Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Why do I need a Tactics account? Placing An Order - Domestic Back to top
A: An account allows easy access to information regarding the orders you’ve placed. Log in with your e-mail address and password to view tracking information, order status, order history, or edit and store shipping and billing information.
Q: How do I create an account?
A: You will create a Tactics account when you complete on online order using your e-mail address and a password of your choosing.
Q: How do I retrieve my account password?
A: If you’ve lost your password just click the “Forgot your password?” link on the My Account login page. Enter the e-mail address associated with your account and we will e-mail mail you a new password.
Q: How can I check my order status?
A: When you log into your Tactics account you’ll be able to view any current and prior orders. Each order will include a current status.
Q: How do I track my shipment?
A: You will receive a shipping confirmation e-mail the day your order leaves the Tactics warehouse. That e-mail will include a tracking link to either UPS or the USPS, depending on what method your package was shipped. Click that link for detailed UPS tracking right to your door. Please note that USPS offers only shipping confirmation, not the same detailed tracking that is offered by UPS or other carriers.
Q: How do I order from Tactics? Placing An Order – International Back to top
A: Tactics offers secure ordering online, or you can order with the assistance of a customer service rep by calling us toll-free at 1.888.450.5060. We also have an online order form which can be faxed or mailed in; however, we recommend ordering by phone if not ordering online so we can verify that the products you want are in stock.
Q: What are my payment options?
A: Tactics currently accepts Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, and JCB Card®. We also accept money orders and bank certified checks.
Q: When will my credit card be charged?
A: The amount of your purchase is “authorized” on your card immediately. That allows us to verify that funds are available to cover your purchase. An authorization is not the same as a charge, and should you cancel your order the authorization will release within a few business days. Tactics will only charge your credit card after your order has been shipped.
Q: When will my credit be processed?
A: Refunds from a returned product are issued to the same card that was used for a purchase and are typically processed 3 to 5 business days after we receive your return.
Q: What are my shipping options?
A: Tactics offers several shipping options for domestic purchases: ground shipping (2 to 7 business days), 3 business days, 2 business days and next business day (no weekend delivery). There are some restrictions: 3-day is not available to HI, AK or PR; 3-day, 2-day and next day options are not available for APO/FPO purchases.
Q: Can I ship to an APO or FPO address?
A: Yes. APO and FPO addresses are serviced by the U.S. Postal Service. However, expedited delivery methods are not available.
Q: When will my order arrive?
A: Ground deliveries vary by state. All Tactics purchases are shipped from Oregon, with deliveries estimated from 2 to 7 business days. Ground deliveries can take even longer between mid November and late December. Air shipments are expected to be delivered within the time frame dictated by the method. Click here for a map showing estimated delivery times.
Q: Will Tactics confirm my purchase?
A: After you place your order online or by phone you should receive a detailed order confirmation e-mail. If you don’t receive that e-mail within a few minutes, please check your junk mail folder or spam folder. Some e-mail programs may mistakenly misroute your confirmation e-mail. We recommend that you add Tactics.com as a safe sender to ensure proper e-mail delivery.
Q: What if something is out of stock?
A: Tactics’ inventory is real-time. So any item you see on the site is in stock. In the rare instance that you order an item and we discover an inventory error, we will contact you immediately and review your options. You will not be charged for any item until it ships from our warehouse.
Q: Are gift certificates available?
A: Yes! Tactics gift certificates are available here in $25, $50, $100, $150, $200 and $250 denominations. Our gift certificates are sent via e-mail with a code that can be used during online checkout or for phone orders.
Q: How do I place an international order? Security & Privacy Back to top
A: Tactics ships to many countries. See our complete list here. Orders for those countries must be placed online. We will not accept orders to those countries by phone, fax or e-mail. For orders to countries not listed on our International Orders page, you must e-mail or fax us a completed ORDER FORM and a photocopy of the credit card used.
Q: What are my payment options?
A: For international orders placed online, Tactics will accept both Visa® and MasterCard®. For orders by e-mail or fax, Tactics accepts Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, and JCB Card®. Money orders are not accepted.
Q: What are my international shipping options?
A: Tactics.com offers UPS Worldwide Expedited (2-5 business days) or United States Postal Service Express Mail International (4-7 business days) service depending upon the type of products you would like to purchase and the destination country.
Q: Is free shipping available?
A: International orders do not qualify for free shipping. Free Super Saver shipping is currently available only for deliveries within the United States.
Q: What about import taxes and fees?
A: Your international order may be subject to import customs, duties, taxes and brokerage fees. These charges are not included in the prices and shipping costs listed on Tactics.com and are not charges generated from Tactics. In some cases these fees can be substantial, so we recommend you contact your local customs office for an estimate prior to placing an order.
Q: Why do I owe a balance upon delivery?
A: Any balanced owed for you to take delivery is the result of taxes, duties or brokerage fees charged by your local government or local delivery contractor. These charges did not originate from Tactics and Tactics has no authority to have these fees or taxes waived. To avoid unexpected charges, please contact your local customs office for an estimate prior to placing an order.
Q: Are all items available to ship overseas?
A: Most are, but not all. Depending on the terms of our dealer agreements, we may not be able to ship a brand's products to addresses outside the United States. To find out whether we can ship an item to your address, simply add the item to your Shopping Cart and select your destination country. A notation will appear next to restricted products and you will be unable to proceed through Checkout until all restricted products are removed from your Shopping Cart. Also, size limitations prevent Tactics from shipping some oversized items overseas.
Q: Is my personal information secure? Returns Back to top
A: Yes - 100 percent safe and secure. We use the latest SSL encryption technology to prevent anyone from having visibility to your personal information during the checkout process. Tactics uses Thwate® as our digital certificate provider – the most trusted SSL certificate provider on the internet. For additional security, Tactics does not store credit card numbers in our database. Once your transaction is complete, no one has access to your card number.
Q: Will Tactics send me an e-mail after I buy?
A: You will receive two e-mails specifically related to your transaction; an order confirmation and a shipping confirmation. You may receive promotional e-mails if you subscribed to our e-mail newsletter on the site or during the checkout process. If you are receiving our promotional e-mails and would like to opt out, simply click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the e-mail.
Q: Can I opt out of receiving e-mails?
A: Yes. You may unsubscribe from Tactics’ promotional e-mail newsletters by using the appropriate link at the bottom of any newsletter. We can also assist you over the phone, or you can e-mail us to request an opt-out.
Q: Can I return an item if I don’t like it? Products & Pricing Back to top
A: We want you to have peace of mind in knowing that you can always return your purchase for a full refund of the product price if, after holding it in your hands or trying it on, you are not completely satisfied. Our policy is simple: if for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your product, simply return it to us within 60 days of purchase in its original, unused condition for a full refund of the product price. Please click here to read detailed return instructions and information.
Q: What if an item I ordered is missing?
A: If you believe an item is missing, please first review your packing slip to confirm the item was on the order. If an item on the packing slip is not in the box we delivered please call us immediately so we can investigate and resolve the issue.
Q: What if an item I ordered is defective?
A: If you receive a product that is broken, non-functional or otherwise damaged right out of the box please call us or e-mail customer support immediately. Items that are damaged or become defective after any period of use must be addressed by the warranty policy of the product’s manufacturer. Tactics is happy to facilitate manufacturer warranty claims on behalf of our customers.
Q: Do I have to pay return shipping costs?
A: For standard returns, the customer is responsible for shipping costs incurred in sending an item back to Tactics. However, if you use the Tactics EZ Returns process and have us generate your return shipping label, you pay only a flat $5.95 for the return shipping cost, regardless of the size of your return. In the case a return is due to a Tactics error, we will refund the original shipping charges and cover the cost of the EZ Returns shipping label. For more information on returns, please click here.
Q: How long does it take for me to get a refund?
A: Once we receive your return (usually 3-5 business days), we will credit your account. Please allow 7-10 days after we receive the product(s) for a credit to post to your account.
Q: I would like to return a gift that was sent to me. How do I do that?
A: Sorry to hear you didn't like your gift! Any gift item being returned will be refunded to the original purchaser's method of payment. However, we can process a gift exchange for you for another item, just call us at 888.450.5060 and we'll take care of you. To ensure availability of your desired item, please first ensure that you can place it into your shopping cart at Tactics.com.
Q: How do I exchange an item?
A: Our EZ Exchange policy is simple. Just return the items you don't want using the normal returns process. At any time, simply place a new order for the new product(s) you want to purchase.
Q: Are products covered by a warranty? Promotion Codes Back to top
A: All items sold by Tactics are warranted by the manufacturers against manufacturing defects.
Q: Will Tactics match a lower price?
A: Tactics will match any online price of any U.S. competitor including promotions, sale prices and other deals. The price match applies to any advertised price for the exact size, color and make of a particular item. The item must be in stock and directly available for order to your shipping address. To request a price match please call us toll-free and provide the exact URL of the item you would like us to price match.
Q: What if Tactics drops a price after I buy?
A: All prices are subject to change at any time. If you purchase a product from us and the item is placed on sale within one week of your purchase, you can call us to a request a refund of the difference. You must call us within a week of your purchase and the reduced item must still be on sale on the website. Refunds are applied back to the credit card used for the original purchase.
Q: Do I have to pay sales tax?
A: No. Tactics is not required to collect sales tax on any purchase. For international orders, some customers may be required to pay tax or duties as required by their country or local government. However, those charges are not initiated or collected by Tactics.
Q: What items qualify for free shipping?
A: Any purchase being delivered within the U.S. currently qualifies for free Super Saver shipping. A small number of exclusions apply, including large surfboard bags and specific supersized items.
Q: How do I apply a promo code? About Tactics Back to top
A: Locate the promo code entry area directly below the list of products in your shopping cart. Click the blue box to open the entry field and enter the entire code. Hit the submit button. You will see confirmation that the code has been accepted and the promotion will be applied.
Q: Are there any restrictions for promo codes?
A: Yes. All Tactics coupon codes & promos are limit one use per customer. In some cases, codes may be restricted to certain brands or product categories. Tactics promotional banners and e-mails will provide details regarding restrictions or exclusions, however some affiliates partners who promote Tactics offers may not include all details. If you're unclear about applying a code, please call, e-mail or chat with us.
Q: Why isn't my code working?
A: Most likely, the code you're trying to use is expired. Or, there are restrictions that are in conflict with the products you are trying to purchase. Double check the promotion to ensure you're typing the promo code correctly. If you have further questions, please call, e-mail or chat with us.
Q: Where is Tactics located?
A: Tactics is located in Eugene, Oregon, just one hour from great snowboarding to the east and one hour from the ocean to the west. All orders are shipped from our Eugene warehouse. Our retail location is at 375 W. 4th Ave, Eugene, OR, 97401.
Q: How long has Tactics been in business?
A: Tactics was conceived of on a powder day at Mt. Bachelor, Oregon, in late 1998, then formally founded in 1999. The company is still rider owned and rider staffed, and is now one of the largest online snow, skate, surf and street specialty stores in the country.
Q: Does Tactics offer sponsorships?
A: Tactics maintains our own select team of core riders. Some of our riders are well established, others are the pros of tomorrow, and still others are the completely-committed, always-progressing, hard-charging, floor-sleeping, broke peanut-butter-and-jelly-eating rippers who command our respect as some of the most talented amateur riders from the Northwest. For a complete overview of our team riders program, check out our team riders page.