Shipping and Return Policies

Shipping and Returns

ZILDJIAN COMPANY SHIPPING POLICY

 

For Zildjian orders, shipping is restricted to within the US, and we do not ship to PO Box addresses.  Zildjian.com and VicFirth.com offers expedited shipping options seasonally.  Orders must be placed by 3:00pm Central Time for shipment same day.  Please note that expedited shipping delivery (two-day and overnight) is on weekdays only, so two-day orders must be placed between Monday and Wednesday, and overnight orders must be placed between Monday and Thursday to ensure next day delivery.

 

ZILDJIAN COMPANY RETURN POLICY

 

In the event you would like to return an item, here are some general guidelines for refunds.  Please be aware, that Zildjian.com and Vicfirth.com orders can be fulfilled by the Zildjian Company, or any number of our trusted, authorized dealers.  You’ll be able to identify the fulfilling party based on the package label, invoice, and packing slip. If you would like to initiate a return, please go to your account page  and find the order and items you’d like to return by clicking on the Returns link.  If you placed an order but did not create an account, click here.  The fulfilling partner will be notified and details on return shipment will be shared at that time.  Products should be returned to the fulfillment partner.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at store@zildjian.com or 1-800-229-8672. 

 

GENERAL RETURN POLICY FOR ITEMS PURCHASED ON ZILDJIAN.COM AND VICFIRTH.COM

 

  • You may return an item within 30 days of original purchase, excluding cymbals.  Cymbals may only be returned if there is a manufacturing flaw or the cymbals are damaged upon receipt.  For further details, visit the warranties section.
  • Items must be new, unopened, unused, untested, or defective to qualify for a return.
  • Refunds will be made in the form of the original payment.
  • Refunds do not include original cost of shipping or cost of shipping to return the items back to Zildjian unless the product is damaged or defective upon receipt.  In the event product is deemed damaged or defective upon our inspection, Zildjian will refund the shipping charge to return the product.
  • Some sale items may not be eligible for returns.  This will be noted on the product pages.  Items marked as “Final Sale” are not eligible for return.

  

Please note: Because we offer such a wide variety of products and categories, we have more specifics around each.  Please review the specifics in the appropriate sections below.

 

REFUNDS

 

Once we have received your return, we will refund the purchase amount to the original form of payment. Please allow up to two weeks for your return to be processed. If you have not received a refund after two weeks, please contact Customer Service at (800) 229-8672, Monday thru Friday, 8am – 5pm EST, or email us at store@zildjian.com

 

EXCHANGES

 

We apologize, but we do not currently accept exchanges for online items. To exchange an item, return the original item using the return process in the account section. There, you will receive updates as the return request is processed. Then place a new order for the desired item. 

 

HOW TO MAKE A RETURN

 

If you’d like to make a return, please follow the steps below.

 

  • Go to My Accounts and look for the order that contains the item you’d like to return.  Click on View Order.  If you did not create an account, and checked out as a Guest, click here to search and view your order.  Click on "Return" under the order date.
  • Once you see the order, click on Return under the order date.
  • Complete the “Create New Return” form.  At this point, you may return the full order or select the items you’d like for a partial return.
  • Upon completion, you should be given a Return number and a status of “Pending” as the fulfilling party authorizes.  You should receive an email alert as well about your pending return.
  • Once the return is authorized, the status of the return will be updated.  Click into your return request and please enter the shipping and tracking information of the package you’ll be sending back.  This will be used to track and confirm receipt of your return.
  • Please include your Return number on the shipping label to expedite the process of refund.
  • Upon receipt of the returned items, the fulfilling party (authorized dealer or Zildjian) will authorize the refund and you should see a refund back in the original form of payment within 2 weeks.  You will receive a credit memo email upon authorization of that return.
  • Please feel free to reach out to Customer Service for any questions at all.

 

RETURNING A CYMBAL

 

Zildjian Cymbals carry a 2 year warranty from date of purchase, against manufacturing flaws.  All cymbals are returned to Zildjian Headquarters for inspection.  Zildjian Cymbals only warranty cymbals purchased from authorized Zildjian Dealers.  For very specific details on the warranty, please review the warranty section  to follow the appropriate steps, including having your cymbals officially registered with Zildjian.

 

RETURNING DRUMSTICKS, MALLETS, OR IMPLEMENTS

 

We will only accept unopened and unused drumsticks, mallets, and implements. If a product is defective, we will review and issue a refund upon receipt and inspection.   Some examples of qualifying defects on drumsticks, mallets, and implements include adhesive failure on mallet heads, premature unraveling of mallet heads, or mismatched mallet heads.  Please note that drumsticks are made of materials that have naturally occurring uniqueness in grain pattern and quality characteristics.  Though we set the industry standard in quality and durability and use the best materials, it is reasonable to expect wood products to fail at some point when hit repeatedly and consistently across metal drum hoops and cymbals, especially if you are a hard hitter or play for prolonged periods of time.

 

RETURNING APPAREL AND GENERAL MERCHANDISE

 

In order to qualify for a refund, all returned products need to be new, unworn, unwashed, and unaltered.  Apparel returns will only be accepted if the returned item is in the same condition as received, with all packaging included and tags still attached. Items must be unworn and unwashed.

 

RETURNING ACCESSORIES

 

In order to qualify for a refund, all returned products should be new, unaltered, and undamaged.  Accessories returns will only be accepted if the item is in the same condition as received, with all packaging included and tags still attached.  Based on the wide variety of products offered in our catalog, warranties of accessories vary from product to product.  To review our list of covered products, please review the product pages on zildjian.com and vicfirth.com.