DELIVERY & RETURNS POLICY
ePETstore sells premium pet products online. The use of any product bought from this our website is at the purchaser's risk. The purchaser / user indemnifies and holds ePETstore harmless against any loss, injury or damages which may be sustained as a result of using the products sold on the ePETstore.
ePETstore delivers free of charge within major areas in South Africa, door-to-door, depending on where you’re located and once minimum order value is reached.
Our major shipping areas are: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Richards Bay, Gqeberha, East London, Bloemfontein, Polokwane and Mbombela.
Outlying areas are subject to a delivery fee and Remote areas will be subject to a delivery surcharge in addition to the basic delivery fee.
View all applicable areas with relevant surcharge amounts below.
Remote Area's Delivery Surcharges
What Delivery Options Do I Have?
On Demand Delivery
WIll be offered on check out if your address qualifies.
Available to addresses within 15km driving distance of ePETstore in North Riding - Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays)
Delivery within 2 hours from Monday to Friday with five 2 hour delivery time slots per day,
10:00 to 12:00
12:00 to 14:00
14:00 to 16:00
16:00 to 18:00
Orders must be placed at least 45mins BEFORE preferred time slot
Orders under R550 = R60 On demand fee + R85 delivery fee = R 145
Orders over R550 = R60 On demand fee
WIll be offered on check out if your address qualifies.
Available to certain areas in Gauteng only - Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays)
Orders placed BEFORE 09h15 delivered by 18h00 the same day
Orders placed after 09h15 delivered by 18h00 the following business day
Orders under R550 = R35 Express fee + R85 delivery fee = R 120
Orders over R550 = R35 Express fee
Delivery within 1 – 3 working days
Orders under R550 = R85 delivery fee
Orders over R550 = FREE
Outlying & Remote Areas:
Delivery upto 5 working days
Orders under R550 = R125 delivery fee (remote area may attract an additional surcharge)
Orders over R550 = R85 delivery fee (remote area may attract an additional surcharge)
ePETstore will deliver within 1 – 3 working days in major centres and up to 5 working days in remote regions. Should you not have received your delivery within this time frame, please contact us on 010 300 7908, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or pop us a WhatsApp on 060 639 1143
Please note that Business Days exclude weekends and public holidays.
The Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 (“ECT Act”) entitles you to cancel your purchase within 7 days’ notice if the products you have purchased are not delivered within the agreed delivery period as specified in the ePETstore terms and conditions. The product(s) in question must be returned to ePETstore in their original state. Any such cancellation must be done via the ePETstore Call Centre by either calling 010 300 7908 or emailing email@example.com. We will then refund you as per our refund policy.
Should a product you have ordered be:
Temporarily unavailable: ePETstore will notify you thereof as well as the anticipated delay in delivery and, unless you agree to wait for such longer period for delivery, or accept delivery of another product instead or a credit on your ePETstore account, ePETstore will issue a refund in respect of that product to you.
Permanently unavailable, ePETstore will notify you and, unless you agree to accept another product instead or a credit on your ePETstore account, ePETstore will issue a refund in respect of that product to you.
Should you have redeemed a voucher or coupon against a product that is temporarily unavailable and you do not agree to an extended delivery period, or to accept delivery of another product instead, or the product is permanently unavailable and you do not agree to accept another product instead, ePETstore will re-issue you with a replacement voucher to the same value, with the same voucher terms and conditions.
NON-DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS (your right to return)
Save for certain exceptional cases (including free products or gifts received during a promotion on special advertised on the site or any products that have passed the expiry date), you are entitled to return any purchase concluded on ePETstore within 14 days of the product(s) being delivered. In order to obtain a purchase price refund, the product(s) being returned must be sent back to ePETstore in accordance with the return procedure set out in clause 7 below.
Consequently, if upon receiving your purchase you are not satisfied with your choice of product(s) and wish to return it for a refund as aforesaid, please retain the product(s)’ original packaging and do not open the product.
If the incorrect product is delivered to you by mistake (i.e. it is not the product you purchased), please do not remove the product from its original packaging or use the product at all. Please promptly contact the ePETstore Customer Care on 010 300 7908 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify ePETstore thereof, so that we can resolve the mistake by arranging to collect the incorrect product and deliver the correct product to you as quickly as possible.
If, within 6 months after delivery of a product to you:
You find that the product is defective/faulty, unsuitable for the purpose generally intended (or otherwise expressly indicated by ePETstore at time of purchase), or not legal or reasonably durable (based on the circumstances and product type) (“defective”); and – you arrange to return such product to ePETstore for inspection in accordance with the returns procedure in clause 7 below, and the product is subsequently found to indeed be defective, you are entitled to either –
(a) be fully refunded, or (b) have the product repaired or replaced at ePETstore expense(the decision between repairing or replacing being that of ePETstore depending on availability and other relevant circumstances, and in this regard you acknowledge that Sale/ On Special products will usually only be able to be repaired).
If the product is found NOT to be defective, you will NOT be entitled to any repair, replacement or refund but will instead be liable for the costs incurred in having such product returned to ePETstore and then redelivered to you.
When is a product defective? Please note: the following are examples of things which will NOT be regarded as defects and will NOT entitle you to any repair, replacement or refund under the general warranty above: faults resulting from normal wear and tear; damage arising from incorrect usage of the product.
Certain products may come with a supplier’s guarantee. If so, this will be stated in the product listing on the site. Clear details of these guarantees are given in their listings and no shopper may ask to be covered by a wider-ranging guarantee other than the one shown on such product listing.
You may not under any circumstances return the following:
Products that you or any other person has altered, repaired, incorporated or added to where such alteration, repair, incorporation or addition has not been authorised by ePETstore.
What is the delivery and returns policy?
You can read the comprehensive delivery and returns policy here.
How do I return a product?
It's quick and easy. Save for certain exceptional cases (including free products, gifts received during a promotion, specials on the site or any products that have passed the expiry date), you are entitled to return any purchase concluded on ePETstore within 14 days of the product(s) being delivered.
Follow the simple steps below:
All you need to do is go to your order history, and select the order that has the item you would like to return:
1. Select “view order”
2. Select the items in the check box that you would like to be returned
3. Select “return these products”
4. Complete the required info an voila. Your return has been logged
Our customer care team will then be in touch (remember once logged, this can be viewed under your product returns history)
Within 10 business days of the returned item having been cleared by ePETstore quality, the money will be refunded back in the form of payment used for the original order (either EFT or Credit Card), unless specified that a store credit or a swop out is preferred. (in the Returns form)
PROCESSING OF CREDITS AND REFUNDS
Where your ePETstore account has been credited, you will be entitled to use such credit towards other purchases made by you on the site. Please note that if you’ve requested a refund as a credit on your profile- it is considered a final decision and cannot be changed to another credit option later.
If you bought a sale item and want to return the item, the reduced price will be paid back to you and not the full price.
If you want to return an item that you paid the full amount for, but it is now on sale, you have the option of receiving the refund back in a full amount as credit on your profile or in the form of cash in your account.
If you redeemed a voucher against your purchase, and wish to return the item(s) from that purchase, the rand value paid for the item(s) being returned will either be refunded or credited to your account. The value of the voucher that was redeemed will not be refunded to you, or credited to your account. Rather, ePETstore will re-issue you with a replacement voucher to the same value, with the same voucher terms and conditions.
ePETstore reserves the right to refuse, in the interest of fraud prevention, processing any payment for any order, and/or to cancel any purchase partially or completely, with notice given to you. ePETstore will be responsible for returning funds for the cancelled portion of the order to you only if you have already paid such funds.
ePETstore undertakes that it has taken all reasonable precautions to secure the credit card processing that is carried out to receive payment for goods sold. ePETstore cannot be held responsible for security breaches occurring on the users electronic device (Personal Computer or other electronic device used to browse the Website), which may result due to the lack of adequate virus protection software or spyware that the User may inadvertently have installed on his/her device.
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