PLACING AN ORDER:
Orders can be placed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the AQUAPONICS USA website. On-line ordering is straightforward and convenient. You simply click the “ADD TO CART” Button from any product page on the website. You will be taken to your Shopping Cart where the product description, order number and price are shown. If you wish to keep shopping, click the “Continue Shopping” button. If you wish to check out, your shipping charges (except for the STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing Systems) and tax (if any) will be automatically calculated for you and your total will appear on the page along with a payment form asking you for your credit card information. Once your card is approved, your Order is confirmed and the process is complete. Once we’ve shipped your Order, your Tracking # will be emailed to you so you can follow it’s progress.
SHIPPING A STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing System:
Shipping of our large items like the STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing Systems is calculated off-line by us and depends entirely on the Model # and your location. These items are shipped via Freight, Mostly Assembled. If you plan to take your system through a standard doorway, receiving it Mostly Assembled allows that to happen. Assembly completion is easy as we provide you with an Assembly Manual and give you as much Tech Support as you require. We will call or email you with the Shipping Charges, estimated completion time and arrange for the shipping payment then. Please note that the completion time we quote will be approximate and will reflect the time needed to build your Order according to where you land on our Build List. All of our PLUG & GROW™ Systems come with a complete Accessories Kit. Some Accessories like the Automatic Fish Feeder and stand will be bundled in with your STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ System. Other Accessory items will be Drop Shipped directly to you. Shipping transit times of our STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Systems may add one to two weeks to your delivery time depending on the Freight system used and your destination as our carriers take great pride in transporting and delivering your systems safely. Once your STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing System has shipped, we’ll email you with the shipping number and an estimated delivery date. With a standard service, your STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing System will be delivered to the front of your home or apartment. For Schools, the Freight Driver has the responsible party's phone number and calls to determine the appropriate location on the School Grounds. You must be present to receive, inspect and sign for your delivery. Please DO NOT arange to have shipments dropped off when no one is home or avaailable at the School. When the carrier contacts you, please make note of the company’s name and phone number. This will be very helpful if you need to contact them for any reason. It is essential that you contact the carrier should you need to reschedule your delivery appointment. When delivery appointments are missed, the shipping company will assess a missed appointment charge.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF SHIPPING DAMAGE:
Aquaponics USA takes great pride in packaging our products to ensure safe transport to your home or business. Although these items are packaged carefully, in some instances transit-related damage may occur. It is imperative that you inspect your order carefully when it arrives. Take the time to note any damage that may have occurred during shipment. Do not sign the shipping documents without recording details of transit damage. If you find your item is damaged, you may choose to refuse delivery. It would be unusual for the STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing System to sustain damage as they are so durable and made of such tough stuff like the polyethylene Fish Tank and Grow Beds, but check for it anyway. Damages need to be reported to Aquaponics USA at the time of delivery by calling us at (760) 671-3053 or emailing us at . We will not be able to intervene for you with the Freight Company, repair or replace damaged merchandise if it is not thoroughly inspected and documented as described above. Freight companies are instructed to deliver items during the time frame scheduled with you, our Customer. However, if you find that your STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing System was delivered when you were not at home, please do not move the boxes and contact Aquaponics USA for further instructions.
PLACING TELEPHONE ORDERS: (760) 671-3053
Telephone orders can be placed between the hours of 10 AM to 7 PM, Mountain Standard Time, Monday - Saturday. If we are out of the office or busy helping other Customers, just leave your “I wish to Order” message on our system making sure we have your return phone number so we can call you back to get all the particulars and take your payment over the phone. We realize that people who like using the phone, also like speaking to a real person to place their Order. We’ll be happy to return your call and answer any questions you may have at that time.
MAKING YOUR PAYMENT:
Presently, Aquaponics USA accepts Master Card, Visa, American Express and Pay Pal. Personal and cashier’s checks are also accepted, but held for five business days for clearing before shipping.
CHECKING ORDER STATUS:
If you’d like to check the shipping status of your order, you can track it using the Tracking # we provide you in your “Your Order Has Shipped” email. If your Order has not yet shipped; and you’d like to check on its status, just call us at (760) 671-3053 between the hours of 10 AM to 7 PM, Mountain Standard Time, Monday - Saturday.
MAKING A CANCELLATION:
Aquaponics USA works to ship orders as quickly as possible. For this reason, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to cancel your order after it has been placed. If you need to cancel your order, please email us at or call 760-671-3053 within three business days (3 BUSINESS DAYS) of placing the order; and we will do our best to cancel it. If your order has already shipped, please see our Returns Policy for further instructions. Because we do not stock completed Family & STEM PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing Systems and build them when ordered, there will be a 10% Cancellation Fee after three days. This also applies to returned systems.
Aquaponics USA offers a Two Year Warranty against manufacturing defects on its STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing Systems. Because the scope and duration of our manufacturers warranties vary on our Accessory items, we encourage you to ask an Aquaponics USA consultant for specific warranty information on products of interest. It is our top priority to choose products that are both well manufactured and safe. We cannot, however, be held liable for any accidents resulting in personal injury that involve products sold on .
ORDERING GIFT CERTIFICATES:
Imagine giving the gift of becoming Food Independent to someone you love. Aquaponics USA offers Gift Certificates to help you give this priceless gift. Our Gift Certificates are available in $25 increments ranging in value from $25 upwards and will surely delight the lucky recipient. Please note that Gift Certificates are non-refundable and have no cash value.
NEWSLETTERS AND OTHER EMAIL
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT: (Note: The Tech Support phone number is the same as our call in number: (760) 671-3053
We realize many of our STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing Systems are being purchased by people who did not even know aquaponics existed before they discovered us--people who have not grown their own food or cultured fish in their past. Many of you are Urban dwellers who realize it’s time to be self sustainable and Food Independent. So we are prepared to hold your hands for as long as it takes. Presently, we’re available for live, one-on-one talks via phone between the hours of 11 AM - 6 PM MST, Monday through Saturday.
If you find it necessary to return an item you purchased, you may do so within 30 Days provided you are willing to pay for the shipping and the product is in like-new condition. Upon receipt of the returned product and after inspecting it and finding it to be in pristine condition, we will happily refund 90% of your money, minus original shipping cost. This does not apply to perishable items like fish food. Because we do not stock completed STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing Systems and build them when ordered, there will be an additional 10% Return Fee.
We are committed to maintaining your privacy in every aspect of our relationship with you. Cookies are used on the site to help customers access and track items in their shopping cart. A cookie is sent to the individual to identify them when they return to the site for the purpose of viewing items left in their shopping cart.
When registering as a Subscriber, we only ask you to provide email address. However, when you Order from us we need much more info like your Name, Address and Email. We do this in order to have more than one way to make contact with you should you change your email address and forget to notify us. We will use this information to notify you of site changes and provide you with valuable offers and information from Aquaponics USA only. All newsletters and promotional emails have an “opt-out” feature. When you order products, we will also need your billing and shipping information. This information should be as accurate as possible because we will use it for all contact, billing and shipping purposes.
Because our Customers (Subscribers are Customers too) privacy is of the highest priority at Aquaponics USA, we use the most secure transaction software available. All Credit Card Orders are processed on a secure server. Any Credit Card or other personal information you provide Aquaponics USA is protected by encryption using Secure Socket Layer Protocol (SSL). If you prefer not to place your Order online, we would be happy to take your order by phone. Just call Customer Service at (760) 671-3053. See Telephone Orders above for calling hours.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
When you complete the Aquaponics USA Subscription form or place an Order on-line or by phone, you are also agreeing to all of the terms herein. Aquaponics USA may update these terms and will notify you via email, in our monthly Newsletter or in a prominent posting on this Customer Service page. Your continued use of your Aquaponics USA subscription or follow-up orders indicates that you accept any and all changes. Users who do not subscribe to our Newsletter are encouraged to check this page periodically for any changes.
Our prices may change from time to time (especially given our belief that hyperinflation is quickly coming to our shores). However, we have just made a huge adjustment in the opposite direction. We’re offering more Grow Bed Space for less money per square foot than any of our competitors on the web. But as the cost to produce or offer any of the products you see on this website rise, the sell price will also rise. This is one of the best reasons for buying your STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing System sooner rather than later as our big Fall 202 New Product Debut is here now. When placing orders, charges reflected in your Shopping Cart, including merchandise prices, are subject to correction in the event of calculation or printing errors. If an unlikely pricing error occurs, Aquaponics USA will contact you before proceeding with your order.
Shipping time frames are based on estimates from our Engineering Dept. Aquaponics USA reserves the right to amend product information and shipping schedules due to engineering delays, changing conditions and product discontinuations (where other manufacturers are involved). In the event of a shipping delay, Aquaponics USA will notify you promptly and cannot be held responsible for shipping delays beyond estimated delivery times. While the Aquaponics USA team works diligently to insure the safety of all products, we cannot be held liable for accidents resulting in personal injury that involve a product purchased on this site.
Under US copyright law, no part of this site may be reproduced in any form, stored in a database or retrieval system, or transmitted or distributed in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of Aquaponics USA.
Please allow us to take another moment of your precious time to say thank you for reading the important details of engaging in business with us and being one of our valued Customers. We so appreciate each and every one of you. Those of you who own STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing Systems have undoubtedly become an integral part of our Aquaponics USA Family as our Unlimited Tech Support Program makes that inevitable. As we evolve, we imagine annual gatherings of this precious group of forward looking Families and Teachers who understand the importance of being Food Independent themselves and creating a food independent world because Aquaponics USA is not just a business: IT’S A MOVEMENT!
CUSTOMER SERVICE & SUPPORT
Here at Aquaponics USA our Customers are what it’s all about and we’re nothing without You. Here’s our definition of a Customer. You’ve purchased one of our on-line products, or you’re thinking about it. You’ve opted into our Mailing List or you’re thinking about it. You’ve attended one of our Tours or you’re thinking about it. No matter where you are in the process, we’re here for YOU. Feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns. We LOVE communicating with our Customers. Here’s some procedural information to assist you:
TIK TOK is where our Social Media really tells our Story. Except for the long summer break, we post every week in mostly short 15 second Videos that keep our nearly 40,000 Followers up to date on "What's Happening At Aquaponics USA".
Making TIK TOK Videos is one of the most fun things we do as we engage in building and shipping STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing Systems to Schools and Homes, maintain our Greenhouse, sprout Seedlings, feed Tilapia, Harvest plants, Prepare harvested plants for long-term storage or canning, Conduct Tours, and get ready to conduct classes in our almost complete Classroom.
We are very busy and loving every minute of what we've been called to do, which is educate everyone we meet about the importance of Aquaponics Agra-Tech both here on our Aquaponics USA website and on our website. We've always said, "We didn't choose Aquaponics, Aquaponics CHOSE US!" And we are on a Mission.