Shipping & Returns

Delivery terms and conditions (we are based in Peterborough and only ship products within the UK). 

UK DELIVERY OPTIONS 

FREE shipping on orders over £48.99 for all UK addresses, sent via APC Overnight Courier Express. 

  • £3.50 - Standard* - 48 Hour Royal Mail Tracked Delivery (2-3 days) (Choose this option if you live in a block of flats where parcel carriers other than Royal Mail have no access to the building and/or you live in a remote rural area)
  • £3.75 - Next Day Delivery - Courier Express*, excludes weekends  (Please order by 4pm, Mon-Thu)
  • £3.95 - 24 Hour Royal Mail Tracked Delivery, excludes weekends (Please order by 4pm, Mon-Thu)
  • £7.95 - Special Guaranteed Next Day Delivery by 1pm, excludes weekends (Please order by 4pm, Mon-Thu) 

In order to obtain the quickest delivery for our customers we may use a Parcel Carrier for some Next Day deliveries. 

Next Day deliveries are not Guaranteed by Royal Mail or parcel carriers but more than 98% are delivered Next Day. 

* Some remote regions of the UK (i.e. Highlands & Islands) have limitations on Next Day/Special Guaranteed services. These parcels are only being delivered by Royal Mail. Please visit the Royal Mail web site for full details and service restrictions on all mail services. 

For your security a signature from an adult (18+) is required to confirm delivery for both Royal Mail and Courier deliveries. Exception - if you tell us to leave your parcel in a "safe place" without signature required. If you know that you will not be at home to receive and sign for your parcel, please select an alternative delivery address or specify a neighbour or a "safe place" option. 
If you are not at home to receive your parcel, Royal Mail or Courier has the right to leave your parcel with a neighbour.
Please enter your address and postcode carefully. Unfortunately we cannot take responsibility for incorrect addresses supplied by our customers.
You may also arrange to have the goods collected from us if this is more convenient.
If you use a "safe place" option with your shipping method Riptide UK cannot be responsible for any non-delivery or non-receipt of parcels where the courier or Royal Mail states that they have delivered the parcel per your instructions.  

ORDER TRACKING INFORMATION 

Your Order Tracking Code will be added to your order (and emailed to you) on the day your order is dispatched. 

Standard & Special Guaranteed Deliveries are sent via Royal Mail. You can enter your Tracking Code on the Royal Mail Track and Trace web site to follow the progress of your order. 

Express Deliveries are sent via APC Overnight. APC Overnight’s delivery services are enhanced by the APC Tracking System which ensures your order has traceability every step of the way. 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS 

Sorry, we only ship orders to the UK at the moment. 

RETURNS INFORMATION 

We are committed to high standards of customer service and satisfaction and we are confident of quality and taste of our products therefore we are pleased to offer our customers enhanced customer service terms. 

Please read the instructions provided to you to ensure that you get the best possible use of your product. 

Our standard returns/refund policy is in accordance with the EU Consumer Contracts Regulations (prior to 13 June 2014 the Distance Selling Regulations were applied) which outlines your rights to cancel your order. 

New legislation has come into effect in the UK from the 1st Of October 2015 and all goods purchased on or after that date are subject to the rights outlined in the Consumer Rights Act 2015. 

RETURNS & UNWANTED GOODS

If you are not satisfied with your purchase you may return it and we will give you a refund for the value of the goods which are unused and in a resalable condition.

  • Please notify us within 14 days from receipt of your purchases that you wish to return your product(s).
  • Please download and complete our returns form
  • Include the completed returns form with your purchase(s) when you send them back to us.
  • We recommend that you return your purchase via recorded delivery and that you retain proof of postage/tracking.
  • We are unable to process incomplete return forms.
  • You should get your refund within 14 days once it has been agreed that you are entitled to a refund.
  • Please be aware that you are responsible for the cost of the return postage.

For a full refund all the product(s) must be:

  1. Unused and in an undamaged condition, and must be in a resalable condition with the original packaging.
  2. All consumable items are sold in sealed containers. Refunds can only be offered, in accordance with the Consumer Contracts Regulations and Health and Safety Regulation, where all the seals are intact and the items are unused.

Please send your returns to: 

RipTide UK
1st Floor, 54 Broadway
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
PE1 1SB

DAMAGED OR FAULTY GOODS ON ARRIVAL 

We do our best to ensure that your goods arrive in perfect working condition. If your goods arrive damaged or faulty please notify us as soon as practically possible.

  1. Call our customer care team on +44 (0) 1733 555 555 or email us on help@vaperiptide.co.uk for a pre-paid postage label.
  2. Please download our returns form and enter your details.
  3. Include the returns form with the item you are returning.
  4. We cannot process incomplete return forms
  5. We reserve the right to inspect and test any product that is returned to us on the basis that it is damaged or defective.
  6. Should the returned items be found, after inspection and testing, to be damaged or defective a refund or replacement product will be given within 14 days of agreeing that you are entitled to a refund.
  7. Should we establish that you are not entitled to a refund or a replacement we will return the items to you at your expense.

FAULTY GOODS WITHIN 30 DAYS 

In the unfortunate event that a product fails within 30 days of your purchase being received:

  1. Stop using the product as soon as you become aware that there is a fault.
  2. Notify us as soon as practically possible.
  3. Please complete and download our returns form.
  4. Include the completed returns form with the purchase you are returning.
  5. We cannot process incomplete return forms.
  6. We recommend that you return your purchase to us via recorded delivery and that you retain proof of postage. The cost of any return postage you have paid will be refunded to you if we agree that the items are faulty.
  7. We reserve the right to inspect and test any product that is returned to us on the basis that it is faulty or has failed.
  8. In order to establish the fault we will conduct through tests on the product. In most instances we will take photographs of the returned products.
  9. Should we find that the product is faulty we will offer you a replacement. This does not alter your right to a full refund if you prefer.
  10. In the event that the tests show the product to be in good working order or that the product has been damaged by misuse, physical abuse or incorrect operation in a manner that is inconsistent with the specified use, we will return the product to you at your cost.

Your statutory rights are not affected.