Shopping FAQ


1. Is my personal and financial information safe with you?
Our website uses encryption technology to safely transmit your credit card information to us. When we receive it, we print out the order, keep this print-out in a secure location in our office and delete the credit card information online.


2. How are my purchases packaged?
All shipments are packaged discreetly in either a plain brown cardboard box or bubble packed shipping envelope. For your privacy, the return address for our store reads TAOL, not The Art of Loving.
Nothing on the packaging identifies the nature of the contents.
For shipments to the U.S. the required customs sticker identifies the contents  as "toys".



3. What are your shipping fees?
Depending on the speed of service you’d like, postage rates range from $10.00 to $35.00 CAD.

Surface Rate (Cheapest rate): $10.00
Express Rate (Best value for speed): $15.00
Priority Shipping (Usually next business day, not guaranteed): $35.00


4. Can I pay for purchases without a credit card?

You may pay with a money order or bank draft (no personal cheques) instead of a credit card. Mail it to us and we will ship the order as soon as payment is received. If you have a credit card but do not wish to process your order online, you can phone us  with your credit card information.


5. My order arrived, but is incorrect. What is your policy?

Mail us back the item, and we will ship out the correct items. Your credit card will be reimbursed for the shipping costs you paid to return the items to us.


6. My item is broken or defective. Can I get my money back?
Phone the store first to ensure there isn’t a confusion as to properly operating the toy. If the toy is found to be defective due to faulty manufacturing, we will replace it within 30 days of purchase. Just mail it back to us with the receipt and we will promptly mail you a new one that works as nature intended it! Your credit card will be credited with the shipping costs incurred.


7. My order has not arrived at all. What is your policy?
If your items were in stock and mailed out, you may track your shipment online at Canada Post with the 16 digit tracking number we emailed to you at the time we mailed it. We have this number on file for you if the email was deleted, so just phone us during office hours at 604-742-9988 (Vancouver) or toll free 888-294-1821 or email us to get it.


8. What is your policy on returns?
We will return items that do not touch the body within 30 days of purchase, along with the receipt and providing they are in new condition. Shipping will not be reimbursed.

9. How do I clean and care for my toys?
To clean a 100% silicone toy, you may use a 10% bleach solution, an antibacterial soap, or if it doesn’t have electronics inside, they can be boiled for a few minutes. To clean jelly or hard plastic toys, hot soap and water with a good rinse is the best way. We also sell a product called Safe Suds Toy Cleaner which gently cleans toys without leaving any residue. All Cyberskin toys can be cleaned with running hot water over them and occasionally rinsing with alcohol for disinfecting.


10. How do I redeem a gift certificate online?

Email us the amount of the Gift Certificate along with the 4 digit code located at the bottom of the gift certificate and we will calculate any amount outstanding.


11. Can I order via fax, email or phone?
We take orders online and on the phone at 604-742-9988 (Vancouver) or 888-294-1821 (toll free)  during office hours.


12. Do you ship outside of Canada?
We ship only to the USA and Canada at this time.


13. Do you have a print catalog?
We have a newsletter listing new products and seminars held in the shop in Kitsilano; our only product list is online at the moment.


14. Are in-store prices the same as on the website?

The Fleshlight and inserts cost less online at $69.99 and $85.00 in store. Other products cost the same online as in the store.

 

The Art of Loving is located at 1819 West 5th Ave @ Burrard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We are  a Canadian adult store and sex shop selling sex toys and adult products throughout Canada and B.C.   We also provide sex educational seminars on a wide variety of  topics.  All prices are in Canadian dollars.

Our affiliate site Toronto Bachelorette hosts sex educational stagette and bachelorette parties in Toronto Ontario.

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