FAQ -Frequently Asked Questions
How do I place an order?
To order one of our exclusive pieces please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I buy Ottiu products?
Our sales manager can guide you through the decision making process via telephone or email. In USA Ottiu upholstery is available through our exclusive distributor Astele (email@example.com).
I saw a piece of upholstery in a magazine that I liked, how can I find more information on it?
Please visit our Contact Us page and send us an email with the name, month, and page number of the magazine. Also, please describe which piece it is that you would like information on and we would be happy to reply to your request.
When will my order ship? When will it arrive?
Your order will be shipped once the production is complete and you have made the full payment. The delivery time depends on the shipping options you choose and on your location.
Do you ship overseas?
Ottiu sells its pieces all over the world and we provide help with the transportation.
What is the status of my order? How do I track my order?
You can always check the status of your order by mailing us and we also provide details about updates if necessary.
DESIGN & PRODUCTION
Where are your headquarters based? And the production?
They are both located in Oporto, an historical city in the North of Portugal. Ottiu’s pieces are handmade in Oporto, in Portugal.
When does the production start?
Once you made the initial payment we will start the production.
What is the lead-time of production?
Production time is between 6 to 8 weeks. The delivery time is not included.
Can the pieces be customized?
We customize all of our products in sizes, materials and colors.
What’s the lead-time for customized pieces?
The lead time for custom orders can vary between 10 and 12 weeks. For orders of numerous quantities Ottiu reserves the right to agree with costumer the production lead time.
How do I know if my order has been received?
After you made your order you will receive a confirmation by email with further details on how to proceed.
Can I change or amend my order once it has been placed?
In case of your order is a custom piece once we start production it cannot be altered. For standard pieces it depends on a case-by-case basis. You should contact us and expose all the details on your request and it will be evaluated.
What are my payment options?
You can pay by making a bank transfer.
Can I choose the currency I’m paying in?
You can pay in €uros, US dollars or GB Pounds.
How are your payment conditions?
The payment should be done by bank transfer and a receipt of the referred transfer should be sent to the email firstname.lastname@example.org. You must make a transfer of 50% of the total value of the Proforma to place the order and the balance payment must be done 3 days before shipment.
Do you offer discounts for professionals?
Ottiu offers exceptional discounts for professionals, showrooms and contract/hospitality projects. For more specific information, please contact our sales team to email@example.com.
All the prices are ex-VAT?
VAT is not included in the price, this legal tax must be added
SHIPPING & DELIVERY INFORMATION
Is my package insured and do I need to sign for my order?
If you choose to take Ottiu’s help in transportation, we guarantee insurance by the transport company. However, if you choose to schedule it yourself, we strongly advise you to get insurance. We do not require you to sign the order, but if you prefer you can sign it.
How do I know that my order has been shipped?
Three days before shipping your order we will request you the balance payment. As soon as the pieces are shipped we will inform you with all the contact details of the transportation company.
What is the difference between “order date” and “ship date”?
Order date means the day that you have made your order. Ship date concerns to the day that your order has been shipped.
Can I change my shipping address after my order has been dispatched?
Once the order has been dispatched it is no longer our responsibility. You will be give all the contact details of the transportation company so, in case you would like to change your shipping address you can contact them.
Will I receive all the items in my order at the same time?
Usually we ship all pieces of the same order together. However, if you prefer we can ship them as soon as they are produced.
What happens if I am not in when the parcel arrives?
After your order has been dispatched we will contact you with all the details you need. We will also kindly ask you for a contact of a second person. If you aren’t in when the parcel arrives this person will be contacted.
What is your return/exchange policy?
No returns will be accepted without written consent from Ottiu. Unauthorized returns will be refused at the customer’s expense. For authorized return we will provide all the information needed.
AFTER SALES SERVICE
How do you proceed if the pieces arrive damaged to the final destination?
All our pieces leave our factory in perfect condition and perfectly packed. We are not responsible for loss or damage in transit. If a visible or concealed damage occurs in transit, please notify immediately the delivering carrier with a file notification of claim intention. Please note: Failure to report concealed damage within fifteen days of receipt will result in the denial of your claim. Any damage should also be communicated to Ottiu during the first 48 hours after receiving the order; photographic evidence of the damages should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you offer a repairs service?
If the product is correctly used and for some reason it gets damage, we will take responsibility and repair it.
Do you keep stock?
Ottiu doesn’t keep stock of its pieces. Generally, our pieces are produced upon request, so you will need to wait for the production time. However, on a case-by-case basis we might be able to fulfill your order immediately.
What are the benefits of being an agent?
Ottiu has pieces that will give a trendy touch to your portfolio improving it with a varied range of products. Ottiu is constantly launching novelties increasing your capacity to fulfill your client’s needs. It is also possible to customize our pieces in order to be suitable for your clients. We offer competitive lead times, exceptional discounts with good profit margins. If you need anything we are glad to assist you in short period of time.
Can you tell me when new products or special promotions are announced?
By subscribing our newsletter, you will receive all of our novelties and special promotions. You can subscribe it on our website.
Is my personal information kept private?
If you have chosen to provide us your personal data, be assured that such data is solely used by Ottiu for keeping you informed regarding Ottiu products, Ottiu events and other related news items or for market- and opinion research. No data provided to us shall be sold to third parties or otherwise used by third parties.
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You can unsubscribe at any moment.