GEORGE SHIPPING POLICY
SHIPPING OVER CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR
Ordering as a Christmas gift or just really want your haircare in time for Christmas?
Australian orders placed by 15th December will be delivered by Christmas day via Australia Post. Express shipped orders can be placed up until 18th for delivery by Christmas.
Our warehouse is closed on the following dates during the holiday period.
Local: 25th & 26th December 2023 and 1st January 2024.
International: 22nd December 2023 to 1st January 2024.
Please note that during this time we anticipate a high volume of orders, and our warehouse team will be working as hard as they can on their return to get your orders shipped to you. Please bear with us during this period, as shipping may take a little longer than usual.
FREE STANDARD SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER AU$100 TO AUS & NZ
AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND SHIPPING
All Australian orders are shipped via Australia Post, and New Zealand orders via DHL, direct from our warehouse in Melbourne.
You will be eligible for free express shipping in Australia and New Zealand with any order over AUD $100 and this will be automatically calculated at checkout—this is not applicable for express delivery. For Australian orders received before 12pm (AEST) on business days, express delivery is 2-3 business days for addresses within the metropolitan area, from our Adelaide warehouse (longer if outside of the metro area). For New Zealand orders, express delivery is 3-4 business days from the date of dispatch.
Once orders leave our warehouse, they are in the trusty hands of Australia Post and DHL and are out of our control. If you have selected a tracked delivery option, you will not only receive your tracking number from us, but regular updates from Australia Post and DHL too, so you can prep your shakers in anticipation of your parcel’s arrival! Please double-check that your email is entered correctly at the checkout, so we can keep you updated every step of the way.
If you have any specific delivery requests/instructions, ensure you create a MyPost account with Australia Post or contact DHL directly for New Zealand orders. This way, you can give further details for your delivery and make any necessary adjustments to be certain your Happy Way stash arrives safely.
Please note that we won’t be held responsible for items that are left unattended by Australia Post or DHL, through ‘safe drop’ or with ‘authority to leave’, or similar. Once an item states ‘delivered’ on our tracking system, you must take up any enquiries with Australia Post or DHL. If you’ve previously had issues with parcels that have been stolen on your property, even when left in a location deemed to be ‘safe’ by a courier, we recommend getting the parcel delivered to a workplace or alternate address where you know someone will be there to receive your goodies.
If your trackable order has not been received within 10 business days, please contact us and we will endeavour to track it down for you. Please check your delivery address has been entered correctly before finalising your order as we do not offer postage refunds for returned orders that are incorrectly addressed.
All George orders are shipped from our warehouse in Adelaide, Australia. For our international orders, we ship with DHL Express and DHL Global Mail, depending on your location. Each of these companies offers a safe and reliable service, which ensures your George goodies arrive efficiently and in tip-top condition!
At checkout, estimated shipping times will be displayed alongside the available shipping option, but you can also check our delivery times for further clarification below. Please keep in mind that these are all estimates and that the calculated transit time is in business days (Monday-Friday).
If you have any issues at checkout and can’t find your country on our list of shipping destinations, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com and we will be happy to assist you.
At George, we always want you to receive your goodies as soon as possible, and take great care in ensuring our products move through customs quickly and with ease. We recommend that you contact your local customs office prior to placing your order and inquire about the important regulations surrounding international shipments in your country. This can prevent any delays or holding of goods, as we will not be liable for packages that are refused or held for delivery—out of our control, sorry!
SUMMARY OF DUTIES, TAXES AND THRESHOLDS
Some countries will add on a customs or duty fee when you receive your order. This will vary based on your location and is out of our control at George. George is not responsible for any additional fees including taxes, duties, brokerage or delivery fees that may be applied to international shipments.
All items shipped to New Zealand will have 15% Goods and Services tax applied to their order. There may also be additional fees for clearance in NZ customs based on the size of your order. We recommend contacting the New Zealand Post or the local customs office for further information.
A note: On the 26th of June 2019 the GST Offshore Supplier Registration Bill was passed in New Zealand parliament, which means that as of the 1st of December 2019 we are not required to apply and collect a GST tax of 15% for all New Zealand orders. This tax will appear at checkout.
Orders that are under US$800 and shipped to the US will not receive any additional taxes/duties/fees.
Please note, customs authorities require that we state the value of your order directly on your package—the value being the retail cost. Happy Way can’t mark any package(s) as a “gift” in order to avoid customs and duties fees—so sorry!
All amounts shown on the George website are in AUD. All orders will be processed in Australian dollars with the total amount being an estimate only—this total excludes any taxes, duties, levies or tariffs that may be imposed.
If you need a conversion to your local currency, please refer to www.xe.com or your preferred currency exchange site. Exchange rates change daily, and we can’t be responsible for any loss incurred as a result of currency fluctuation. Please note: when using your credit card, you may be charged a conversion rate fee.
NEED SOME HAPPY HELP WITH YOUR ORDER?
At George, we’re always here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with any concerns or questions you have regarding your order.
You can reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.