SHIPPING & RETURN POLICIES

When you order products from BON APPETIT you can be assured we will ship your merchandise with the utmost care. We use only the best shipping processes to deliver products that are fresh and simply superb right to your door! Please check the information below to review our shipping policies.

 

* NOTE * Please check all addresses carefully. BON APPETIT guarantees delivery only to the addresses that we are provided with. If we are unable to deliver the package, we will return your order to our store. If the product arrives in good condition, we can send the package back out to you and charge you only the shipping and handling. If the product does not arrive in good condition, you will be responsible for the charges of a new order.

 

Shipping Options

All items are shipped from our store in Princeton, New Jersey. We strive to ship orders the same day they are placed, but in some instances orders may require 1-2 business days to prepare.

For ground shipping, orders placed Monday-Friday at 2p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) will ship that day.  Orders shipping via ground shipping will arrive within 5 - 10 business days.  Also, please note that Saturday and Sunday are not counted in the transit times.  Orders placed after 2pm on Friday that will ship the following Monday.

For overnight delivery, orders placed by Monday-Friday at 2p.m. EST will ship that day. Also, please note that Saturday and Sunday are not counted in the transit times.  Orders placed after 2pm on Friday that will ship the following Monday.

UPS requires a signature for delivery and someone must be present to accept the delivery with a signature unless otherwise requested.



Perishables
Please note that all perishable items are automatically shipped NEXT DAY (next business day) to ensure your product arrives in superb condition. All fresh and frozen food products are carefully packaged to maintain optimum quality. As needed, your order will be packed with dry ice or ice packs and placed in an insulated container for shipment.

Delivery
We guarantee delivery only to the address you provide. Shipments that you re-direct and shipments to incorrect or incomplete addresses cannot be guaranteed to deliver on time. We do not deliver to P.O. Boxes. 

 

Shipping Holidays

BON APPETIT and its carriers will not ship or deliver on the following days:

 

New Year's Eve – Only Air packages will be delivered
New Year's Day
Presidents' Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Additional Shipping Holidays for those with PO/APO and FPO addresses:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Columbus Day
Veterans' Day

 

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Bon Appetit takes great pride in selecting the finest products available. If for some reason, you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it for replacement, credit or refund. Unfortunately, we do not accept returns of perishable items. We do not accept returned items that were purchased in one of our retail locations, nor will our retail locations accept returned items purchased from our website. We will accept non-perishable returns within 30 days of receipt. We cannot send a replacement, credit or refund for the purchase until we have the product back in inventory. If the product does not arrive in good condition to return to stock, then we will not be able to send a replacement, credit or refund for the purchase.

Wrap the package well, include the return form found on the back of the packing list/invoice enclosed in your order and ship it to us at the address below. Remember to insure it for full value. You are responsible for the return shipping charges; shipping charges are not refundable.

BON APPETIT

Returns Department

301 North Harrison Street

Princeton, NJ 08540

 

Privacy Policy

Important information regarding the use of this site.

BON APPETIT is committed to ensuring the privacy of your personal information and this privacy notice is designed to tell you which information we collect from you, how this information may be used and how it is protected. 

COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

BON APPETIT limits its requests for information to what is required to ensure accurate service. Most of the information we collect is very basic and is needed to complete a purchase or provide a refund. Examples of user information that may be collected may include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit-or debit-card information, a description of the item requested or purchased and the IP address of your computer.

Information Voluntarily Provided

There are times when you may provide information to us voluntarily. This occurs when you provide your feedback to us though e-mails, return forms, letters or telephone calls. We use this information to respond to your query and to keep track of customer feedback.

Marketing Information

BON APPETIT does not sell or otherwise share your personal information with anyone else, such as advertising agencies or marketing companies. We only send marketing information to those customers who specifically sign up for our mailing list. Customers can opt-out of receiving information by using the "unsubscribe" option in any marketing e-mail that they receive.

DISCLOSURE AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

BON APPETIT will share your personal information internally with those staff members who need it to complete your purchase or carry out your instructions regarding the receipt of marketing information. We will not disclose your personal information to any third party without your written consent unless required to do so by law.

BON APPETIT keeps your personal information for only as long as required to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected. In some cases, such as credit- or debit-card purchases, we are required by law to keep your personal information for a specified period of time. For those customers who have registered for the mailing list, their personal information is kept until we are notified that they no longer want their information stored.

Transaction Security

In order to make every effort to ensure that your experience at bonappetitifinefoods.com is secure, we use encryption technology to protect you against the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. When you fill out any contact forms or access your account, a secure server encrypts all of your information through the use of Secure Socket Layers (SSLs).

To be sure you're browsing secure pages for transactions, check your Web browser's status bar (located at the bottom of the window) for the closed padlock icon. This icon appears in your web browser to tell you that you are viewing a secure web page. Also, all browsers display an "s" after the "http" (https://) in the Web site address to indicate that you are in a secure environment.

BON APPETIT SAFE SHOPPING GUARANTEE

We guarantee that every online transaction you make will be 100% safe. This means you pay nothing if unauthorized charges are made to your card as a result of shopping at bonappetitfinefoods.com. Under the Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA), your bank cannot hold you liable for more than $50.00 of fraudulent charges. For more information on the FCBA, visit http://www.ftc.gov/. We will only cover this liability if the unauthorized use of your credit card resulted through no fault of your own from purchases made while using the secure server. In the event of unauthorized use of your credit card, you must notify your credit card provider in accordance with its reporting rules and procedures.