We strive to make the ordering process for turf extremely easy. We have found by providing the information below we are able to alleviate most issues. The rules below are typical of commercial freight companies and apply to all retail artificial turf companies. We want to make sure our customers are informed about the procedures of common freight carriers ahead of their purchase to create an easy-buying experience.
All of our turf products ship for FREE to a business in a commercially zoned area on orders over 450 s/f. The shipment MUST ship to a commercial area to earn free shipping (unfortunately home-based businesses are not included). We use common freight carriers; therefore, any order going to a residential area will incur a $99.00 residential fee. Turf Factory Direct covers all upfront shipping charges; the residential fee charged is a surcharge in addition to shipping charged by freight companies to access residential areas. Freight companies notify residential customers 24 hours prior to delivery.
The residential delivery DOES NOT include offloading the material from the truck
The delivery is considered to be “curb-side” delivery which means the driver nor the freight companies are responsible for offloading the freight from the truck, although, they do typically make efforts to help. Although for some customers this may seem like a large task; we regularly ship out large rolls from our facilities and rarely do customers have issues removing rolls from the truck.
If you have any questions about delivery or shipping charges please feel free to contact a member of our sales team at any time and we will be glad to assist!
Damages During Shipping?
Even though we strive to make sure that your product gets there all in one piece, sometimes damages happen along the way. If this happens, make sure to make a note of each damaged roll on the driver’s delivery receipt. Otherwise, we cannot help with the damaged material. WE DO NOT DELIVERY ON SATURDAYS OR SUNDAYS! Shipping typically takes between 5-10 business days, and in some rare cases, even longer. So please check with your salesperson for an estimated shipping time period.
Shipments on average arrive between 5-10 business days. In the Southeast product can arrive much sooner. Please contact our sales staff if your order is urgent so we may direct you on a shipping time.
Commercial freight lines DO call before a residential delivery, typically 24-48 ahead of schedule, commercial freight lines are NOT REQUIRED to call before delivering to a business/commercial destination, it is the responsibility of the customer to call ahead if they should need an exact ETA or if they have any specific time/date they will request the turf be delivered.
Be aware that ETA (estimate time of arrival) is just that, an ESTIMATE, some terminals may vary on that date by a few days, this is typically not the case, but can happen under some circumstances. The turf can arrive a day or so earlier or a day or so after the delivery date.
If there is a problem/discrepancy with your turf once it arrives please call us BEFORE unrolling your turf if at all possible. In the case the turf would need to be returned to us freight companies require the turf be rolled a specific way. This can be very difficult to do if you do not have the proper materials/machinery; therefore, please let us know before cutting, installing, or unrolling the turf.