Delivery & Returns
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We use Royal Mail within the UK and North America so delivery times may be a little bit longer which is beyond our control. This is especially applicable during the Christmas period. Please note the following last shipping dates:
- December 09 for delivery to Australia & New Zealand
- December 10 for delivery to the North and South America
- December 17 for delivery to Europe
- December 20 for delivery to the UK via first-class shipping
We want you to receive your Ponderlily order as soon as possible. Orders are fulfilled from our office in Newcastle, England, between 1-2 business days from the time your order is processed. To be honest, we’re a small family business and orders placed on a Friday after the cut-off post time (1pm) or during the weekend, will be shipped on Monday within our working hours.
Shipping // UK mainland orders
Orders are shipped via First Class Royal Mail delivery (up to 2 working days from dispatch, depending on your level of service). Please make sure that the shipping address is correct as we’re unable to redirect orders once they have been shipped. If you have any questions about your delivery please contact us, quoting your name, order number, and full address, so we can look into it for you straight away.
Shipping // International Orders
International orders are shipped via Royal Mail tracked service and via DHL to certain countries. You will receive a tracking number when your order is dispatched. International orders can take 3-5 business days for delivery in Europe and 5-7 business days for delivery in other international locations, as per Royal Mail guidelines. If your order is delayed further to the mentioned times above, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so our Customer Care team can locate your order and help get it to you as soon as possible.Unfortunately, we cannot ship international orders to PO BOXES as all packages must be signed for upon delivery. We are also unable to re-direct any orders once they have been processed. If you have any questions about your delivery please contact us, quoting your name, order number, and full address, so we can look into it for you straight away.
Customs & Import Duties
The prices of the items you order do not include custom taxes and import duties; the costs of these charges vary for each country. As the recipient, you are liable for all import duties, customs and local sales taxes levied by the country you are shipping to; payment of charges may be necessary to release your order from customs on arrival. If you do not accept your parcel, your items will be returned back to us. You will be liable for any additional returns and customs charges in relation to your return, the costs of these charges will be deducted from the refunds which are owed to you.
Once your parcel leaves our warehouse, it’s the responsibility of the Royal Mail. If you're not home when Royal Mail attempt delivery they will leave you a card with details on how to obtain your parcel. As per Royal Mail’s policy, you will have a specified period from the date of attempted delivery to rearrange delivery; after this date, items will automatically be returned to us. If the item is returned to us in this way, we will need to charge you again for postage before sending the item out again. We will contact you in the first instance to discuss with you. To avoid delays in delivering your parcel, we recommend having your item shipped to your daytime address (e.g.: your work address).
Here at Ponderlily, we want you to be satisfied with our products but should you have to, we give you 14 days to return a product that you are not satisfied with. Your right of return starts from the moment your order is delivered. You can return the product(s) to us within this time frame, at your own expense, along with your purchase confirmation. If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately, we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
We require that you send us the Ponderlily product(s) via tracked delivery. Shipping fees remain your responsibility. This is necessary should they lose or damage the goods. Until the item reaches us it is under your responsibility.
The present right of return only applies to products that are returned in their original and complete condition. Any product that has been damaged, or is not in its original packaging, or packaging that has been worn beyond simply opening the product, will not be refunded. The deadline mentioned above are effective from the date of receipt of the order.
To return products to us please follow these steps:
- Package your return in its original parcel and with a copy of proof of purchase.
- Mail package using registered mail + insurance for the value of the merchandise
- Email email@example.com with return details and tracking information
- Packages should be addressed to: Ponderlily Ltd, Clavering House, Clavering Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3NG.
Refunds (if applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed (excluding shipping charges), and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 5 business days.Eligibility Criteria:
- Item is returned within 14 days of purchase.
- The original receipt or proof of purchase is provided.
- The returned item is unused with original packaging.
- Returned item is not a Gift Voucher or Monogrammed item.
Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
Late or missing refunds
If you're due to receive a refund and you haven't yet, first check your bank account again. Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Next, contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at email@example.com and send your item to Clavering House, Clavering Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3NG, United Kingdom.
If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.
If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he or she will find out about your return.