Online Policies

The Happy Cook
1107-B Emmet St. N.
Charlottesville, VA 22903
tel. (434) 977-2665

Returns & Exchanges

TheHappyCook.com accepts returns and exchanges on full priced merchandise IN ORGINAL PACKAGING THAT HAS NOT BEEN ALTERED OR WASHED. Damages to or omission of packaging from your return/exchange will result in a 15% re-stocking fee. Returns must be received within fourteen (14) days of receipt.

ALL SALE ITEMS ARE FINAL SALE

  • All shipping charges are non-refundable
  • TheHappyCook.com reserves the right to refuse a refund or exchange if merchandise received is not in its original condition or outside the fourteen (14) day return period
  • Contact Customer Service for availability of desired exchange item(s)
  • Returns on special orders are not accepted.
  • Ship your return or exchange through an insured trackable carrier, as TheHappyCook.com cannot be responsible for lost or damaged packages
  • An email notification will be sent to you once your package has been received by TheHappyCook.com
  • Refunds will be issued to the original form of payment within five (5) business days of receipt of your return (please note that your banking institution may require additional days to process and post this transaction to your account once they have received the information from TheHappyCook.com)  

Please send your return or exchange to:

 

The Happy Cook
Attn: Returns & Exchanges
1107 B Emmet Street North
Charlottesville, VA 22903 

 

Shipping & Handling

Free Standard Shipping with any online purchase of $49 or more (merchandise subtotal). Excluding gift cards and sales tax.
Free Shipping applies to The Happy Cook's delivery service within the continental United States.  Orders typically arrive within 3-8 business days via UPS.  Free shipping is NOT APPLICABLE TO EXPEDITED SHIPPING OR DELIVERY TO ALASKA OR HAWAII.  The Happy Cook does not offer international shipping. 

All orders placed Monday-Thursday before 2 PM (EST) will begin processing and ship within 24 hours*, pending availability and credit card authorization. All orders placed Friday, Saturday or Sunday will begin processing, but not ship until the following Monday.   

*Holiday's excluded.

TheHappyCook.com will contact you with a follow-up email if, for some reason, the merchandise you have selected is currently out of stock or if additional identification is needed for credit authorization.

TheHappyCook.com uses UPS for delivery, and therefore are unable to deliver to P.O. Boxes.

During checkout, you will have the option of choosing an expedited form of shipping quoted from original UPS shipping rates. *DELIVERY TIME DOES NOT INCLUDE SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS, OR HOLIDAYS

Once your order has shipped, you will receive an email confirmation that will include the UPS tracking number for your package.

If you decide to refuse any shipments from TheHappyCook.com, you are responsible for both the original shipping cost incurred and the cost of returning the package to us. This amount will be subtracted from your merchandise refund.

 

Sales Tax

Orders shipped within Virginia will be charged 5.3% sales tax.
 

Our Privacy Statement

We neither sell nor share your information with outside companies or third parties.

When you purchase from our online store, we collect your name, billing and shipping addresses, phone number, e-mail address, and credit card information. You provide this information so we can process and ship your order. We respect your privacy by not selling or sharing this information.

We encourage you to sign-up for our e-mailing list. These letters provide you with advanced notice of store sales, new merchandise, and other store-related events. But, of course, you have the freedom to add or remove your name from our list at any time.

Online Security

Your credit card is completely safe.

Protecting your information is our highest priority. We have developed several safeguards to keep your information completely confidential. To proceed to checkout, you must enter your e-mail address and create a password. The checkout process itself employs Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)* technology to insure your safety.

*Secure Sockets Layer encrypts your order information and sends it to a secure server, making it impossible for that information to be decoded by a party outside of the store you shop with.

Furthermore, only our store will have your information; other members of the Modern Retail community will not have access to your information unless you decide to shop with them.

To check the security of your connection during checkout, look for the unbroken key or closed lock at the bottom of your browser window. This indicates SSL is active.

Shopping Online

To add an item to your bag, simply click the add to bag button next to it. (Items you put in your bag will not be bought by you until you have completed the checkout process.)

To remove an item from your bag, simply click the remove link next to the item you wish to discard.

To view what is in your bag at any time, click the "shoppingBag" link in the page header.

To purchase what you've selected, click on your shoppingBag and click "checkout". Follow the three simple steps to purchase your items.

Once we have confirmed your order, an account for you is automatically established for the Modern Retail community of stores.

To access your account in the future, click the "myAccount" button in the header of any page and enter the e-mail address and password you created at checkout.  (If you have not been through checkout, but would like to create an account, simply click on my account and follow the steps to create a new account.)

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