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Shipping & Returns

Shipping Policy

Lead Time

During peak times The Card Tree may have to extend lead times to a more realistic time based solely on demand.  Should you require your order sooner please contact us before placing the order, in most cases we will be able to accommodate your request.  .  All orders placed before, unless pre notified by us, will not be affected by any adjusted lead time.

Placing your order

When you place an order with us (choosing an item and completing our online checkout process), we will send you an acknowledgement by email.  This will list the products you have ordered.  Please note that your completion of the online checkout process does not constitute our acceptance of your order.  Our acceptance of your order only takes place when we despatch it.  A ‘purchase contract’ between you and www.thecardtree.co.uk is therefore made at the point of despatch, rather than at the point of payment. If you have cancelled your order, or if we notify you that we cannot accept your order, then no purchase contract will have been made.

Personalised Products

We aim to provide a high-quality service, all customer orders we receive are placed in a queue linked with our order numbers, and are produced on a first come first serve basis, subject to stock availability.  Due to the nature of our personalised service, some orders may be placed on hold due to a verification requirement by you.  All verifications will receive a ‘manual verification required’ email; this email will require you to approve a design before we can continue with your order to manufacture.  Failure to respond to this or any other communication sent by us may result in your order arriving outside our lead time.  The Card  Tree  cannot be held responsible in such cases, providing we show evidence that we have communicated to the contact information provided by you at ‘checkout’.

Please double-check your order on screen and your acknowledgement email carefully to check that all the details entered are correct. We cannot refund items where the personalisation has been mis-typed or mis-spelt due to an error made by you.  You can only make changes to your order whilst its status on your ‘Order Status’ located in ‘My Account’ is marked as ‘Awaiting Fulfilment’, changes to your order can be made by contacting us via email; amanda@thecardtree.co.uk

All order personalisation will be processed exactly as entered.  

Credit/Debit Card Payments

All our payments are accepted via a third party payment provider, www. paypal.com, and the PayPal terms of use are outlined by PayPal on their site.

Postage and Packaging

All prices are shown exclusive of postage and packaging charges, postage and packaging charges will be calculated at the ‘checkout’ stage.

Delivery/Shipping

Our products are sent via Royal Mail, our website postage calculator is configured to a Royal Mail weight and size format.   The Card Tree reserves the right to use a Courier Service of our choice on the odd occasion necessary, should circumstances change. Please allow 2-5 working days from receipt of your ‘Shipped’ confirmation email.

There is also a collection from The Card Tree option at the checkout stage.

Return & Exchange Policy

Returns, Cancellations and Refunds 

 The Card Tree is therefore unable to take returns or offer refunds on personalised goods.  This does not affect your statutory rights under The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 in terms of Non-Personalised products.

Please contact us for our return address and further instructions for returning goods - Customers can contact us via our contact us page or email: amanda@thecardtree.co.uk

*Please note: Customers are liable for the costs of returning goods to us via a traceable/proof of posting method.  

Once the returned items have been received, we will an email confirming receipt and begin the refund process. We aim to issue refunds within 14 business days. Orders will only be refunded to the payment method used to make the purchase.

 

*Please note, refunds can take a further 5 business days to return to debit/credit cards.

If goods are faulty or you believe a mistake has been made with your order, please contact us within 14 days of receipt. We will be happy to assist and resolve via a replacement or refund for the faulty item.

Cancellations must be requested via our contact us page or email. If your order has already been dispatched before a cancellation can be actioned you will be liable for the costs of returning goods to us via a traceable/proof of posting method.   

This returns policy does not affect your statutory rights.

Lost/Non arrivals

All orders are expected to arrive at the shipping address provided no later than 5 business days after the 'shipped' notification email, this will be extended in seasonal peak times to 8 business days.

If your order has not arrived within 5 days of the 'shipped' notification please inform us with your order number: amanda@thecardtree.co.uk

Orders that fail to arrive at their destination after 15 business days will be treated as lost.  

Customers must contact us within 21 calendar days of the 'shipped' notification to be eligible for a refund, after this time store credit may be offered at our discretion.

[Please note; It is common for the address or postcode to be incorrect at the time of ordering. Please ensure you have provided us with the correct address and postcode, you can check by logging in to your account or referring to the invoice you received via email at the time of ordering].

Damaged

In the unlikely event of our products arriving damaged or faulty, please contact us immediately. 

Copyright

All text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, page layouts, design and other material that are contained on this Website may be protected by The Card Tree or third party Copyrights, Trademarks, Service marks, Patents or other Proprietary Rights and Laws.  You do not have permission, except where expressly authorised to do so, to change, copy, store, publish, rent, licence, sell or distribute in any way any of these property rights.

Contacting us

If there are any other questions you may have, please contact us using the information below:

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