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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I don't live in America. Can I still order from The Handy House?

A. Yes.  We try to have very reasonable rates even for International shipments. We are now offering international shipping and we will use First Class International for all shipments under 4 pounds. We use UPS Ground for heavier shipments (pressure cookers, knife sets/blocks) for Canada and Puerto Rico. Heavier shipments to other countries might get too expensive, but we can look into it on an individual basis. If you have a special questions or really want expedited, please e-mail us at: ruthy@thehandyhouse.com and we will answer you back.

Q. Can I order more than one thing from The Handy House and have it all shipped together for a reasonable shipping charge?

A. Absolutely. We strive to have low shipping rates. When you are buying an item from us, look for where it says "The Handy House Storefront" in bolder letters. If you click on that, you will see every single item we sell on Amazon and you can load up the cart for a reasonable shipping cost! Just keep going back to our Storefront to be sure you are buying from The Handy House.

Q. Can a pressure cooker or another heavier item be shipped via Priority Mail (Expedited) with the US Postal Service?

A. Yes... but it will sure cost you!!  Priority Mail (Expedited Shipping) is very expensive to ship heavy items so The Handy House uses UPS Ground (Standard Shipping) for most orders 3 pounds and up to the 48 States. Customers on or near to the East Coast will receive their item very quickly with UPS without having to pay extra for Expedited Shipping. We are frugal and wise and will not take advantage of you, our precious customer.

Q. Can you ship my order to my office or business address?

 A. Sure. If you would like that, please send an immediate e-mail directly to us at  Ruthy@TheHandyHouse.com  or call us right after you place your order (888-882-1963 EST) so we know to deliver it there. Know that it is possible for us not to get notification before we ship it out, though. We tend to ship very quickly!

Q. Can I call and talk to someone at The Handy House?

A. Yes. Call either 888-882-1963 and we will be glad to answer your questions. Since we are not a large company, it is not always possible to tend the phones. Please leave a message and we'll phone you back. And remember, e-mailing us at Ruthy@TheHandyHouse is often faster.

Q. I am buying items from The Handy House and I want you to ship them to the person getting the gift and not to me. Can you do that?

A. Yes. And we'd be happy to include a little message in our cover letter from you to the recipient. Just let us know. We are happy to help.

Q. Will you ship to APO/FPO Military Addresses?

A. Yes, but you will not have the option of Standard Shipping-only  Expedited Shipping. We want you to get your items quicker and not have it sit for weeks waiting for space on the plane. Expedited (Priority Mail) packages always "go first" we're told.  Please see our Shipping Rates policy for more information. If in doubt, please e-mail or call us!

The Handy House - Details

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    About The Handy House

    The Handy House. LLC is an authorized merchant of high quality kitchen tools and cookware since 2005. We strive to have low prices and the absolute best customer service. We value your business greatly and we are grounded in honesty and integrity. The Handy House is a merchant partner with Amazon.com so for many of our items you will be able to participate in Amazon's Prime Shipping and the Super Saver Shipping program. For your buying security, we also use Amazon's Shopping Cart so you feel confident in giving the necessary information to transact business with us. We are so happy to have your business and we thank you.

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    The Handy House Shipping Rates

    Reasonable and Fast Shipping including low Expedited Rates- especially if you order more than one item.  Click on our Storefront to see all our handy and innovative item.  You may also go directly to our webstore also.

    Please compare our shipping rates with others. We use US Postal Service's Priority Mail for Expedited Shipping and most Standard shipments under 4 pounds. In fact, our Expedited Rates are often comparable to other merchants' Standard Shipping rates!

    Orders to the 48 States will take between 2-7 days to arrive. UPS delivers in 1-5 business days to the 48 States.

    If your order is over 3 pounds and it's being shipping to a PO Box, Alaska, Hawaii, US Territories or International, please feel free to contact us first before placing your order so can weigh the order and check the shipping rate. We reserve the right to cancel any order or increase the shipping rate if the distance, weight or method of delivery makes the cost too high to ship.

    Listed below are shipping details for The Handy House, 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
    Alaska and Hawaii
    US Protectorates
    Canada
    Europe
    Asia
    Outside US, Eur., CA, Asia
    Continental US Street · Standard · (3 - 5 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $11.99 $2.99
    $12.00 to $29.99 $3.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $4.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $5.99
    $50.00 to $59.99 $6.99
    $60.00 to $89.99 $7.95
    $90.00 to $119.99 $10.99
    $120.00 to $179.99 $12.99
    $180.00 to $189.99 $13.99
    $190.00 to Up $0.00
    Continental US PO Box · Standard · (3 - 5 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $10.99 $2.99
    $11.00 to $29.99 $3.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $4.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $5.99
    $50.00 to $59.99 $6.99
    $60.00 to $89.99 $8.99
    $90.00 to $119.99 $10.99
    $120.00 to $159.99 $13.99
    $160.00 to $189.99 $15.99
    $190.00 to $249.99 $18.99
    $250.00 to $399.99 $21.99
    $400.00 to Up $0.00
    Continental US Street · Expedited · (1 - 3 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $10.99 $5.99
    $11.00 to $29.99 $6.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $7.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $9.99
    $50.00 to $59.99 $10.99
    $60.00 to $89.99 $14.99
    $90.00 to $109.99 $19.99
    $110.00 to $149.99 $24.99
    $150.00 to $199.99 $29.99
    $200.00 to $249.99 $34.99
    $250.00 to $299.99 $39.99
    $300.00 to Up $44.99
    Continental US PO Box · Expedited · (1 - 3 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $10.99 $5.99
    $11.00 to $29.99 $6.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $7.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $8.99
    $50.00 to $59.99 $10.99
    $60.00 to $89.99 $14.99
    $90.00 to $109.99 $19.99
    $110.00 to $149.99 $24.99
    $150.00 to $199.99 $29.99
    $200.00 to $249.99 $34.99
    $250.00 to $299.99 $39.99
    $300.00 to Up $44.99
    Alaska and Hawaii Street · Standard · (3 - 7 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $10.99 $2.99
    $11.00 to $29.99 $3.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $4.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $6.99
    $50.00 to $59.99 $7.99
    $60.00 to $79.99 $9.99
    $80.00 to $89.99 $10.99
    $90.00 to $99.99 $11.99
    $100.00 to $109.99 $14.99
    $110.00 to $129.99 $16.99
    $130.00 to $199.99 $24.99
    $200.00 to $249.99 $29.99
    $250.00 to $299.99 $36.99
    $300.00 to Up $44.99
    Alaska and Hawaii PO Box · Standard · (3 - 7 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $10.99 $2.99
    $11.00 to $29.99 $3.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $4.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $6.99
    $50.00 to $59.99 $8.99
    $60.00 to $69.99 $9.99
    $70.00 to $79.99 $10.99
    $80.00 to $89.99 $12.99
    $90.00 to $99.99 $15.99
    $100.00 to $119.99 $19.99
    $120.00 to $149.99 $24.99
    $150.00 to $199.99 $29.99
    $200.00 to $249.99 $36.99
    $250.00 to $299.99 $39.99
    $300.00 to Up $46.99
    Alaska and Hawaii Street · Expedited · (1 - 3 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $19.99 $6.99
    $20.00 to $29.99 $7.99
    $30.00 to $59.99 $9.99
    $60.00 to $79.99 $13.99
    $80.00 to $89.99 $16.99
    $90.00 to $99.99 $19.99
    $100.00 to $119.99 $23.99
    $120.00 to $149.99 $25.99
    $150.00 to $199.99 $29.99
    $200.00 to $249.99 $36.99
    $250.00 to $299.99 $42.99
    $300.00 to Up $48.99
    Alaska and Hawaii PO Box · Expedited · (1 - 3 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $19.99 $6.99
    $20.00 to $29.99 $7.99
    $30.00 to $59.99 $9.99
    $60.00 to $79.99 $13.99
    $80.00 to $89.99 $14.99
    $90.00 to $99.99 $19.99
    $100.00 to $119.99 $23.99
    $120.00 to $149.99 $29.99
    $150.00 to $199.99 $36.99
    $200.00 to $249.99 $39.99
    $250.00 to $299.99 $42.99
    $300.00 to Up $48.99
    US Protectorates Street · Standard · (4 - 8 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $10.99 $2.99
    $11.00 to $29.99 $3.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $5.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $6.99
    $50.00 to $59.99 $7.99
    $60.00 to $79.99 $8.99
    $80.00 to $89.99 $10.99
    $90.00 to $99.99 $12.99
    $100.00 to $109.99 $14.99
    $110.00 to $129.99 $16.99
    $130.00 to $199.99 $24.99
    $200.00 to $249.99 $29.99
    $250.00 to $299.99 $36.99
    $300.00 to Up $44.99
    US Protectorates PO Box · Standard · (4 - 8 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $10.99 $2.99
    $11.00 to $29.99 $3.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $5.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $6.99
    $50.00 to $59.99 $8.99
    $60.00 to $69.99 $9.99
    $70.00 to $79.99 $10.99
    $80.00 to $89.99 $12.99
    $90.00 to $99.99 $15.99
    $100.00 to $119.99 $19.99
    $120.00 to $149.99 $24.99
    $150.00 to $199.99 $29.99
    $200.00 to $249.99 $36.99
    $250.00 to $299.99 $39.99
    $300.00 to Up $46.99
    US Protectorates Street · Expedited · (2 - 4 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $19.99 $6.99
    $20.00 to $29.99 $7.99
    $30.00 to $59.99 $9.99
    $60.00 to $79.99 $12.99
    $80.00 to $89.99 $14.99
    $90.00 to $99.99 $17.99
    $100.00 to $119.99 $21.99
    $120.00 to $149.99 $24.99
    $150.00 to $199.99 $29.99
    $200.00 to $249.99 $36.99
    $250.00 to $299.99 $42.99
    $300.00 to Up $48.99
    US Protectorates PO Box · Expedited · (2 - 4 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $19.99 $6.99
    $20.00 to $29.99 $7.99
    $30.00 to $59.99 $9.99
    $60.00 to $79.99 $12.99
    $80.00 to $89.99 $14.99
    $90.00 to $99.99 $17.99
    $100.00 to $119.99 $21.99
    $120.00 to $149.99 $24.99
    $150.00 to $199.99 $29.99
    $200.00 to $249.99 $36.99
    $250.00 to $299.99 $42.99
    $300.00 to Up $48.99
    Canada · Standard · (5 - 10 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $9.99 $5.99
    $10.00 to $13.99 $6.99
    $14.00 to $19.99 $7.99
    $20.00 to $24.99 $8.99
    $25.00 to $29.99 $9.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $11.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $13.99
    $50.00 to $59.99 $14.99
    $60.00 to $69.99 $16.99
    $70.00 to $79.99 $18.99
    $80.00 to $89.99 $19.99
    $90.00 to $99.99 $20.99
    $100.00 to $109.99 $22.99
    $110.00 to Up $25.99
    Europe · Standard · (10 - 20 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $10.99 $6.99
    $11.00 to $13.99 $7.99
    $14.00 to $19.99 $8.99
    $20.00 to $24.99 $9.99
    $25.00 to $29.99 $10.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $11.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $13.99
    $50.00 to $59.99 $14.99
    $60.00 to $69.99 $16.99
    $70.00 to $79.99 $18.99
    $80.00 to $89.99 $19.99
    $90.00 to $99.99 $20.99
    $100.00 to $109.99 $22.99
    $110.00 to Up $25.99
    Asia · Standard · (10 - 16 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $11.99 $7.99
    $12.00 to $13.99 $8.99
    $14.00 to $19.99 $9.99
    $20.00 to $24.99 $10.99
    $25.00 to $29.99 $11.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $12.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $13.99
    $50.00 to $59.99 $14.99
    $60.00 to $69.99 $16.99
    $70.00 to $79.99 $18.99
    $80.00 to $89.99 $19.99
    $90.00 to $99.99 $20.99
    $100.00 to $109.99 $22.99
    $110.00 to Up $25.99
    Outside US, Eur., CA, Asia · Standard · (10 - 20 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $11.99 $8.99
    $12.00 to $13.99 $9.99
    $14.00 to $19.99 $10.99
    $20.00 to $24.99 $11.99
    $25.00 to $29.99 $12.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $13.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $14.99
    $50.00 to $59.99 $16.99
    $60.00 to $69.99 $19.99
    $70.00 to $79.99 $21.99
    $80.00 to $89.99 $22.99
    $90.00 to $99.99 $25.99
    $100.00 to $109.99 $29.99
    $110.00 to Up $32.99

    * 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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    The Handy House Shipping Policies

    We strive to have low shipping rates because we know no one likes to be over-charged for shipping.  We have been through many, many postal increases with no increase at all of our shipping cost to you. You will also find many items that ship free! 

    If you have no physical mailbox or PO Box for the US Postal Service to deliver to: Please contact us so we can discuss delivery options for you before you  order.  

    PO Boxes
    If you do not have US Mail delivery to your home, please include your PO Box number. Most lighter shipments are sent through the US Mail. For shipments. It's a good idea to include both your physical address and your US Mail address if you in doubt. 

    APO/FPO Addresses

    If you need delivery to a military address and the website does not allow it, please contact us so we can ship the item to you directly.
    We will not use Standard- (Parcel Post) for delivery to APO/FPO addresses because it can take weeks and weeks for you to receive your order. Therefore, all shipping to APO/FPO addresses will be done using USPS Priority Mail (Expedited). If there is any problem, we will contact you, so please watch your e-mail. If we cannot fulfill your order with a reasonable shipping charge to you, we prefer to cancel your order, but we will try our best to serve you!

    Canada- Yes- we gladly ship to Canada!

    Shipping to Canada takes about 1-2 weeks. We will attach and fill out a Customs Form and if there are any customs fees, you are responsible for them. For heavier shipments over 4 pounds, we probably will use UPS and UPS will ask for the customs money from you before they will deliver it.

     Europe, Asia, Australia & Other Countries
    We will use First Class International as the method of delivery for shipments under 4 pounds, which usually takes 7- 20 days. Delivery time truly can vary. If  you want something expedited, please contact us first and we will check into the rates. The buyer is responsible for any and all customs fees. We cannot predict customs delays, regulations and fees for your country.

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    The Handy House Tax Information

    Sales tax is not separately calculated and collected in connection with items ordered from The Handy House through the Amazon.com Site unless explicitly indicated as such in the ordering process. Items ordered from The Handy House may be subject to tax in certain states, based on the state to which the order is shipped. If an item is subject to sales tax, in accordance with state tax laws, the tax is generally calculated on the total selling price of each individual item, including shipping and handling charges, gift-wrap charges and other service charges, less any applicable discounts. If tax is separately calculated and collected in connection with items ordered from The Handy House through the Amazon.com Site, the tax amounts that appear during the ordering process are estimated - the actual taxes that will be charged to your credit card will be calculated at the time your order is processed and will appear in your order confirmation notification.
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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 The Handy House 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 The Handy House's Privacy Policy.

    The Handy House's Privacy Policy

    The Handy House, LLC uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to ensure your security when ordering. In fact, that's why we choose to have Amazon.com run our shopping cart. You are protected by their world-class internet security when you order from us. Your personal information will not be shared with any other company and The Handy House will only use your information to contact you about your order or to contact  you in regards to future ordering from us. We would never give away or sell your personal information.

    See Amazon.com's Privacy Notice

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    Returns and Refunds

    We understand that sometimes you change your mind or something just doesn't work right for you. The Handy House will accept returns of items in new and unused condition and also items that don't work properly for you within the first 30 days.  Please call us or e-mail us first for return authorization.

    Contact this seller Phone: 240-452-1412

    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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    Gift Messages

    The Handy House offers free gift messaging. You can add a gift message for each item in your order. If you select one of our gift-wrap options, we will hand print your message on a slip of paper that will be attached to the bow or the gift wrap itself. Otherwise, we'll include your message on the packing slip.

    Gift Wrapping

    During the checkout process, you can choose from two patterns of gift-wrap. We have an all-purpose birthday wrap and a lovely robin's egg solid blue color for general gift wrap. We do not double box, so the item itself will be gift wrapped, a bow put on it and then it will be placed into the shipping box. We will hand write a gift message and place it with the gift. We are just beginning out gift wrap service and more items will be available for gift wrapping in the future. Some items may be ineligible for gift-wrap.