Delivery & Returns

Orders and payment

The technical steps you need to take to complete the order process are as follows:

When clicking on a product you wish to purchase you will be guided through the purchase process to add the items to your basket and proceed through the checkout by a series of instructions. You may at any time click on the ‘back’ button on your browser to move back a step.

At the end of the process you click on the ‘Place order now’ button to finalise the order.

We will acknowledge your order by email, if there are any problems with the order (stock delays or any other issues) we may contact you by email or telephone.

If you change your mind or want to cancel your order for any reason you can easily do so before your order is despatched by emailing office@closeparent.com.

We accept payment by Delta, Switch, Maestro, Solo, MasterCard and Visa. Payment is taken immediately upon order.

Payments must be made in pounds sterling.


Pricing

We endeavour to ensure that our prices on the website are accurate and up to date. However, we reserve the right to increase prices due to circumstances outside of our control. In this event, you will be contacted and given the option to cancel or amend your order prior to your payment being processed.
VAT is charged at the standard UK rate - currently 20%. Our prices are inclusive of VAT but exclusive of local taxes, import duties or clearances which may become payable.


Delivery

We aim to process your order within 24 hours of receipt.
Standard delivery takes between 3-5 working days. Delivery costs are calculated by weight. Standard delivery for all UK mainland addresses for items with a combined total weight of under 2kg is £3.95 and are sent by Royal Mail, items over 2kg cost £6.95 and are sent by Interlink. Orders over £50 are free of charge to standard UK mainland addresses.


Express Delivery

For urgent orders, we offer an express delivery service. Delivery is within 1-2 working days and is available at £7.50 for all orders to UK mainland addresses. For orders received before midday, we shall endeavour to achieve delivery on the next working day. 

Returns Policy

We are confident that you will be delighted with your purchase. However, under our 'no quibble' policy, if you wish to return the goods then please do so within 28 days of receipt and we will be happy to provide a full refund or exchange. Please note that goods returned under our 'no quibble' policy must be returned unopened in their original packaging and in a saleable condition. Please note that due to the nature of the products ‘saleable condition’ means items must not be worn or washed. If the item has been worn or washed it will be deemed ‘not saleable’.

Refunds will normally be processed within 7 working days of the goods being received by us.

Unless the goods are faulty or damaged, you will be responsible for the cost of returning the goods to us. Please quote your invoice number, name, address and telephone number with all returns. When returning goods we advise you obtain a free certificate of posting as we cannot accept responsibility for returned goods that are lost or damaged in transit. Credit card refunds can only be credited back to the original card that the goods were bought with; if these details are not supplied there may be a delay in your card being refunded. Our returns policy does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

Returned goods must be clearly marked "Returns" and posted to: Close Parent Ltd. Units 2-3 Alders Court, Watchmead, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1LT.

 

Faulty Goods

We guarantee our products against defects in materials and manufacturing faults for a period of 12 months from date of purchase. For goods that are deemed to be faulty we will either

1. Replace faulty used products as long as they were purchased within the last 12 months, or

2. Provide a credit note as long as they were purchased within the last 12 months.

**We will require proof of the purchase date so please keep your receipt.**

Return postage costs for faulty goods will be paid for by Close Parent Ltd on the basis of the least expensive return delivery available and as long as you have contacted us in advance.

Before you send goods back to Close Parent Ltd please contact us by telephone 01992 554045 or email amanda@closeparent.com for an RGA (Returned Goods Authorisation) form. We will then send you a Returned Goods Information form to be completed and returned with the goods. Unauthorised returns are not accepted. When returning goods we advise you obtain a free certificate of posting as we cannot accept responsibility for returned goods that are lost or damaged in transit.

 

Goods purchased from a third party

Any Close products purchased from a third party must be returned to the third party. Close will happily advise on any product information or faulty goods issues, but any subsequent replacements/refunds will need to be obtained from the original seller.