Hello and welcome to our web site.
We know there are things you are passionate about - your family, friends,
hobbies and, if you're lucky, your work. There are special occasions and once-in-a-lifetime
moments you experience. These days, you're capturing many of them with your digital
camera. And, you're turning even bad photos into perfect images with quick and simple
photo editing software.
There are lots of things worth remembering, but only a select few images you'll
want to put on permanent display. We offer you a way to display your best photos
beautifully. A way for you to create an artistic and historical masterpiece from the
snapshots of your life.
Our photo caption windows enable you to document and explain what each
photo means. There's also plenty of mat space for personal touches such as handwritten
notes, signatures or scrapbook embellishments.
Plain or with added frills - our frames are simply stunning. They're at home in a
child's room, a home office, a living room,
a den - virtually anywhere.
No web site could ever convey how beautiful and special our frames will look
on your walls. Put your best photos in our frames - for a vision and a perspective only our frames provide.
We promise...if you like what you see here then you'll love what
you actually get!
Sincerely yours, Paul and Karen Dobrin
Since 1990, Dobrin Industries Inc. has specialized in high-quality, made-to-
order, personalized photo collage frames with a wide variety of themes, serving
over 200,000 customers with a remarkable 99.8% Customer Satisfaction Rate.
Our own exclusive mat designs are timeless and elegant, characterized by
thoughtful symmetry, clean lines, and spaciousness. Many feature special
windows for photo-captions and a frame title - enabling a high degree of
personalization that can be done at any time.
Choices truly abound. There are 126 models, 9 mat colors, 29 frame
3 face options, 9 template colors and 16 gift wraps. There are also
14 standard time-themes but the unique caption and title windows allow you
to make up any theme you can imagine.
Friendly phone service is provided by our own in-house staff without sales
pressure. Fast custom production within 3 to 5 days - delivery in most cases
within 10 days. Same-day rush service available. Easy returns, exchanges
and parts replacements. 30-Days 100% Satisfaction Guarantee includes everything:
Purchase Price, original S&H and even Return Shipping.
In our entire history only 1 in 500 customers has decided to return our product, even though we refund all shipping charges. We could praise ourselves all day long, but our history of customer satisfaction speaks for itself. And, if it turns out you're the 1 in 500, you'll be fully refunded in 1 or 2 days, not "in the next 1 or 2 billing cycles" like many companies do. So, we satisfy every one of our customers - even those few who decide not to keep our products.
We have one customer who has ordered 57 frames from us over the last 6 years, and there are many other customers who've ordered almost as many. Over half our sales come from previous customers. The simple truth is that if we did not satisfy 99.8% of our customers and get subsequent sales from them, year after year, then we would be out of business.
Better Business Bureau
We've served over 200,000 customers and have only one record on file at the BBB, and that is for a customer who complained that we contacted her twice by mail about a bad check she had paid us with.
Exclusive Product Design
We've designed all our products and you won't find anything like them anywhere else. We're not the only company to make a First Year frame or a School Year frame, but we have the best quality and the best design. Our few competitors don't use acid-free mat board like we do, and they typically clutter up the mat with old-fashioned art work. Our mats have either linen or pebbled finish - not the stark flat finish you'll typically find, and they're available in white and 8 hand-painted colors that are ours exclusively. Our competitors typically offer only 1 or 2 frame colors. We offer a wide variety. They don't include a handy outliner - we do!
Personal Customer Service
Our Customer Service staff have been with us for many years. They know the products very well - in part because they share some of the production work. They can answer any questions you have and deal with any problems. They do occasionally have to call back people during peak call times, but you won't be put on hold long or get busy signals. And, when you call, they'll be able to see every order you ever placed with us.
"It is refreshing to deal with a company that really seems to care about the customers and the products." Debbie K., Fresno, CA
"I just love this. My "baby" is 8 years old and it's exactly what I was looking for." Barb W., Saginaw, MI
"I have ordered one model and am now ordering the First Year Frame. It is just beautiful." Kathryn P., Winston-Salem, NC
"My family as well as I loved the TIME-FRAMES. Alex is our first grandchild and to watch her grow is a special remembrance for us all. Thanks again." Lillian M., Wayne, NJ
"My daughter just turned a year old and this will look great in her room and be a treasured memento for years to come." Lori H., Englewood, NJ
"This is the best gift I've ever received for my baby. Thanks!" Amy H., Maple Grove, MN
To see more testimonials click here.
Dobrin Industries Bio
The company was founded in 1990 after the original Time-Frames 2501 was designed by the President for his nephew. At first it was made in his apartment and sold in a few local gift shops. National direct-mail advertising began in late 1993, and a production space was rented in the "Old Harrison Plant" in Lockport, New York. We've been at the same location since then, now occupying 6,500 square feet of what is now called Commerce Square.
As is the case with most direct-mail companies, sales from advertisements were not sufficient to make a profit and the company lost money for several years. Mr. Dobrin was confident that subsequent sales from previous customers would eventually grow enough to make the company profitable, and that is precisely what happened.
Over the years we have expanded our product line to suit almost any occasion, including births, graduations, and anniversaries. New products are in development and we plan to continually increase our product line.
We assemble most frames per-order but we buy many of the empty frames from Kandu Industries, a non-profit company which employs people with disabilities. This company employs and trains over 900 disabled people each year, so when you buy one of our frames you help create opportunities for adults who lack other alternatives.
Shipping Information and Rates
In order to make sure your order arrives in perfect condition, a lot of effort must go into custom packaging and shipping. Our shipping rates include cost of a specially designed box, custom packing materials, and extensive labor. We only wish that picture frames were as easy to ship as software or books! Our rates are based on List prices. Sometimes you will pay more than our costs and sometimes less. Overall - we make no profit at all from our shipping fees.
|Up to $25||$7.95
|$25.01 - $50.00||$11.95
|$50.01 - $75.00||$14.95
|$75.01 - $100||$17.95
|$100.01 - $125||$21.95
|$125.01 - $150||$24.95
|$150.01 - $175||$27.95
|$175.01 - $200||$29.95
|$200.01 - $225||$31.95
|$225.01 - $250||$33.95
|$250.01 - $275||$36.95
|$275.01 - $300||$38.95
|Over $300||add 12%
|+ $1.75 Shipping Insurance
We can ship your order the next business day
if you call in your order before noon. $5.00/order
UPS 2-DAY SERVICE
We can ship your order UPS 2-Day service.
Call customer service for rates.
CANADIAN AND OVERSEAS ORDERS
Please email us for rates.
30-Days 100% Satisfaction Guarantee includes everything:
Purchase Price, original S&H and even Return Shipping.
- Return Shipping is paid at the UPS Ground Rate.
- Does not apply to International shipments.
It's 30 days after you receive your frame - not from date of order. If you live on the other side of the country or the earth, you still get 30 days in your home to decide if you want to keep or return your Time-Frames. So, 30-Days means 30 days in your home!
You only need to notify us within those 30 days - you are not required to return the items to us within those 30 days. Once again, there is no penalty for being distant. Also, you don't have to worry about how long it will take your return package to get to us. So, 30-Days means 30 days in your home to inform us that you are not satisfied.
Now, if you are one of the 1 in 500 customers who is not satisfied, return the items to us, preferably in the original packaging.
When we receive your returned items you'll be fully refunded in 1 or 2 days, not "in the next 1 or 2 billing cycles" like many companies do. Yes, it is harder for us to do this, but this is what we would want when we order online. We figure the little extra we do pays off in the long run, and that philosophy has worked for us since 1990.
At Dobrin Industries, we satisfy every one of our customers, even those few who decide not to keep our products.