What is Red Suit Shipping Protection?

When you make a purchase at The Christmas Light Emporium, we want to make sure it is delivered to you without issue. Get peace of mind with our delivery guarantee in the event your delivery is damaged, stolen or lost during transit.  Red Suit Shipping Protection covers lost, stolen, and damaged orders so that you can rest easy knowing that you’re covered if one of your orders arrives damaged or doesn’t arrive at all.

How Does It Work

Normally, if a package is lost, damaged or stolen during transit, we will issue a claim with the carrier on your behalf and wait for the results of the claim investigation before issuing a refund or re-shipping the order - and in the case of damaged items, usually require visual proof of damage.

By selecting Red Suit Shipping Protection at checkout, this process is completely bypassed. You simply submit a claim on our claims portal and we'll issue a no hassle refund or replacement immediately.

When Is A Shipment Deemed 'Lost'?

We use the same rules that the carriers use for defining a lost shipment:

  • Carrier status states "delivered’", but you have not received it. Allow up to 7 business days but no longer than 15 days for United States domestic shipments (20 days for international shipments, including Canada) for your shipment to be delivered. Sometimes the carriers prematurely mark shipments as delivered and then issue a redelivery, and it then turns up in a secure location at your property or perhaps may be delivered to the wrong address that is caught and corrected by the carrier.
  • If your carrier status is not "delivered" and your tracking has not updated for 2 weeks from the ship date.

Shipping carriers may classify these situations as a ‘delay’ if there is a high of shipments in their network and are aware of delays. As long as there are no known carrier delays, we will offer a refund or replacement right away.

What Is Considered 'Damaged'?

  • Items arrive damaged in transit - interior packaging is torn, bent, broken etc.
  • Some of your order is missing due to the box/envelope having broken open during transit

What Is Not Covered By Red Suit Shipping Protection?

  • Missing parcels or redelivery fees due to invalid / incorrect address information provided by you when you placed the order
  • Delays in transit (as defined by the carrier)
  • Orders that have not shipped yet
  • International orders stuck in customs - we can't be held responsible for customs delays. Please get in touch with your chosen carrier and pay required customs fees. If you refuse customs payments, we are not liable for any return to sender fees and these will be deducted from any refund that may be due
  • Items that are returned to us for a refund or exchange through our returns & exchanges portal
  • If you requested items to be left at a location other than the address you supplied with your order and they go missing - this waives the right to any claim as per carrier terms and conditions

How To Submit a Claim

If you purchased Red Suit Shipping Protection at checkout and your order is lost, damaged or stolen, please submit a claim using our Red Suit Shipping Protection claims, Returns and Exchanges portal.

Our Policy For Handling Unprotected Shipments

If you do not elect to purchase Red Suit Shipping Protection at checkout and your shipment is lost, damaged or stolen during transit - we will diligently follow the claims policy of your selected carrier to either locate the shipment or deem it as lost. This process can take up to 4-8 weeks, may require additional documentation from you and is at the discretion of the carrier.

If your shipment has GPS location or photographic evidence from the carrier that is has been delivered to the address on your order, is with a neighbor or at any other secure location and in good condition; we are not responsible for a refund or replacement.

Jan 22, 2024