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Shipping & Returns

How fast do you ship? 

Orders are typically processed and shipped within 1 business day.  Orders placed on holidays and weekends are processed the following business day. 

Where do you ship from? 

We are located in the United States, in the suburbs of Chicago, IL.  We collect sales tax on all orders shipped to addresses in Illinois.  Our physical address is 702 Center Road, Frankfort, IL, 60423

How long does it take for orders to arrive?

Depending on the shipping method you select, your order may take anywhere from 2-7 business days to arrive (within the United States).   Shipping to International destinations varies widely.

Please note that we are not responsible for service transit time.  Transit times are provided by the carrier, and may vary by destination - especially during peak shipping periods.

Packages shipped within the United States will be shipped by USPS, UPS or FedEx, depending on weight and your preference at checkout.  If you would like to purchase upgrades such as insurance or signature confirmation, we will be happy to provide those services at your expense.

Shipping time is in addition to standard processing time.  The following shipping times are estimates.  Only Express Services are guaranteed.

Shipping delivery timesNotes on shipping carriers:

  • Smartpost/Surepost: UPS or Fedex picks the package up and delivers it to the customer's local post office for final delivery.  This is an economy service.
  • Ground Delivery:  UPS or FedEx Ground delivers the package.  Weekends are not considered transit days.
  • Priority Mail:  Delivery by the US Postal Service.  Does not guarantee delivery dates or time in transit.
  • 2 & 3 Day Express:  Weekends are not considered transit days
  • Next Day Air:  Allow 1 business day (no weekends) from the day your order ships.  Orders placed before 2 pm CST ship same day.  Even though we waive the signature confirmation for delivery on Express Packages, the carrier still may require a signature as proof of delivery.  Tracking info will be emailed to you.
  • The day of shipment is not considered a transit day by any of our carriers, no matter what time the order is placed, processed, or shipped.
  • We reserve the right to upgrade your shipping method as we deem appropriate, including switching to a different carrier or service provider to deliver your package faster or more reliably. We do not ship on third party accounts.

Do you ship internationally? 

Yes!  Read more about international shipping here.

Can I return part of my order?

We want you to be happy with your pretty party supplies!  If the products you selected didn't work out, we will issue a refund for returns received within 30 days of the original purchase date.  Clearance items (prices ending in .99) and custom products may not be returned.  

  • Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer, and original shipping costs will not be refunded.
  • If you received a promotional discount on your order, that amount will be deducted from your return.
  • Returns received past the allowable date (as shown on your packing list), or containing ineligible items will not be refunded.
  • Items must be returned in unused condition in their original packaging.  Make sure to ship returns in a sturdy box (not a paper envelope or padded mailer), as damaged returns cannot be accepted.  You may ship the returned item(s) to us at: Sweet Lulu, 702 Center Road, Frankfort IL 60423

I received my order and one of the items is incorrect/missing/damaged

Oh no, we're sorry!  Please let us know what you ordered and what you received in its place.  Missing, incorrect, or damaged items must be reported to us within 5 days of receipt of the package.  We will send you a claim form to fill out and sign.  Please keep the entire contents of the package handy until you've filled out your claim form. We may need photos of the damaged parcel in order to file a claim.

What happens if I refuse the delivery, or I am not home to accept the delivery? 

All carriers will charge a fee to return the package to the sender.  Since we shipped the package on your behalf, you will be liable for the return shipping fees if you refuse delivery, or if an attempt has been made multiple times by the carrier with no success.

The tracking on my order says it was delivered, but I never received it - can you help? 

Once the package has left our facility, it's more effective to contact the carrier directly. Make sure to have your tracking information handy so they can help you track it down. 

    On occasion, packages are lost or stolen in transit. We can not be liable for packages once they have been delivered to the carrier. Unless you have opted to insure these packages, we can not be responsible for any refunds on lost or stolen packages.

    I gave you the wrong shipping address. Can you change it? 

    Please let us know of changes ASAP since we ship super fast!  After the package has left our facility, we will be unable to make any changes. If the package is returned by the carrier, we will be happy to issue a refund for the items, or re-ship to a new address, but you will be responsible for the re-ship charges.

    Do you offer coupons or discount codes? 

    The best way to find out about discounts or coupons is via our newsletter - make sure to sign up for our mailing list!

    Can you add a gift note to my purchase? 

    Of course!  We're happy to include a hand-written gift note.  Just let us know what you'd like it to say.  

    Will you share or sell my personal information with anyone?

    Nope, not ever.  We will use your information to ship your package, and to contact you if we have questions about your order.  We will not share your name, email address, or contact information with any third parties unless required by law.

    If you have a question that was not answered here (or just want to say hello), please feel free to get in touch with us via our contact form.

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