Following are KI's terms and conditions for product purchases. Please be aware that this information may change from time to time. If you have any questions on these terms and conditions, please contact KI customer service at 800-424-2432 or SalesOps@ki.com.
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All prices listed in KI price lists are freight excluded or delivered pricing.
KI price lists and any prices contained therein are subject to change without notice. Prices applicable to all Customer orders shall be those in effect at the time KI receives a complete order from Customer unless: Customer and KI have in place a written special pricing or master supply agreement, which agreement specifies the prices to be paid by Customer; or Customer requests a product shipping date to occur more than one hundred twenty (120) days after KI's receipt of Customer's order (in which case KI shall have the option to apply to Customer's order the price list in effect as of Customer's requested shipping date). The most current KI price lists are maintained electronically and can be found at www.ki.com/pricelists
Any discounts are ineffective if, as a result of the discounts, the final selling price of any product offered in a KI quote would be lower than the corresponding price for that product under KI's multiple award schedule contracts with the United States General Services Administration (GSA). If the final selling price for any KI product in a quote would be below KI's price to GSA, KI will offer that product at the same price that KI offers to GSA. No other terms or conditions of KI's GSA contracts would apply to such sales.
KI reserves the right to select the “best way” shipment methods and means (including, but not limited to, determination of the carrier, method of shipment, and routing). Standard delivery shall be dock-to-dock delivery and shall occur Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for truckload or 9:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for less than truckload or parcel. Products quoted as “Delivered Pricing” shall be “F.O.B. Origin,” and freight charges are based on shipments to the 48 U.S. contiguous states. For shipments destined to other U.S. states or foreign territories, delivery will be made to a prearranged port. Customer shall prepay all freight charges and any extra expenses resulting from any request by Customer for after-hours, holiday, weekend, or specific time delivery, or special carrier, shipping method, (e.g. air freight, exclusive use vehicle) packaging, and/or routing. Contact KI for quote.
CAUTION: After obtaining a clear receipt for shipment, the delivering carrier is no longer responsible for damage or shortages.
Title to product shall pass to Customer upon delivery by KI to the carrier. For purposes of risk of loss, all shipments are “F.O.B Origin”; and Customer acknowledges that once KI delivers the product to the carrier, risk of loss shall pass to the Customer.
All products are packaged to comply with carrier requirements and leave KI's manufacturing facilities in good condition. Customer shall be responsible to carefully inspect merchandise upon delivery. Make notation of package conditions and describe any type of damage observed on the carrier's delivery receipt. If the delivery receipt has been signed free and clear and damage is discovered after carrier has left, the customer shall report the concealed damage and request an inspection to the local carrier terminal within (5) five business days of receipt date.Retain all shipping cartons for inspection by the carrier agent. All damaged product and packaging must be kept at point of delivery. KI shall not be liable for loss or damage to product that occurs in transit, and Customer's sole remedy for any such damages shall be to seek appropriate recourse against the carrier. For more information visit http://damagedproductprocess.com.
Shortage must be noted at time of delivery to be considered a carrier claim. KI will evaluate Customer reported shortage claims within (10) ten days immediately following delivery. Shortage claims reported beyond (10) ten days after delivery will not be honored.
Product conforming to the specifications contained in KI's acknowledgement to Customer may not be returned to KI without KI's written consent, which consent may be conditioned upon Customer's agreement to pay re-handling and/or restocking charges and/or to prepay all freight charges on the return shipment.
KI considers requests for delivery times and for drop shipments to job sites, and will undertake reasonable efforts to indicate any such request(s) to product carriers. KI may, in its sole discretion, extend to Customer the option of a carrier-guaranteed set delivery time at an additional cost to Customer. KI's liability for any damages incurred for any late deliveries, including labor and other expenses resulting from any such delays, shall be limited to a refund of the charge for the aforementioned guaranteed set delivery time.
Customer shall be responsible for the payment of all accessorial fees, including, but not limited to, charges necessitated by any of the following:
If, following KI's acknowledgement of Customer's purchase order, Customer requests a delay in shipment for any period greater than one (1) day from the scheduled ship date, Customer shall be responsible for the payment of the following storage fees:
Any long-term storage (i.e. storage outside standard shipping and installation storage) must be climate controlled. Temperature must range between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity must be controlled between 45 and 65 percent relative humidity.
Orders can be split shipped (including C.O.M. as it arrives) only with faxed or written authorization.
When re-delivery of merchandise is required because the customer is not ready to accept merchandise, and no notification of this fact is given to the factory at least one week prior to the scheduled ship date, the actual costs for freight, restocking and re-handling, plus 5% of the order value, will be billed to the customer.
Payment on all KI invoices shall be made in U.S. dollars within thirty (30) days of the date of each such invoice and without offset, back charges, retention, or withholding of any kind. Unpaid and delinquent invoices shall accrue interest at the rate of one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month, or the highest rate permitted by law, whichever is less.
KI offers a lease finance option. The first and last monthly payments are required at the time of signing. Lease quotations subject to National Cooperative Leasing credit approval. Rates are based upon current market and subject to change without notice. Contact KI for a quote.
Customer may be required to pay for a deposit for the purchase of any modified (non-standard) products identified in Customer's purchase order. Any such deposit shall accompany Customer's purchase order.
Customer may be required to pay a deposit for the purchase of any custom or nonstandard products identified in Customer's purchase order. Any such deposit shall accompany Customer's purchase order.
New accounts require the approval of a KI sales representative, credit references, and a valid tax-exempt or resale certificate (where applicable).
KI shall retain a purchase money security interest in all products sold to Customer and for which Customer has not made full payment. Customer agrees to execute any and all instruments necessary to document the creation of this security interest and/or to perfect the same. Customer further agrees to assemble and deliver to KI all products subject to this security interest in the event Customer defaults on Customer's payment obligations to KI.
In the event Customer defaults on Customer's payment obligations to KI, and KI employs the services of an attorney or collection agency to enforce these obligations, Customer shall reimburse KI for all of KI's actual collection costs and expenses (including actual attorneys' fees and court costs) upon demand.
In order to submit a valid and complete purchase order to KI, Customer must provide KI with the following information.
Purchase Orders that do not meet these requirements will be placed on hold until complete information is received by KI.
KI sends acknowledgements on all orders. Please read these acknowledgements and contact KI immediately if there is any discrepancy. In the event of any difference or inconsistency between KI's acknowledgement and Customer's purchase order, KI's acknowledgement will control. In the event the model number and description differ on the purchase order, the model number will be the determining factor. Any error or discrepancy on acknowledgement must be reported to KI in writing within three (3) working days of acknowledgement date. All acknowledgements contain an estimated delivery date, but an order may ship earlier than the estimated shipping date. If Customer desires delivery on or after a specified date, Customer must write “Do not ship for arrival before ___ [date] __” on Customer's purchase order.
Orders may be sent to KI via facsimile (1-800-405-2264) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). SIF Files: If you have a fully optioned SIF file, submit one email containing the purchase order, fully optioned SIF file and any supporting quotes. If, following submission of an order to KI, Customer sends a confirming order, such confirming order must be marked “Confirming Order. Original order sent via fax (or email).” KI will not be responsible for any duplicate orders caused by unmarked hard copy, duplicative confirming orders, or orders submitted more than once.
Purchase orders acknowledged by KI cannot be changed or cancelled without KI's consent, which consent may be conditioned upon Customer's agreement to pay increased or additional expenses resulting from the requested change or cancellation, including but not limited to a twenty-five percent (25%) cancellation charge if order is cancelled or changed within a minimum of twenty (20) days prior to expected delivery date as acknowledged. Modified products (non-standard) or veneer tops cannot be cancelled or returned.
Quick Ship Program (QSP) leadtimes begin upon receipt of clearly marked and complete purchase order and approval by KI credit department. The QSP purchase order must be accompanied by the QSP purchase order cover sheet. Orders will only be processed as Quick Ship if all items on the order are included in the Quick Ship program. Quick Ship orders cannot be revised, cancelled, or returned. It is KI's intention to ship all QSP products within a period of 10 working days or less. Based on production capacity, KI reserves the right to cancel the Quick Ship Program without notice.
Fabrics to be supplied by Customer must be approved by KI for upholster-ability and flammability prior to acceptance of Customer's purchase order. Customer shall submit to KI a one (1)-foot square sample swatch with Customer's purchase order. Following KI's approval of Customer's fabric, Customer must contact KI for exact production yardage requirements (1-800-454-9796, ext. 2707). Thereafter, Customer shall ship its fabric to the appropriate manufacturing facilities below. When supplying Customers own materials, it is the responsibility of the Customer to ship the materials to the correct KI manufacturing facility (as stated on the product pricing pages of KI price lists or on ki.com). Failure to ship the materials to the correct KI manufacturing facility will result in additional charges to the Customer for re-delivery of Customer's own materials to the correct KI manufacturing facility.
ASTM E84 (equivalent to UL 723) is the test method used to determine the Flame Spread and Smoke Developed Indices of the system, consisting of the core substrate, fabric covering, and adhesive. The NFPA 101® Life Safety Code and the International Building Code® define acceptable Flame Spread and Smoke Developed Indices that have been adopted by the federal and many state or local governments as law in the form of building codes and regulations. Panel cores have been judged acceptable for the use with UL Recognized Component Office Panel Fabrics. Contact KI for the current list of fabrics that are acceptable for use.
Many styles can be manufactured to comply with TB133, depending on the fabric content of a selected upholstery textile. When considering C.O.M. fabrics, submit the material attached to its composition description card to KI for approval. *Certain C.O.M. materials may require a sample burn test for certification. A sample product will be built with C.O.M. material and tested. The cost of testing must be added to the cost of a test sample including appropriate upcharges to receive certification.
TB133 requires special construction procedures, and an upcharge applies to each product ordered as such.
Specifications, test procedures and requirements pertaining to flammability regulations can change. KI will make every effort to keep our information and services pertaining to flame specifications up-to-date. However, we reserve the right to alter the products, fabrics/ leathers, or upcharges associated with any of the above or any other flame specifications.
All weights and dimensions listed in KI's price or product listings are approximate.
Except as specifically set forth in these Terms, Conditions, Rights and Warranties, no claim arising out of or in connection with products purchased from KI, these Terms, Conditions, Rights and Warranties or any product warranty applicable to any KI product may be brought by Customer more than one (1) year after the cause of action on which it is based has accrued.
The interpretation and application of these Terms, Conditions, Rights and Warranties and any product warranties applicable to products purchased by Customer from KI shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Wisconsin, U.S.A., without reference to the rules of any jurisdiction concerning conflicts of laws or the provisions of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Customer agrees that all disputes arising from the interpretation or application of these Terms, Conditions, Rights and Warranties or any product warranty shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the federal and state courts located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, or within Brown County, Wisconsin, U.S.A.; and Customer hereby consents to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of these courts.
Except as set forth elsewhere in these Terms, Conditions, Rights and Warranties, all inquiries and correspondence to KI should be directed to:
1330 Bellevue Street
P.O. Box 8100
Green Bay, WI 54308-8100
KI shall not be liable for failure to perform or for delay in performance due to fire, flood, strike, or any other labor difficulty, act of God, act of any governmental authority or of Customer, riot, embargo, fuel or energy shortage, wrecks or delay in transportation, inability to obtain necessary labor, materials, or manufacturing facilities from usual sources, or failure of suppliers to meet their contractual obligations, or due to any cause beyond its reasonable control. In the event of delay in performance due to any such cause, KI reserves the right to extend the date of delivery or time for completion by a period of time reasonably necessary to overcome the effect of such delay, to allocate any available supply of goods in a manner it deems reasonable, or to cancel any purchase order.
These Terms, Conditions, Rights and Warranties may change from time to time. Purchases of products from KI shall be subject to KI's then current Terms, Conditions, Rights and Warranties which can be found here.