This Refund Policy (“Policy”) applies to the purchase of gift hampers from our website. The website www.thehamperboutique.com.au is owned and operated by The Hamper Boutique Co, who is referred to in this document as “we”, “us”, “our”, and similar grammatical forms.

  1. General
    1. We offer refunds, repairs and replacements in accordance with the Australian Consumer Law and on the terms set out in this Refund Policy (“Policy”).
    2. Any benefits set out in this Policy may apply in addition to consumer’s rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
    3. Before making a purchase, please read this Policy so that you can understand your rights and what you can expect from us if you are not satisfied with your order.
  2. Australian Consumer Law
    1. Under the Australian Consumer Law:
      1. Our goods and services come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. For major failures with the goods, you are entitled
        1. to cancel the purchase; and
        2. to a refund for the price of the goods; and
        3. compensation for any damage or loss (whether direct or consequential) that was, or reasonably ought to have been, foreseeable by us.
      2. If the failure with the service does not amount to a major failure, you are entitled to to a re-supply of the goods within a reasonable time, or to cancel the purchase and be provided with a refund of any price paid.
    2. We offer refunds, repairs, and replacements in accordance with the Australian Consumer Law.
    3. The Australian Consumer Law provides a set of Consumer Guarantees which protect consumers when they buy products and services.
    4. If the Australian Consumer Law applies, then we cannot avoid the Consumer Guarantees that it provides. If there is an inconsistency between this Policy and the Australian Consumer Law, the Australian Consumer Law will prevail.
    5. Further information about the Australian Consumer Law and these Consumer Guarantees is available from the website of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
    6. If a product or service which you purchased from us has a major failure (as defined in the Australian Consumer Law), then you may be entitled to a replacement or refund. You may also be entitled to compensation for any reasonably foreseeable loss or damage resulting from that major failure.
    7. If a product or service which you purchased from us has a failure that does not amount to a major failure (as defined in the Australian Consumer Law) then you may still be entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced.
  3. Cancellation and Change of Mind
    1. Once the products are shipped, we do not offer any refund, exchange, or store credit if you change your mind or find the same product or service cheaper elsewhere.
    2. All cancellation or change of mind requests received before the products are shipped are at management’s discretion.
  4. Products Damaged During Delivery
    1. In the event that the product you ordered has been damaged during delivery:
      1. Please contact us on support@thehamperboutique.com.au within 48 hours after the package is delivered. Please provide evidence of damaged product and a brief description.
      2. Any damaged product must be returned in the condition in which it was received, together with any packaging and other items which you received with the damaged product.
    2. We will investigate the matter with our courier company and identify the cause of the damage.
      1. If the investigation confirms that the product was delivered undamaged; then we bear no responsibility to replace the damaged products.
      2. If the investigation confirms that the damage was caused due to negligence by The Hamper Boutique Co, then we will arrange to collect the damaged product and replace it with an equivalent product, or to refund it, provided that you have contacted us within 48 hours after the package is delivered.
    3. Please allow 20 business days to resolve such matters.
  5. Exceptions
    1. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Policy, we may refuse to provide a repair, replacement or refund for a product or service purchased by you if:
      1. You misused the said product in a way which caused the problem.
      2. You knew or were made aware of the problem(s) with the product or service before you purchased it.
      3. You asked for a service to be done in a certain manner, or you asked for alterations to a product, against our advice, or you were unclear about what you wanted.
      4. Any other exceptions that apply under the Australian Consumer Law.
  6. Shipping Costs for Returns
    1. In the event that a product you have purchased fails to meet one or more Consumer Guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law, we shall bear any cost of shipping the said product (the “Returned Product”) back to us, as well as any cost of shipping any replacement product to you.
    2. If the Returned Product can easily be shipped or returned, then you are responsible for organising for the Returned Product to be returned to us. If the Returned Product is eligible for a repair, replacement or refund under the terms of this Policy (including under the Australian Consumer Law) then we will reimburse you for the reasonable postage, shipping or transportation costs for the Returned Product.
    3. If the Returned Product is too large, too heavy, or otherwise too difficult to be removed and returned by you, and is believed to be eligible for a repair, replacement or refund under the terms of this Policy (including under the Australian Consumer Law), then we will organise for the postage, shipping, transportation or collection of the Returned Product, at our cost.
    4. In the event that we organise and pay for the inspection, postage, shipping, transportation or collection of a Returned Product, and it turns out not to be eligible for a repair, replacement or refund under the terms of this Policy (including under the Australian Consumer Law), then you will be required to pay the costs of any inspection, postage, shipping, transportation or collection of the Returned Product.
  7. Response Time
    1. We aim to process any requests for repairs, replacements or refunds within 5 days of receipt of the request.
  8. How to Return Products
    1. You can contact us using the contact email provided at the end of this Policy to discuss a return using the information.
    2. Unless otherwise defined in our sole discretion, we shall pay all refunds in the same form as the original purchase or to the same account or credit card used to make the original purchase.
    3. To be eligible for a refund, repair or replacement, you must provide proof of purchase.
    4. You may be required to provide a government issued identification to qualify for a refund, repair or replacement.
  9. Contact Us
    1. If you wish to speak to us about this Policy or about any refund, repairs or replacements, please contact us at: support@thehamperboutique.com.au .