Find answers from Rhode Island Novelty on frequently asked questions about shipping, order status, returns, product info and more!
There is no minimum order.
Online orders are processed within 2-3 business days.
There is no minimum order.
Within 2-3 business days of placing an order you will receive confirmation via email an appropriate tracking number and expected delivery date for your order. If you would like to track your order directly from UPS click here.
You can also contact UPS at 1-800-742-5877 or visit the UPS website at: www.ups.com.
You may not add to an existing order. You must place a separate order.
Pickup orders cannot be placed online. If you would like to place a pickup order please call 800-528-5599.
We accept Visa, Master Card and Discover. We also take PayPal payments, but not on our website.
Order must be pre-paid with Pay Pal, Western Union or wire transfer.
Once the order is invoiced you may contact customer service and a copy can be emailed, faxed or mailed to you.
You can reorder an entire order. Login to your account, then go to the My Orders page under My Account. Click on the order number you wish to reorder, double check that you want to reorder that exact product and quantity, then click Reorder and continue the checkout process.
If you want to reorder only some items from a previous order, visit the My Catalog section under My Account. All items previously purchased online will be displayed, then just shop as you normally would.
Sales TaxExpand all
In accordance with various state and local laws, Rhode Island Novelty is required to charge sales tax in certain states. Rhode Island Novelty does not benefit from the collection of sales taxes and all taxes collected are remitted to the appropriate taxing jurisdiction.
Rhode Island Novelty collects sales tax in:
Arizona , Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Taxes on your online order confirmation are estimated. Actual taxes charged will be calculated when your order is shipped and based on where the order is being shipped.
Purchases shipped to states that Rhode Island Novelty does not collect sales tax in may be subject to sales and use tax unless it is specifically exempt from taxation. Many states require purchasers to file a sales/use tax return annually and report taxable purchases that were not taxed. Contact your state’s Department of Revenue for more information regarding remittance of sales/use tax.
This policy is subject to change as state laws regarding sales tax continue to change. Rhode Island Novelty is committed to complying with state and local tax laws and will continue to monitor and update this policy as those laws change.
For information on resale or exemption certificates, please see the below FAQ topic: What if I'm tax exempt or a reseller?
In order to comply with the various state and local tax law requirements, we are required to retain in our files, a properly executed exemption certificate from all customers who claim a sales/use tax exemption. As a seller, if we do not have a properly completed certificate, we are obligated to collect the sales tax for the state in which the purchase was delivered.
If you qualify for tax exempt status, we need a copy of your tax exempt or resale certificate for the state your ordered is being shipped to.
Please send your tax-exempt certificate or resale certificate along with your customer number to:
Rhode Island Novelty
Attn: Sales Tax
PO Box 9278
Fall River, MA 02720
Orders will be shipped and charged tax if we do not have a tax-exempt certificate on file. If you have a certificate and would like a credit for sales tax that was charged on an order that was already placed, please submit the certificate along with a copy of the invoice. Once the certificate has been approved, we will issue a credit for taxes collected on that invoice.
If you have any questions on our sales tax and exemption policies, please contact us at 800-528-5599.
All forms should include customer information in the Purchaser's section. The Seller section should read:Rhode Island Novelty 350 Commerce Drive Fall River, MA 02720
The name and address on the certificate must match the billing address. If the shipping address is different, it still must reference the name on the certificate and be delivered to the same state to be valid. Example of a valid certificate shipping to a different address:
|Certificate Information:||Billing Information:||Shipping Information:|
|Central High School||Central High School||Central High School|
|123 Main Street||123 Main Street||C/O John Doe|
|Fall River, MA 0270||Fall River, MA 02720||999 School Street|
|Swansea, MA 02719|
Streamlined Sales Tax Certificate of Exemption - the following states use the same certificate for resale/exempt purchases (PDF ending in "SST"):
AR, GA, IA, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NV, OH, OK, RI, SD, TN, UT, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
The following states use their own individual resale/exemption certificate:
AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, HI, ID, LA, MA, MD, ME, MO, MS, NM, NY, PA, SC, TX, VA
The following states do not charge sales tax:
AK, DE, MT, NH, OR
Product InformationExpand all
If you have a question on any product, please call customer service at 800-528-5599 or contact us and we will respond as soon as possible.
One (1) gross = 144 pieces.
One (1) dozen = 12 pieces.
TU = tube.
Licensed items are for amusement sale only. If you have any questions regarding licensed items please call sales at 800-456-3456.
If you have a sales representative, please issue images through him/her. If you do not have a sales rep please email your request to email@example.com where your request will be reviewed for approval. When requesting an image, please include your name, company, email, phone number and item number.
For destinations not included on the shipping map in the Shipping Times section, please call customer service for delivery and freight estimates.
Note: For Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands orders please call.
We ship our products almost anywhere in the world. The actual cost of shipping depends on the weight and size of the boxes in your order. Duties and taxes are the responsibility of the customer when shipping to Canada and of the recipient when shipping to another country.
You can visit our web page and select the items you want. You can then select the shopping cart with your mouse and copy and paste it into an email or an MS Word document. Email a copy of the cart to firstname.lastname@example.org and customer service will reply with your total amount including shipping.
We accept wire transfers as a payment option, customers from overseas transfer money into our bank account and pre-pay the order before shipping. Please include a complete shipping address with contact information.
All orders are shipped from our warehouse in Fall River, Massachusetts. Please allow 2-3 business days after order completion for the processing of your order.
After your order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with corresponding tracking number and expected delivery date.
You can track your order directly through UPS by visiting their website or calling 800-742-5877.
Estimated Standard Shipping Times
For destinations not shown on the map, please call Customer Service (800-528-5599) for freight quotes.
Orders placed on-line are not available for rush delivery.
All orders must be placed over the phone (800-435-3456).
Orders placed online are not available for rush delivery. For rush delivery you must call 800-528-5599. (Customer Service hours are M-F 8:30 am - 7 pm, Sat 8:30 am -1 pm EST)
We do not accept P.O. Boxes as valid shipping addresses.
Yes. In your account you may set up multiple shipping addresses for your orders to be shipped to.
Account HelpExpand all
On the Account Login Page, under My Account, click the link under Forgot Your Password? You will then be prompted to enter your email address and a privacy code, then submit the form. A new temporary password will be sent to you within an hour.
You can view your order history for any order that you have placed with us online. Login, go to My Account and choose My Orders. All orders place online will be displayed, just click on the Order Number you'd like to review.
Consumer accounts are for individuals, non-profits, educational organizations, medical offices and other businesses and groups using our products as giveaways, prizes and gifts.
You qualify as a wholesale customer if you are a redemption center, amusement park, museum, zoo, circus, entertainer or you sell our products. If you set up a wholesale account you will be able to purchase items in half case and case quantities.
If you feel you have chosen the wrong account please email email@example.com.
Check all of your junk and spam emails. If you have received any emails from Rhode Island Novelty in these folders please add us to your safe sender list. If you still have not received your password, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email email@example.com and we will update the email/user name on your account.