Shipping, Handling, Customs, and Returns

  • How long will it take to receive my item(s)?

Items are typically shipped within 2-7 days of receiving your order.  Shipping time after fulfillment varies by location. Average shipping time is 5-8 days (domestic, USA), 10-20 International (shipped from USA or Europe). Sticker packs may take up to 3 months for arrival.

  • Where do you ship from?

Most merchandise is shipped from California or North Carolina in the USA. Some items can also be fulfilled from our European warehouse in Latvia. Every product indicates if it ships from the USA or Europe. Based on where you're located you'll receive your order from the closest warehouse. Stickers are shipped manually by our team from New York in the USA. 

  • What is your return policy?

We will happily replace an item if it is in any way defective within 30 days of your receipt of the item. Unfortunately we cannot process returns or refunds for wrong sizes. Please send an email to shop@forem.com with any issues.  

  • What do I do if my item is lost?

Occasionally items get lost in transit. If your item does not arrive within a week from the schedule delivery date based on its tracking information, please reach out ASAP. We cannot process returns or refunds for items that are past 30 days from their expected arrival date.

  • Do I have to pay customs?

Customs/duties are complicated, and vary by country. We cannot guarantee that you will or will not be charged any customs taxes or duties. Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country. These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel, even if your order was made with a shop discount code. This applies only to International orders.

  • What if I have other questions?

Send a note to shop@forem.com, and we'll get back to you ASAP!

General Questions

  • What is Forem?
  • Forem is the open-source community software that powers dev.to, community.codenewbie.org, and a growing number of other communities. We are passionate about making the Internet a smaller, friendlier, and more transparent. Learn more about Forem at forem.com

  • What is DEV?
  • DEV is a community built on Forem that helps software developers and technologists share their best ideas and connect. It’s a place to publish your opinions, ideas, triumphs and frustrations as a developer. Join DEV at dev.to/enter today.

  • What is CodeNewbie?
  • CodeNewbie began as a popular Twitter account in 2017 and has since joined the Forem family. CodeNewbie exists to help support and motivate early-career software developers and connect them with mentors and resources. Join CodeNewbie Community at community.codenewbie.org today.

  • Who designs this merch?
  • Forem’s merch is designed in-house by our talented team. With that said, we love receiving your suggestions and designs! Feel free to send us your ideas at hello@forem.com or on Twitter at @forem. If we decide to incorporate any of your suggestions into our collection, we’ll communicate with you throughout the process and give you credit on the Shop.

    Can I get a coupon or discount? 

    We frequently offer opportunities to earn shop credits on DEV and via @thepracticaldev on Twitter! Keep your eyes and ears out for them!