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We’re always here for you. On the rare occasion something goes awry, our trusted customer service team is happy to offer a solution!.
For all domestic orders, if an item is missing, damaged or you are not satisfied with it, you may visit our Online Service Center to request a refund or replacement item within 60 days of your purchase.
(For information on orders shipped outside the U.S., please click here.)
We will update you as soon as your request has been processed or contact you by email if any additional information is required to process your request. In certain situations, descriptions and/or photos may be required.
We follow strict packing processes and utilize effective materials to ensure your items stay protected on their way to you. Unfortunately, ship happens and it’s possible that your package might incur damage during shipment. In some rare cases, an item may be defective.
If you receive a damaged or defective item in your order, please request a refund or replacement (you can do it online with just a few clicks!) and wait until your request is approved before discarding any damaged boxes, packaging, or products, as we may request pictures of any damages to help in the processing of your request.
Pictures of the damaged product or order in the condition it was received help our packing teams improve. If any additional information is required to process your request, we will contact you by email.
If your order is missing an item, it may have shipped separately from a different fulfillment center and arrive in a different box at a later date. You can track each package and see which products were shipped in each box.
If all boxes for your order have been delivered and an item listed in the enclosed packing slip is missing from your order, you can request a refund or replacement with just a few clicks at our Online Service Center.
If you received an incorrect item in your order, please contact us. If the product you received is similar to the product pictured online, you may have received an updated version of the product with a new label and/or similar name. We may request pictures of the product you received to help in the processing of your refund or replacement request.
If your order is placed while logged into your account, there is a very limited window of time, approximately 15 minutes from the time the order was placed, in which you are able to cancel it or make specific changes, including removing items and/or changing your shipping address and method by visiting the My Account page. Note that you cannot add items to your order once it has been placed.
Once the limited window of time has passed, an order cannot be modified, even by our team.
For orders placed using Guest Checkout, no changes or modifications can be made.
Within the limited window immediately after placing your order (approximately 15 minutes), you may be able to log into your Vitacost account and edit your shipping address if your order was placed while logged into your account. Outside of this window of time, please contact us via chat or phone (1-800-381-0759) immediately and we’ll do everything we can to re-route your package to the correct address. However, depending on the shipping carrier and the package’s status, we may not be able to re-route your package.
You are responsible for ensuring the information in your order is correct; we cannot offer refunds or replacements on orders for which the incorrect shipping address was entered at checkout.
Occasionally, item(s) or orders may be canceled by us for various reasons, including (but not limited to):
If your order or item(s) in your order are canceled, we’ll send an email notification listing the reason for cancellation. You will not be charged for any canceled items that are not shipped.
Certain items, including select probiotic supplements, are refrigerated in our warehouse to ensure quality and are shipped with a FREE cold pack. Although the cold pack will thaw during shipping and may not be cold when it arrives, it helps maintain a cooler temperature during transit. When ordering these items, select the fastest shipping method to your daytime location. For more information on how these types of items are stored and shipped, please visit our FAQ page.
When ordering heat-sensitive items, such as chocolate candy or gummy vitamins during summer months, select the fastest shipping method to your daytime location. We cannot guarantee that these items will not melt during transit, and shipping to certain locations during hot weather is not recommended.
Items that are shipped with a cold pack or are otherwise heat sensitive include specific messaging and instructions on product pages, in the shopping cart and at checkout. These items are not eligible for replacement in the event that they warm or melt during shipping. Refund requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
We follow specific protocol, including conducting frequent inventory checks, to ensure we’re delivering you the freshest items possible. In the unlikely event that you receive an item that’s expired, please contact us directly so we can solve the issue and investigate the inventory of the item in question.
If your order status or tracking details show that your package was delivered, but you can’t locate it, we recommend waiting at least 24 hours before taking action, as order status or tracking details may sometimes be changed ahead of a package’s delivery. Once that time has passed, try the following:
If you’ve followed the above steps and your package still cannot be located, please contact us directly so we can help.
Tips for protecting your packages from theft:
For orders shipped outside the U.S., if an item is missing, damaged or you are not satisfied with it, please contact us via chat or email to request a refund within 90 days of your purchase.
For other issues, or if your order has not yet arrived, please visit our international shipping page and click your country's flag for specific information.
Due to both customs regulations and shipping costs, we unfortunately cannot issue replacements for items or orders shipped outside of the U.S.
As regulations change constantly, we strongly recommend that you check with your local authorities for information on regulations that may affect your ability to receive your order. Please visit our international shipping page and click your country's flag for specific information on our refund and shipping policies.
Third-party shippers and international freight forwarders
If you elect to use an outside carrier or service, we cannot issue a refund for any item or order. We cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss that occurs due to handling of your order by an outside carrier. If you experience any kind of damage or loss when using this type of service, please contact the third-party company for remedy.
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