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Below are list of frequently asked questions from our customers, which we are providing to help clarify some common inquiries. If you need further assistance, please feel free to call us at 314-962-5555. toll free at 1-800-727-0467, or email us at

Q: Are there minimum order requirements when buying from Taylor Scientific?
A: Yes. We require a $100.00 minimum per order.

Q: What is the process for setting up an account for new customers and what are the accepted methods of payment?
A: For domestic customers paying by credit card, we accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. For both traditional orders over the phone and for web orders on our e-commerce platform, your credit card will not be run until your item(s) have been shipped. Once a new customer elects to place an order, our customer service representative will establish an account and a customer number. For new customers looking for Net 30 credit terms, a credit application will need to be submitted and approved. Please call or email Jennifer Kraus ( who will provide a credit application and handle any questions.

Q: Does Taylor Scientific accept international orders?
A: Yes. For international customers, we require payment in advance via wire transfer. However, for international customers who wish to purchase merchandise via credit card on our webstore, the credit card must be associated with a United States billing address for it to be approved online. There is a $200 minimum per order for international customers. Please call or email our international customer service representative Tom Rissmann ( with any international related questions.  

Q: Can Taylor Scientific comply with rush shipment and/or special shipment requests?
A: Yes. Please inquire with customer service to discuss your requirements and we will work with you to get your items where you need them and when you need them.

Q: Are there fees associated with any of your items?
A: Yes. Hazardous products require a $25.00 fee per order. Additionally, for international orders there is a $25.00 handling fee per order.

Q: Does Taylor Scientific reserve the right to adjust prices on the webstore based on changing market conditions?
A: Yes. While we do our very best to provide the most accurate information to our customers on our e-commerce platform, the vast amount of sku's we offer for sale, combined with the fact that we are a small business, makes it challenging to have all information, including pricing, fully up to date at all times.

Q: What is Taylor Scientific's return policy?
A: Taylor Scientific enforces a strict policy of not refunding cash for returned items. Credit balances are offset against future purchases from our company. Customers will be granted credit for valid merchandise that is returned within 30 days of shipment. All returns must have a Returned Goods Authorization (RGA) number. Please call 314-962-5555 or 1-800-727-0467 to obtain an RGA number. All returns are to be shipped with freight prepaid by the purchaser and are subject to a restocking charge of 15-20%.  

Q: Are there items that cannot be returned for credit?
A: Yes. The list below are examples of products that would not be returnable per company policy: 

  1. Products that are not in good condition for resale (including products with damaged, missing or defaced labeling or packaging)
  2. Any controlled products such as chemicals, diagnostics, or sterile items (unless products do not meet specification)
  3. Used laboratory apparatus or instruments or items without the original packaging, labeling and operating manuals.
  4. Refrigerated products or other perishables
  5. Products purchased on a Special Order Basis or custom and non-stocked items
  6. Merchandise not purchased from Taylor Scientific
  7. Merchandise that has been discontinued.
  8. Merchandise with an expired shelf life or an expiration date too short for resale

Q: How does Taylor Scientific handle damaged goods?
A: For collect shipments, freight claims are the responsibility of the customer. For non-collect shipments, damaged goods shipped by UPS or FedEx should be refused at the time of delivery. Damaged goods shipped by Truck should be noted on the bill of lading and signed by the carrier's driver. Taylor Scientific will not be responsible for any damaged packages that were not refused or noted on the bill of lading. If noted, we will replace damaged merchandise at no charge if reported within 24 hours of delivery. Please call us immediately at 314-962-5555 or 1-800-727-0647.

Q: How does Taylor Scientific handle shipping discrepancies noted after receipt of shipment?
A: Shipping discrepancies must be noted on the carrier bill of lading and signed by the carrier's driver. All other discrepancies must be reported within five days of receipt of merchandise.  

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