Information / Terms & conditions

By placing an order, you confirm having read and agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Attention! Because of Covid-19 some countries apply new rules concerning mail coming from other countries. Please check with your national postal services if you can receive mail from the Netherlands. As I can not check each individual country this is at your own risk. Delivery can take up to 4 months in the EU and longer outside the EU.

Contact

Contact only through email
If you have questions about your order, please contact me at shop@marloesdevries.com, with your order number and your full name.
Messages sent through social media have a high risk of getting lost and do not get processed or answered. If you have any questions: email me please. I can’t stretch this enough. Because I have more orders at the same time there is no way for me to know which username belongs to which real name/order. Thanks for understanding!

About shop and products

One-woman-business
Please note that I’m a one-woman-business, singly creating, handling and shipping all orders. It’s very different from larger warehouse web shops so I can not compete with their services.

Production and quality of the products
All products seen in my web shop are either handmade or produced in the Netherlands, EU or the UK.
Fine art prints are carefully printed with love on a giclee printer with ultra-chrome inks on high quality paper by a local craftsman in my city.
All other prints and cards are printed in the Netherlands and all paper has a FSC certificate. Some items are printed on recycled paper.
Please note that the actual product might look different in real life from the screen as every screen has different settings.

You buy the product, not the copyright
Buying a product means you’re buying an item you can use, not the copyright. This I want to especially make clear with original artwork (paintings and drawings) that I occassionally offer in my shop. This means you can use the product but you can’t reproduce it. It’s not allowed to copy the product you bought, or use it for commercial purposes (like a logo, flyers, website, etc.). If you do want to use it for commercial purposes, please get in contact with me.
Copyright remains in all instances with Marloes De Vries and copyright infringement will be dealt with.

 

Ordering

Shop closed?
My shop is open limited periods of time. This, because I am a full-time illustrator working for publishers and magazines and I can only open my shop when I have some extra time on my hands. I am most likely to open my shop when I have a new product available. If you want to stay in the loop, keep an eye on my Instagram.

How to place an order?
1)
You can place an order by clicking ‘Add to basket’. You can find your order on the top right in the navigation, the shopping bag icon and ‘Your cart’. ‘Basket’ and ‘cart’ mean the same πŸ™‚ If you’re on a phone, you can find it if you click the menu (3 little stripes) in the left top.
2) When you’re in your cart, checkout by adding your shipping information, choose a payment method an ‘Place your order’.
3) You will be forwarded to the payment system of your choice. Please make your payment here.
4) After payment, you will receive an order confirmation on the email address that you have added in checkout.
All communication about your order will go to the email address you fill out in your order, so please see you fill out your email correctly.
5) When your order is shipped out, you will receive another email. So, in total you will receive two emails.

When ordering online is new(ish) for you
If you’re not that tech-savvy and have trouble figuring out how to place an online shop order, please ask someone around you to help you out. Unfortunately, I can’t offer personal help on ordering due to time restraints.

Can’t place your order because you can’t select a payment method/find the cart/other malfunction?
Some (outdated) browsers have trouble loading the content of web shops. If it doesn’t work on your phone, please try a computer or other device.
Bram (my partner) tests the shop regulary on different browsers and different systems to make sure it works but it might occur it doesn’t because of a browser that hasn’t been updated in a while.

No order confirmation received?
Please check the spam-folder of your email inbox. Some email services don’t like my emails so it ends up there. How rude! πŸ˜‰
Another possibility is that you used one of your other email adresses for the order. Please check your other inboxes, if you have more than one email address. If the email isn’t there either, it’s possible you made a typing error in filling out your email address, or another problem. It happens πŸ™‚ If this is the case, drop me an email please.

Invoices and receipts
When you order you won’t find receipts/invoices in the package. This is all sent through email. You can safely order gifts this way!
You will receive the invoice upon ordering in my shop per email. If you need an invoice for your business, make sure you fill out your business address as the shipping address, and include your business name in the checkout process.

Ordering for a friend/family/other?
If you’re ordering something for someone else and want to have it delivered at a different address, please fill out that address there. Your order will be shipped to the address you fill out in ‘billing & shipping’. Please be aware of this when ordering!

Pre-orders
Pre-orders will be shipped out on the date mentioned on the product page.
Placed a pre-order along with readily available items? Everything will be send to you in one shipment when the pre-order item is available. If you need the other items sooner, please order them separately from the pre-order item.

Item out of stock
All products are made in a limited run. This means that if a product is sold out it’s likely it will not be re-produced (unless noted otherwise). It’s not possible to do prints or production on demand.

Old links or out of stock products
If you followed an old link somewhere it might lead to a 404-page. This means the item is not available (right now). All items I create are in a limited run as I’m a small business (I run this singly handed) and it’s different from a big company.

Personal commissions or custom orders
Due to time restraints I don’t take on personal commissions (like birth announcements, wedding invitations, personal portraits, etc.), nor do I customise products.

Signed books
‘Volwassen worden is optioneel’ can be signed which you’ll see whilst ordering it. Books are signed with my name unless you request it unsigned. If you leave a name in the note section at check out I will add a name to it! I don’t write personal or long messages if you’re gifting the book to someone else as I don’t feel comfortable writing in someone else’s name. I can of course add a ‘to (name)’ and a little note, like ‘happy birthday’.
Zines are standard unsigned. If you want me to sign my name, please leave a note in the comment section on checkout. No extra text is possible in zines due to the limited space.

Gift wrapping and special requests
I put a lot of care in packaging every order but unfortunately I can’t offer special or themed gift wrapping, or wrapping all individual items. I can add a custom note to orders when you’re ordering as a gift for someone else, no more than 55 characters please as I write it by hand on a little card. Please make it short and sweet πŸ™‚

 

Payments

Payment methods
You can pay either with iDeal, Paypal, Bancontact or Sofort in my shop. On checkout you will find your options. Paying by bank transfer is not possible unfortunately.

Got a discount code?
Discount codes can be filled out in the checkout process, below the total costs. They need to be filled out during the payment process as they can not be entered after the final step. There are no refunds possible afterwards so please make sure you fill out the code in the ordering process.

 

Shipping

Shipping
All orders are shipped out every Wednesday, unless noted otherwise. All shipping is done by hand and by myself so I don’t do next day shipping or delivery. It’s shipped with a lot of care πŸ™‚

Shipping costs
If you place your order you see an overview of all the costs including shipping before you make your order final.
All shipping costs include postage, packaging and processing of the order. All orders are send through PostNL, the only option I have in the Netherlands right now. Unfortunately, this service is not cheap and as I’m a small web shop I cannot make deals with this service for cheaper postage. This means shipping costs are non-negotiable.
Shipping costs are based on the total weight of the parcel, not the size.

No pick ups available
It is not possible to pick up your order at my home address nor do I make personal home deliveries, due to privacy and time restraints.

Don’t want to do online shopping?
If you want to save on shipping costs or are not comfortable receiving packages in the mail, please find the stockists at the bottom of this page. They sell my work too!

Packaging/envelopes
All orders are send in packages/envelopes that have a maximum size of 38 x 26,5 x 3,2 cm / 15 x 10.5 x 1.3 inches unless noted otherwise.
I package every order very carefully by using cardboard envelopes for prints, and an extra cardboard behind the print. This means the package is slightly heavier and therefore a bit more expensive. I do this to make sure your print doesn’t arrive to you folded or bent, which would be the case with a paper envelope and no extra protection.
Please note I try to refrain from using plastic as much as I can but in some cases I have to use it to protect the products. I use recycled packing materials wherever I can.

Make sure you enter your address correctly
Please double check if you have entered the right address before pressing ‘send’. Your order will be send to the exact address you filled out in ‘billing & shipping’. Due to time restraints I can’t manually check every address. Made a mistake? Contact me asap and I’ll fix it.
If you have filled out the wrong or incomplete address and your order has shipped out, it’s possible your order will not arrive. I do not take responsibility for this, so please make sure you double check it.

Make sure your letterbox is big enough
Please check beforehand if your letterbox slot is big enough.
My prints are often A4 size so if you choose to send it with letterbox mail your letterbox slot should preferably be 38 x 26,5 x 3,2 cm.
If you’re unsure whether your order fits in your mailbox, please contact me. We can always send it as a package, and also offer secured shipping or shipping with track and trace.

Countries
I ship to the countries that are listed on checkout. If your country isn’t listed I can’t ship to you unfortunately.

Shipping times
The customs service in your country might take a longer period of time to send the package to your place. This is the reason some delivery times may vary. It all boils down to the country you live in. From my experience, the timings usually are:

Netherlands: 2-5 days
Europe: 5-14 days (currently up to 4 months due to Covid-19)
United States and Canada: 10-30 days (please note that some letters and packages might stay at border control a bit longer) (currently up to 8 months due to Covid-19)
Australia: 10-30 days (currently up to 8 months due to Covid-19)
Rest of the world: 1-8 weeks (currently up to 8 months due to Covid-19)

Are you in South America?
In my experience especially South America has trouble delivering mail. Packages get lost there more than in the rest of the world, so please take note of this before ordering.

Border patrol hold up
For no particular reason some postal services keep packages and envelopes for longer periods of time at their centres, or at border patrol. It might take up to 6 weeks within Europe before they transit the package. Within Europe, please allow a maximum of 6 weeks for arriving, and outside Europe 12 weeks.

Envelope has been openened and resealed?
Occasionally border patrol will open packages and envelopes to check the contents. This happens mostly at the US, Canada, South-America, Australia and New Zealand border. Please contact border control in your country to ask for more information.

Taxes
Additional taxes for your package to enter your country are at your own expense.

Track and trace or insured shipping
Within the Netherlands: Every item is available with Track and Trace. If you choose to send it without track and trace, it cannot be traced.
Please note that with track and trace, your order gets an address check at the post office, whereas this isn’t available with regular shipping.

Outside the Netherlands: You can choose your preferred shipping method, shipping with track and trace is available, as is insured shipping (please contact me if you want insured shipping). When you pick ‘(International) shipping with track and trace’, you can see where your package is located and file a complaint when your package is damaged.

Please note that packages with track and trace take longer on average to arrived than regular packages as they get stored at border control longer.

Track your package
Go to: https://www.internationalparceltracking.com, fill out your code, country and postal code and see where it’s located.
With insured shipping I can get a refund from the postal services though please note that PostNL is allowed to deliver the package within one year after sending without refunding money.

No track and trace?
If you choose to have your order shipped without track and trace it cannot be traced. After your order has been shipped, I cannot add track and trace as this has to be added before an envelope or package has been shipped out.

 

Refunds and exchanges

Wrong item received?
I take full responsibility for errors made on my part. If you’ve received the wrong item, please get in touch with me. If that has happened please email me a photo of your order as you received it and your order number. I will send you the right item on my own costs of course.
Please do this only by email as messages sent through social media disappear amongst the high quantity, and I need your name and order number to check. Only claims through email will be dealt with, and social media messages will not be processed. Thanks for understanding!

Damaged package
Unfortunately I cannot take responsibility for the way each particular national postal service treats their mail. I ship the orders in sturdy cardboard envelopes (with ‘please do not bend’ on it) or bubble wrap to protect them but still there are postal services that just don’t care. I recommend getting in touch with your local postal service to file a complaint. Do feel free to drop me an email as I want you to be happy and I will try to come up with a way to make it up to you.

Lost package
If you chose ‘(international) shipping with track and trace’, you get a track and trace code to see where your package is at that moment.
Go to: https://www.internationalparceltracking.com, fill out your code, country and postal code and see where it’s located.
With insured shipping I can get a refund from the postal services, though please note that PostNL is allowed to deliver the package within one year after sending without refunding money.

For other shipping, I can’t unfortunately do any type of refund (no money back, no product exchanges or discounts for damaged mail or losses). 
The reason is because I can’t take the blame for post system’s responsibilities around the globe. It’s just me running my shop and right now I’m simply not able to pay for those accidents. I do always try to find a solution where I can so send me an email please!

In my experience especially South America has trouble delivering mail so please keep this in my mind when you live there and order something.

 

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Shops/stockists

De Familiefabriek (prints), Culemborg (NL)
Itiya (postcards), Utrecht (NL)
Paperchase (greeting cards), worldwide