What are your payment terms?
All orders must be paid in full prior to shipment.
Do you accept debit or credit cards? Will you take a personal check?
We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express and any debit cards that process through MasterCard or Visa. Personal and company checks are also accepted, but we must wait for them to clear prior to shipping your order. Money orders, wire transfers and bank checks will be treated as cash.
What is your minimum order?
Our minimum order is a master carton except for jars costing under $1.00. In that case the minimum order is 24. This is due to the high cost of picking and packing. This helps hold labor costs down and takes advantage of the excellent packaging job done by the manufacturer to prevent breakage and other damages.
Do you offer price breaks? Can I get discounts based on larger quantity orders?
We offer four normal levels of pricing: 1-499 jars, 500-999 jars, 1000-1999 jars and 2000 jars or more. Starting prices (from 1-499 jars) are published directly on our website. You can place orders anytime it's convenient for you, day or night. Please also keep in mind that ordering by the pallet, both mixed styles and single style, will dramatically reduce your landed cost per piece.
Once I place an order, how long does it take for my glass to leave your warehouse?
We make every attempt to ship orders received before 12:00PM EST the same day. Because we have arranged to have our carriers pick up as late in the day as possible, we frequently ship orders received as late as 3:00PM the same day. In no event will we require more than 24 hours to process and ship your order unless the items you requested are not in stock or on back order.
How will I be notified when my order has been shipped?
For individual package movements, if you have provided us with a valid email address at the time of your order, UPS will send you a tracking number and a hyperlink to the tracking portion of their website as soon as the shipment is scanned into the UPS Worldship system.
For pallet shipments, we can offer you a PRO# off of the bill of lading which is used by the carriers to track the movements of motor freight cargo across the country. Please call for tracking information if you need to make special arrangements with the carrier prior to delivery.
How much inventory do you carry? Will you have a consistent supply of the jars I need?
We utilize over 30,000 square feet of quality candle glass warehoused in New England. Although we try to anticipate customer demand and ensure that the styles and sizes you want are in stock in sufficient quantities, we do run out of certain items occasionally. We order from Libbey and Anchor Hocking very frequently and enjoy next day delivery from their factory. For China products we usually have replacement inventory on the water moving towards us when this happens, meaning replenishment is less than 30 days away. Large quantity orders may be reserved and set aside. However, to ensure that reserved product is available when you need it, you must request an email from us confirming any such arrangement. Call us for more details.
Product Quality and Packaging
Are all your glass jars made in the same factory?
At this time, in addition to American made Libbey products and those of Anchor Hocking, The Jar Store imports from several different Mainland China vendors that suppl yhigh quality machine blown and machine pressed glass containers. Typically, glass jar manufacturers in China will specialize in only one type of production method.
What kind of quality control do you have in place?
The Jar Store employs a full-time QC staff in China that is responsible for conducting onsite quality assurance during every production run. Additionally, we also maintain a Beijing office and a local warehouse in order to create a secondary pass through for evaluating outgoing shipments and to ensure that only the highest quality glass jars are kept in stock for our candle making patrons.
What cleaning procedures do you use onsite?
A combination of powerful industrial washing machines and off-conveyor manual polishing procedures ensure that our candle glass clean and well packaged prior to arrival.
How are the candle jars packaged?
All jars are packaged by the manufacturer to our specifications, usually between 12 and 48 units per master carton. Within each master carton, the jars are further packaged in inner cases containing a dozen jars.
What is written on the side of the boxes?
Standard carton markings are as follows:
Candle Packing Jars
Made in China