FAQs

Please click on the topic you have questions about.

SHOPPING

Can I change my order?

If you would like to change or cancel your order, please call 1-877-789-BEAR (2327) toll-free as soon as possible! We will do our very best to assist you. Because our Order Fulfillment and Shipping systems are designed to get your order on its way quickly and efficiently, we cannot change or cancel an order once it has entered the fulfillment process. If the order has already shipped, you may return it for an exchange or a refund once you receive it subject to the terms of our Return Policy.

Why was my order cancelled?

Build-A-Bear reserves the right to cancel or modify orders at any time due to system or typographical errors , payment issues, or any other unforeseen problems.

What if I can’t find the product I’m looking for on the website?

Try using the site search feature in the upper-right corner of your screen. Simply enter a keyword (such as ‘Polar Bear’), the item number, or a brief description of the product you’re looking for. You’ll receive a results page displaying all the items that match your search criteria. You can then refine your search using the advanced search feature on the left side of the results page, and sort by product category (Stuffed Animals, Clothing), price range, color, collection and accessory type. Please also note, the product you are searching for may be out of stock or discontinued.

Can I find all the items shown on the website in my local Build-A-Bear Workshop store?

Some items are exclusive to our website, meaning you will find them only online. Also, some items are in-store exclusives, found only in Build-A-Bear Workshop stores. You can call your nearest location for details about the items you’re looking for.

Why is there a purchase limit?

We want all of our Guests to share in the fun of Build-A-Bear products! So occasionally our stores and our website will place limits on the quantity of a specific product that a Guest or a household can buy. To identify an individual Guest or household, we consider these factors — including, but not limited to, whether the orders are:
• Purchased using the same credit card
• Purchased using the same email address
• Shipped to the same address
• Placed with the same billing address
• Purchased using the same phone number
• Placed from the same IP address or mobile device

How long will items stay in my online shopping cart?

Items will stay in the shopping cart for several hours until you either complete the order or remove the items for several hours. Please note: Product availability is not guaranteed until your order is complete.

Will the clothes fit all of my Build-A-Bear furry friends?

Most of our clothing fits furry friends that are 10” to 24”. However, Build-A-Bear Buddies™ clothing fits only Build-A-Bear Buddies.

Can I order a furry friend unstuffed?

There is an option to select ‘Unstuffed’ during your online shopping experience. Please note that not all of our furry friends may be ordered unstuffed.

What if I want to order an embroidered product?

We have many products that can be embroidered and several embroidery designs for each product to choose from! Please note: Embroidered items require 2 additional business days for processing time, and it is not recommended if you require 2-Day Express or Next-Day delivery. Embroidered items cannot be returned, and embroidery selections cannot be modified once your order is complete. Build-A-Bear reserves the right to refuse requests to embroider profanity; schools, sororities or fraternities; trademarked or licensed names; names of celebrities or professional sports players; or any content that we deem inappropriate, at our discretion.

What does ‘Limited Availability’ mean?

If you see ‘Limited Availability’ next to an item, this means the item is almost sold out. We cannot back-order the item because it is no longer available. Note that not all items are available at all Build-A-Bear Workshop locations or online. You can check on product availability with your area store.

What does ‘Out of Stock’ mean?

When you see ‘Out of Stock’ next to an item, it means the item is unavailable. Select another item, or check back later to see if the item is back in stock.

What methods of payment does Build-A-Bear accept?

You can pay for purchases using Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, PayPal or a debit card. You also can redeem Build-A-Bear Workshop gift cards and any coupons we offer with the order. Rules and restrictions apply. Coupons and other promotions cannot be combined.

Can I apply Build-A-Bear Bonus Club Certificates and coupons to my online purchase?

Of course! You can redeem coupons, Build-A-Bear Workshop gift cards, and Build-A-Bear Bonus Club Reward Certificates online, just as you would in any of our store locations. Rules and restrictions apply. Coupons and other promotions cannot be combined.

What is a Credit Card Authorization?

When you place an order, Build-A-Bear contacts the bank that issued your credit card to confirm that the payment method is valid. Your bank reserves the funds until the transaction processes or the authorization expires, but this isn’t an actual charge. The authorization will be removed from your account according to your bank’s policies. To remove the authorization, please contact your bank to find out how long they hold authorizations for online orders.

MY ACCOUNT

How do I create an online account with Build-A-Bear?

First, visit us at www.buildabear.com. Then just click on ‘My Account,’ and follow the prompts to create your account. It’s simple! Or, create your account now.

How do I manage my account?

All the information in your account can easily be managed by clicking ‘My Account’. After you log in, you will be able to update any information you like, including shipping address, password changes, billing address and more.

What if I forgot my account password?

If you forgot your password, we’ll send an email to the address you provided when you created your account with Build-A-Bear. Once you select ‘Email New Password,’ we’ll send an email with a new password to sign in with. If you do not receive an email please try requesting a new password again or please check your spam or junk email folders used with your email service—it might have gotten caught in a filter. (These filters occasionally move the password email from your inbox to a junk filter, or they may block it completely.) If you feel your new password email is being moved or blocked, simply add the email address guest.services@buildabear.com to your safe senders list and try again.

I remember my password, but the website will not accept it. What can I do?

If you enter your login information, including the password (our passwords are case sensitive) incorrectly five times, your account is automatically locked to protect your information. Please wait five minutes and try to log in again. If you still cannot log in, try the ‘I Forgot My Password’ link. Or email us at guest.services@buildabear.com, or call our Guest Service Representatives for assistance at 1-888-560-BEAR (2327).

Will Build-A-Bear share my email address or information?

We respect your privacy, and do not share your information with any unrelated third parties for their marketing purposes. For more information, please review our Privacy Policy.

How can I check my Gift Card balance?

You can check your Build-A-Bear Workshop gift card balance any time! Simply click here. You will need to have a Build-A-Bear account to take this action. If you do not have an account with us, please create a Build-A-Bear account.

SHIPPING

For any question regarding shipping and tracking orders, click here.

ORDER TRACKING

Can I check the status of an order?

Absolutely, and at any time. Simply click here. From there either log in or, if you are not a registered user, complete the Check Order form, and you will find the order summary and detailed information.

You also can check the status of an online order by calling 1-877-789-BEAR (2327) to speak to a Guest Service Representative. We’ll be happy to help!

How will my order arrive?

Depending on the item you purchased it will arrive in a branded Build-A-Bear Workshop shipping box or polybag.

How do I return an item?

If you decide to return any items in your order for any reason, simply return your purchase at your area Build-A-Bear Workshop store. Or, follow the instructions on the invoice.

RETURNS

How do I return an item?

If you decide to return any items in your order for any reason, simply return your purchase at your area Build-A-Bear Workshop store. Or, follow the instructions on the invoice.

How do refunds work?

A refund is available with the original proof of purchase from Build-A-Bear Workshop. A refund or credit will be issued for the purchase price, current list price, or prorated price, depending on the item(s) returned. Merchandise purchased directly from www.buildabear.com, a Build-A-Bear Workshop retail store in the US, or by phone through our Guest Service Department may be returned to the Build-A-Bear Workshop Returns Department or to any US Build-A-Bear Workshop retail store, within 90 days of purchase. If you do not have an original proof of purchase, we will exchange or provide merchandise credit for any returned product at our discretion. Please note that shipping fees are non-refundable.

For more information about Build-A-Bear returns, please see our Return Policy.

Don’t See What You’re Looking For?

Please give us a call at 1-877-789-BEAR (2327) toll-free to speak to a Guest Service Representative. We’ll be happy to help!

Customer Service Hours

Monday –Friday: 8 am – 8 pm CST
Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm CST
Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm CST