Shipping and Warranty
We are currently shipping Monday - Thursday with most orders placed before 2:00 PM CST shipping the same day.
All other orders will ship the following business day.
Shipping timeframe for air orders: Please note that 2-Day Air orders placed Thursday before 2:00 PM CST should arrive Monday of the following week.
Once placed, orders cannot be canceled or modified. You are immediately placed into the shipping queue and entered into the shipping process of pulling, packing, boxing and shipping.
All air orders placed Thursday after 2:00 PM will ship the following Monday.
Shipping timeframe for ground orders: FEDEX and UPS do not guarantee the delivery day of ground orders. Scheduled shipping dates are an estimation. High volume, flat tires, and unexpected circumstances can delay the delivery of your package.
Please double check the following items in your order to prevent delays:
- Make sure your shipping address is accurate and NOT a PO Box
- If you are shipping to a UPS store, select UPS as your shipper
- Check to confirm that all items are SPT-1 or SPT-2 - that all plugs and cords are compatible
- On craft light orders -- double check those wiring descriptions. For example, double-check to see that everything is on white wire if that's what you need
Additional Shipping Time Frame Guidelines
Many residential ground orders take 2-4 business days.
We ship from Texas so you can estimate your ground shipping timeframe by checking this handy tool at FEDEX by entering the zip code 79404.
An issue with your address or question on your order may delay shipment. Please provide a correct email address and/or phone number so we can contact you with any questions.
Frequently Asked Shipping Questions
Do you ship to Canada?Shipping to Canada has been halted due to ongoing issues with shipping companies and sky-high duties and fees. Can I change my order once it is placed?
Please double check your orders for accuracy as orders cannot be changed once they are placed. We start pulling orders as soon as they are received. Your order may not make it through the entire shipping process before shipping is finished for the day but it enters the queue right away.How do I know Items are in stock?
Quantities of items in stock are updated every hour. If your item is showing as "in stock" and you are allowed to put the item in your shopping cart, more than likely your item is available for shipping on the same or next business day. If, for some reason, you item is found to be out of stock you will be contacted right away to discuss a substitution or backorder timeframe.
When can I expect my order to arrive?
Shipping Timeframe Estimate
- Ground service to your address may be up to five (5) business days not including weekends or Holidays.
- For all air orders, the day your order ships is not a day in transit day: Overnight or Next Day Air shipments should arrive the business day after shipping usually by 4:30 p.m.
- Second Day Air or 2-Day Air should arrive in two (2) business days after your order leaves the warehouse not including weekends,Thanksgiving day or the day after Thanksgiving. 2-day air orders placed on Thursday should arrive Monday. (Unless during a Holiday week.)
What happens if you find a problem with my order?
If we have a question of clarification about the contents of your order or your address, shipping will be delayed. Please make sure you provide a correct physical address and a phone number and email address so we can contact you, if necessary.
Please provide a physical address, we cannot ship to a PO Box.
If we have to redirect your package because you entered an incorrect address, the shipping companies will charge $12 - $15 per shipping box. Please confirm your address is correct.
If there is a problem with your order, we'll call you first at the phone number you provide. We'll leave a message if we don't reach you. If we don't hear from you, we'll send you an email.
What's up with that $20 minimum order?
Due to the fact that we hand-pack every order and don't charge a handling fee, we have a $20 minimum order.
How will I know when my order ships?
You'll receive a confirmation of shipping with a tracking number when your order is shipped.
We usually ship via the method that you've chosen but if the shipping department sees that you'll receive your package faster with an alternate shipping company, we will switch your delivery service.
My tracking number doesn't seem to work? How do I get the information about my shipment?
More than likely, the system thinks the order has gone FEDEX and we've shipped the order UPS, or vice versa. If you are having trouble with your tracking link, select and copy your tracking number. If it begins with a "4" then go to www.fedex.com and enter the number into their "Track a Package Field". If your tracking number begins with a "1Z" then enter your number into the package tracker at www.ups.com.
Or email us via our contact page and we'll provide you with an estimated time of arrival.
Warranty and Returns Policy
How long do you warrant your products?
We warrant our products to be free of defects and workmanship for a period of 90 days from date of shipment.
Please test your lights upon receipt so if there is an issue we can resolve it as quickly as possible.
Christmas-Light-Source.com assumes no responsibility in any event for payment or incidental or consequential damages, including, without limitation, costs relating to removal, installation or reinstallation of the products, or damages for personal injury or property. These products may present possible shock or fire hazard if not installed properly. This warranty is voided for products not installed according to current local codes and/or the National Electric Code.
I've decided not to use the lights I ordered. What next?
At the Christmas Light Source, we are dedicated to providing all our customers with the highest level of customer service and want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. We understand that, at times, returns happen. It is our policy that you must contact us within 14 days of the shipment of your order to let us know you are returning your purchase.
Lights that have been installed cannot be returned. Lights and bulbs must be returned in their original packaging in like new condition.
Contact us via our contact page or reply back to your order confirmation email and we'll respond with the correct address format to direct your lights to our Returns Department. We will then gladly refund your purchase less shipping when we receive your return.
Returns must be received within 45 days of shipment to avoid a 15% restocking fee and returns are not accepted after 60 days. No shipping charges will be refunded.
Again, no purchases that have been unpacked and installed will be accepted for return. (Please try out only one set of lights if you aren't sure!)
Holiday exceptions to the Return Policy:
Lights purchased for the Christmas Season will not be accepted for return after December 25th even if it is within the 14 day time frame. All Discount Sales purchases are final.
Order Discrepancy Issues
Please contact Christmas Light Source via email within 3 days (as soon as possible) of receipt of order regarding any order discrepancies.
Product Abuse Disclaimer
Product Abuse Disclaimer: Items that are damaged during installation due to improper or rough handling, electrical overloading, immersion in water and/or have broken or removed bulbs cannot be exchanged and are not returnable or refundable.