Return Policy

Return Time Span

Within 30 Days

  • All UNOPENED merchandise may be returned with a receipt for a full refund.
  • Online Orders: 30 days will begin once the package has arrived.

No Returns After 30 Days | Holiday Items: No Returns After 15 Days

No Returns on Christmas Items after the second Friday in December (12/13/19)

Guidelines for Returns


  • 7 day guarantee on pet and pond* fish. If deceased, must bring back in a plastic bag along with a water sample in another.
    *Fish in new pond set-ups will not be guaranteed. We suggest feeder fish to establish new ponds.
  • 14 day wellness guarantee on small animals. Rescues and take-ins are excluded.

Defective Items

  • Varied based on manufacturer warranty.

5% Restocking Fee

  • Will be applied to all returned assembled or floor model patio furniture, grills, fountains and statuary, etc. Open Christmas Tree boxes are also subject to the 5% stocking fee if purchased and returned by the Christmas return cut-off date.

We Do Not Accept Any Returns On:

  • Gift Cards
  • Annuals, Tropicals, and Seasonal Plants
    Click here for our Plant Guarantee
  • Cut or Opened Merchandise
  • Items Damaged from Misuse
  • Sanitary Items
  • Services
  • Special Orders
  • Non-sealed Chemicals
  • Custom Arrangements and Home Décor
    (7 day return policy with the original tag intact.)
  • Clearance Merchandise – All clearance items are final sale, non-refundable.

Holiday & Christmas Items

  • Final sale on Christmas Décor after 15 days of purchase or after the second Friday in December. Whichever comes first.
  • or discounted 50% or higher is final sale.
  • No returns on Christmas items 15 Days after purchase.
  • Christmas Décor with a Gift Receipt will be issued as In-Store Credit.
  • Opened Christmas Lights may be exchanged or returned as In-Store Credit.
  • Defective Christmas Lights will be exchanged for identical item only. A store credit may be issued if an identical item is unavailable.
  • Holiday price adjustments within 7 days of purchase will be issued as In-Store Credit.

Returns for Online Orders

Alsip processes returns within 1-2 business days. Once the refund has been issued it may take several day days for funds to arrive back to your account as detailed below:

Shipped Orders: Call the Alsip Home & Nursery location in which your order was placed to begin the return process.

  • If Items Arrive Damaged or Lost in Transit: 
    • For Damaged Items: Contact the store right away so we can determine if we will replace or refund the order. We may need the damaged item returned. Once the return is approved, a return shipping label will be emailed out to the customer.  The transaction will be refunded upon package arrival to the store.
    • For items Lost in Transit: We will file a claim on your behalf, and if available, we can send a replacement. Otherwise a refund will be issued. We are not be responsible for missing packages that were tracked as Delivered with a carrier.
  • If Change of Heart: The customer will be responsible to ship the package back, once approved. The transaction will be refunded upon package arrival to the store. Original shipment charges will not be refunded.
  • Plant Orders: Alsip Home Nursery sends the best quality plants available and are carefully packaged in custom plant shipping boxes. We can guarantee that the plant order left in pristine condition, but sometimes third-party carriers and other natural elements may cause some damage. If a plant item arrives damaged or dead, please let us know as soon as possible by sending us a message. We will require that you send photos of the damage referred to, so that we can determine if a refund or a replacement will be authorized.

Alsip Home & Nursery does not warrant or guarantee the life of live plants, due to a variety of possible factors (watering, weather, etc.) We can only guarantee that they arrived in good condition.

Paid by Credit or Debit: For purchases made using your credit or debit card directly through our site, please give 5-10 business days for funds to arrive on your account.

Returns by Tender

If Paid by Check: 

  • Returns paid by check require a 14 business day wait from the original date of purchase to receive cash back. An in-store credit will be issued at the time of return.

If Paid by Credit Card:

  • Returns paid by credit card will be given credit back on same card used if shown original itemized receipt. This includes debit cards processed as credit. Please give 3-5 days for funds to arrive on your account.

If Paid by Debit Card

  • Returns paid by debit card may receive cash back, if processed as debit. Please give 3-5 days for funds to arrive on your account.

If Paid by Gift Certificate or In-Store Credit: 

  • Returns paid by gift certificate or store credit will be issued an in-store credit only.

All polices are subject to change at any time.