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Shipping Policies

DIY Plans

DIY plans are supplied as a  document that can be viewed and printed online. Please review system requirements for the online plans here.  Hard copies of your cottage plans are possible for an additional charge.

Pre-Cut Kits

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JCS drivers deliver pre-cut kits curbside to residences or businesses that are within a Two Hundred mile radius of the shop (see map to right). free of charge in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and some parts of Maine, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The delivery equipment can off load your kit hydraulically. At the discretion of the driver you may mark the location on your property where the kit can be off loaded however the delivery is curbside and the driver is under no obligation to enter the property. You do not need to be present at the time of delivery.

Any projects will remain the property of Jamaica Cottage Shop until paid in full

Freight

Kits delivered outside of our in-house delivery zone will be shipped via third party freight. Free shipping for freight deliveries applies to clients that have their kits delivered to a local business that has space for a full-sized tractor trailer and the appropriate equipment for unloading. Appropriate off-loading equipment includes forklifts or tractors that have the ability to safely maneuver 5,000 lbs.

Kits that weigh less than 3,000 lbs may be shipped to a residence. A $350 residential delivery charge will be added to freight shipments that are delivered to residential addresses. The kit will need to be unloaded by hand from the trailer. It is required that you have space for a full-sized truck and trailer to park off the public traveled right of way. It is recommended that several able-bodied people be there at the time of delivery to help unload the kit by hand when the truck arrives. Each helper should be equipped with a pair of gloves and a cutting tool to cut bands and plastic wrapping. The driver of the truck is not required to assist with unloading. JCS allows a 2 hour limit for delivery. Additional shipping fees may apply for extreme urban or rural areas and for deliveries that take more than 2 hours.

Upon delivery, we recommend conducting a quick inspection of the kit before signing the freight bill to show you received the correct number of packages. You do not have to accept delivery of any damaged merchandise and you may refuse the shipment.

One of our cut-room crew members is shown sealing a kit in a heavy duty plastic. This smaller kit weighs 2,468 lbs.

If you are considering refusing, please try to contact our Client Care Office while the driver is still there. We will try to help you make the best decision for the circumstance. Any incidental damage that you note should be noted and pointed out to the driver before he leaves.

Contact JCS within 7 days for replacement of missing or damaged items.

To learn more about logistics and shipping policies our terms and conditions can be reviewed here. 

Canada

All shipments to Canada will be subject to a 7% import duty tax on the total cost of freight being shipped. This duty tax takes care of all brokerage fees / documentation as well as duties that customs fees for imports.

Free Shipping Disclosure

Free Shipping stipulates that the product will be received by the deadline date or standard shipping rates apply.  JCS complies with all federal, state, and local laws regarding the transporting of products and cannot ship if the weather conflicts with any laws.  The Free Shipping stipulation remains in effect for all reasons including (but not limited to) the inability of JCS to ship due to weather or any other acts of God or the site preparation not complete.  Additionally, shipping rates apply if the access to the site is inaccessible or obstructed for any reason.  The only exception is JCS fault due to unforeseeable circumstances such as truck and/or equipment failure at which time the delivery can be re-scheduled at no charge.  JCS makes all accommodations possible, but cannot guarantee shipment by the deadline date if the delivery schedule is already full – so be sure to contact our dispatcher and book your delivery early.

Fully Assembled

In-House Delivery

This small cabin is being delivered by one of our expert drivers.

Fully assembled buildings are also delivered within a 200 mile radius of our southern Vermont factory. Our in- house delivery area includes the following areas: Massachusetts and Cape Cod, northern Maine to the Bangor area, Connecticut, eastern New York state, eastern Pennsylvania, the northern New Jersey tri-state and New York metropolitan areas, including Long Island’s Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  JCS allows a 3 hour limit for delivery and set up of Fully Assembled buildings. The delivery time will begin where the municipality stops maintaining the road. Thereafter, $50 for every 15 minutes over the allotted time will be charged. Additional fuel surcharges may apply to rural areas.

JCS will provide the necessary concrete blocks for installation of the building. Each building has a pre-determined amount of blocks needed for a proper set up on a level site. If the site is out of level and requires extra blocks upon delivery of the building, $5 per block will be charged.

Delivery equipment is very heavy. If the grass is wet on the day of delivery, rutting will most likely occur. JCS is not responsible for lawn, in ground sprinkler system, buried tank or landscape feature damage that may be caused by delivery equipment.

Any structures will remain the property of Jamaica Cottage Shop until paid in full.

Local Pick-Ups

It is possible to pick up your building at the factory. There are no shipping or loading charges. A 6% sales tax will be applied. Local pick ups will void the warranty of fully assembled buildings. Please contact our office before picking up to discuss logistics.

To learn more about logistics and shipping policies our terms and conditions can be reviewed here.