Alison's Montessori Frequently Asked Questions
1)Where are your materials manufactured?
Our Montessori and Educational Materials are manufactured in different parts of the world: USA, Australia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Taiwan and India by established companies who have been manufacturing materials for many years.
With their expertise and our quality control, you can expect a superior product from Alison's Montessori for years to come.
We work with schools around the country to test our products for safety and durability. We have a network of trained Montessori teachers who help us develop materials and who advise us on products suitable for our customers.
Our products are tested for toxic paint before they leave the country of origin, and also tested when they arrive at our warehouse in NJ. Our products comply with all U.S. and European Toy Safety Standards.
2) What are your shipping charges:
Our shipping rates are as follows:
for orders up to $100.00
13% of total order
Shipping is based on Weight and Distance via UPS from NJ
3) Which carrier do you use for shipping?
For smaller order we might use USPS (Post Office) depending on the weight and location of the shipping address. For heavier boxes, we use UPS. For international deliveries we only use USPS.
4) How many days does it take to receive my shipment once it has been shipped from your warehouse?
When we ship Priority mail with USPS it usually takes 2-3 business days to get to the customer's shipping address. Please refer to the UPS chart below to see the number of days it takes to receive your materials from our warehouse:
5) What is my tracking number?
You will be notified of your tracking number via UPS or USPS when your materials are shipped. If you don't get an email, then you can check your shipping status on our website for the courier and tracking information.
6) How can we contact you regarding our order or if we want information on your products?
You can contact us in the following ways:
a) Call us at 201-831-0006 (Our Business hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
c) You can use the Live Chat button to the left of your screen to speak with a live sales representative from
7) Does your company accept Purchase Orders from Schools?
Yes, we do accept Purchase Orders from public schools and charter schools as long as the PO is on a school or an organization letterhead. The PO must be signed by the Director of the school, someone in the Purchasing Department or an agency who submits payment on behalf of your school.
You can fax the PO to us at 201-831-0008 or place an order through our online store, choose the PO payment method and fax us the signed PO.