Frequently Asked Questions
If you've got a question, then we've got an answer. Check out our FAQs below or Contact Customer Care and a member of our team will be happy to help you.
What are my options with discontinued or backordered items?
We provide several alternative options regarding backordered items:
You can choose to split the order. The in-stock item will ship first, and the backordered product will ship at a later date with no additional shipping charge
You can replace the backordered item with a different item
You have the option to cancel your order
Please call our Customer Care team at 800-332-8884 to assist you with backordered items.
Why is a backordered item available to order on your website?
We are constantly getting product back in stock, so in most cases, a delay in delivery is short. In the future we plan to implement a real-time inventory solution for our website to better serve our customers.
How Are Your frames shipped?
We ship our frames with a specially-designed packaging system that is superior to standard cardboard corners. The frame is bubble wrapped and bound to a cardboard suspension pad that allows two inches of space to cushion the frame within its shipping box.
What is GD001, and why is it listed as a SKU that I purchased?
GD001 is a placeholder SKU used for orders placed prior to website changes on June 2019. Our Customer Care Team would be happy to assist you with the details of previously placed orders. Please contact us by phone at 1-800-332-8884 or via our contact form..
What are oversized carrier fees?
For items over 55" combined outside dimensions*, an Oversized Carrier Charge is added. This reflects our shippers' surcharges (trust us, we don't like it either!) for such large packages (frames, canvas, mats, etc.). Since your magnificent piece is a little larger, it'll take up more room during transportation, so shipping companies place this Oversized Carrier Charge to help cover their costs associated with it.
*Not sure what your combined outside dimensions are? Simply follow this calculation to estimate your outside dimensions: Width + Height + (4 times the moulding width).
To make sure that the presentation is the absolute best for you, we spend extra time assembling them so you don't have to - trust us, it's not always easy putting together an extra-large frame!
We promise, your next masterpiece is worth it - and you're going to love how stunning it turns out (even with that Oversized Carrier Charge). But don't take it from us, see what your fellow creative community members think:
"I have ordered several custom frames at this point - the cost will be significantly less that you would pay at the local frame shop, even including the cost of shipping. Highly recommended. Give this site a try."
Barney, a happy pictureframes.com customer
"I ordered an oversized frame - It was much less expensive than a cheap frame in the local shop - everyone thought I got a great deal. I will definitely shop with them again!"
Mary, a happy pictureframes.com customer
*For items over 90' combined outside dimensions please choose Standard Shipping, Expedited Shipping is not available.
Oversized Carrier Charges
|currently includes an additional surcharge levied by the shipping carrier.|
|Size in Inches||Price|
|< 55"||No Charge|
|55" - 69 7⁄8"||$22.50|
|70" - 89 7⁄8"||$79.50|
|90" - 119 7⁄8"||$220.00|
How much does shipping cost?
To make sure your order arrives as beautiful as the day it left our workshop, a tremendous amount of care and effort goes into custom packaging and shipping. Our shipping rates include the cost of parcel, custom packaging materials and extensive labor. Note: For those times when you are using a discount code, shipping rates are calculated using the original, non-discounted prices. More detailed shipping charts are shown below.
The Contiguous 48 States
|Order Total||Standard Delivery|
|up to $7.50||$11.50|
|$7.51 - $25.00||$16.50|
|$25.01 - $50.00||$20.95|
|$50.01 - $75.00||$23.95|
|$75.01 - $100.00||$26.95|
|$100.01 - $125.00||$30.95|
|$125.01 - $150.00||$34.95|
|$150.01 - $175.00||$38.95|
|$175.01 - $200.00||$40.95|
|$200.01 - $225.00||$42.95|
|$225.01 - $250.00||$44.95|
|$250.01 - $275.00||$47.95|
|$275.01 - $300.00||$48.95|
|Over $300.00||Add 18.5%|
HI, AK, PR, VI & GU
|Order Total||Standard Delivery|
|Varies||$45.00 min or 52%|
Shipment via UPS, FedEx or USPS only. $45 Minimum charge.
APO & FPO
|Order Total||Standard Delivery|
|Varies||$19.00 min or 42%|
Shipment via USPS only. $19 Minimum charge.
Rolled Print Only Pricing for Contiguous 48 States
|Order Total||Standard Delivery|
|up to $25.00||$11.75|
|$25.01 - $50||$14.75|
|$50.01 - $75||$16.75|
|$75.01 - $100||$20.50|
How long will it take for my order to arrive?
* Business Days are Mon. - Fri. With our favorable central location, 85% of the Lower 48 experiences shipping times of 3 business days.
^ We stock some popular sizes, produced much more quickly. Please call Customer Care at 800-332-8884 for details.
For US territories or states outside of the 48 contiguous states, please expect a few extra business days for shipping.
Note: Orders placed after 10AM EST will go into production the next business day. Please allow 1 additional day if your order placement, production date range or delivery date range falls on one of these holidays: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Can I get My Order faster?
Our typical production time is 1-3 days plus shipping. Although we cannot guarantee a timeline for your order, we do have options available that may help get your order produced and shipped with added efficiency.
Option 1: Priority Production is available (on orders under $1,500) for a fee of $9.50 and can only be selected by calling our Customer Care team at 800-332-8884. Choosing this option brings your order to the top of our production list, creating an expedited timeline for your order to be created. This option is independent of shipping upgrades.
Note: Print-only orders (canvas or paper) and Print & Frame presentations are not available for Priority Production. For more information contact our Customer Care team.
Option 2: Express Shipping is also available. You may choose from Two Day Delivery (2 business days), One Day delivery (1 business day) or Next Business Day Priority (by 12pm).
Note: Upgrading to express shipping will expedite your shipping time but has no impact on the production time needed to craft your order.
Option 3: Priority Production + Express Shipping = the perfect choice for when you're in a super-duper major hurry! Choosing both options will condense both the speed at which your order is produced, as well as delivered.
Note: Expedited shipping not available for orders shipping freight.
Do you ship orders outside the USA?
While pictureframes.com is based in the United States, we've happily shipped orders to a great number of non-U.S. destinations, for years. While completing your order, simply select your country when entering your shipping address.
If your country is part of our automated shipping quote process, you will receive the associated shipping charges for that order. If that isn't the case, your order will receive a custom quote review by our Shipping Department, and you will be emailed the cost of shipping prior to the processing of your order. Please note, certain very heavy items require our special attention to get you the best shipping rates. We will contact you if the weight of your item requires special pricing.
If your country is not listed in our menu, or you have other shipping concerns, you're also welcome to contact us our Customer Care Department for the cost.
International Delivery Times
In addition to our production time, International orders usually take 6-10 business days to many major markets for shipping. Typically, international orders ship USPS but we reserve the right to utilize other carriers such as UPS or FedEx depending on size & weight.
Want to know about orders to Canada?
Canadian shipments typically ship USPS, but we reserve the right to utilize other carriers such as UPS or FedEx depending on size & weight. All Canadian orders will include a NAFTA statement of declaration.
Taxes, Duties, Brokerage Fees and Tariffs
If taxes, duties, brokerage fees or tariffs are imposed by a destination country, then our customers will be responsible for those. For larger sized orders that can't be shipped via USPS to Canada, UPS or FedEx can be used instead to reduce brokerage fees or customers can use their own brokerage carrier. Standard brokerage rates will be used for business customers, but they may assign their own broker once they receive a customs notification.
Package tracking capabilities vary depending on the method of shipment. All shipments will include a trackable customs declaration form.
Alternative Shipping Methods
If you wish to use a shipping method not available through our site, please contact us , so we can make alternative arrangements.
Prices and Shipping Charges
All prices are calculated in United States Dollars (USD).
Good news! Metal Frames can be sized up to 83" x 83". For Metal Frame sizes over 83" x 83", please contact Customer Care . Metal Backloaders can be sized up to 24" x 36", because they ship assembled. UPS and FedEx may be required for shipping larger sizes. (typically, more expensive than USPS rates). However, there is a maximum size for non-metal frames and all Print & Frame orders. This restriction varies by country and typically cannot exceed Outside Dimensions = Width + Height + (4x Moulding Width).
Can I ship to Canada/International/APO/FPO addresses?
Yes. Additional charges may apply. Items will be shipped USPS Priority International or FedEx, per request. See our shipping information for full details.
Can I ship my order as a gift (meaning with no price listed)?
Yes, to ship your order as a gift, put in a Gift Message on the Checkout Order Review page. This allows you to send your gift recipient a custom message and set your order to not print the price on the receipt.
What Carrier Will Ship My Order?
Typically, we ship UPS Ground for the US 48 contiguous states. We do offer upgraded shipping services if you require faster shipping. Oversized packages will ship through a freight service and are not available for expedited shipping.
When will I receive my order?
We do our best to ensure your order arrives in a timely manner. In general, most frame orders are processed, produced and shipped within 2-3 business days - and typically arrive in 4-5 business days. Canvas orders are usually produced in 3-4 days, arriving in 5-6 business days. Next day and 2-day express shipping are available, however please note that these options will not affect processing time. You can upgrade to priority production for $9.50, creating expedited production of your order. International orders typically arrive within 6-10 business via USPS Priority Mail.
How can I track my order?
You will receive an email once your order has shipped with a tracking number through UPS, FedEx or USPS. Orders to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and Canada will receive tracking numbers through the U.S Postal Service. International orders can be tracked through USPS Priority International.
Can my bubble wrap used in shipping be recycled?
Yes, you can recycle the bubble wrap used in shipping your order just as you would plastic grocery bags. Look for plastic bag recycling bins at your local grocery store or check with your local recycling center. Recycle your plastic bags and bubble wrap in the same place!
Payments, Returns & Refunds
How do I return my package?
How long does it take to process a refund?
Processing a refund can take up to 7-10 business days.
What type of payments do you accept?
MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Paypal, Paypal Credit, Paypal Pay in 4
How Do Installment Payments Work?
You have the option of paying with installments through either Paypal Credit or Paypal’s “Pay in 4” feature. Each option has terms and conditions predetermined by Paypal, which you can learn more about at these links:
Paypal Credit, Paypal Pay in 4
Can I cancel or change my order once it is placed?
Yes, you can change or cancel your order by contacting our customer care team within one business day of placing your order. After a business day it's possible that your order has already gone into production.
What if I am missing items from my order?
Don't worry - we'll work together to figure this out. Give our Customer Care a call at 800-332-8884 or email us at email@example.com. We can replace missing items if needed. Some orders ship in multiple packages. You may want to double check your shipping confirmation from the carrier's website, but we'll walk you through that process if you need some help.
Customer Care Information
What are your Customer Care hours?
For Customer Care hours, please visit our Contact Us page.
If I email or leave a message, when can I expect a response back?
We will do our best to contact you within 3 business days. Note: Business days are Monday - Friday.
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