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Liion Wholesale FAQ

Here are our most frequently asked questions:

I'm a commercial customer and I want to buy a lot of batteries, either very frequent bulk orders or large one time orders. Is the pricing on your website the best you can do?

The pricing on our website is pretty much the best out there.  Some shops who used to get their batteries direct from the manufacturer have even switched over to us, our pricing can get that good! You have to remember that when ordering from Asia there are lots of extra costs like shipping and customs that are a huge part of the cost, not to mention the lost sales while you wait for your batteries to arrive or worries about authenticity.
Also remember that our website automatically lowers the prices depending on how much you buy.  See the next question in the FAQ for more details on the quantity pricing.
If you're looking for more than 1000 batteries, we're usually able to offer better pricing, Contact Us.
If you have another domestic source that has better prices, or simply have a target price to convince you to start buying domestic, feel free to let us try to win your business.  Just use the Contact Us form and tell us a little more about your business along with the approximate number of batteries you think you'll be selling and any more information on the pricing you're looking for, and we'll get back to you soon!

How does your quantity pricing work?

Every product page has a table of quantity vs price, near the top a little bit under the price but above the product description.  This tells you the price at different quantities.
Note that it's based on total number of products in that category.  So for example if you buy 50 of one battery, 45 of another battery, and 5 of another battery, then you will get 100 pc pricing for all 3 batteries.  This is a great way to be able to get quantity pricing even when you want to try new products.
The three categories are batteries, chargers, and accessories.  So if you buy a lot of batteries and one charger, then you don't get a discount on the charger.  But if you buy more chargers then it will work the same way as above. 

I'm not a business, just a consumer.  Can I purchase from Liion Wholesale?

Yes absolutely!  Just when you sign up for your account select that you're a consumer from the drop down and you're good to go!  You can even buy at bulk prices if you've got some friends who want some batteries or you just use that many batteries on your own.

I'm a commercial customer in PA but your cart shows that I need to pay sales tax - how do I fix this?

Businesses in PA just need to send us a REV-1220 tax exemption form, with your sales tax license number on it, and we can mark your account as exempt from tax.  If you're in a hurry, you can place your first order with tax and then send us the paperwork and we can refund the tax when we get the paperwork.  

Here's more information from PA:  How do I claim a sales tax exemption on inventory I'm purchasing for my business in PA?

If you don't have a sales tax license, it's required for anyone selling products in PA so you'll need it anyway.   To get one, simply go to http://www.pa100.state.pa.us/ and register for one.  When you have it or if you already have one, just email the REV-1220 form to support@liionwholesale.com and we'll exempt you from tax on all future orders.  You can also fax it to 888-972-2883 if you prefer.

Do you carry batteries other than the ones on the website?

We can get pretty much any battery if you are buying in quantity.  In addition, we always have small stocks of many batteries that aren't on the website.  Contact Us if you're looking for something.

Are your batteries genuine?  The pricing is way too good.

Yes, the batteries are genuine.  We operate on a bulk model and therefore can pass the savings to you.  All batteries are extensively tested and we have electrical engineering expertise in house, we can tell the difference.

I got my batteries and I'm not sure they're authentic like you claim, can you address my concerns?

This is a common question, but it's always just some kind of misunderstanding or there are some confusing or incorrect information someone has seen.  Every battery we sell is absolutely authentic - it's our specialty!  We have a whole page dedicated to explaining the common reasons people mistakenly think they're not authentic here.

Where is my order?

You should have been sent tracking information to your emall address within one business day of your order.  If it looks like it's lost or something's wrong with shipping, don't hesitate to contact us at support@liionwholesale.com so we can make it right.

Where do you ship to?

USA & Canada:
We ship to the USA (including Puerto Rico and other territories), and Canada for orders of any size (other countries see next paragraph).  Canadian orders can now use our website and don't need to contact us, although if you're looking to order bulk (a few hundred batteries) we encourage you to Contact Us for your options since we can offer better prices shipped direct from Asia to Canada in this case.

International Taxes & Duties

If you ship your order outside of the US, the shipping quote provided is for shipping services only. If taxes and duties are due upon import to your country (including Canada), you are responsible for paying them at the time of import. If your package is returned for non-payment of taxes & duties, we reserve the right to deduct the cost of the return shipping fees from your return and further disciplinary action may be taken on your account.

Mexico: As of August 2017, we regret that we no longer sell to Mexico.

Countries that are not listed on our site (currently North America only):
For other countries worldwide, we only offer bulk orders on 500+ batteries. We do not quote or accept smaller orders at this time.  If you are looking to order bulk in these quantities, then we can offer wholesale prices very competitive globally.  Contact Us with what you'd like to order and your address if you're interested in a quote.* (Commercial customers who want to order a small sample are welcome to contact us.)

 

How long does it take you to ship?

We ship orders Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. Orders shipping placed before 1PM EST M-F will ship the same day (US/Canada shipments). Orders placed after that will go out the next business day.

Special cases: Orders placed between 1pm-4pm EST may ship that day, based on our ability, the order size, and order volume, but it is NOT guaranteed. If you need to verify when your order will ship, please use the Contact Us form or call us at 888-972-2883 to verify when your order will ship.

International orders (outside the US/Canada): International orders may take a few additional days to process and ship. Please use the Contact Us form or call us at 888-972-2883 to verify when your order will ship.

Saturday Shipping: We regret that we are unable to ship on Saturdays.

How long will it take to receive my order?

NEW SHIPPING POLICY

Due to changes in shipping regulations, we have new policies regarding shipments containing batteries. Please read here about the new policies and find out what the best method is for you.

Time in Transit Estimates & Guarantees*

*Estimated Time in Transit: All USPS Methods (First Class, Priority mail) are estimated time in transit ONLY. These are estimates, for informational purposes ONLY, and do not come with any kind of guarantee should your package be delayed (even substantially). We do guarantee it will arrive eventually, please see the next question for details.

**Guaranteed Time in Transit: Where applicable, some methods (UPS Ground, UPS Air) offer guaranteed time in transit within the continental US. If UPS fails to deliver your package by the specified delivery date, we will refund the shipping cost upon request.*

*Note that our ability to refund UPS shipping charges may require your assistance and/or verification of information to UPS before we can issue the refund, and is ultimately up to the sole discretion of UPS. UPS will not honor time in transit in cases where the recipient is unavailable, during inclimate weather, or during certain peak periods (e.g., Thanksgiving or Christmas).

Important note about USPS Parcel Select: This is a economy method only that can take weeks to arrive. Please do not select USPS Parcel Select if you are not prepared to wait for your package!

International shipments: We provide an estimated arrival date for information purposes ONLY. International shipments can be delayed for many reasons outside of our control, or the shipping provider's control, including delays in customs.

See below for APPROXIMATE transit time maps. 

International orders: We reserve the right to take more time to process international orders. Need to know when it will ship? Please contact us before placing your order.

UPS Ground

USPS Priority Mail** (Time in transit NOT guaranteed)

USPS Priority Mail Time in Transit Estimate

 **Priority Mail estimates are not guaranteed and DO NOT include handling time. Your expected delivery date may reflect an estimated 1, 2, or 3 business day time in transit, but it does not include packing time, OR the day of mailing and does NOT come with a money-back guarantee. See USPS.com for more details.

I ordered Priority Mail and it's been longer than the number of days I was shown in checkout - or - I ordered Priority Mail and USPS has delayed my package. Can I get my money back? Or will you ship another package to me?

As specified in our cart/checkout, Priority Mail estimates are estimates only and do not include handling time or the date of shipment. We cannot be responsible for Priority Mail delays in transit. They do not come with a money back/replacement guarantee.

We will only ship a replacement in cases where USPS has lost the shipment and reshipment is only at our discretion. If your shipment has been delayed and has not been reported lost by USPS, we require a waiting period of either 7 days from the original order's estimated delivery date or 7 days from the date you contact us to report a delayed shipment (whichever is more) to give USPS time to locate the shipment.

If your order has been reported as delivered by USPS, and you did not receive it, we strongly suggest you file a Mail Theft report with the US Postal Service. If you are concerned, we strongly suggest choosing UPS Ground instead, which is both insured and guaranteed time in transit.

If you are having an issue getting your order delivered, please Contact Us as soon as possible so we can file a missing mail request and help locate your shipment. (Please include your order number when you contact us so we can assist you best.)

What does "Free Gift" mean when it shows up in your shipping methods?

Due to new shipping regulations, we are offering a free gift with orders containing certain popular battery sizes - 18650, 20700, and 21700 batteries (read more here) with the following methods: USPS First Class, USPS Priority Mail, and UPS Air. 

Please note if you choose a method that does not say "Free Gift" (e.g., UPS Ground), you won't receive one.

The free gift will be compatible with your purchased batteries, and examples of an item you might receive include a battery powered fan or flashlight. The type of free gift is up to us, subject to change without notice, and no requests will be honored.

How do I get the free gift with my order?

The free gift is of our choosing - please do not add anything to your cart.

My "Free Gift" doesn't work/stopped working/was damaged in shipping. Will you replace it?

We regret that we do not offer any guarantee or warranty with respect to any free items you receive with your order, including any free gifts you receive. The free gift has no monetarial value, and we will not replace free gifts that are damaged in transit.

I want to know more about the "Free Gift".

Due to the nature of the free gift, we regret that we can only answer questions about our products. Our service team cannot assist with questions about the "Free Gift" you will receive, including (but not limited to): the type of gift currently offered, the specifications, etc.

Can I ship my order to a hotel, or other non-residence?

 You can, but we do not recommend it. If you do so, and your package shows as "Delivered", our normal replacement policy will not apply. We cannot replace packages that show as "delivered" to a hotel or similar non-residential address (which includes freight forwarders).

I placed my order, but I put in the wrong address. What is going to happen with my order?

Please check your order CAREFULLY before placing it. We regret we cannot be responsible for orders placed to undeliverable addresses. If your order is placed to an incorrect/undeliverable address, when your package is returned to us by the carrier, we will refund you the cost of the batteries minus your original shipping charges or any fees that have been assessed by the carrier for the return. You will receive an email once the refund has been processed. 

Will you ship using my UPS account/FedEx account/freight carrier?

For orders of more than 100 batteries, we may, at our discretion, accommodate requests to bill to your UPS or FedEx account if you provide us with the account number.

If you choose to use another carrier, such as your own freight carrier, you may contact us for more information regarding pickups.

Important: If you choose to use your own account or courier, Liion Wholesale will not be responsible for any lost or damaged shipments.

You give a free case with EVERY order?

If you buy batteries from us, you'll get a free LiionWholesale case. It's just one more thing we do to help you be safe and get the most out of your batteries.  The case will usually apply to whatever batteries you bought, note it's our discretion the style of case. 

We do NOT supply free cases to orders of greater than 25 batteries, as they are assumed to be wholesale orders.

Limitations to the number of cases DO apply, so please read our entire free case policy.

How do I get more than one case?

We offer an additional free case for every pair of batteries, up to 12 total cases. Note that orders over 25 batteries will receive ONLY 1 free case, as they will be assumed to be wholesale orders.

PLEASE READ our entire free case policy!

If you need additional cases, or are a wholesale customer who needs cases for resale, we offer a variety of battery cases for sale, for cheap!

Should I add a case/cases to my cart (to get them for free)?

No, please do not add any free cases to your order. They will be added when your shipment is packed. If you add more cases to your order, we will assume you want to purchase them, and you will be charged.

I didn't buy batteries from you, just a charger. Do I still get a free case?

If you didn't buy batteries from us, we can't include a free case. But if you need to buy a case, we offer a variety of battery cases for sale, for cheap!

I was in the middle of checkout, then it suddenly told me the product was out of stock, but your site still says it's in stock?  What do I do?

Sometimes our pricing updates and it momentarily hiccups if someone is in the middle of checkout and thinks the product is out of stock when it's not.  Please go ahead and check out again and it should work just fine.  If you have trouble the second time, Contact Us and we'll make sure you can check out.

I want to return an order.

See our store policies to see if your items are eligible for return. Note that we only accept returns 30 days after purchase, in new condition. If they are send us an email at support@liionwholesale.com and let us know what's up and we'll take care of you.

Please note "CLEARANCE" items are not eligible for returns.

I bought a battery from you and it won't take an initial charge. Can I get a replacement?

We ask that you contact us within 14 days of receiving your order. Please see our store policies for complete details. Failure to charge your batteries before first use will render you ineligible for replacement.

If you have a cosmetic issue with your battery, please see our store policies.

I bought a charger from you and now it's got an issue. Does it have a warranty?

All chargers we carry have a warranty, but the length of that warranty varies by brand. Please see our Charger Warranty Information page here.

I want to cancel my order.

If your order has not already shipped, please either send us an email at support@liionwholesale.com (preferred) or give us a call and we'll be happy to cancel your order for you. Please note that unfortunately you cannot do this online at this time.

If your order has already shipped, please email us and we'll help arrange a return. Please note that if your order has already shipped, your order is subject to all store policies regarding return eligibility.

Can you add battery tabs to my batteries?

Yes. For an additional fee of $2/battery, we can add battery tabs to the batteries you are purchasing from us. Please note that there is a minimum fabrication charge of $5.

VERY IMPORTANT - Batteries ordered with tabs will take at least 1-2 weeks (not including holidays and weekends!) to ship. As this is a special order service, turnaround time is approximate and not guaranteed. Please contact us if you need to know exactly when your order will ship.

Please note that any items ordered with this service (chargers, etc.) will not be shipped separately.

If you are interested in this service, please contact us for more details about how to place your order - please include how many batteries you want to buy, and which battery you're looking to purchase.

I want you to add tabs to batteries I purchased from another company?

We do not weld tabs on batteries not purchased from us.

Can you save my credit card for future orders?

Yes! You can save address and your credit card during checkout to make future orders with us* fast and easy.

See this page on how to save your credit card for future orders.

Any other questions?  Contact us!

*LiionWholesale proudly runs on the Shopify Ecommerce platform, which allows you to save your payment information and reuse it across all Shopify stores using their "Remember Me" program.