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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  I know School Specialty from my child's school. Can we purchase these products as parents? 

A:  We're pleased to announce our partnership with Amazon to bring our award winning line of products to parents, home schoolers, and professionals through Amazon

Q: 
Are these the same products the teachers use?

A:  Yes. All the products we've created over the last 65 years are designed to help children learn. We don't make a 'retail' product. Everything we create is designed to stand up to the rigors of a classroom.

Q:
  How do I reach School Specialty Customer Care? 

A:  We look forward to serving you.  You may either email ssicustomercare@schoolspecialty.com or call Customer Care at 1-800-481-5108.  We are available Monday through Friday, from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM CST. 

We've provided some additional details about each of our featured brands (Click on each brand for more details)  You can also get some quick answers below:

Q:  Would you tell me about the Childcraft® brand?

A:  For more than 60 years, Childcraft® has earned the trust of those educating young children by delivering innovation, quality, and value pricing.  Hundreds of new products are developed by and for early childhood educators.  Childcraft® stands behind a lifetime guarantee on Childcraft® and Korners for Kids® wood furniture and unit blocks, and lifetime abrasive-wear warranty on all printed carpets.  Childcraft® products are safety-tested, environmentally friendly products.  Childcraft® delivers high quality at great prices!

Q:  Please tell me about the Sax® Arts & Crafts brand.

A:  Sax® Arts & Crafts provides art educators withthe most innovative and complete range of art educational ideas, services and products.  We are the art materials experts, with a staff of art professionals and former art educators.  Sax® Arts & Crafts products are top-brand quality at great prices!

Q:  Who created School Smart® products?

A:  School Smart® products are economical products that stand up to the demands of a classroom full of students!  We use our buying power to bring you products that are as good as the name brands at a better value.  Give School Smart® a try.  If you are not completely satisfied with the quality, we will replace it.

Q:  Tell me about Sportime®

A:  Sportime® is the leader in innovative physical education products for students from kindergarten through grade 12.  Sportime® products are designed to help students of all abilities develop skills for an active, healthy lifestyle.

Q:  Would you tell me about the Califone® brand?

A:  Califone® International, Inc. is a leader in designing, developing and manufacturing audio/visual and supplemental curriculum products used in education and presentation settings since 1947.  Califone® strives for higher standards and better suitability for our specific customer needs, offering valuable product features not available from other manufacturers.  Califone® serves millions of educators and children in PreK through higher education, houses of workship, parks and recreation, business and industry.

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    About School Specialty

    School Specialty helps you engage and inspire students of all ages and ability to learn - and succeed in life!

    We offer the most extensive selection of instructional products for students of all abilities from birth through vocational / technical college.  From basic school supplies and furniture, to instructional materials and standards-based curriculum solutions, we bring you over 70,000 products proven to help students succeed.  Our products are backed by more than 50 years experience serving educators around the world.

    We are please to be partnering with Amazon to make our award winning line of products available for parents and educators worldwide.

    Our products cover almost ever subject area:  early childhood, science, math, reading, art, physical education, health, planning and organizing, special needs, and career and technical education.  We've created some of the most trusted brands in schools, including including Childcraft®, School Smart®, Abilitations®, Sportime®, and Sax® Arts & Crafts.  These products are now all available on Amazon!


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    School Specialty Shipping Rates


    Listed below are shipping details for School Specialty, including the geographies shipped to, the service level offered, and the prices charged. Note that Media Rates are based on shipping a single item. Purchasing multiple media items results in multiple shipping charges.

    Shipping Rates for all products (excluding Books, Music, Video and DVD)
    All Regions
    Continental US
    Continental US Street · Standard · (3 - 5 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $14.99 $4.99
    $15.00 to $24.99 $4.99
    $25.00 to $34.99 $5.49
    $35.00 to $48.99 $5.99
    $49.00 to Up $0.00

    * Shipping Rates for Books, Music, Video and DVD
    Domestic Standard
    4 - 14 business days
    Faster Domestic Standard
    3 - 5 business days**
    Domestic Expedited
    2 - 6 business days
    Faster Domestic Expedited
    1 - 3 business days**
    Two Day
    2 business days
    One Day
    24 hours
    International Standard
    21 - 42 business days
    International Expedited
    3 - 7 business days
    Books $3.99 $3.99 $6.99 $6.99 $14.95 $19.99 $16.95 $46.50
    Books over 1 lb. $3.99 $3.99 $6.99 $6.99 $14.95 $19.99 $24.95 $46.50
    CDs, Cassettes, Vinyl $3.99 $3.99 $6.19 $6.19 $14.95 $19.99 $14.95 $46.50
    VHS Videotapes $3.99 $3.99 $6.19 $6.19 $14.95 $19.99 $14.95 $46.50
    DVDs $3.99 $3.99 $6.19 $6.19 $14.95 $19.99 $14.95 $46.50


    *  Your shipping fees when buying Books, Music, Videos and DVDs at Amazon Marketplace are fixed according to the type of product you purchase.
    **  Available for selected items.
        Rates are based on shipping a single item. Purchasing multiple items results in multiple shipping charges-there are no "per shipment" and "per item" charges, as there are when you buy directly from Amazon.com.


    Region Key
    Continental US Continental US states not including Alaska and Hawaii
    Alaska and Hawaii Alaska and Hawaii
    US Protectorates American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    APO/FPO Army Post Office and Fleet Post Office
    Canada Canada
    Europe Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jan Mayen Is., Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Republic of Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Yugoslavia
    Asia Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Christmas Island, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Lao People's Democratic Rep., Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vietnam
    Outside US, Eur., CA, Asia Brazil, Mexico, South Africa

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    School Specialty Shipping Policies

    We appreciate the opportunity to serve you!

    You can expect your order to leave our warehouse within 2 business days.  UPS will deliver your order within one to three business days of leaving our warehouse.  

    If you place an order during July or August, it may take us an additional one to three business days to deliver your order. 

    If you have any questions, please contact Customer Care at 1-800-481-5108 or ssicustomercare@schoolspecialty.com

    We look forward to serving you!

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    School Specialty Tax Information

    Thank you for considering School Specialty!

    Sales tax is generally collected on the total selling price of each individual item, including shipping and handling charges.  We charge your state's sales tax for orders shipped to every state and the District of Columbia. 

    Please contact Customer Care if you have questions about the sales tax on your order, or if you are a tax exempt organization and need to request a tax refund.  You may either email ssicustomercare@schoolspecialty.com or call Customer Care at 1-800-481-5108.  We are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM CST.  Our Customer Care team will guide you on the next steps.

    Thank you for your business.  We look forward to serving you!

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    Privacy & Security

    Amazon knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. By visiting Amazon.com, you are accepting the practices described in Amazon.com's Privacy Notice.

    In addition, we want you to be aware that Amazon.com will provide School Specialty with information related to your transactions involving their products (including, for example, your name, address, products you purchase, and transaction amount), and that such information will be subject to School Specialty's Privacy Policy.

    School Specialty's Privacy Policy

    Privacy and Security
    Amazon knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly.  By visiting Amazon.com, you are accepting the practices described in Amazon.com's Privacy Notice.

    In addition, we want you to be aware that Amazon.com will provide School Specialty with information related to your transactions involving their products (including, for example, your name, address, products you purchase, and transaction amount), and that such information will be subject to School Specialty's Privacy Policy.

    School Specialty's Privacy Policy
    School Specialty receives information from Amazon.com or may ask you directly for certain kinds of personal information to provide you with the services you request and to process your order or return.  We also may use your personal information to provide you with customized communications and keep you updated on the latest promotions or products that may interest you.

    See Amazon.com's Privacy Notice

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    Returns and Refunds

    Your complete satisfaction is our goal!  If you would like to return a product for any reason, please let us know within 30 days.  Please keep the original packaging and paperwork in case you need to return an item.

    To return any items, please contact Customer Care.  You may either email ssicustomercare@schoolspecialty.com or call Customer Care at 1-800-481-5108.  We are available Monday through Friday, from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM CST.  Our Customer Care team will guide you through the next steps.

    If your return is due to our error, we will pay to ship the product back to us.  If you return a product for some other reason, you will pay to ship the product back to us. 

    Depending on the product, a restocking fee may be deducted from your refund.

    If you have any questions, please contact Customer Care at 1-800-481-5108 or ssicustomercare@schoolspecialty.com.  We look forward to serving you!

    Contact this seller Phone: 1-800-481-5108

    To initiate a return, please visit Amazon’s Online Return Center to request a return authorization from the seller.

    For questions about a charge that has been made to your credit card, please contact Amazon. For questions about how to place an order, search Amazon Help.

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    Quality Classroom Products at an Affordable Price

    The School Smart line offers educators an alternative to the high price of national brands. This full-line of consumables has been meticulously designed and screened to stand up to the rigors of the classroom. Yet because of School Smart's high-volume buying power, we can offer these products at a better value... enabling educators to do more with less money.

    Look for School Smart Products Throughout Amazon

    The key characteristics of School Smart are:

    • Focus
      The School Smart product line is focused on those items that serve the everyday needs of classrooms and school offices, extending from basic office and classroom supplies to more specific, curriculum-driven products.

    • Value
      We know many of our customers face limited resources and need to do more with less. Because of our buying power and resources invested in finding the best values, we are able to pass the savings along to our customers.

    • Reliable and Dependable
      Although School Smart branded products are a better value, we do not lower our quality standards. Everything we offer must hold up through the wear and tear of regular classroom use and meet the quality standards that are consistent with the School Specialty brand.

    • Exclusive
      School Smart products are made exclusively by School Specialty.

    • Expertise
      With decades of experience in finding the right products to meet the specific needs of educators, School Smart is uniquely positioned to offer a breadth and depth of product that others cannot.