At BOCshoes.com, standard UPS Ground shipping is always free. The estimated arrival
date to your door is based on the distance from our distribution center in Maine.
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Taxes that appear on your online order are approximate. The actual taxes charged
to your credit card will reflect the applicable state and local sales taxes, and
will be calculated when your order is shipped. Orders shipped to CT, MA, and ME
will have all applicable local and state sales taxes added to your total order,
and to your shipping charges where appropriate.
To be clear, the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA), which was signed into law on October
21, 1998, does not, as some have asserted, preclude sales and use taxes on any and
all commerce conducted over the Internet. State and local governments are allowed
to impose sales and use taxes on all such electronic sales, provided that the tax
(and its rate) are the same as that which would be imposed on the transactions if
they were conducted in a more traditional manner, such as over the phone or through
The ITFA is intended to prevent any jurisdiction from imposing special taxes on
Internet transactions, other than such taxes that a jurisdiction already has the
ability to impose (e.g., sales tax; see below). The ITFA prevents the imposition
of any such taxes through November 1, 2014.
Currently, most e-commerce companies use the same taxation rules used by mail-order
companies, which are based on constitutional guidelines for interstate commerce.
Generally this means that states can only require companies to collect sales tax
in states where they have business operations, and as a result, a company will not
collect sales tax in states where they have no business operations. If someone were
to order something from one of our catalogs, that person would only be charged sales
tax if he or she shipped his or her order to a state where B.Ø.C has physical operations.
Example: If a person shipped something to Wyoming, B.Ø.C would not be required to
collect sales tax because it has no business operations in Wyoming.
The ITFA also prohibits state and local governments from imposing taxes on Internet
access charges, protects against the imposition of new tax liability for consumers
and vendors involved in commercial transactions over the Internet, and creates a
temporary commission to study taxation of Internet commerce and to report back to
Congress in 18 months on whether the Internet ought to be taxed and, if so, how
taxes can be applied without subjecting the Internet and electronic commerce to
special, discriminatory, or multiple taxation.
We accept the following credit cards:
- American Express
We do not accept:
- Personal Checks
- Traveler's Cheques
If you are unhappy with your order you may return your purchase within 30 days of
shipment for a refund or exchange. Shoes must be in original, unworn condition to be accepted
for returns/exchange (unless defective). Beyond 30 days, our products are guaranteed
against defects and workmanship.
Enclosed in every order is:
- Merchandise Return Form to be filled out
- Return Label with instructions for either a return or an exchange
- UPS Pre-Paid Return Sticker for your convenience.
Please read the following carefully. If you did not receive a Merchandise
Return Form with your BOCshoes.com order, please print, fill out, and return this
Return Form (Acrobat PDF) for your return/exchange.
The Merchandise Return Form is only valid on orders placed through BOCshoes.com.
If you have purchased your footwear through another retailer you must return your
footwear to that retailer, or contact customercare@BOCshoes.com.
Any returns we receive using the Merchandise Return Form, and not purchased
through BOCshoes.com, will not be processed or returned to you.
Straight returns are charged a fee of $6.95 if the UPS Pre-Paid Return Sticker provided
is used.The cost of shipping an item to us is the responsibility of the customer.
(Note: exceptions to this policy are made for defective items). No shipping charges
will be applied to exchange orders.
Please note that on all exchange requests you will be refunded for the item you
return and then charged for the new item when it ships out to you.
We will process your return/exchange 1-2 days after it is received at our warehouse.
You will receive an email from us to confirm the receipt and processing of your
return. Please allow 3-5 business days for the refund credit to appear on your credit
If you have any questions, please contact us at 888-827-0625 or via email at
At BOCshoes.com your security is our primary concern. We are fully compliant of
the credit card industry's Payment Card Industry Security Compliance program (PCI)
and our entire staff is subjected to a thorough background check prior to employment.
Your credit information is completely masked and can only be viewed or accessed
by our security staff. This information is automatically deleted from our files
45 days after your purchase.
Rest assured that BOCshoes.com uses the industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
during checkout. This process encrypts all your personal and financial information
before it is transmitted to our system. To check our security certificate, click
on the Thawte logo located every page of this site.
H.H. Brown Shoe Company, Inc. produces quality footwear that serves many different
purposes. We stand behind the products that we produce. At times, despite our best
efforts to assure the best quality, a product purchased from a retailer may have
a defect in materials and/or workmanship as there are many components and processes
that go into footwear manufacturing.
If a consumer believes that a manufacturer’s defect has caused unusual wear or otherwise
affects the use of the footwear, we require the consumer to return the footwear
to the retailer where the footwear was originally purchased. The original selling
retailer has its own policies and processes in place to satisfy the consumer including
an initial inspection for normal wear. In the event that the selling retailer can
not reasonably satisfy the consumer, that consumer may then contact the brand manufacturer.
If someone other than the original purchaser contacts or attempts to contact H.H.
Brown Shoe Company, Inc. or any of its divisions or affiliated companies, it will
be necessary for us to receive the appropriate written authorization from the original
purchaser authorizing H.H. Brown Shoe Company, Inc. to discuss the matter with the
representative and to deal with the representative in resolving the matter.
H.H. Brown Shoe Company, Inc. and its affiliates require that a consumer have the
original sales receipt within one year of purchase and can identify the retailer
that the footwear was purchased from. We may use reasonable efforts to contact that
retailer on the consumer’s behalf to ensure full satisfaction. In the event that
this is not possible the consumer may choose to return the footwear to us for inspection.
If a determination is made that there is in fact a defect, H.H. Brown Shoe Company,
Inc. has, at its option, the right to either repair, credit in full against the
purchase of inventory currently in stock at MSRP, prorate the value of the original
purchase, as appropriate, or replace the footwear with the same or comparably valued
footwear. If no defect is apparent the inspected footwear will be returned to the