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If you're not happy, we're not happy. That's where our "Love It or Send It Back" policy comes in. If you're dissatisfied with your Ballard purchase for any reason, you can return it within 90 days of the ship date for an exchange or full refund* (excluding Shipping & Processing fees).

You are invited to try items within our Best of Ballard collection risk-free for 30 days. If you're not satisfied, we will refund the purchase price AND shipping costs. Best of Ballard items are exempt from additional discounts and free shipping offers.

If you don't absolutely love your new slipcovered seating or upholstered seating for any reason, return it within 10 days of delivery absolutely free – we'll even pay the return shipping. It's that simple. We guarantee it. Now doesn't that make you happy?

*Excludes personalized, customized, monogrammed or COM (customer's own material) unless defective.

We want you to be happy. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, simply return it within 90 days of the ship date for an exchange or refund (excluding Shipping & Processing fees). All products are guaranteed from defects for a full year.

Please carefully inspect your order upon delivery. If you receive damaged or defective merchandise, you may contact our Customer Service department at 1-800-536-7551 and a representative will be glad to arrange a return or exchange for you.

Please note: Any items that are monogrammed, customized, Customer's Own Material (COM), or made-to-order cannot be modified, cancelled, returned or exchanged unless damaged or defective. Defective items will be exchanged unless no longer available, in which case a Merchandise Certificate will be issued. Once a returned item is received in our warehouse, the return or exchange will be processed immediately. For credit card orders, you can expect to see your refund credit within 72 hours. For check and money orders, you can expect to receive your refund check within 7-10 business days.

Standard Shipping

Smaller items are shipped via standard ground service. In-stock items will generally arrive in 3-7 business days.

Some bulky or heavy items have an additional $20-$40/item oversized handling fee.

Please note: Items ordered at the same time may not be delivered together. Allow three additional days if your order includes personalized items.

How do you calculate standard shipping charges?

Orders under $200 will be charged 15% of the total order value. Orders $200.01+ will be charged 10% of the total order value with a cap at $350.

All shipping charges are based on the original retail price of the product prior to any discounts being applied.

*Orders placed in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands will have additional costs.

Expedited Shipping

For faster delivery and additional fee, we offer Next Business Day and Two Business Day express service. Express orders received by 4 pm EST are shipped the same day.

Expedited Delivery Charges (for orders under 10 lbs.)

  • Next Business Day delivery - $19.95 additional
  • Two Business Day delivery - $9.95 additional

For expedited delivery items over 10 lbs., additional charges will be reflected at checkout.

Expedited order cut-offs may vary during weeks surrounding a federally recognized holiday.

Weekend or After Hours Delivery freight (LARGE) items

Weekend and after hours deliveries for your larger items, which require a scheduled window of time for delivery, may be available in limited areas for an additional cost. Please contact us via email or 1-800-536-7551 to receive a special shipping quote.

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Can I pick up items from your store?

Sure. With Ship to Store delivery, you can purchase qualified items* online and have them sent to your closest retail store to pick-up. We’ll take care of the shipping costs. Click Here to find a store near you.

*Items available for Ship to Store service will have a "Ship to Store" icon on the top right of the product page. Additionally, if you see a “ship to store” delivery option in the “add to cart” or “checkout” function, you'll know those items also qualify.

Click Here for more information about our Ship to Store delivery program.

Truck Delivery

Larger items are delivered via a truck delivery partner and will generally be available for delivery 2-3 weeks after shipping.

Please note: We provide two options for Truck delivery service, Threshold and In-Home. See below for specifics.

All items delivered by Truck Delivery- Threshold will be charged an additional freight delivery fee of $20-$40/item. You may upgrade your delivery experience to our In-Home Truck Delivery at your discretion for an additional $35 per item in addition to any other freight delivery fees. See In-Home Truck Delivery information below.

Threshold Truck Delivery

Items are unloaded by the driver and placed inside the first-floor doorway, garage, or covered area of your choice. If the home is a multi-dwelling building, the items will be delivered inside the residence. No assembly is included. Packaging removal is available by upgrading to “In-Home” Truck Delivery. Please note: All items delivered by Threshold Truck Delivery will be charged an additional freight delivery fee of $40/item.

Items designated for Truck Delivery may be upgraded to our In-Home Truck Delivery service at your discretion for an additional $35 per item in addition to any other freight delivery fees. See In-Home Truck Delivery below.

In-Home Truck Delivery Recommended

On many larger items, like furniture, you have the option to upgrade the delivery experience to In-Home Truck Delivery. Some items only ship via In-Home Truck Delivery. With our In-Home Truck Delivery service, the item will be brought inside in your home, unpacked, placed in its final destination, and packaging materials removed. Assembly is not included.

Truck Delivery Scheduling

After your items have shipped, you will be contacted by our delivery partner to schedule a day and 4hour window for your delivery. When scheduling, share any restrictions or special circumstances that could impact your delivery. This includes, but is not limited to, narrow roads, restricted delivery times, gated entrances, proof of insurance requirements, multiple flights of stairs and service elevator restrictions. It's important to ensure that all items will fit through access points such as doorways, stairways, hallways, elevators, and around corners into the desired location.

What to expect for Delivery

On the day of delivery, our delivery partner will call you approximately 30 minutes prior to arriving at your home. Please prepare for your delivery by ensuring clear pathways and removing any fragile items that could be damaged during the delivery. Our delivery provider is unable to move any existing furniture.

Accepting your Delivery

Our delivery experience is contactless and your signature is not required. If you observe an imperfection, notify the delivery team and either refuse the item or contact us at 888-263-9850 for a resolution.

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Giant Clam Shell is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 72.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Large clam shell! I purchased this large clam shell a month or so ago. Be aware if is size as it is large! The first one came with a crack . Customer service was great and sent a replacement soon thereafter.
Date published: 2019-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not quite realistic looking - but close. If the actual item looked exactly like the picture I would like it more. The item received was not quite realistic looking and the one in the picture is more flat looking which is preferable. Price is high for the actual item received.
Date published: 2014-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very versatile piece Bought this to serve cold drinks but may use it as a planter. I love the look but the inside is a bit shiner than I would have liked. All in all, I am happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wish it was a little bigger, but very nice! I love it, but wish it was made in a bigger size to put more things in it.
Date published: 2013-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love it - it can be used many ways. I love it. There are many uses - like a beverage cooler - a pot pourie container - a large salad server, etc. Good value for the money.
Date published: 2012-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Will Work Well I wanted to use this shell as a planter for very small succulents in my tropical back yard. I had bought a different shell last year that worked very well. This one, however, is not quite as realistic with its shiney interior and will have to be treated in order to use it out doors. It is okay, but I liked the one that I found last year better.
Date published: 2012-01-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great size. Does not look real. Great size but too fake looking, the pearl coating on the inside is a dead giveaway. If you are going to fill it up with plants or something else it would be great!
Date published: 2020-07-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Could be better I found the inside of shell to look very fake- very bright & shiny. Unless your going to fill it completely I Would not choose this one!
Date published: 2020-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Serves the purpose, but found it looked very faux and especially on the inside which simply looked like a shiny paint looking nothing near what a real shell would look. Purchased for our large eat in kitchen table for a Spring/Summer centerpiece with the intention of heaping it up with lemons or green apples. I did a lot of research on different similar shells and settled on this which was more pricey than the one I hemmed and hawed over. I wish I would have tried the other as this was too expensive for what I see. I recommend to others only because so many others seem ok with it and maybe I'm just a bit too picky and was more disappointed with the inside vs. the outside of the shell. For those that would want to do plantings would probably sufice. Personally, I would not like to do a planting in a shell such as this.
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not up to my expectations Thought the shell I had observed in the past, in a few catalogs, were generally all alike...not so. I visualized the multiple curved section would be more upright, more or less as a background for the succulents I planned to plant. Yours lays flat and with plants, the background would lose its visibility. Another catalog had one that looked t like the one I admired some time ago. It was considerably less in cost also. It had the upright look but looked "cheaper".. I contacted your customer service. Naturally I discounted the choice to return it! Was discounted Twenty five dollars
Date published: 2013-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as Realistic-Looking as You'd Expect It serves its purpose - acting as a centerpiece on our dining room table. But it's the second major disappointment we've ordered from Ballard Designs. It's too expensive for what you get. The BD catalogues go straight in the recycling bin now.
Date published: 2012-05-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Returning I really wanted to love this shell. It looks gorgeous in the Ballard photos but in person it just didn't look as good. It just looked like a big fake cheap plastic shell to me. The inside was way to shiny! I tried moving it around to different areas & it just didn't work. I buy lots from Ballard & this is the first item I've ever returned.
Date published: 2015-04-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not look as pictured I bought this for my redecorating project in my living room. Going to a coastal theme I thought this would be perfect to use for plants, sea glass, shells or orbs. In all the online and catalog pictures it is shown sitting straight, mine does NOT sit straight, and I would have to add a lot to the bottom of one side to make it sit straight. I was very disappointed in this item, I will probably just use it outside in the flower beds near the pool now. Much too expensive for an outdoor accent!
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointment Major disappointment! The interior of this shell has an opalescent "paint" coating that is so poorly applied that bubbles and bumps can be seen under the sheen. It looks cheap and extremely fake. The outside of the shell is fairly credible, but cannot be appreciated if you use the shell inside-up, to hold anything. I ended up filling it with other shells and bits of ocean treasures in order to cover the horrible pearlized paint. I had intended using this outdoors, but it is clearly not sturdy enough for that use. Not a good purchase. I feel I was misled.
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not satisfied with the product Product does not resemble what was depicted in the catalog.
Date published: 2014-07-02
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