Policies, Returns and Refunds, Shipping

ATTN: I am away on vacation from Aug. 10-17.  I will be shipping all orders placed during this time period on Aug. 20.

Payment

We accept Paypal and credit cards through Stripe, a third party processor. Payment is due at time of purchase.

Shipping

Holiday Shipping Deadlines:

International customers: Order by Nov. 5th for Christmas delivery with First Class International Shipping.

U.S. Customers: Order by Dec. 17th for Christmas delivery with free economy shipping, Dec. 19th for Priority shipping (additional cost at checkout).

Straps are shipped within 2-5 business days via the method of shipping you choose at checkout.  You will receive a confirmation of shipment with tracking info via the email address you provide at checkout.

USPS First Class Mail – takes 3-5 business days to arrive once shipped

USPS Priority 2-3 Day – takes 2-3 business days to arrive once shipped

USPS Priority 1 Day – takes 1 business day to most locations, 2 business days to rural locations once shipped.

USPS First Class International – takes 1-3 weeks to most locations, can take up to 8 weeks

Expedited international shipping options are available.  I use DHL 2-3 Business day shipping and can give you a specialized quote if you email me at: thehugstrap@gmail.com

International buyers outside of the U.S.: Please note that VAT and any customs duties are not included in our shipping charges. Those duties, if applicable, are assessed once your package arrives in your country and are your responsibility.

 

Refunds and Exchanges

All uke straps are returnable/exchangeable within 10 business days of receipt as confirmed by tracking info. Uke strap must be undamaged, unused, not washed, and all three pieces need to be returned for a full refund. Shipping costs are non-refundable and buyer pays return shipping. Please contact me if you need to return/exchange your strap.

Damages/Losses: If your strap is damaged or lost in transit, please send us proof of damage (a digital photo from your phone is sufficient) and we will happily send you another strap to replace it. In cases of lost items, we will check the tracking info and put in a loss claim through the shipping courier. Please always check with your local postal office first if your tracking info says it was delivered and you do not have it. We insure all packages and they usually can find it for you. If an item is truly lost, we will of course send you a replacement after an insurance claim has been filed.

Additional Policies and FAQs

Custom and personalized orders

I can make straps in fabrics of your choosing as long as they are made of quilter’s weight cotton or a home decor material that is not too slippery. Please contact me if you are looking for something special.

Sizing details

I have three sizes : kids (approximately 5-10 years old and meant for soprano/concert uke players), tweens/petite (approximately 11+ and/or petite adult women with a bust size of 32 B or smaller), adults. The sizing is based on girth around the chest rather than height, so these are approximate sizing guidelines.

Wholesale availability

We offer wholesale pricing to music stores – please contact me for details.

What’s the difference between PLASTIC and METAL hardware?

Both are equally durable, but the straps with plastic hardware are a little quicker to remove because of the plastic cam buckle. If you think you might be removing your strap a lot, I recommend plastic over metal.  Please note, I only offer plastic hardware for the all in one Hug Strap and straps made for pineapple ukes.

What’s the difference between the All in One Hug Strap and the Original Hug Strap?

The All in One Hug Strap will work on waisted ukuleles sizes soprano through baritone without strap buttons like the Original Hug Strap, but it will also work with a one or two strap button configuration as well as banjoleles without need for an extra adapter.  The Original Hug Strap will only work on waisted ukuleles (sized soprano through baritone).  It can be adapted to work on banjoleles with the purchase of an additional adapter. Both types of straps can be customized to work with pineapple ukes without strap buttons upon request.

Does the Hug Strap work with pineapple or curved shaped ukuleles?

The Hug Strap can be customized to work with most ukuleles that do not have a waist by placing a grippy fabric on the inside of the cinch strap.  This is done upon request, it is not a standard option yet.  Please email Melissa at thehugstrap@gmail.com before placing your order.  She may need additional measurements about your ukulele size if it is not a standard pineapple ukulele.