SHIPPING & RETURNS

SHIPPING:

Orders ship within 1-3 business days unless the item is on pre-order or back-order. If your order included expedited shipping, we will ship your order same day if ordered before 11am central time. Orders placed after 11am central time will be shipped the next business day.  

If you have any special requests regarding your shipping, please contact us at support@shopwhiteelm.com prior to ordering.

We offer free USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground shipping on all domestic orders of $100 or more (Alaska & Hawaii is a flat $5 charge). All orders under $100 is a flat $5 shipping fee ($10 for Alaska & Hawaii). If you require special shipping instructions to your address, please contact us first at support@shopwhiteelm.com, or add your instructions to the "notes" section at checkout.  

You can upgrade your shipping at checkout for a faster speed.

International orders are shipped via UPS or DHL Express and do not qualify for free shipping. Quoted shipping prices DO NOT include duties and customs fees. You must pay that separately.

International orders are shipped via UPS or DHL Express. All international rates are quoted SHIPPING COST ONLY at checkout. Duties, fees or taxes will be billed to the customer upon delivery directly by DHL or UPS. 

All data entered by a customer for an order is the responsibility of the customer. We are not responsible for incorrect information entered such as name, address, email address, or item ordered. If you have entered the wrong information and need to change it, please contact us before your order is shipped at support@shopwhiteelm.com.

Please insure your address is correct when ordering. All orders are sent to the address provided. If your order is returned to us due to an undeliverable address, we will refund you the price paid once the package is received by us, minus any shipping costs we paid on your behalf if your order qualified for free shipping. If you would still like to have the item you ordered, you must place a new order with the correct shipping address.

Please ensure your order is being shipped to a secure location. White Elm is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged packages or contents. If you feel your delivery location may not be secure and you would like to add a signature requirement, please select this option at checkout. An additional fee may apply.

You can call your local post office/UPS to open an investigation into your missing package and also file a claim for a lost package at the USPS or UPS website.

If you remove the shipping warranty at checkout, you are assuming full responsibility if your package is lost, stolen or damaged. All Priority Mail and UPS shipments come with $100 of insurance. That is the maximum you can be reimbursed through the carrier if you remove the shipping warranty from your order.

We strongly recommend that you purchase the White Elm shipping warranty at checkout that will protect you against lost, stolen or damaged packages. If you purchased the warranty and experience a lost, stolen or damaged package, please follow the instructions sent to you in an email after your purchase in order to file a claim. If you experience a lost, stolen or damaged package and the shipping warranty is attached to your order, please DO NOT file a claim with USPS or UPS. Doing so will void your shipping warranty and you will have to seek reimbursement from the carrier. Please reach out directly to us or our shipping warranty partner.

All orders $250+ will be shipped using "signature required" automatically

RETURNS & REFUNDS:

All return requests must be initiated within 30 days of receipt of the item. To initiate a return request, email us at support@shopwhiteelm.com. Once the return is approved, please package up your item in the original packaging (if available) and ship it back using the return instructions given. Please include your name and order number in the package. Once your return is received, please allow up to 3 business days for a refund. You will be refunded using the original method of payment. If you cannot receive a refund through the original form of payment please let us know and you will be given store credit. 

Please note: In order to receive a full refund, you must ship the item back and it must be in the original unused and undamaged condition. If it has signs of wear, use or damage, you will be subject to a 50% restocking fee. If the item is returned in a condition that is too damaged to resell in any manner, the return may be refused. Shipping charges are not refundable. Please note that shipping warranty purchases cannot be refunded.

All clearance items are final sale. No returns or refunds on clearance items. We do not honor warranty claims on clearance items.

Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer. The most cost efficient way to ship a return is through USPS. You can purchase your own shipping, or if you would like a pre-paid lablel, please email us at support@shopwhiteelm.com. Pre-paid label cost will be deducted from your return.

All exchanges will be process on a return & reorder basis.

We warranty our bags for 90 days from date of purchase against workmanship defect or material failure. This warranty is not insurance and does not cover issues such as water damage, damage by a person or animal, failure as a result of improper use, normal wear and tear, color fading due to improper cleaning, dirt, grime and stains, fire damage, or anything unrelated to the quality of workmanship and materials as determined by White Elm. If you have a warranty issue, please send a detailed email with your order number and photos of the defect to support@shopwhiteelm.com.  We do not honor warranty claims on clearance items.

If you did not receive the item(s) you ordered, please reach out to us within 3 days of receipt.

If your item(s) were received damaged or defective, please send a photo of the bag with packaging still attached, the packaging it was mailed in and a closeup of the defect / damage to support@shopwhiteelm.com within 3 days of receipt. 

White Elm is not responsible for items damaged in transit, however we will work with you and the carrier to file a claim for reimbursement. All packages sent USPS Priority Mail and UPS Ground include $100 of insurance. If your item's value is higher and you want to purchase additional insurance on your delivery, please contact us prior to ordering or before your item ships to add the additional insurance. Please save all packaging as it will be needed to file the claim.

If you received the wrong item due to your order being incorrectly placed, you will need to return the item and reorder the correct item you wish to have.