Help & FAQs

Cass Art are committed to offering the highest level of customer care. Should you experience any problems please use the contact details below to ensure that we can address any issues that you may have, as quickly as possible. To view the answers to our FAQs, please click on the questions below.

Products and Orders

Are Cass Art’s full range of products available to buy online?

Currently we stock over 5,000 products online, and although this is not the full Cass Art range, we are constantly looking at updating the online range so if you cannot find something you are looking for please do not hesitate to give us a call. 

How can I find out which Cass Art shops stock a particular product?

Our eight shops each stock a different selection of our product lines. To check if a certain shop has something in stock, please contact them directly, and they will be able to reserve your chosen products for 24 hours.

Will the product be the exact colour shown on the website?

We’ve done our very best to accurately represent the colours of all the products on our website. In fact, we’ve had every one of them professionally photographed to ensure you get the best idea of what they look like, since the usual packaging shots don’t tend to do them justice. That said, it’s important to realise that different computer screens display colours slightly differently, so some slight changes may be impossible to avoid.

I’m looking to buy single tubes of paints in certain colours, how do I select the colours?

If you are looking to buy our single tubes of paint, for example the System 3 Acrylic, simply scroll down the page to the colour swatches, click on the colour you are after and then click ADD next to the size you require. The product will be added to your basket.

Can I order by telephone?

Yes - call our Customer Care team on 020 7619 2601. Lines are open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Please have ready the name of the product you'd like to buy, along with your credit or debit card details. Please note that we can’t take payments via PayPal over the phone.

I have completed my order, what happens next?

Within half an hour of completing your order, you should receive an automated order confirmation email from us with the details of your order. You will receive another email to let you know when your order has been despatched from our warehouse. If for any reason you do not receive either of these emails please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 7619 2601.   

How can I cancel or make changes to my order?

If you wish to change or cancel your order for any reason please contact our Customer Service Team as soon as possible on 0207 619 2601 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). We’ll do everything we can to help, but please be aware that items are often dispatched within a few hours of receiving your order, so it may not be possible. In these cases it is always possible to return the items for a full refund.

Do you sell individuals of every single product?

Some products are available individually, and some are only available as sets. Unfortunately we are unable to ship certain products out individually, due to their delicate nature (such as chalk pastels) or stock availability, and so can only sell them in packs from the website. You can search for the product you are looking for on our website, and the resulting product page will give you all the information you are looking for.

International

Do you deliver internationally?

As yet, we can’t deliver outside the UK but we are planning to offer this in the future. You can keep up to date with our plans by signing up to our Newsletter and following us on Facebook and Twitter

I live abroad but want to place an order to be delivered in the UK, can I do this?

At the moment we cannot accept cards which are registered to International billing addresses. However, you can still pay using a PayPal account or a UK card which is registered to a UK billing address. 

How will you notify me when international delivery is available?

If you make sure that you are signed up to our mailing list and social media channels, you will be among the first to know about any of our new delivery services, as well as everything else going on with Cass Art.

Do you ship to the Channel Islands?

We do ship to the Channel Islands. Just follow the regular checkout procedure, and you will be able to select your shipping options and prices once you are logged in. If you need to reconcile the VAT from your order, please contact our Customer Services team who will be able to advise further.

Payment

Can I add an item to my order and make an extra payment?

If you give our Customer Services a call on 0207 619 2601, we will try our best to get the additional item added on to your order. This may not always be possible, as the warehouse pick and pack items as quickly as they are able to, and an order can only be amended up until a certain point in the packing process.

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept the following methods of payment: Visa, MasterCard, Maestro/Switch, American Express and PayPal. We are only able to accept cards and Paypal accounts that are registered to a UK billing address.

Do prices include VAT?

Yes, all prices are shown in pound sterling and include VAT.

Do you accept International cards?

We are unable to accept International cards or cards which are registered to an International billing address. International customers can pay via PayPal and have their order delivered to an address within the UK. 

Can I pay with Paypal if I live outside of the UK?

International customers can pay via PayPal provided the account is registered to a UK billing address and have their order delivered to an address within the UK, provided the account’s billing address is registered to the UK. We do not ship to international addresses, so the order will still need to be delivered to a UK address.

Do you accept payments by Purchase Order?

At the moment unfortunately we are not set up to be able to offer payments by purchase order, however as we know this is how many businesses prefer to pay we are looking into offering this in the future.

I have a Promotional Code, when do I enter this?

If you have a promotional code, please enter this in the box at the bottom of the initial basket  page. The same box can also be found at the final stage of the checkout – the code can be put into either of these boxes. 

Can my business set up an account, and receive an invoice to pay for our goods within 30 days?

We do not currently offer a business account service – all orders must be paid for at the time of ordering via the website or over the phone with our Customer Services Team on 0207 619 2601.

How can my company make and pay for a bulk order?

Please send our Customer Services team an email at info@cassart.co.uk and we will be able to advise further.

When will I be charged for my order?

You’ll be charged for items when they’re dispatched. That means that if there’s a delay on any items you’ve ordered, you’ll only be charged for each one as they’re sent out to you. We only charge postage & packing once, however.

Is your website secure?

We use the very latest security technology to protect our service and your details. Any sensitive information such as your credit card details, name and contact details are encrypted. We only accept orders from web browsers that allow communication through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to ensure your order is taken via a secure connection and information passed between your computer and our website cannot be read in the event that it is intercepted.

What is Verified by Visa or MasterCard SecureCode?

“Verified by Visa” and “Mastercard SecureCode” are card-authentication systems run by 3D Secure, offering a further layer of online security. If you haven’t used them before, you will be asked to enter a password; this is sent by a secure channel and will be available only to you and your bank and can’t be seen by Cass Art or our website hosts.

My order hasn’t shipped, but I’ve been charged?

When you place an order, you may see that the funds seem to have been taken from your account. This is because some account providers place a hold on the funds when an order is placed, so that the money is definitely there when we ship your goods and take the final payment. If you require further assistance with this, please contact your account provider.

How can I use my paper Cass Art Gift Voucher online?

The paper gift vouchers are for use in our bricks-and-mortar Cass Art shops only. The online shop will only accept Cass Art Online Gift Vouchers, which can be purchased here. You can read more about our gift vouchers on this page.

I’ve forgotten to add my discount code, can this be added after my order has been placed, or can I be refunded the difference?

Promotional codes can only be added at the time of placing an order; they cannot be applied after the order has been completed. We are also unable to refund the discount amount that using a code would have given.

I have a promotional code that I didn’t use while the offer was valid, will you still accept it?

Our discount codes are only valid from the time that the promotion starts, until its expiration date. For this reason, we cannot apply a code to orders placed before an promotion began, or to orders made after the promotion has finished.

How can I get a VAT receipt from my order?

We can send you a VAT receipt for your order once it has shipped. Please contact our Customer Services team via phone or email, and we will send one to you.

Gift Vouchers

How can I buy an Online Gift Voucher?

Online Gift Vouchers are available to buy on the Cass Art website. You will need to buy it as you buy any other products.

Once you have placed your order, an email will be sent to the specified recipient’s email address with the online voucher code, on the date that you have chosen.

These vouchers can only be used to buy products on the website

Can Cass Art Online Gift Vouchers be used in Cass Art shops?

Not at the moment. Online Gift Vouchers can only be used online, and not in Cass Art shops. Please click here for information on our online vouchers.

Cass Art Shop vouchers can be bought directly from any of our eight shops. 

Can I use a Cass Art Shop Gift Certificate online?

Currently, the paper gift vouchers purchased in-shop can only be used in our regular brick-and-mortar shops.

What happens if my online order amounts to more than my Cass Art online gift voucher?

If your order is more than the total of your gift voucher, you will be given the option to pay for the remaining amount for your order using a credit/debit card or PayPal account.

What happens if I don’t spend all of a Cass Art shop voucher in one transaction?

Our shops are currently unable to give ‘change’ from vouchers spent in-store, or issue gift vouchers for the balance in return. You are very welcome pay the balance with either cash or card if the value of your items exceeds the value of your vouchers.

Are Cass Art online and Cass Art shop vouchers refundable if I change my mind and no longer require them?

Both Cass Art Online Gift Vouchers and Cass Art Shop Gift Vouchers are non-refundable and non-transferable. For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions section.

Can I return items bought with a Cass Art Online Shop Gift Voucher?

Of course. Exchanges are issued as normal, and refunds are given in the form of credit with the online store. 

Can I return items bought online with a Cass Art Online Gift Voucher to a Cass Art Shop? How will I be refunded?

Just take your items back to your nearest shop within 14 days of receipt and in re-saleable condition, and our shop staff will initiate a credit to your online account.

Can discount codes be used against online gift vouchers?

No, this is not possible. Discounts codes are time specific and can only be used on specific items, depending on what the offer is.

My online gift voucher code is not working?

Please call our team on 0207 619 2601, or send an email to info@cassart.co.uk with your code and the email address that the voucher was sent to, and we will look into it for you.

Can I return items bought online with a Cass Art Online Gift Voucher to a Cass Art Shop? How will I be refunded?

Yes. Just take your items back to your nearest shop within 14 days of receipt and in re-saleable condition, and our shop staff will initiate a credit to your online account.

Can discount codes be used against online gift vouchers?

No, this is not possible. Discounts codes are time specific and can only be used on specific items, depending on what the offer is.

My online gift voucher code is not working?

Please call our team on 0207 619 2601, or send an email to info@cassart.co.uk with your code and the email address that the voucher was sent to, and we will look into it for you.

Delivery

What happens to my order if I have not collected it?

If you have not collected your order within 14 days of us emailing you to let you know your order has arrived to the shop, the goods will be made available for sale again, and the funds refunded to your account. If you would still like the items, you will need to place a new order.

Where do you deliver?

All our products are available for delivery within the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Delivery times may vary for certain areas – please see Delivery Information for full details.  We do hope to be able to deliver internationally soon – sign up to our Newsletter for updates.

What delivery options are available?

Delivery options include Standard, Next Working Day, Next Working Day before 12 noon, Highlands and Islands, Saturday delivery and a free Click and Collect service from your nearest store.

For more information on these please visit our Delivery Info page.

Please note that not all delivery options are available to all locations.

Is it possible to track my order?

Next Working Day deliveries and any other deliveries sent by our courier service can be tracked through the link on your despatch email. For an update on your Standard delivery please give us a call on 0207 619 2601.

How do I change my delivery address after placing my order?

If you have already placed your order with us but realised you need to change the delivery address please call our Customer Services Team as soon as possible on 0207 619 2601 and we will endeavour to make the necessary changes.

However, we only have a small window in which to do this. We cannot change delivery addresses for items on standard delivery once they have been dispatched from the warehouse.

Please also be advised that a change of address to orders dispatched with a courier service will add one working day to the delivery time.

I have placed my order after 2pm and selected Next Working Day delivery, when will it arrive?

As the cut-off time for our Next Working Day deliveries is 2pm, any orders placed after this time will be picked and packed on the following working day and delivered the working day after that.

For example if you placed your order at 4pm on Wednesday, it would be delivered on Friday, and if you placed your order at 2:30pm on a Friday it will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Please be advised that during Christmas and peak sale times, we only offer a 1-2 working day Express service instead of Next Working Day, due to the volume of orders we receive during these times.

I have placed my order on a weekend and selected Next Working Day delivery, when will it arrive?

The cut-off point on each working day (Monday to Friday) is 2pm. If you place an order over the weekend, it will be processed on Monday for delivery on Tuesday. 

What happens if I’m not in when my order is delivered?

Standard deliveries are sent via Royal Mail so if you are not in your order will be taken to your local delivery office and a card should be posted through your door notifying you of this.

Next Working Day deliveries should be delivered to a neighbour if you are out but if they are unable to delivery they will attempt delivery again within 48 hours. Again you should receive a card notifying you of the couriers actions.

I have placed my order for Saturday delivery after 12noon on Friday, when will it arrive?

The cut off time for Saturday deliveries is Friday at 12pm. Orders placed with this option are on a special service that is specifically for Saturdays only. Because of this, any orders placed after the cut-off point will be delivered on the following Saturday.

How long does it take for my Click & Collect order to arrive at my chosen shop?

Click and Collect orders are picked and packed from our warehouse and delivered to the shops so they can take up to 2 working days to arrive at your chosen shop. This service is available when you spend £25 or more in a single order, after any discounts.

How will I know my order is ready to collect?

Once your order has arrived at your chosen shop, you will be sent an email to confirm it is ready to collect.

Once my order has arrived, how long do I have to collect it?

Your order will be kept in at the shop for 14 days after it is received. If you are unable to collect your order during this time please do contact us on 020 7619 2601.

Can I leave instructions for deliveries?

If you have an instruction to leave for an order being brought with DPD, please call our Customer Services Team, and we will endeavour to get the instruction through to the courier service. Please note that this is not always possible, and success will depend on the location of the parcel. 

Can someone else collect my Click and Collect order from?

Yes – you will need to contact the designated shop beforehand to let them know, and the person collecting the order will need to bring the email confirmation and your proof of ID with them,. Please contact our Customer Services team at info@cassart.co.uk or on 0207 619 2601 if you require further assistance.

Do you deliver to British Overseas Territories, such as Gibraltar or the Falkland Islands?

Unfortunately we do not deliver to the British Overseas Territories, or Sovereign Base Areas.

Returns

I have changed my mind, how long do I have to return my order?

Providing you contact us within 14 days of receiving your order, and your products are in a resaleable condition, we will pay for the goods to be returned to us and process a full refund or exchange for you. Just get in touch with us either through email (info@cassart.co.uk) or call our team on 0207 619 2601.

My order has arrived damaged, who do I contact?

Our warehouse try to pack all orders as well as possible but occasionally some products can get damaged during delivery. Please contact us through the contact form on this page (link), or by emailing us at info@cassart.co.uk, or call us on 0207 619 2601 and we can replace damaged products as soon as possible.  We will need to see proof of the damaged items before we can advise on how to resolve the issue.

How long does it take to process a return?

Please allow up to 28 days from the day we receive the returned goods for your refund to be processed.

How do I get my item back to you?

This depends on what kind of item you would like to return, as goods vary greatly in size and weight. Please contact us via email at info@cassart.co.uk or phone on 0207 619 2601, and we will be able to advise further on how to proceed.

Can I exchange an item I no longer want for another?

We do not offer exchanges. If you would like to change an item for something else, it will need to be returned for a refund, in a resaleable condition. We will process the refund when we have received the item back. You can place a new order for the item that you would like instead.

I want to return my order, but it has been more than 14 days since I received it. Can I still return it?

We are unable to accept returns that are outside the returns time. Please ensure that you contact us within 14 days of receiving your items, to be eligible for a return or refund.

Can I take my item back to a Cass Art shop?

Items purchased online can be taken back to a Cass Art shop within 14 days of receipt, as long as they are in resaleable condition and are brought back with their dispatch note. Please be advised that our shops cannot accept returns of portfolio cases or aerosol cans.

Can I return items purchased in a Cass Art shop to your warehouse via post?

Items that are purchased in a Cass Art shop must be returned to a shop within 14 days of purchase. You can, however, take your purchase back to any Cass Art shop in a location that is convenient to you.

Are there any items that cannot be returned to Cass Art?

We cannot take returns of aerosol paint cans that are purchased online. Our shops cannot accept returns of portfolio cases that are bought online – please contact Customer Services if you would like to return one of these and we will advise further.

Do you refund postage costs?

If you are returning an order that is not damaged or faulty, we will not refund the postage costs, only the value of the item. This is because all of our returns are free to customers, both through the post and via courier.

I bought a product from another shop/website that you stock and need to return it – can I bring it back to you for a refund/exchange?

Unfortunately we can only accept returns (and exchanges in our bricks-and-mortar shops) of items purchased from Cass Art (as long as they are within the returns policy). Please contact the retailer from whom purchased your goods so that they can assist you.

Feedback/eKomi

How do I leave feedback about my order?

Usually five days after you placed your order with us you will receive an email which contains a link to our independant online feedback system, Ekomi, through which you can provide feedback on your latest order and give an overall star rating.  

What is Ekomi?

Ekomi is an independent online feedback system which enables you to give feedback on the Cass Art online shop, and moderates your reviews, ensuring they have not been altered at all. Your comments are not only used by us to improve our website but are also available to future customers to aid them in their shopping experience.  

Why should I leave a review?

We are constantly looking to improve our website and your constructive feedback helps us do this.This feature is also a great way to share knowledge as customers love to hear about real-life experiences and opinions to help them in the decision-making process. If that wasn’t enough we’re also giving away three Caran d’Ache 0849 Pen and Swiss Army knife sets every month to three randomly selected reviewers.   

I would like to send in more feedback to you directly, how can I do this?

Please feel free to email us at info@cassart.co.uk with any comments you may have, and we will get back to you as soon as we are able to.

Packaging and Gift Options

How will my order be packaged?

It is important to us that you receive your products in perfect condition so you can use them as soon as you get them out of the box, so our warehouse take great care in wrapping your products well enough so that they are protected, but without having surplus packaging material. We are constantly working to improve this balance between protecting the products and reducing excess packaging.

Is the packaging recyclable?

The cardboard boxes, cardboard mesh and corrugated cardboard that we use are all made from recycled materials and can be recycled once you ahve received your order and no longer require them. 

If I’m ordering a gift, can it be delivered to an address which is not my billing address?

Yes. During the checkout process you are first asked to enter a Delivery Address and then a Billing Address. The billing address has to be the address your credit or debit card is registered to but the delivery address can be an alternative.

Can I choose to have my order gift wrapped?

After you have entered your delivery address at the checkout you will be given the option to gift wrap your order for £3.95. Products will be wrapped in Cass Art branded tissue paper within a box. Larger products such as portfolios and easels unfortunately cannot be gift wrapped.

How can I choose to have the prices removed from the receipt?

When you select the gift wrap option at the checkout, there is an option to tick a box and have the prices hidden on the despatch note.

Can I add a gift message to my order?

When you select gift wrap during the checkout process you are also given the option of adding a personal message which will be printed on the despatch note.

Price Promise

What is the Cass Art Price Guarantee?

We want to make art accessible for everyone, and to do that the best materials have to be made affordable. Our Manifesto promises to offer our customers the best prices we can, which includes guaranteeing that our prices are lower than any of our competitors. If you do happen to find an identical item from Cass Art cheaper in-store or online with another UK specialist art retailer, then just let us know and we’ll match it.

Find our more about our Price Guarantee here.