What to expect with ordering, shipping and billing.

Order Policies

  • We supply you with multiple versions of our price list: Wholesale, Retail (2x Wholesale), and Blank versions (no pricing, just product details) in both Excel an PDF formats. We also offer a flat file for uploading into your pricing software.

    Flat file disclaimer – due to the formatting limitations of a flat file, not all product details or limitations are shown. We advise using our price book in addition, so you have all necessary information.

  • We do not release or publish pricing to anyone other than an authorized dealer.

  • Mosaics are priced by the square foot and sold in full sheets. For example, if a mosaic sheet is 1.3 sf, then you need to order in increments of 1.3 sf. If you do not order in full sheet increments, we will convert the quantity to full sheets and round up.All other tile is sold by the piece. If you send a purchase order with a square foot quantity, we will convert it to pieces and will round up.

  • Samples are a snapshot in time. They are not intended to be a “control” sample or to represent a full order.

  • 2×4 color samples are usually available to ship within 24-48 hours. These are priced at 30% off wholesale. Auto Sample Program (ASP) customers receive 50% off wholesale.

  • Showroom replenishment orders of 2×4’s may take longer to fulfill.

  • Any samples other than 2×4’s will have a 3-4 week lead time and no additional discount off wholesale. We will produce these faster if possible.

  • Auto Sample Program (ASP) – We encourage all our showrooms to participate in our ASP. You pay a monthly subscription of $160/month and we set it aside for use on display materials. When we release a new collection, you automatically receive the initial introduction card set and 1-2 boards. You can select all other display materials for the new collection and as we release new boards your selections will be sent to you. Our ASP customers receive new collections several months before they’re offered to other showrooms. You will also receive 50% off wholesale on 2×4 color samples.

  • Showroom Vignettes – Will receive a 25% credit to your account once we receive high resolution, good quality photos we can use on marketing and promotional materials, our website, and social media. ASP customers will receive a 40% credit.

  • Every order is custom made for you and we do not have stock at the factory. Most lead times will average 4-6 weeks. Orders over 150 sf or containing Alloy glazes may have an extended lead time. Gradients allow 6-8 weeks. These averages can fluctuate up or down depending on the orders going through at the time. Contact us for current lead times.

  • We will assign a target ship date when you send a purchase order. Most orders ship prior to this date, but due to the nature of handmade ceramics there are times where we need to extend the date. When this happens, we will inform you in writing as soon as we are made aware of an issue.

Rush orders might be possible depending on the material/quantity needed and the current production schedule. If we can accommodate, there will be a minimum 35% upcharge on all rush orders. Contact us for availability.

Shipping Policies

All orders will have a $15 processing fee in addition to shipping costs.

All pallet orders will have an additional charge of $35 per pallet.

LTL Freight Quotes: In order to issue a freight quote we will need the following information:

* Quantity & Description of product
* Delivery Address (or Zip Code if address is unknown)
* Commercial or Residential Delivery? Construction site?
* Special instructions – lift-gate required? Call ahead? Appointment? Contact number required on all shipments.

Quotes will be issued with a reference number that must be included on the purchase order. Quotes will be honored if the information doesn’t change. If any of the shipping information or order quantities/product changes then you will need to get a new freight quote. Freight quotes are good if we receive the order within 30 days of the quote. Quotes do not include processing or pallet fees.

Ground Shipping: We are unable to ship on your UPS or FedEx account. We can give you a “guesstimate” for ground charges, but we are not able to honor these guesstimates like freight quotes. Ground charges are applied to the invoice when the order ships and it will be based on current shipping rates. Any ship direct orders require a phone number.

International Shipments: A $150 processing charge will be applied to any international shipments. For LTL freight shipments a $60 per pallet charge will be applied for heat treated pallets (when required). If crates are needed, they will be additional and subject to current rates.

Storage Fees: Orders without complete shipping information will be held for up to 72 hours while we await the information. After 72 hours, a $75 storage fee will be applied. An additional $75 will be applied for each additional week.

Damaged/Lost Shipments:
* Orders must be inspected visually upon receipt and any visible damage should be noted on the BOL.

* We wrap all pallets in colored shrink wrap (usually blue). If a pallet arrives without this wrapper or with clear wrap in addition to colored, then we will know it has been mishandled at some point. Take photos and send them to customerservice@encoreceramics.com immediately. We cannot process any claims without photos.

* All orders should be inspected for errors as soon as possible. Any hidden damage, order errors or issues must be reported to us within ten (10) days after receipt of the shipment.

  • All material is made-to-order. Once your order is in production (usually within 24 hours of order acknowledgement), it cannot be cancelled under any circumstance.

  • Due to the handmade nature of our product, we cannot accept returns.

  • We suggest ordering 15-20% overage to avoid the need for add-on orders. Due to the nature of our handcrafted processes, we cannot guarantee a match to the original order.

  • When placing an add-on order, please reference the original purchase order on all paperwork and provide a reference photo with the order.

  • We will do everything we can to produce add-on orders at a faster lead time than regular orders.

Installation deems acceptance. Absolutely no exceptions will be made after installation.

Billing Policies

  • Any order with a wholesale value of $5,000 or more requires a 50% deposit before we start production.

  • Any order with a wholesale value of $50,000 or more requires a 50% deposit before we start production. An additional 50% of the balance will be due prior to shipping the order.

Customers with pre-pay terms must pay a 50% deposit when the order is placed. The balance must be paid before the order ships. Shipping charges will be invoiced after shipping and will be due immediately. Freight quotes are available in advance for LTL shipments and will be included on the final invoice before shipping.

Payments can be made by check, ACH, or credit card.

Check – can be sent by mail or it can be processed digitally if you send a check image via email or fax.

ACH – contact us for banking information.

Credit Card – Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Amex are acceptable with a completed credit card authorization form. A new authorization form must be completed for each transaction. A processing fee of 3.5% will be added to all credit card transactions.

  • If you have a balance on your account more than 5 days old and over $500, your account may be put on credit hold. Once on credit hold, we will not ship any additional orders until all past due invoices are paid.

  • An account that has been on hold 3 or more times in a 6-month period may have their credit terms reduced or changed to Pre-Pay. Additional fees may also be applied.

  • An account that has been on credit hold a cumulative total of 20 days or more within a 12-month period will be subject to an additional fee of $50 for each past due invoice.

  • An account that has been on credit hold for more than 60 days may be referred to an outside collection agency.

  • After a credit hold is released, allow 1-2 business days for any completed orders to be shipped.

  • Past due amounts are subject to a finance charge of 1.5% per month (18% APR). In addition, if payment has not been received after 60 days from the date of the invoice a fee of $100 may be added to your account.

  • If a check is returned due to insufficient funds, a $35 fee will be charged to your account.

    If late payments or non-payments persist additional measures may be taken in order to collect any outstanding balances up to and including closing your account.

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