Terms and Conditions

Shipping is twice per week

Orders are being processed on working days, Monday and Thursday.

Taxes

Prices are identical for EU citizens or for orders outside EU. For EU orders the invoice then includes tax (VAT).

Shipping costs

We ship with priority express mail, without tracking option. Costs will be shown before checkout. Orders above 60 dollar (or euro) get free shipping.

Dollars and Euros

Please select the currency you will pay in (top-right of the header)
The shop uses a 1:1 rate.

How do I order?

You can add products in your cart without an account, but for ordering it is required to have a Blender ID account. On checking out you can create one, or login using your Blender ID.

After you have completed your order by placing items in your shopping cart, proceed to the checkout area.
In the checkout area, you can complete the Shipping and Billing information. A confirmation of your order will be e-mailed to you. If you have any e-shop related questions, drop us a line at shop@blender.org. In case your matter deals with an order you have already placed, please always quote your order number.

How do I know if something is in stock or not?

All products in our shop are in stock, or have a clear notice that it’s a pre-order. Of course, it is entirely possible that an item will become unavailable between the time you are ordering it and when it is shipped. We will let you know if that is the case and will wait until the full order is available before we ship to you.

Can I place an order by phone/fax?

We do not accept orders over the phone/fax. We only sell via our internet shop.

What are the accepted payment methods?

We accept credit cards and PayPal. Pay by bank transfer also is possible. In the latter case it can take 3-5 working days before we mark your order paid.

Is it safe to order from your e-shop?

We don’t keep information on credit cards in our database. Personal information, such as email address or shipping address, is kept in a secure database, and isn’t accessible for anyone outside the Blender Foundation. We don’t use your information for any other purpose than for handling the orders correctly.

No information you provide is every shared with third parties.

Do I pay in Euro or in US dollar?

This depends on the way you pay, for example PayPal allows to pay both in Euro as USD. With a bank transfer you will always have to pay in Euro.

How much tax do I have to pay?

You pay taxes only if you live in a country that is a member of the EU. Books and clothing have a 6% tax and all other products have a 21% tax. If you live outside the EU, your purchases are tax free.

Shipping information?

We ship two times per week, and in average within two working days after your payment has been confirmed.
It is handled by PostNL . We use their priority mail service, guaranteeing an average delivery time of 3-5 working days for Europe, and 5-12 working days for the rest of the world.

Shipping costs depend on your location. It’s calculated from a fixed order price plus a variable cost based on the weight (see the table below).

Region Fixed order price
Variable cost per kg
(1 kg = 2.2 pound)
Delivery time
(after shipment)

Netherlands 2.50 EUR
6.00 EUR
1-3 days
Europe 2.50 EUR
7.50 EUR
3-8 working days
Rest of world 2.50 USD
10.50 USD
5-12 working days

Shipping costs are calculated automatically on the check out screen. Please note that we accept payment in advance only. This means that your order will not be shipped until we have received payment.

Can I have a separate billing and shipping address?

Yes. When you have completed your order and have reached the check out area, you will see an option ‘Change Delivery Address’. By clicking this, you are able to enter up to five different delivery addresses. Note that the invoice is not shipped separately.

What if my order doesn’t arrive in time?

The PostNL  ‘premium service’ only guarantees an average shipping time. However, we have enough confidence in them to ship you – without any costs – the product again when it accidentally doesn’t arrive. These are the conditions:

– We only ship for free again when there was no error in the address, so first check if the address you provided is OK!
– For Europe, wait 2 full weeks after our confirmation it was shipped
– For the rest of the world: wait 3 full weeks after our confirmation it was shipped.
– Then mail shop@blender.org to notify us

Can I track my order?

After we have shipped your order and it is in the hands of PostNL Global Mail, you are no longer able to track the order. The reason why we haven’t incorporated this external tracking option is that it would more than double your shipping costs.

I want to purchase a bulk order. What are my options?

Send us a note at shop@blender.org and let us know of your situation and what you are interested in. We will happily support your efforts.

What’s your return policy?

We want you to be happy, so we stand behind our products and recognize that sometimes you don’t receive what you expect. If we shipped the wrong product, or it arrived defective, no problem, contact us at shop@blender.org to arrange for the return/replacement of your purchase. Be sure to include a brief description of the problem.

Did you change your mind? We will fully refund you, provided that purchases are received back in their original packaging, along with all accessories and provided your purchase is in “as-new” condition. Please note that you will be responsible for return shipping costs of non-defective merchandise. All returns must be received back by us within 60 days of your original purchase shipping date (You can find the original shipping date in ‘ my account’ and ‘History’. It was also e-mailed to you).

What’s your cancellation policy?

All orders are shipped within five working days, so it is possible that we will be able to cancel the order prior to shipping. If you want to cancel your order e-mail shop@blender.org and we will try to accommodate the cancellation.