Returns & Exchanges

RETURNS & EXCHANGES POLICY

Our Change of Mind Policy

We are happy to offer you a refund or exchange for change of mind on full priced merchandise. 

The following change of mind (returns and exchanges) timeframes apply:

  • In-store: 30 days from date of purchase
  • Online (Australia): 30 days from date of delivery
  • Online (International): 45 days from order placement.

Conditions for refund/exchange for 'Change of Mind'

  • Proof of purchase is accompanied with the returned merchandise; and
  • The merchandise is unworn, unwashed, unused and in its original condition with all tags (or packaging) intact.
  • For swimwear, all hygiene stickers must be intact.
  • Any discounts received at the time of purchase will be carried over.

Exceptions to our Change of Mind Policy

Our change of mind policy does not apply to the following merchandise:

  • Personalisation  Personalised items cannot be returned for a refund or exchange for change of mind.  Personalised products include – any heat press names or number/s applied to merchandise.
  • Earrings, hair pieces, hosiery and underwear   Due to hygiene reasons, earrings, hair pieces, hosiery and underwear are unable to be returned for change of mind.

Our change of mind policy, returns and refunds does not apply to any items purchased at:

  • The Cats Shop “Auctions” 
  • The Cats Membership Packages

Personalised Items

It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure all details submitted with an order are correct, including correct spelling, font type, choice or numbers and colours. The Cats Shop will not be held responsible if the customer provides incorrect information. 

Consumer Guarantees

Our Change of Mind Policy does not affect your rights under the Australian Consumer Law and you have consumer guarantees that cannot be limited by us. If your product is not of acceptable quality, is not fit for its purpose, or is different from its description or sample, then you may be eligible for a refund, exchange or any drop in value of the product (if you choose to keep it). If you have purchased a product with a major fault, you have the right to ask for your choice of a replacement or refund.  If you purchased a product with a minor fault, we can choose to give you a free repair instead of a replacement or refund.   Merchandise returned under consumer guarantees can be returned within a reasonable timeframe subject to proof of purchase.  Further information is available at  https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/consumer-rights-guarantees/repair-replace-refund. 

 

HOW TO RETURN OR EXCHANGE A PURCHASE

Our customer service team are unable to review items via email or phone.  All items must be physically returned either by mail or in person in-store to be processed, in accordance with the process detailed below.

At the Cats Shop

Within the timeframes outlined above, provide your online receipt (this was emailed to you when you placed your online order) and the credit card used for your purchase, to the Cats Shop where our store staff will be happy to assist you. Returns and exchanges are of course free in store. The Cats Shop, located at the Brownlow Stand, GMHBA Stadium, Kardinia Park, Geelong, Victoria. For store opening days and times, phone: 03 5225 2339 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or check online for details.

If your purchase was made in store, you will need to bring your receipt with you.

Post to the Cats Shop

Customers are responsible for all return postage costs for change of mind returns and exchanges received in an online order.

To return your order via post, simply complete the returns form enclosed with your order or for returns within Australia and send it back to the Return Address along with the item(s) you wish to return.

When returning or exchanging a faulty or damaged item, the Cats Shop will arrange return postage on your behalf or refund postage costs upon presentation of receipt/s. This is subject to inspection by the Cats Shop.  Should you need further assistance regarding this process, please contact the Cats Shop directly.

Please ensure your return parcel is securely packaged and both sender’s address and Cats Shop Return Address are clearly displayed on the outside of the parcel. To avoid delivery problems, we encourage sending your return back by registered post.

Please allow 10 business days from the day your parcel is delivered for your return to be processed and your account to be credited. Slight delays to return processing may be experienced during busy sale and promotional periods, due to higher volumes.

If exchanging via post, please return your unwanted item as above, noting the style/size you wish to exchange on the returns slip provided. 

The Cats Shop

Attention: Returns & Exchanges

PO BOX 461

Geelong VIC 3220