Shipping & Handling
NB: 15th April 2021. With immediate effect, we have taken the decision to suspend all shipping to EU countries. If you are in the EU and would like to place an order, please contact me direct by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. BREXIT happened. We are not responsible for it and do not agree with it, but it is a fact. The immediate impact on our EU customers is that they are required to pay VAT in their country on any goods purchased from the UK at the rate prevailing in their country. We have made this clear by adding a page to our website, to which there are at least two links on every page. We have also ensured that this information is presented to the customer prior to payment, and the customer cannot proceed until they have ticked a box declaring that they have read and understood the information. In spite of these efforts, it has become increasingly clear that it is no longer viable to ship to any EU country other than Ireland.
We will ship to any UK address and to the following countries:
Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United States.
If you want delivery to a country not listed above, let us know. We will always try to accommodate you.
Shipping charges are as follows:
UK - Standard (2-5 days): GBP3.95 by Royal Mail Tracked48 - NOT a guaranteed service
UK - Express (1-2 days): GBP5.95 by Royal Mail Tracked24 - NOT a guaranteed service
UK - PETERSFIELD - Hampshire - town addresses only: £2 - same-day delivery Mon-Fri - order by 11am
Europe: GBP10.95 by Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed
Rest of the World (except AU & NZ): GBP19.95 by Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed
Australia & New Zealand: GBP24.95 by Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed
We ship orders Monday to Friday. All international orders are sent by a trackable service requiring a signature on delivery. Large orders are sent by any one of a number of courier services, depending on weight and destination. Most orders are shipped within 1 working day (same day if order placed by 11am UK time). Some items may take longer than this, and these are clearly marked in the full product description. Occasionally, an item may be out of stock and we may not be able to ship it within our normal timescale. If this happens, we will advise you immediately and back-order the items for you. You have the right to cancel an order for any items which, in your view, are on an unacceptably long lead time. This is in addition to your statutory rights.
Overseas deliveries only: import duties vary worldwide depending on each country's importation legislation. It is the customer's responsibility to discover what, if any, import duties their order may be subject to, and the liability for import duties resides solely with the customer. We are obliged to make a customs declaration, verifying the value of each item within the parcel. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE AGREE TO MAKE A FALSE DECLARATION. This practise is illegal. Please do not ask us to do this!
Refunds & Returns
Our Policy: We want you to be happy with the products and services you have received from Ollipops. Should this not be the case, you may return any item for a refund within 30 days of receipt. Returned items must be in completely new, unused and resaleable condition and with all packaging intact. We are not able to refund shipping charges. If you have a return requirement outside this period, please contact us and we will try to accommodate you. SPECIAL NOTICE: During the lockdown period, we simply need you to INFORM US WITHIN 30 DAYS BY EMAIL that you intend to return an item. You should post the item only when it is safe for you to do so. We are not putting a limit in terms of number of days on this because none of us knows when it will be safe. WE GUARANTEE THAT NO RETURN WILL BE REFUSED IF IT HAS BEEN DELAYED BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION.
Refunds - Timescale & Method:
1. Under current consumer legislation, refunds MUST be issued within 14 days of receipt of goods in satisfactory condition.
2. Refunds can ONLY be issued via the payment method used by the customer.
In fact, we generally process returns within 3 working days of receipt, except in the most unusual circumstances (e.g. holiday shutdown), but even then, refunds would be processed in compliance with the law.
If you used a debit or credit card, funds will be refunded to that account. If you used Paypal, funds will be refunded to your Paypal account.
Sale Items and End-of Line Items: The law draws no distinction between reduced-price and full-price items, and you have exactly the same rights as a consumer as you would have had, had you purchased an item at the full price.
Our returns policy does not affect your statutory right to cancel or your rights relating to faulty goods - see sections below.
How to Return an Item
: Please complete a RETURNS NOTE
(form will open in a new window) and enclose it with the goods. If you do not have access to a printer, a handwritten note with at least your order number and instructions will suffice. Please note that items are returned at the sender's cost and risk and we advise you to consider returning the items via a traceable service. If using Royal Mail in the UK, a proof of posting certificate usually provides adequate protection.
Duty of Care: The customer is expected to take reasonable care so as to return items in acceptable condition. For many of our products (Plus12, all shoes etc) the product box is part of the product, in that it may give essential information or instructions. It is therefore essential that all such products are returned complete with the product box, as they cannot be considered to be in new and resaleable condition without it.
Exchange Requests: We do not offer an 'exchange' service, as such. Simply place a new order, and return unwanted items at your convenience. This avoids a situation where an item might go out of stock whilst you are returning the original item, and gets the item you actually want to you quicker.
Discount Eligibility: Discount eligibility is calculated on your final order value after taking into account the value of any items subsequently returned. If you return part of an order where you had a discount or free shipping based on number of items or total value of order, we will adjust the refund to reflect the value of the discount originally allowed if the return of one or more items renders your order no longer eligible for such a discount. If you received an extra item as a result of ordering a specific product and you subsequently return the product but keep the accompanying item, we will refund the product less the stated value of the accompanying item.
Return of Faulty Items: the law gives you a great deal of extra protection when it comes to faulty items. Of course, we hope that no item we send out is faulty, and we deal only with suppliers with very high standards of quality control, but occasionally, mistakes do happen and an item will get through when it shouldn't have done so. Firstly, the timescale in which you must return a faulty item is very different. You have six months in which to do so without having to prove that the item was originally shipped in a faulty state. After this, you will need to prove that you didn't cause the fault, but you have a total of six years in which to do so. Secondly, we will reimburse you for the return postage if you return an item that proves to be faulty. IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you have contacted us for shipping instructions prior to doing so - consumer law is based largely on what is "reasonable", so, for instance, returning an item via same-day motorcycle courier at considerable expense is not what most people would consider reasonable!
Statutory Right to Cancel: You have a statutory right to change your mind about almost any item purchased online, and may cancel a contract at any time up to 14 days after the day on which the goods were delivered.
How to Exercise Your Statutory Right to Cancel: We need to receive notice of cancellation in writing (by email is fine), and you should include at least your name and address and a line confirming cancellation. You can phone to cancel (this is often sensible in order to avoid an order being despatched unnecessarily), but we will also need you to drop us an email confirming this. You must then return the goods within a maximum of 14 days of issuing your cancellation notice. If you are exercising your statutory right to change your mind and cancel a contract, you will receive a refund of the total cost of the items plus, for UK orders, the value of the least expensive delivery choice that was available to you when you placed the order. This means that if you chose a more expensive delivery method, you will have to bear the cost of the difference.