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What shirt brand do you print on?

  • All Mess in a Bottle standard t-shirts are printed on amazing quality, cotton/ poly cotton blend tees. 
  • Our shirts have are trendy with a slim fit, but they run true to fit if sized per our sizing chart.

What size should I order?

  • Our sizes range from XS - 5XL. 
  • Please see our sizing chart for more details and suggestions for fit. Most shirts are unisex (mens) tees unless indicated otherwise. 
  • We suggest women should order one size DOWN from their regular size. 

What type of printing process is used on your apparel?

  • All of our shirts are printed by hand and custom made at the time of ordering. 
  • We use primarily use screen printed heat transfer processes.

Will the designs fade?

  • Some of the prints will fade some after being washed. 
  • Black prints tend to fade the most but will hold up for several wears and washes. 
  • Washing instructions are found on the tag of each shirt.

bOTTLES

When will a bottle come with my order?

  • All orders shipping Priority or Express mail will include 1(one) bottle.
  • Orders over $100 will include 1(one) bottle.
  • Please be aware all MESSages do not include a bottle. 
  • Bottles are available as an add-on item for $4 each.

Why didn't I get a bottle with my recent order?

  • Did you make a MESS? Double check if you purchased the shipping option “with a bottle” or “without a bottle”. 
  • Bottles will be shipped with orders that shipped Priority or Express mail, when they are available. 
  • There is also the option to purchase a bottle separately
  • Unfortunately, sometimes we run out of bottles. If bottles are not in stock, there will be a banner on our website stating such.  Please be aware all MESSages do not include a bottle. 
  • Bottles are available as an add-on item for $4 each.

Can I choose the color of the bottle?

  • At this time, we do not offer color choices for the bottle. 
  • Depending on the time of the year, we may have a special color bottle for certain holidays/campaigns for example, Breast Cancer Awareness messages will be shipped with a pink bottle. 

SHIPPING

How long will it take for my order to arrive?

  • Standard order processing time is 7-10 business days. 
  • Standard shipping time can be up to 10-21 business days after order leaves our facility.
  • UPS Priority order processing time is 2-5 business days.
  • UPS Priority shipping time can is approx. 3-5 business days after order leaves our facility.
  • Most orders are estimated to arrive within 5-7 business days after orders have been processed and shipped.
  • Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any delays our USPS partners are currently experiencing regionally or nationwide.
  • International orders usually take 3+ weeks to arrive depending on the destination and customs/VAT processing.
  • You will receive a notification email or text once your order ships.
  • Please note, the tracking for international orders will not update once the package leaves the US, but the order is still on its way.

What shipping method do you use?

  • Standard shipping for orders in the United States are shipped via USPS First Class or Priority Mail.
  • UPS Priority shipping for orders in the United States are shipped vis UPS Ground. 
  • International orders are shipped via USPS First Class International Mail.

Do you offer package tracking?

  • Yes! We will provide you with the tracking number once your package is shipped, except for International shipments. 
  • A shipping confirmation email or text will be sent, once your order has left our facility.
  • We are not responsible if USPS does not update tracking information. 
  • We do not hold packages in our facility once a tracking number has been generated.

Do you ship internationally?

  • Yes, we ship to almost every country around the world.
  • Note: Due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, some countries are not accepting USPS shipments. This may affect our ability to ship to certain countries.

Does international customs assess additional fees?

  • Yes, customs does provide their own fees which are separate from MESS. 
  • We are NOT responsible for the amount charged to you by customs and are unable to refund any shipping fees.

Expedited/Priority/Express Shipping for our specialty items such as jackets, dresses, crop tops, mugs, pillows, etc. is based on product availability. Any order made after 1 pm EST counts as the next business day. Please contact us directly for more information prior to placing your order.


During holidays or times of high demand, orders may take up 10 - 15 business days to process.

CURBSIDE PICKUP

Do you offer local curbside pick-up?

  • Once you have ordered your MESSage please reach out to orders@messinabottle.com with your order number to schedule a day and time for pickup. 
  • Due to COVID-19, we are scheduling curbside appointments currently.

RETURNS & EXCHANGES

What is your return policy?

  • All of our items are made by hand at the time of purchase. 
  • We do not have a warehouse or inventory. 
  • We do not issue refunds on orders that have completed payment and shipped.
  • Since we print every product when it is ordered, approved size exchanges will incur a $10 restocking fee plus shipping.
  • Please be sure to check our size chart before ordering or send us an email for questions.
  • Standard item returns may incur a $10 restocking fee plus shipping; $25 restocking fee for jackets
  • If we made a MESS with your order, please let us know within 5 days after you received your order and we'll try our best to fix the MESS. 
  • Please contact us at orders@messinabottle.com for further information.
  • Please contact customer service at orders@messinabottle.com directly for Sezzle and Afterpay returns.

Can I cancel/modify my order?

  • Please note we try to be very accommodating, however, all cancellations will ONLY be honored within 24-48 hours. 
  • All orders are made to ship once your MESSage is in the production window an order can not be canceled. 
  • Please send us an email at orders@messinabottle.com if you would like to cancel.

For additional help, contact Customer Service at orders@messinabottle.com or 443-390-8385 


Customer Service Operating Hours: 

Monday 8 am-5:00 pm EST

Tuesday 8 am-5:00 pm EST

Wednesday 8 am-5:00 pm EST

Thursday 8 am-5:00 pm EST

Friday 7:00 am-4:00 pm EST

Saturday available for selective services 

Sunday Closed