Picture Frames - Photo Display
Shopping for picture frames but unsure how to go about it?
If you are looking for a frame for a picture or photo, then the first piece of information you need to know is the picture frame sizes. Photographs tend to come in very standard sizes, usually 4 x 6 inches or 7 by 5 inches, but it is important that you know for sure.
Picture sizes can vary greatly, from very small 2 inch wide varieties to those in excess of 36 inches. You can find out more online about industry-standard picture frame sizes here, however the important thing to remember is that, no matter what size your picture is, you can usually use picture frame mats or mounts to make the frame look right. And if all else fails, or if you want a truly unique piece of framing, then you can always commission a carpenter or framer for a custom made picture frame.
If you are buying photo frames online, you may have some questions. Below we have tried to include some of the more common concerns of buyers, however please do bear in mind that different stores will have their own delivery, pricing and refund policies.
1. When can I expect my order to be shipped?
For ready-made and in-stock orders, you can usually expect to receive your goods within a few working days. Most online retailers will give you the option of paying a higher shipping fee for urgent despatches.
For custom-made picture frames, delivery could be days, weeks or even months after your order was placed. Always check this with the framer before you confirm the order.
2. If I buy more picture frames, will I get a discount?
Possibly, yes. Some wholesalers and discount shops will knock off a percentage of the final total for bulk-buys. If not, it can’t hurt to ask!
3. Can I get samples sent out to help me decide which frame I want?
If you are having a frame made-to-order, the store should agree to this, although samples may be limited and you may have to pay for the privilege.
4. IIf I order the wrong sized frame, can I get a refund?
As long as the item was not purpose-built for you, most stores will have a 2-4 week returns policy. However you will probably have to take care of the shipping costs. Always check the store’s policy on this before you buy.