Privacy & Security
How safe is ordering online?
Ordering from especialneeds.com is extremely safe. All registration and credit card information is stored in a secure server accessible only by our staff.
Note: Additional verification may be required for orders over $1,500. A copy of your passport or driver's license may need to be emailed or faxed for security.
Do you sell/share my email address with other companies?
No! Your email address is used exclusively by us to communicate with you regarding your order, or (if you subscribe to our free email newsletter) to notify you of special promotions and offers.
Ordering & Payment
How do I order online?
We strive to make it as easy as possible for you to order online. When shopping, simply add an item to your shopping cart from any product page. Select the options (if applicable), choose a quantity and click "add to cart". When finished adding items to your shopping cart, click the "Check Out" button located in the upper right corner of the site and follow the remaining on-screen directions.
Will I receive a confirmation of my order?
Yes. After placing your order, you will receive an email confirmation. If for any reason you do not receive this confirmation, please submit a Contact Us Inquiry or call eSpecial Needs customer service at 1-877-664-4565.
Which credit cards do you accept?
We accept Mastercard, American Express, Visa, and Discover Cards. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, please mail your order with payment to:
eSpecial Needs, LLC
Box #198, 11469 Olive Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63141
Be sure to include our downloadable order form which will allow you to enter the item number, description and price of the product(s) you wish to order. The order form can also be faxed to us with your credit card information to 1-800-664-4534.
Do I have to pay sales tax?
A sales tax of 7.613% is added to each order shipped to a Missouri address, in compliance with the law. Orders shipped to all other locations are not charged sales tax.
What are your return/exchange procedures?
We guarantee every item we sell and offer a 30-day return policy. All items returned must be in resellable condition.
When will I receive my backordered item(s)?
Once the out-of-stock item arrives in our warehouse, it will usually ship within one business day and you should receive the item via standard shipping in 5-7 business days. A shipping confirmation will also be sent. If an item is out-of-stock for more than three weeks, we will send an email with an updated arrival date.
Will I receive a shipping confirmation?
Yes. Each morning shipping confirmations are sent for items that were shipped the previous day. For dropship items, the shipping confirmation is sent after the vendor has notified us that your order was shipped, which may be a week or more after your dropship item was shipped. If for any reason you do not receive a shipping confirmation, please submit a Contact Us Inquiry or call eSpecial Needs customer service at 1-877-664-4565.
Creating an Account
Why should I create an account?
Creating an account makes it even easier for you to shop with us in the future. For example, once you set up an account, we will "remember" your shipping addresses for future orders, which will save you typing time. In addition, you can check the status of your order at any time or review your complete order history. Click here to create an account.
I forgot my password. What now?
No problem. Go to the My Account Section, located in the upper right corner of our site, click Recover Password. Then, follow the instructions to obtain your password.
Shipping and Handling
What are my shipping options?
For online orders, most items can be processed for Standard Shipping (5-9 business days). By calling customer service, most items can also be processed for Express Delivery (2 business days). However, certain items (such as those we are personalizing for you, as well as items shipped directly from the manufacturer) may require anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks for delivery. In these cases, Express Delivery is not available. In addition, some oversized Items cannot be shipped express. eSpecial Needs will notify you if your item cannot be shipped via the method you choose.
How much does shipping cost?
Shipping charges are figured per item based on the shipping weight and size of the product. We do have a $8.95 minimum shipping rate.
When will I receive my order?
Orders usually take 1 to 2 weeks to ship. Orders shipped via Standard Shipping usually take 5 to 9 business days to arrive. However, Express Delivery is available on most items. Express Delivery orders arrive in two business days. Please note that some items (such as those shipped directly to you from the manufacturer) can take anywhere from 3 to 4 weeks to ship.
Can I specify separate billing and shipping addresses?
Yes, easily. After completing the billing address form, check the box "Ship to a Different Address", which will allow you to enter a different address for shipping.
Do you accept international orders?
Yes, however, international orders cannot calculate a shipping rate. All you need to do is go ahead and place your order and a customer service representative will contact you with the shipping rate and total cost. The initial order placed will be charged to the card; however, freight charges will be processed once you approve the shipping rate. If shipping charges are not approved, the order will be cancelled and you will be refunded.
Products labeled "Oversized Item" are subject to additional shipping charges and therefore cannot be processed online. Please consult customer service regarding ordering information for oversized items.
Please Note: Some oversized or drop ship items cannot be delivered outside the continental U.S. or contiguous U.S. locations.
General Questions About Our Merchandise
Do you have a catalog?
Yes, we do offer an eCatalog as well as a paper catalog. To view our online catalog, please click here. The paper version of our catalog is now available and can be requested if you click here. Purchases can be made online, by telephone, by mail or by fax.
I see that you are no longer carrying an item I previously purchased. Does this mean it has been recalled or that you found it to be of inferior quality?
No, not at all. Products are discontinued for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, a manufacturer is unable to supply us with the quantity we need. When this occurs, we may replace that item with a similar product by a different manufacturer. In addition, we are continually "upgrading" our products with new models that offer additional features, in which case we discontinue the earlier models. Furthermore, when a product fails to meet our sales objectives (indicating that most of our customers have no need for it), we cease to carry it.
How will I know if my backordered item is not coming in on schedule?
If an item is backordered or out-of-stock for more than three weeks, an email with an updated arrival date is sent.
Navigating Our Site
I can't find the product I am looking for. How can I search for it?
Put our Search feature to work for you. Our Search allows you to search for a product by name, item number, keywords, category, price or brand. You can access this feature by using the search bar located in the upper left hand side of the site.
How do I get more information about a product before I purchase it (such as assembly requirements or other options/accessories available)?
For more information about a given item, please submit a Contact Us Inquiry. Include the item name, item number, and all of your questions, and we will make every effort to respond within 24 hours. (You can also call us at 1-877-664-4565. One of our representatives will be happy to assist you.)
General Questions About Our Site
I made a mistake on my online order! How do I change it?
Please submit a Contact Us Inquiry or chat with us immediately and we will make every effort to make the requested changes. You may also call us at 1-877-664-4565.
How do I remove my name from your email newsletter?
Each email newsletter includes instructions for removing your name from our email list. If you click the link, "SmartUnsubscribe" at the top or the bottom and follow the instructions you will no longer receive our email newsletters.
How do I contact eSpecial Needs?
You can contact us by email, phone, fax, chat or mail. Click here for specifics.