedEx office, make sure you track it and pickup on time, as they will send back within short time.

Please email us at support@boatstogo.com if you need tracking number, or didn't received it shortly after order. Please check Junk or Spam folder of your email to make sure our emails are not in there.

After the 3rd attempt to deliver the package, FedEx will send it back, unless customer contact FedEx at 1800GOFEDEX, to arrange pickup at FedEx facility. Customers are RESPONSIBLE for package receiving, and ALL associated shipping charges if item returned back to us. If item returned back to to shipper after 3 failed attempts to deliver, customer will be responsible for original shipping charges, plus cost of returning item back to us, since FedEx does not return back free of charge. Also, note that we charge half of what it cost to actually ship goods. Therefore, if customer failed to receive package, customer will be responsible for actual shipping charges to customer, and back from customer. Same applies if customer arranged pick up at local FedEx facility and failed to pickup within next 3 days. If item not picked up within 3 days, it will be sent back.

Please call FedEx at 1800GOFEDEX and ask for a supervisor or CAT representative, if you need assistance or have special requests. Don't wait for the 3rd attempt as it might be too late. Do not talk to regular phone operator, ask for CAT or supervisor.

If the order has been cancelled after it has been already shipped out, or refused to be accepted, the appropriate shipping amount will be deducted from the total of refund. Shipping charges are NOT refundable. Please note, If item is refused or returned, FedEx will bill us for shipping back. Therefore, double shipping charges will be deducted from amount of refund or credit.

Customers MUST track packages with FedEx.com and notify FedEx at 1800GOFEDEDX, or us immediately in case of any exceptions, such as "REFUSED BY RECEPIENT". Do not wait till package returned back, as it will be too late to change anything.

Local pickup is available by appointment only. Please visit the Contact us page for Warehouse location. Payment in advance is required unless paid in cash. Please email or call 866-299-7740 for an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

  • Question: What if I am working the whole day, why can't you ask FedEx to leave boat at my door?
  • Answer: In order to be protected from credit card fraud, we must have the credit card holder's signature on file with FedEx. If item left at the door and later stolen, we will not be responsible for delivery.
  • Question: Why can't I have boat shipped to a different address than where I receive my credit card statements?
  • Answer: According to credit card security regulations, in order to be protected from credit card fraud and charge backs, the item MUST be shipped ONLY to the credit card holders billing address.
  • Question: Why I should not refuse package on delivery if box looks beat up, ripped and/or with holes?
  • Answer: All items are shipped insured. FedEx insurance only covers product inside box. FedEx insurance DOES NOT cover shipping cardboard. Therefore, if item is refused solely on condition of shipping cardboard, then we are unable to file damage claim with a FedEx. FedEx will charge for original shipping, and return shipping. Condition of the box does not mean that item inside is damaged. Item inside beat up box most likely not damages. Therefore, it is important to accept package on delivery, and inspect its content. If there are actual damage to product, not box, then we can file damage claim with FedEx, and resolve this issue promptly.

SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF LOWER 48 STATES & ABROAD:

International customers wishing to purchase at BoatsToGo.com have these 3 options below. For items over $100 in value, payment should be via bank wire transfer or Western Union. Please select Check payment option at checkout, and once order is placed, email us for bank wire information. You can also buy with credit card via MyUS.com, see below.

1. Ship worldwide from the USA with MyUS.com. We have partnered with MyUS.com, the No. 1 international shipping service to make shipping abroad easier. With MyUS.com, you will be assigned a U.S.-based address where your package will be processed for shipping straight to your home country. MyUS.com uses trusted delivery services like FedEx, UPS and DHL to ensure you receive your merchandise in the shortest amount of time. For shipping rate calculator, click here. You can find shipping weight in a specs table of each item. Some larger boats come in 2 boxes, one for tubes and another for floor.

International Shipping from BoatsToGo


Sign up with MyUS.com, and get US address to use at checkout. You have 2 options with MyUs.com: (1) Pay us directly via bank wire transfer, and we will ship product to your MyUs address, to redirect to your home. (2) Shop with credit card directly via MyUs.com, and they will purchase on your behalf, and then send product directly to your home address. MyUS.com Shopping Team will assist you with purchasing the items on your behalf. To get the extension and start shopping from your browser, click: https://shopping.myus.com/. You may also choose to use MyUS.com Buying and Shopping Assistant at https://shopping.myus.com/buying-assistant/. For more information, please follow this link to learn about MyUS Shopping: https://shopping.myus.com/help/.

Please refer to our Payment Policy for accepted forms of payments for shipment abroad of US. Please email us with your shipping address to request Pro-Forma Invoice if needed.

2. Use your own forwarder. Customers can use forwarder of their choice that will handle shipping to customer's location outside of US. Dimensions and weight of boxes are posted on web page corresponding to each product. If we have to ship to freight company of customer choice within Continental US, then standard FedEx shipping cost per boat model has to be included in a total payment.

3. Issue pickup from our warehouse. If item is in stock in our Miami warehouse, customers can issue pickups via forwarder of their choice, DHL, UPS or FedEx Find using their own account number. Please email us shipping label to provide to forwarder at the time of pickup. Dimensions and weight of boxes are posted on web page corresponding to each product. Warehouse location: BoatsToGo, 1945 NE 149 str, North Miami, FL 33181, USA. Please email for opening hours. In case if pickup is arranged from our warehouse, customer pays us only for merchandise, and pay ALL shipping charges directly to the carrier of their choice.

  • QUESTION: How to place order with a credit card for item under $200 in value?
  • ANSWER: Once you arranged forwarder or set up shipping address with MyUS.com, then please place order on-line, and enter your credit card information into billing address, select state of Alabama instead of your country, and enter MyUS address as a shipping during checkout. If you do your own forwarder pickup, then type in a comment section about that. We process orders manually, and will follow your instructions in a comment section.
  • QUESTION: How to place order for item over $200 in value?
  • ANSWER: For all items with total over $200, please arrange payment via Bank Wire transfer. We don't take credit cards on that. Please order on-line, select Payment by Check method and type into comment section that you need info for bank wire transfer. Also, please email to us to expedite such requests. Once wire payment is received, we will proceed to one of options indicated above.
  • QUESTION: What if product arrived damaged, or item is defective?
  • ANSWER: Please note, that in an unlikely event that received merchandise, or any of its parts need to be replaced for any reasons, warranty or not, BoatsToGo will deliver replacement parts to the Freight Forwarder of your choice ONLY within the lower 48 states. Customers outside of US are responsible for ALL charges associated with shipping of merchandise from US to destinations abroad. BoatsToGo will not be responsible for shipping charges abroad of US. Please refer to our Warranty Policy for more information.

SHIPPING TO CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICA:

We recommend TROPICAL SHIPPING freight company that has local offices all over Caribbean, Bahamas and Dominican (US address: 9505 NW 108TH AVENUE, MEDLEY, FL 33178, Phone: 305-805-7400). Please visit Tropical Shipping web site to find your nearest office. Average freight shipping costs starting from $120 per boat including pick up.

For shipping to Puerto Rico we recommend Kestrel Liner Agencies, (305) 805-7420, 9505 NW 108th Ave, Medley, FL. Approx $175 shipping for SD385 size boats. $75 Trans Caribe Freight shipping and around $40 for pick up (includes delivery in San Juan) Customers have to call a Freight Company directly to get a price quote and/or arrange pick up from our warehouse.

SHIPPING TO ALASKA AND HAWAII:

Shipping via FedEx Ground may be very expensive. Around $400 for a medium size boat, up to $800 for 14' SD430. But customers can save on shipping by arranging delivery via 3rd party freight companies delivering goods from mainland to Hawaii or Alaska. For example, Seattle to AK: Alaska Marine Lines , 5615 W MARGINAL WAY SW, SEATTLE WA, 98106, Tel (206) 764-8346 or SOUTHERN ALASKA FORWARDERS , 646 S HOLGATE ST, SEATTLE WA, 98134 Tel (907)-424-3286.

Customers will pay our regular FedEx Ground shipping to Seattle, plus around $40-$80 for delivery from Seattle to Alaska. Customers have to call forwarders directly to arrange shipping details.

Please lookup forwarding companies on Google. Boatstogo is NOT Responsible for shipping damages that may occur during shipment to Alaska. Customers are responsible for all shipment of replacement parts to AK.

Because we are not shipping directly to card billing address, we are not able to accept credit card payments when shipping to AK or HI. Therefore payments to AK or HI must be in a form of check, or money order, or bank transfer, or Western Union or Zelle. Please place order on-line and select Check payment option at checkout, then email us for payment details.


SHIPPING ERROR POLICY:

Despite doing our best to avoid such shipping errors, as sending incorrect items to customers, there is always a small chance that shipping mistakes may occur. In order to best suit our customer's needs, we are constantly increasing and changing the variety of merchandise that we offer. In the unlikely event that a shipping error occurs, we will issue a pickup call tag within the lower 48 states to start the replacing process.

As soon as the original item is received back and inspected for full completeness, we will send a replacement item via our standard method of shipping. Sorry, no exceptions. We can't send a replacement until the first item is received back and inspected. We do not offer express shipping for replacement items, only regular Ground services.


SHIPPING DAMAGE POLICY:

All merchandise is inspected before it is shipped from the manufacturer's facility and/or at the BoatsToGo shipping warehouse. All merchandise is shipped well packaged, in a standard shipping carton, and insured. The shipping charges we collect from customers at the time of the order are paid directly to the shipping carrier to deliver products in a good condition.

Once the merchandise is picked up by the shipping carrier, such as FedEx, it becomes its responsibility to ensure delivery in a good, undamaged condition. BoatsToGo has no control over the delivery process of the shipping carrier, and therefore BoatsToGo will NOT be responsible for ANY type of shipping damages. By placing an order at our website BoatsToGo.com, you the customer agree not to hold BoatsToGo.com liable for shipping damages.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT DISCARD PACKAGINT UNITL YOU INSPECTED ITEM TO BE DAMAGE FREE.

IMPORTANT: Please note that damages to outer shipping carton DOES NOT constitutes damages to product itself. Shipping card board might shows sings of severe damage, or beating, squashed corners, and even have holes in it, but it DOES NOT mean that product itself is damaged inside that shipping carton. Because, product is well protected. If customer return product solely based on a condition of outer shipping carton, and our inspection shows that there are no damages to actual product inside that carton, customer will be responsible for ALL associated shipping fees related to original and return shipping charges. Please note that FedEx shipping insurance policy only covers product inside box, not outer card board. Therefore only damages to actual product itself are subject to FedEx damage claim.

There are 2 ways shipping damages can be handled. In both options, please take pictures of damage close up, overall picture of product and pictures of shipping carton, with damages to packing visible.

Option 1: Customer keep item, agrees to conduct repairs on customer’s side, and receive compensation from FedEx to offset extra efforts. If damage very minor, we might offer credit or replacement without need to go through FedEx claim process. We will provide repair instructions if needed.

Option 2: Customer does not wish to engage in repairs, and would like to have item replaced or refunded. If item over $300 in value, damage need to be marked with a piece of paper, so that location of damage can be easily identified. Item need to be packed back into shipping box, and sealed with Scotch tape. If damage to the product is due to the hole in a shipping carton, then that damage should be placed close to that hole location in a box. FedEx will need to be able to locate damage once item picked up. Item MUST be returned to: BOATSTOGO, 1945 NE 149 STR, NORTH MIAMI, FL 33181. If item will be returned to different location, then customer is responsible to associated shipping charges to have item returned to BOATSTOGO, 1945 NE 149 STR, NORTH MIAMI, FL 3318. Customer is responsible for return shipping charges of undamaged items that are part of an order.

Customers are responsible for filing damage claims with the shipping carrier, as per the below instructions.

Download FedEx Claim Instructions. Download FedEx Claim Form and email directly to FedEx claims using email on that form. Or, you can file claim over the phone with FedEx by calling 1800GOFEDEX. Or, file FedEx Claim On-Line.

Please note that as per FedEx Claim Instructions: "The sender, the recipient or a third party can file the claim."

  1. Take pictures of shipping box damages, actual damage in close up, an overall picture of the product. Close up and perspective. About 4-6 pictures in total.
  2. Prepare a copy of the product invoice and locate the tracking number of the damaged package. Email us if you need a PDF copy of the invoice or tracking.
  3. Call FedEx at 1800GOFEDEX (800-463-3339) and provide the tracking number related to the damaged item over the phone. If the aluminum floor is damaged, provide master tracking of the box with boat tubes.
  4. Inform the phone operator that the item received was damaged and that you want to file a damage claim on it. If asked for BoatsToGo address, provide the following address: 1945 NE 149th ST, North Miami, FL 33181. If the box was delivered from the warehouse in Washington, only if asked should you provide the warehouse address printed on the packing slip. Provide your address if asked where the item was shipped to.
  5. Follow the operator’s instructions, and provide your own email for contact by FedEx. If asked for the claimed amount asking for 20-50% of the invoice would be reasonable, depending on the severity of damages. Do not claim the full amount, as it will have a higher chance of rejection. You can also ask the operator to delegate the claim directly for you, so that check will be mailed directly to you.
  6. Once the claim is filed, you will receive a claim number, and email from FedEx to confirm that the claim was filed. Simply reply to that email, and include all the pictures you took plus the PDF invoice showing item value.
  7. Call back FedEx in about 30 days for the status of your claim, unless you receive a check in the mail. If check not received, it might be that FedEx waiting for invoice showing estimated cost of repairs. In that case, you will need to generate invoice showing estimated cost of repairs.

SHIPPING LOST POLICY:

Ownership of shipped item turned over to FedEx Ground automatically transfers to the buyer. BoatsToGo.com is not responsible for lost, held, or damaged packages. BoatsToGo.com is not responsible for mis-delivery errors via carrier or incorrect shipping info. Shipping is a service you purchase from FedEx along with your order from BoatsToGo.com. Therefore any shipping issues must be handled by a shipping carrier - FedEx.

BoatsToTo.com is responsible for purchase until it reaches the FedEx agent. After that, it is out of BoatsToGo.com control. However, all purchases are insured through FedEx in case of loss or damage.

Download FedEx Claim Instructions. Download FedEx Claim Form and email directly to FedEx claims using email on that form. Or, you can file claim over the phone with FedEx by calling 1800GOFEDEX. Or, file FedEx Claim On-Line.

In the case that your shipment is lost or damaged in transit; YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO FILE THE CLAIM WITH FEDEDX. BOATSTOGO.COM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PACKAGES DURING TRANSIT! BOATSTOGO.COM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SHIPMENTS SENT TO FORWARDING SERVICES OR COMPANIES REGARDLESS OF SHIPPING SERVICE SELECTED, IF YOU PLACE AN ORDER AND YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS IS A FORWARDING ADDRESS YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTACTING YOUR FORWARDING COMPANY OR SERVICE TO LOCATE YOUR SHIPMENT.

BOATSTOGO.COM IS ALSO NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER RELATED DAMAGE OR DELAYS! ONCE PACKAGE LEAVES OUR HANDS IT IS COMPLETELY OUT OF OUR CONTROL! IT IS IN FEDEX CONTROL.

Please make sure your address is correct before placing order. BoatsToGo.com will not be responsible for incorrect addresses.

Please note that if FedEx claim item as delivered, we have to go with what FedEx reports to us.


IMPORTANT:

DO NOT refuse to accept the package, unless damage to the product itself is severe, clearly visible, and can be documented with set pictures. In that case, please take pictures of damages and packages before refusing. Please note that FedEx insurance only covers the content of the package inside the box, but not shipping cartons itself. Therefore, if the item refused is only based on visual condition of packaging materials, such as rips or holes in a carton, but the content inside is not damaged, customers will be responsible for original shipping charges, plus for the shipping charges back to us, since FedEx does not deliver the refused packages for free of charge. If no damages present with a product inside the shipping box, we will not be able to file a damage claim with a FedEx, even if the box is ripped up or looks all beat up. We strongly suggest accepting the shipment, because if there are actual damages discovered after the box was delivered, damage claims with FedEx can still be filed within 20 days.