FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions


RETURNS
SHIPPING
ORDERS
ACCOUNT
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GENERAL



    RETURNS

Q: How do I return an item?  (What is your Return Policy?)
A: Returns are never a problem. Your satisfaction is our goal. If you are not completely satisfied with an item, simply return it in its original, unused condition within 90 days* of receipt along with the original invoice and it will be refunded, replaced, or exchanged for you. (This does not include shipping or service charges, nor hazardous or drop-ship fees.)
Click here to see Return Policy.  (* Some exclusions apply.)



    SHIPPING

Q: Do you charge shipping?
A: There is a $6 service charge for all orders under $49. If you do not see "Freight Charges Apply", or another specified additional charge on an item detail page, then there will be no extra cost for shipping.  For more information about our shipping policies, see Shipping Information

Q:
Do you ship outside the US?
A: We currently only ship to U.S. Territories and Canada. Certain restrictions apply to some products. Shipping and freight charges to addresses in Canada or outside the continental U.S. cannot be determined until the order is packed and weighed. You will be contacted for approval of additional charges before your package is shipped.   VACCINES CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO CANADA.

Q: Why am I being charged for Next Day Air on my order?
A: For vaccine/biological orders that are expected to take longer to ship than 2 days (from Dothan, AL), we strongly recommend Next Day shipping. You may opt to have your order shipped regular Ground, but neither Jeffers nor the manufacturer can guarantee the viability of the product.
All vaccine orders default to Next Day Air. Changing shipping method could result in vaccines arriving warm.

         ALL VACCINES/BIOLOGICALS ARE NON-RETURNABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE!


Q: What is Economy/Standard Shipping?
A: The default shipping option for non-biological to a residential address within the Continental US (henceforth known as Economy) will include a $6 service charge (waived on orders $49+). Orders shipped Economy will be sent the most economical method (which may include UPS SurePost - explained below - or other non-tracking carrier services). However, for an upcharge of $4.99, you may have your package(s) sent UPS Ground (or another preferred carrier) all the way to your door. We still offer and recommend Express shipping (UPS) for vaccines and biologicals only (with an upcharge).   See Shipping Information for more information.  Vaccines cannot be shipped Economy!  If you decline air (2nd Day or Next Day), your vaccine(s) will be shipped Standard (usually UPS Ground) and a $4.99 charge will be added. If your order includes vaccines and non-vaccine items, all non-biological items will be shipped Economy or Standard based on your choice. We do not offer expedited (air) shipping on non-biological items (online) at this time. (You may call for a quote on express shipping for a complete order or add a comment at checkout for a callback/email quote.)

Q: What carriers do you use?
A: We ship via several different carriers including UPS, FedEx, USPS. If Economy Shipping is chosen, packages will be sent by the least expensive method. If Standard Shipping is chosen, packages may be sent by a preferred carrier of your choosing. (If you do not specify, it is usually UPS.) Expedited Shipping (Next Day or Second Day) is generally by UPS.

Q: What does "Freight Charges Apply" mean?
A: Freight charges or "FOB" is a charge that carriers levy for overweight or over-sized items. It is listed in lbs but is based on "dimensional weight" and can be figured using your "Ship TO" zip code and the freight chart found here.

Q: What is FOB?
A: FOB stands for "Freight on Board". Please see above for more information.

Q: Can I ship COD when I order online?
A: COD is not available online at this time. You can still call 1-800-533-3377 (1-800-JEFFERS) and place a COD order.

Q: I paid for Next Day (or Second Day) shipping but only my vaccines arrived. Why?
A: We have a special arrangement with the carrier that allows us to ship vaccines and biologicals Next Day or Second Day at a fixed flat rate. This only applies to vaccines and biologicals. The rest of your order will ship economy or standard (depending on your selection).

Q. What does drop-shipped mean?
A. When you see "This item is drop-shipped from the manufacturer" on a product, it means that the item is not stocked and is ordered to ship directly to you (usually via motor freight). This is done most often on heavy or large items and reduces the costs passed along to the customer (by eliminating the need to ship twice). Often there is additional freight or shipping that will not show on checkout. A quote will be e-mailed to you before the product is shipped. Drop-shipped items usually ship in approximately 5-7 days.

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ORDERS

Q: Where do I find a tracking number for my order?
A: Under "MY ACCOUNT" at the top of the page, you can access your order history and once a package has shipped, the tracking information (if applicable) should show up when you click on an order number. You should also receive a confirmation e-mail when the order ships, with that information.

Q: When are orders processed?
A: Orders are typically processed, pulled, packed, and shipped the same day as the order is placed (Monday through Friday, non-holidays.) Orders placed after 3 PM (Central) will be processed the next business day. Vaccines and biologicals will not be shipped if there is a chance of them sitting over the weekend. See the Vaccine Shipping Schedule here.

Q: Can I order online and pick up in the store?
A: Yes. Simply add a note in the "Special Instructions" box at checkout stating that you will be picking up your order in the store. Also include an estimated time the order will be picked up and the name of the person who will pick up the order. When the order is processed, tax and shipping will be adjusted to reflect a retail order (shipping will be removed and 9% sales tax added). Your order will be pulled and taken to the registers to await pick up. NO PAYPAL PAYMENTS, PLEASE!  For directions to the store, click here.

Q: How long will my order take to get to me?
A: Most orders ship out the same day we receive them if it is before 3 pm Central. Vaccines/Biologicals are generally held until Monday if there is any doubt that they will reach their destination before the weekend. The length of time it takes for your order to arrive is dependent on your location with respect to ours. We are located in South Alabama and the closer you are to us, the quicker your package will arrive. 
Click to see a map with approximate transit times for different areas (U.S. only).

Q: Can I use PayPal® to pay for my order online?
A:  We accept PayPal for orders shipped to the continental US only. The PayPal option will not show on the checkout page until the shipping address is completed and verified. If you have an auto-fill option that fills in the shipping address, you may need to tab through the address boxes to make the PayPal option appear. Make sure that State and Country are filled. If your JavaScript is turned off, the PayPal option will not show.

Q: My item showed available/in stock but when I placed it in my cart it shows back-ordered or unavailable. Why?
A: Our inventory status records are updated overnight (every night) by our system and may change throughout the day. For example if we have 2 of a particular item in stock when the status update runs, that product will show in stock. When you place an item in your cart, the system checks again, to make sure it is still available, so the status may change from what you saw on the product page. Back-ordered items are not charged to your credit card until they ship. (Exception: Paypal orders are for full amount.)
  Please be aware that back order dates are estimated times of arrival and may change at any time. This is beyond our control and we strive to always give you the most up to date information.



     ACCOUNT

Q: How do I create an online account?
A: To create an online account, click on the link that says "MY ACCOUNT." or "Log In" at the top of any page; from there, you can create a new account using the link provided. However, you do not need to register to place an order. * (PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED AND LOGGED IN, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEE YOUR ORDER IN YOUR ORDER HISTORY!)  Continue adding items to your cart until you are ready to checkout, then you will be prompted for necessary billing, shipping, and payment information. (You will also be given an opportunity to register here if you are not logged in.) When creating a new account please use a password that is 7 characters or more.

Q: Can I change my e-mail address in "MY ACCOUNT"?
A: Your e-mail address is used as the unique identifier for your account. Once it is linked to your account number, changing it could cause duplicate accounts or more dire consequences. We recognize that sometimes e-mail addresses have to change. We will be happy to assist you. Simply contact us by e-mail at customerservice@jefferspet.com or through our LiveChat Service online, or by phone (1-800-533-3377). Please have your old e-mail address, new email address, and if possible, your Jeffers account number handy.

Q: I had an account on the old site, why can't I log in on the new one?
A: There are actually a couple of possibilities. First, try clicking "Forgot Your Password". An e-mail should arrive shortly with a new password. If you do not receive a new password by e-mail within a half an hour, you should "Create a New Account".  When the customer data was transferred from the old site to the new site, if the password did not meet the new security criteria (7 or more characters) the password was not saved. If any "Required" field in the customer data record was blank, the account was not transferred. This was all done in an effort to make as smooth and secure a transition as possible.

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      SITE

Q:Is your online Customer Service Representative a real person?
A: Yes, we are doing our best to bring you the fastest and most reliable customer service on the web. All of our Online Customer Service Representatives are real people. During regular business hours, you can "chat" (like a private instant message) with a live person without ever leaving our site. If you are shopping after hours, the LiveChat/LivePerson link will open an email type form for you to describe your problem and the first available person will get back to you during business hours.

Q: How do I get to the Equine or Livestock section?
A: The new Jeffers Website is fully integrated and can be shopped as one site for all animals, or if you prefer, you can search or shop by animal preference. Looking at the top of most pages, you should see just below our name and the search box, a name of the most common animals - DOG | CAT | HORSE | CATTLE | etc. Also our search bar can now be used to search the entire site or just those results that apply to the animal you choose.

Q:
How do I view my shopping cart?
A: At the top of every page, to the right of the search box, you should always see a big button labeled CART. If you have any items in your cart this will show the number of items in parenthesis.

Q: How long will items stay in my shopping cart?
A: Once you place an item in your cart, it should remain there until you either remove the item, close the order (make payment) or the item goes out of stock.

Q: How can I be sure that your site is secure?
A:  You can be assured that our site is secure by several means. Whenever you are asked to enter any personal information (log in, register, checkout, etc.), you can look at the address bar and note that the address begins with "https:" instead of "http:" which indicates a secure site. Also, depending on your browser, looking at the bottom of your browser window, (or in the address bar in some) you should see an unbroken key or a closed lock (again, depending on your browser). In many cases your address bar (or part of it) may even be a different color on these pages. All of these are signs that we have taken every precaution to protect you and your information.

Q: How do I unsubscribe from e-mails?
A:  Every marketing/promotional e-mail that we send has a safe unsubscribe link at the bottom. You may also use the "Update Email Preferences" link on the email to change which e-mails you receive or click on "My Account" at the top of our webpage (if you are logged in).  We make every effort to comply with the CAN-SPAM act of 2003 and long before that, Jeffers only sent e-mails to those who actively subscribed.



      GENERAL

Q: Where are you located?
A:  All orders are filled from our 120,000 square foot warehouse located in Dothan, Alabama

Q: Do you have a veterinarian on staff?
A:  No. We are a supplier of non-prescription medicines and animal-related products. We do not keep a vet on staff. Dr. Jeffers held a doctorate degree in animal nutrition and some people may have been confused about this. Dr Jeffers was very knowledgeable about many animals and conditions and we still try to keep a variety of specialists with a similar wealth of knowledge for many animals available for questions at all times. However, we never dispense medical advice or extra-label advice. No employee of Jeffers, Inc. is allowed to give direction on usage that is against labeling efforts of a manufacturer. None of our advice is ever meant to supplant or supersede the medical advice of a veterinarian.

Q: Does Jeffers carry/sell prescription products?
A:  No. Jeffers only carries products for basic health care. If you need a product that requires a prescription, please see your local veterinarian. Even with a valid prescription, Jeffers has no access to prescription drugs and can not fill a prescription.

Q: Why is my state/province "Restricted"? What does that mean?
A:  Your state can be restricted for a couple of reasons. If your state is listed as a restricted state, a state law is in place prohibiting the shipment of the product to the state. State laws often change so this list cannot be considered complete. If the product is a vaccine, some state and local laws require vaccines to be administered by a licensed vet only, and make it illegal for you to vaccinate your own animal or refuse to recognize the vaccination if you do it yourself. Before ordering vaccines, investigate your local laws and regulations. If you are outside the U.S., your area may be restricted for vaccines or biological items because of the amount of time it takes for packages to be delivered. Please note whether restrictions apply to your shipping addresses.

Q: How can I get a Jeffers Catalog?
A: To request a FREE catalog, click on the "Request A Catalog" link near the bottom of most pages or call 1-800-JEFFERS (533-3377)

Q: How do I find/order items from your printed catalogs?
A: To find items in our online store, you can search by catalog number, by product name, or by keyword. To search by item number, refer to one of our printed catalogs and locate the four or five digit code listed below any product description. To find the item, enter the number in the search box on the top of the page. To search by keyword, simply enter the keyword you wish to search for. If you are using multiple keywords, we recommend you use "&" or "and" to separate them. This will narrow the results of your search to a more manageable number. If you know the product name, you can also enter the specific name of the product you are looking for.You may also order a product by item number instantly by clicking on the "Catalog Quick Order" link at the very top of the page.

Q: What does "Hazardous Charges Apply" mean?
A: Some items have Hazardous Shipping fees for delivery. This is a charge levied by the carrier for transporting hazardous materials. The charge is usually a flat rate amount (usually $25.00) per item delivered or sometimes per two items delivered. Sometimes, the total you see on your order will be a little different than that of the correct price. If the correct price is lower, we will honor the lower price. If the correct price is higher, you will be given the price you saw on your internet bill. Hazardous items require a signature for delivery.

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