Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
1.1 www.forwardvia.com is owned and operated by Forwardvia Limited, a UK company registered in England and Wales under company number 11388886 and VAT number is GB304790314, hereafter referred to as ‘Forwardvia’, ‘We’, ‘Us’, or ‘Our’ set out the following terms and conditions upon which Forwardvia offers registered Forwardvia members (collectively referred to as ‘Customers’ or 'Registered member') and herein referred to as ‘User’, ‘Recipient’, ‘You’ and ‘Your’ permission to use our services.
1.2 ‘Site’ means the website and the contents accessible at the URL link www.forwardvia.com. ‘Services’ means all the services offered by us on the Site. ‘Goods’ or ‘Shipment’ or ‘Package(s)’ or ‘Parcel(s)’ means the product, merchandise or grocery product purchased by User or purchased by Us through Assisted Purchase service. ‘Supplier’ means the retailer, merchant or supermarket who sell Goods. ‘UK Delivery Address’ is Forwardvia’s warehouse, is also the address given to User during registration. ‘Shipment Address’ is the designated User address. ‘Carrier’ or ‘Courier’ is the third party company providing door-to-door package delivery service
1.4 You can access your order details and these Terms and Conditions at any time on-line from our website but we recommend that you store a copy of these terms on your computer or device for your reference offline.
1.5 We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions from time to time without prior notice to you. Any change will not affect the provision of Services in relation to any order that you place or Goods that we receive on your behalf from a Supplier before that change is implemented.
1.6 Any reference to the word “day” or “days” herein shall mean calendar day or calendar days, respectively, including weekends and Public Holidays, unless otherwise expressly provided.
1.7 If you have any questions about these terms and conditions, please contact our customer support team by emailing us at email@example.com.
2.4 Services are available only to, and may only be used by individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, our Services are not available to children (persons under the age of 18). You may not use the Site and/or the Services if you do not meet these eligibility criteria.
2.5 If you are registering as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement.
2.6 Upon successful registration, User shall be allocated a UK address which the User may then provide to UK on-line Suppliers as a delivery address (“UK Delivery Address”) when purchasing Goods.
2.7 The following is a non-exhaustive list of Services we offer: Forwarding Service (described in condition 4 below) and Assisted Purchase Service (described in condition 5 below)
2.8 Due to the current situation, we unable to accept registration and ship to countries under sanction and in political unrest region. The following is a non-exhaustive list of Countries/Regions we do not ship to. In the event where we have your Goods, you have the options to return to sender at your own cost or request for us to dispose it.
- Crimean region
- North Korea
2.9 Your User account together with your details will be deleted from our system if you become inactive for more than 12 months continuously. Inactive means not logged into your account or use our service.
- Using the Services
3.1 User acknowledges and agrees that the services do not include customs or taxes (except where clearly stated) and that we are not a customs agent or broker. We are solely responsible for the export of its Goods. The user is solely responsible for the payment of any and all customs, duties, tariffs, taxes, or other charges or fees of any nature relating to the shipment.
3.2 Forwardvia operating hours between 0830 hours and 1700 hours (GMT) from Monday to Friday, and 0830 hours to 1230 hours (GMT) on Saturday hence we are only able to receive goods during those times. ForwardVia do not operate during UK public holidays. You agree to notify the Supplier when placing an order. We will not be liable to you for any Goods delivered outside those hours.
3.3 It is your responsibility to ensure that any manufacturer’s warranty is available and valid in the country that you are based.
3.4 By placing an order with us or using our service, you agree that the Goods have been purchased from a Supplier that is authorised to sell the Goods in the country that you are based.
3.5 It is a must for you to use the UK Delivery Address as the address when placing an order directly with the Supplier.
3.6 You authorise us to accept delivery of Goods at the UK Delivery Address on your behalf and appoint us as your freight agent to ship the Goods to the Shipment Address in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
3.7 We will charge you fees for using our shipping and other services unless stated otherwise. We will also charge you a fee for us to arrange shipment, which is included in the shipping cost. Shipping rates and fees are fixed and subject to change from time to time at our discretion, and we do not disclose our fee structure.
3.8 We have the right to open and inspect the Goods we receive without prior notice to User. You also agree that if we decided to inspect the Goods, we may have to break the seals and open packages on some Goods. We do not accept any liability for any damage caused as a result unless it is directly due to our negligence.
3.9 Notwithstanding any provisions herein, we reserve the right at all times to decline or refuse to accept delivery of any Goods or return of any Goods as we deem appropriate in our absolute discretion and without attributing any reason thereto.
3.10 You will be responsible for all Goods sent to your UK Delivery Address, even if another person is using your UK Delivery Address. We will assume that any Goods we receive from a Supplier to your UK Delivery Address have been ordered by you for us to forward to your Shipment Address. It is important not to pass on details relating to your membership of the Site to anyone that is not authorised to arrange for Goods to be sent to your UK Delivery Address.
3.11 You must agree not to use your UK Delivery Address, including declaring it as your residential address, in the application for, any credit facility including store credit, renewal of or replacement of any official documents or financial related materials. This includes but is not limited to using your UK Delivery Address in setting up business or company, applying for driving licenses, credit cards, mortgages, loans or passports. We will not forward official documents to you and will dispose of them as we see fit. You must also not provide your UK Delivery Address as your address to any governmental, regulatory, legal or financial organisation.
3.12 Failure to comply with 3.11 will lead to immediate suspension of your account. Any goods you have with us will be returned to sender at your cost, and if not returned, it will be considered as Abandoned Goos, at our discretion.
3.13 We only accept orders for our Services placed on the Site or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
3.14 You must not place an order with us or arrange for a supplier to deliver Goods to UK Delivery Address at our warehouse, if the total value of the Goods in that order exceeds £1000 or if the weight of the Goods in that order exceeds 70kg without contacting us in advance for us to confirm that we are willing to accept those Goods. We may charge you additional fees for accepting it.
3.15 We can store Goods which we receive at your UK Delivery Address for up to 30 days without charge whilst we await your instructions to ship and your payment for shipping to your Shipment Address. After this time we will charge a daily storage fee for each package we have stored beyond 30 days. The fee for each package will accrue daily until the package is shipped or disposed of. The fee we charge for storage is set out on the Site or in an email we send you before the charge is incurred
3.16 You must not arrange for any Goods to be sent to us, or place an order for any Goods with us, where those Goods are not permitted for carriage by air, cannot lawfully be delivered to the jurisdiction in which the UK Delivery Address is located, and Goods are listed in condition 10 of these Terms and Conditions
3.17 You cannot arrange your own Carrier or Courier collection of your Goods without prior agreement with us. Own Courier collection is at our discretion. If agreed by us, there will be an additional own courier surcharge for using your own Carrier and you are fully responsible for the shipment
3.18 Payment must be made in full prior to us providing the service. All prices are quoted in British pounds
3.19 Notwithstanding any provisions herein, we reserve the right to hold your package, or cancel your order or shipment, and suspend or delete your account without notice, if we believe you are misusing our service or do not agree with our terms and conditions, or do not agree with the way we process your packages or orders. Any packages you have with us will be considered as Abandoned Goods, which will be disposed in accordance to 8.4 and 8.5
3.20 All the services including forwarding service, assisted purchase service and optional services once placed through us either online or over the email are strictly non refundable.
- Forwarding service
4.1 Forwarding is a service provided by us for registered User. User arrange to deliver their Goods order from Suppliers to UK Delivery address and for us to forward it on to the Shipment Address designated by the User.
4.2 When we receive your Goods, we will measure and weigh the Goods and arrange the forwarding of your Goods to the your address by a Courier of your choice from the list we provide you. As soon as you decided on the Courier and we receive full payment from you, we will dispatch the Goods to your Shipment Address. Shipping insurance cover from the UK Delivery Address to your Shipment Address is available and it is optional. Please see Section 11 for full details about shipping insurance.
4.3 If you are ordering directly from the Supplier, the title of the Goods shall remain with the Supplier until you make full payment for those Goods to the Supplier, at which point title will pass on to you.
4.4 We may choose to perform any of the following activities on User’s behalf as we deem fit and without prior notification: Complete and sign any documents on your behalf, amend product details, amend export declaration and tariff or export codes, amend purpose of export; and/or act as User’s freight agent for the performance of customs clearance and preparation of shipping documents. The Supplier invoice may be used as supporting documentation. Local tax and duty as a result of the amendments are the sole responsibility of the User or receiver.
4.5 All Shipment Addresses once confirmed are final and may not be varied. For payment made via third party payment processor, PayPal, ForwardVia can only ship to the address as provided by you via PayPal.
4.6 User agrees to routing and diversion of the Shipment, including the possibility that the Shipment may be carried via intermediate stopping places.
4.7 For Carrier that only accept parcel in their designated warehouse, which is known as 2-legged shipping service, you agree a to allow ForwardVia to arrange the delivery of your Goods to the Carrier’s warehouse using Courier of our choice.
4.8 You are responsible to monitor the shipment, liaise with your local Courier for the delivery of your parcel, and be at the Shipment Address to accept the delivery of the parcel. If there is any issue arise with the delivery of your parcel or if the Courier requires more information from you, you are required to contact your local Courier and Forwardvia. Failing that, your Goods will be disposed by the Courier without notice.
4.9 We unable to provide services and ship to the countries and region as stated in 2.7.
- Assisted Purchase Service
5.1 We provide product ordering Assisted Purchase service to Users to assist them to purchase Goods from on-line Suppliers who may or may not otherwise accept their payments. We also offer assistance to purchase Goods from off-line Suppliers located within 5 miles radius from our location. We are not a retailer or reseller of the Goods ordered, we are acting as your agent ordering on your behalf.
5.2 We will charge you a fee for using the Assisted Purchase Service (the Assisted Purchase Service Fee). You must pay the full price of the Goods plus any cost for delivering the Goods to UK Delivery Address and the Assisted Purchase Service Fee before we can place any order with the Supplier. We can only accept payment by bank transfer if the value of the goods is over £500. We may also ask for payment by bank transfer for any purchase value, subject to our discretion. After we have received the Goods at your UK Delivery Address, we will contact you to arrange the forwarding of those Goods to your Shipment Address.
5.3 You authorise us to place an order for Goods on your behalf and appoint us as your agent to ship the Goods to the Shipment Address in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. We do not accept any liability in relation to any Goods we order, except to the extent expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions, if the Goods are faulty, you will contact Us within 3 days of receiving the Goods. You are responsible to send the Goods back to Us at your own cost for return or exchange, subject to the Supplier's return and exchange policies. The Assisted Purchase fee is nonrefundable.
5.4 The fee for off-line assisted purchase of Goods from Suppliers within 10 miles radius from our warehouse is £25 for a maximum of 10 item from a single Supplier. You must pay the full price of the Goods and the fee for using the off-line assisted purchase of Goods before we can make the purchase.
5.5 We do not warrant that the items Users have ordered will be available for purchase and delivery. We will automatically cancel any item ordered if it is:-
5.5.1 Out of stock;
5.5.3 Available only at a higher price of more than 10% the price charged by your nominated Supplier;
5.5.4 Ordered with ambiguous or insufficient information that is, in our sole opinion necessary to place the order; or
5.5.5 Items unsuitable to be transported by our freight agents.
5.6 If User has selected the option to process incomplete orders, we will without notification, process the rest of the order. Otherwise, the entire order will be cancelled.
5.7 While we will endeavor to make prompt execution of orders, User agrees that we will not be responsible for any delays. We reserve the right to reject any orders, at our discretion, at any time. We may choose to decline any requests to amend or cancel orders User placed. All orders once placed are considered final, hence strictly nonrefundable.
5.8 You agree that we may, should we choose to, obtain identical Goods from an alternative Supplier to your nominated Supplier. This is subject to the price charged by that alternative Supplier is the same or less than or no more than 10% the price charged by your nominated Supplier. We are not required to pass on to you any cost savings or commission we gain as a result of obtaining the Goods from an alternative Supplier in this way.
5.9 We will take all reasonable care to place User’s orders correctly. Should there be any discrepancies User must bring them to our attention within three working days of us sending User the Supplier confirmation. After that, all errors are deemed to be accepted by User.
5.10 Some Suppliers may insist that we do not forward their merchandise outside of the UK. We are not responsible for any change in any merchant’s selling restrictions.
5.11 One Assisted Purchase order is for purchasing from one Supplier. Supplier can be an online store or a seller from marketplace. The single order can consist of multiple Goods.
5.12 We will order the Goods according to the instructions provided by you. If the order is unsuccessful for any reason, payment will be refunded depending on the status of the order. For payment made by bank transfer, it will be refunded back to you the agreed amount minus bank charges.
5.12.1 If it is unsuccessful in buying the item for any reason, before you make payment for the item, we will refund you the Assisted Purchase fee minus £4 or 5% of the fee value, whichever is greater
5.12.2 If it is unsuccessful in buying the item for any reason after you made a payment for the item, we will refund you the item cost in full and the Assisted Purchase fee minus £6 or 10% of the fee value, whichever is greater
5.12.3 Before we purchase the item, if you fail to make payment for the item, then we will refund you the Assisted Purchase fee minus £4 or 5% of the fee value, whichever is greater
5.12.4 After purchasing the item, if you decided to cancel the order or fail to make payment for the item within the specified time, then the Assisted purchase fee is non-refundable
5.12.5 After purchasing the item, if the retailer cancels the order, we will refund you the full item value and the Assisted Purchase fee minus £6 or 10% of the fee value, whichever is greater
5.13 Any VAT on goods claimable from Assisted Purchase orders will be retained by us.
- Optional Services
6.1 Optional services are a services provided by us for registered User. User can request for optional services prior to shipping. These services are chargeable
6.2 The fee for these services is fixed. It is it entirely your choice should you choose to proceeed. Fee is display and if not available, will be provided upon request
6.3 Optional services include photo, return item, goods disposal, and special request, and any other services not listed here
6.4 Services provided are strictly non-refundable
7.1 Before you use our service, or at any stage after registration, we may need to verify your address and identity by requesting for you to email us original copy of the following documents:
7.1.1 One document showing your name and residential address e.g. utility bills, credit card or bank statements
7.1.2 Photo of you holding your Passport or Government issued photo ID. The passport or ID should show the page with your registered name
7.2 Please note the above document must be original and showing four corners of the document. These documents will be deleted from our system within 72 hours after verification. If your account is approved, after receiving your Goods, we may also choose to request for more information to verify that your purchase(s) are not fraudulent. This may include requesting you to supply us your government issued document, credit card information, bank statement and we may also contact the Supplier to verify your purchase. Failing to provide the verification document can lead to your goods being treated as Abandoned Goods. See section 8.5 about Abandoned Goods.
7.3 We reserve the right to refuse placing orders or withholding or dispose goods or shipments of any transactions involving payments made with unverified or suspicious credit cards. See Section 8.5 regarding Abandoned Goods.
- Deliveries, Undeliverables and Storage
8.1 Forwardvia does not guarantee delivery of packages which do not comply with the import or export regulations of the country to which they are delivered to. It is the responsibility of the User to ensure that the Goods are not restricted or prohibited by the country to which they are delivered to.
8.2 If the recipient refuses delivery or the Goods is deemed to be unacceptable, or it has been undervalued, incorect or insufficient content description, the Recipient cannot be reasonably identified or located, or the Recipient does not provide paperwork as requested by custom or Courier, or the Recipient does not respond or reply to emails requesting for payment of custom duties, freight charges or handlings prior to the uplift or delivery of the Goods, we shall inform the Carrier to abandon the Goods. The shipping cost for the forwarding service we provided you to ship the Goods to you is strictly non-refundable. If the Carrier unable to abandon the Goods, and the only option is to return to Forwardvia, or if the Carrier decided to return to ForwardVia, it will incur additional return shipping charge to you. Should you decided not to pay the return shipping charge, the Goods will be abandoned in accordance to 8.5.
8.3 We will store Goods which we receive at your UK Delivery Address for up to 30 days from receipt without additional charge whilst we await your instructions to ship and your payment. After this time, we will charge a daily storage fee for each package we received and stored beyond 30 days. For Premium Member, we store the Goods for up to 60 days without additional charge. The storage fee for each package will accrue daily until the package is shipped or disposed of. The fee we charge for storage is set out on the Site or in an email we send you before the charge is incurred. We reserve the right to request you to ship, remove packages from storage, not to send us more Goods at our discretion.
8.4 Notwithstanding anything contained herein, we reserve the right to dispose of the Abandoned Goods in any manner we deem fit without being liable to the User.
8.5 You agree that the following can be treated by us as Abandoned Goods:
8.5.1 Goods that have been stored for more than 100 days;
8.5.2 Goods containing food or prohibited or restricted goods that have been stored for more than 30 days;
8.5.3 Goods who’s owner cannot be identified within 30 days of receipt despite commercially reasonable efforts by us to identify the owner;
8.5.4 Any and all Goods we hold for you if you do not agree with our terms and conditions;
8.5.5 Any and all Goods we hold for you if you fail to settle undisputed invoices within 14 days for any services we have provided, or refuse to make payment for return shipping cost to sender;
8.5.6 Any and all Goods we hold for you if you fail to provide documentation within 30 days to proof that you own or purchase the goods and no fraud has been committed in connection with the Goods, or if we are unable to verify your purchases.
8.6 You will be regarded as the importer of any Goods that we send to you through the Services and it is your responsibility to comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which the Goods are to be delivered. Such Goods may be subject to opening and inspection by customs authorities.
- Loss, Damage and Delay to Goods and Shipment
9.1 Section 11 details the shipping insurance terms in the even of loss, damage and delay of shipments. We will make every reasonable effort to deliver the Goods according to our regular delivery schedules, which is calculated to be within 3 working days immediately after full payment of the shipping charges, but these are not guaranteed and are not binding. We are not liable for any damages or loss caused by delays.
9.2 For users who purchased directly from the Supplier, you must arrange the delivery to your UK Delivery Address. We are not responsible for any Goods in transit from the Supplier to the UK Delivery Address. Where you place an order with a Supplier for delivery to the UK Delivery Address, it is your responsibility to ensure that the Supplier is given the correct UK Delivery Address. We shall not be responsible for any incorrectly labelled deliveries of Goods. We cannot be held liable for any mistakes in labelling made by the Supplier.
9.3 See 11 for Standard and Extended Shipping insurances covers from the UK Delivery Address to your Shipment Address is available. It is your responsibility to take up optional Extended Shipping insurance to cover your Goods to its full value against loss and damage during transit. Shipping insurance does not cover Goods that are prohibited and restricted as listed in Section 10
9.4 In the event of claim for loss or damage, only one claim can be submitted for one shipment. Claim is up to the maximum value of the Standard insurance, or if Extended shipping insurance is taken, it will be up to the maximum cover you have paid for. The shipping insurance cover include the cost of the goods and shipping cost
9.5 For shipment without tracking, there is no shipping insurance cover and the shipping cost paid to us is nonrefundable in the event of loss or nondelivery
9.6 It is your responsibility to ensure that the items can be shipped to your country. Shipping any items prohibited or restricted by your country import law is at your own risk and we take no responsibility for lost, damage, non-delivery or if the items are confiscated by Carrier or authority.
9.7 In the event of Goods loss at the UK Delivery Address, the maximum claimable value per package is £50, and per User the total claim is up to £200 maximum. In order to make a claim, the User must provide proof of delivery made to the UK Delivery Address and original purchase invoice within 7 days from request date. After the stated time, if User fail to provide the proof of delivery and original purchase invoice, it invalidates the claim.
- Unacceptable and Prohibited Goods
10.1 It is your responsibility to ensure the Goods are acceptable and not prohibited for us to deliver.
10.2 User agrees that Goods will be deemed unacceptable for shipment if:
10.2.1 Prohibited goods listed in 10.4
10.2.2 Goods prohibited for importation to Shipment Address
10.2.3 We decide that we cannot transport the Goods safely or legally
10.2 Goods deemed unacceptable or prohibited for shipment will be returned to the Supplier at User’s cost or disposed of. Our decision is final. You will indemnify us and keep us and our employees, sub-contractors and agents indemnified against any and all resulting losses, damage and/or injuries.
10.3 There are country specific legislations, which prohibits to send certain Goods. Please refer to this link for the complete list http://www.upu.int/uploads/tx_sbdownloader/listCustomsProhibitedArticlesEn.pdf
10.4 The items listed below cannot be sent to any countries. These are prohibited items where we cannot ship in under any circumstances. We reserve the right to not ship goods we deem to be not allowed, we may suspend your account and reject, return to sender or dispose prohibited goods without prior notice. You are responsible to ensure that the goods can be imported into your country. Please note: we check packages arriving at our Warehouse. We can only forward parcels, not letters. You are not allowed to use our address for application of any kind of services, use it for financial and official related matters.
The following cannot be sent to any countries, the list is not exhaustive::
- Alcoholic beverages (to certain countriesonly, contact email@example.com before ordering)
- Animals, Animal Products, Animal Skins, Animal Fur, Animal Parts, Live Animals
- Battery - standalone or loose batteries e.g. laptop batteries, power bank are not allowed. Battery installed inside the device and batteries packed with device, up to 100 Whr can be shipped to certain countries with additional surcharge, see dangerous goods. Shipping using couriers only.
- Cash & Travellers Cheques, gift cards
- Clinical and medical waste including biological samples
- Cosmetics not allowed to Spain, Portugal, Romania, Malta, Italy, Greece, Croatia and any other countries that do not allow importation of such goods
- Counterfeit currency, bank notes and postage stamps
- Counterfeit goods
- Credit, Debit, Bank Cards
- Drugs – including all over-the-counter, prescription or non-prescription and legal drugs as well as illegal drugs / narcotics, legal or illegal highs
- Dual-use items - items which we consider as dual use that may be used for both civilian and military purposes
- Environmental Waste
- Explosives and ammunition
- Flammable liquids, solids or spray in any form this includes, but is not limited to, perfume, nail varnish, toner, hand sanitiser and others - Can be shipped to certain countries with additional surcharge. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org before ordering
- Foods that are restricted for import into the destination country. No food product and certain drinks to EU countries
- Goods, the carriage of which is prohibited by law in the country of origin, transit or destination
- Goods purchased using 'buy now pay later' payment arrangement
- Illegal goods (these are goods which are considered illegal in the origin, the transit points and/or the destination)
- Indecent, obscene or offensive material
- Infectious Substances
- Letters or mails related to application of any kind of services
- Lighters fill or unfilled
- Living creatures, living plants, roots or organisms, for example, but not limited to, seeds, yeast
- Lottery tickets
- Medicines or any form of medication either prescriptive or non-prescriptive medications
- Military goods and accessories
- Mobile phone SIM card on contract. Pay as you go Sim card is fine
- Official documents or financial related materials e.g. Passport, Driving license, Certificate of Incorporation, any financial document or letters, financial security device and any financial related materials etc.
- Perishable food including frozen food
- Poisonous (toxic) and infectious substances
- Pressurised container and devices in any form this includes, but is not limited to, aerosol, hair spray/foam, shaving gel/foam - Can be shipped to certain countries with additional surcharge. Contact email@example.com before ordering
- Radioactive materials
- Weapons including replicas or ammunition or parts thereof
- Tobacco and nicotine related products including e-cigarettes
- Unidentified substances or unknown goods or items that in our opinion could be any of the other items on this list
10.5 If Prohibited Goods are sent to us, we will deal with them as we see fit which may include disposal (and will charge you for any costs and expenses we incur); and you will indemnify us and keep us and our employees, sub-contractors and agents indemnified against any and all resulting losses, damage and/or injuries. We may request for verification of the purchased Goods and your personal identity in order to assess whether it can be shipped.
10.6 Restricted Goods may be shipped in certain circumstances with limited liability. The following items are restricted goods and have limited Standard and Extended Shipping Insurance liability cover. If it is not covered, you are shipping entirely at your own risk, understanding that there is no compensation for loss, damage or non-delivery. We may, solely at our discretion consider goods (not listed below) sent to us in poorly packed condition as restricted goods with no damage cover included with the shipment.
|Item||Conditions||Loss liability cover||Damage liability cover|
|Articles of exceptional value – i.e. Works of art, Antiques||Up to £500 to EU, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan shipped using Couriers only i.e. DHL, Fedex, UPS||Yes, subject to conditions||Not covered|
|Liquids of any variety, including make-up such as mascara and lip gloss, shower gel, lotions and creams||N/A||Yes||Not covered|
|Any used or second hand goods or goods that are deemed as "not working" on arrival or goods for spares or repair||N/A||Yes||Not covered|
|Glass, Mirror, Ceramic, Marble, Pottery, Resin or similar items||N/A||Yes||Not covered|
|Any food items including ingredients for making alcoholic beverages||N/A||Not covered||Not covered|
|Jewellery, Costume Jewellery, Watches & objects constructed of precious metal and/or stones||Up to £500 to EU, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan shipped using Couriers only i.e. DHL, Fedex, UPS||Yes, subject to conditions||Not covered|
|Furniture||Must be flat packed furniture for couriers. Otherwise, contact us.||Yes, subject to conditions||Not covered|
|Electrical and electronic items for example but not exclusively: White goods, Televisions, Laptops, Computers, Monitors, Mobile Telephones, Computer Chips, CPUs, Game console, Circuit Boards||If shipped by Courier only i.e. DHL, Fedex, UPS. Dry cell only.||Yes, subject to conditions||Not covered|
|Any goods deemed as restricted by us not listed above||Ship at your own risk. No refund/compensation for loss, non-delivery, or damages for any reason||Not covered||Not covered|
Claims and Insurance
11.1 Extended Shipping insurance is optional and it is your responsibility to insure the Goods for shipping from the UK Delivery Address to your Shipment Address. It is always recommended to insure your Goods to its full value, where available. Shipping insurance does not cover Goods that are prohibited and restricted to be imported into your country and as listed in Section 10
11.2 FowardVia Shipping Insurance is oﬀered by us to cover both the cost of shipment and damages to outgoing shipments due to loss or damage from external causes during shipment. The fee for the service we provided is strictly non-refundable
11.3 Shipping insurance cover is not available for shipping services without tracking
11.4 Depending on the Carrier or shipping services, for tracked shipping we include £50 of Standard insurance cover on the shipping cost you paid us and eligible items at no charge. £50 is the maximum payable from us to you, if no extended shipping insurance cover was purchased or not available.
11.5 Extended insurance coverage is available for shipping using Courier at a cost of £10 for the first £150 of cover, thereafter £5 per £100 unit of insured value. This rate is not prorated for partial units of £100
11.6 For Royal Mail with tracking, £50 standard insurance cover is included at no charge. Extended Insurance cover is not available. Shipping insurance coverage is not available to South Africa and Mozambique via Royal Mail.
11.7 For 2-legged Landmark BPost, £50 standard insurance cover is included at no charge. Extended Insurance cover is not available
11.8 Extended shipping insurance coverage using Courier including DHL, DPD, UPS and other carriers is limited to a total value of £1,000.00 per parcel or per multi-parcel shipment. Higher coverage is available upon request.
11.9 If you elect to purchase Extended ForwardVia Shipping Insurance, you must insure the entire declared value of your parcel and shipping cost or up to the maximum shipping insurance available for the selected Carrier.
11.10 ForwardVia insured values cannot exceed the actual value of the items. Values on your customs declaration are used to determine the ForwardVia insured value.
11.11 Prohibited items are excluded from the shipping insurance cover. Items that are prohibited for import into your countries are excluded from the shipping insurance cover. It is your responsibility to ensure that the items can be shipped to your country. List of prohibited items are listed in 10.4
11.12 Restricted Goods may be shipped in certain circumstances with limited liability. The items listed in 10.6 are restricted goods and have limited Standard and Extended Shipping Insurance liability cover
11.13 In cases of lost or missing parcels, you must inform us and claims must be submitted to our ForwardVia Support or by emailling firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 20 days from the date of shipment (pick up date) for couriers and no later than 40 days for Royal Mail, failing which we will have no liability to you whatsoever. You will be required to cooperate fully with us, and any person appointed by us or the Courier, in respect of the claim.
11.13.1 You will be responsible for submitting any documents requested by our ForwardVia Support, including but not limited to evidence of value for the aﬀected items.
11.13.2 Once we receive your claim, we will ﬁle an oﬃcial inquiry with the carrier to conﬁrm the loss of the parcel. When we receive such oﬃcial conﬁrmation of loss, we will issue payment on your claim.
11.13.3 If we cannot conﬁrm the loss with the carrier, we will require additional documentation to complete your claim.
11.13.4 If your parcel is delivered subsequent to our payment of your claim, you will be responsible for repayment to us of the full amount of the claim
11.14 In case of damage to items in a delivered parcel, or loss of individual items within a delivered parcel, claims must be submitted to our ForwardVia Support within 3 days of delivery. Shipping cost is strictly non-refundable. After 3 days, we are unable to process any damage claim, and we will have no liability to you whatsoever.
11.14.1 You will be responsible for providing photographic evidence of damaged items, and any other documentation we may request to substantiate the claim. The photo evidence must also include every angle of the outer cartons. Keep the contents and the packaging with you, as it may be needed for investigation.
11.14.2 In case of loss of an individual item within a package, parcels must be opened in the presence of the delivery agent and an oﬃcial complaint must be ﬁled with the delivery carrier. Evidence of this ﬁling must be provided to us to substantiate your claim.
11.14.3 For partial content loss, we will only consider loss claim if shipping via couriers only, i.e. DHL, UPS, FedEx. No partial loss claim if shipping via Royal Mail and Landmark Global. Evidence of tampering and weight of the received package must be submitted for partial loss claim.
11.15 ForwardVia Shipping Insurance covers only damage or loss occurring in transit, after a parcel leaves our warehouse. Damage occurring prior to shipment or prior to receipt in our warehouse is not covered.
11.16 ForwardVia Shipping Insurance does NOT cover ﬁnancial damages arising from any of the following circumstances:
11.16.1 Delay, loss or non-delivery due to the actions of any government authority, including customs and border protection authorities.
11.16.2 Damages arising from a loss of market value, decay, or defects in the product itself.
11.16.3 Incidental or cosmetic damage to product packaging, for example, but not limited to, damage to CD jewel cases, DVD, game media cases and retail packaging when the item itself is undamaged.
11.16.4 Claims for reimbursement of shipping fees for delivery delays, whatever the cause.
11.16.5 Leakage or damages caused to the package or items by leakage of another product
11.17 The following conditions, if applicable, render ForwardVia Shipping Insurance void and shipping fee paid is strictly nonrefundable:
11.17.1 Any items in the parcel were shipped in violation of our shipping terms, including prohibited items or items details or value inaccurately declared.
11.17.2 Loss, damage, shortage or non-arrival of parcel is due to the parcel being insuﬃciently addressed for delivery.
11.17.3 Loss, damage, shortage or non-arrival of parcel is due to the parcel containing items which were not properly disclosed, or underdeclaring goods value
11.17.4 Delivery is attempted by the carrier, or you request delivery to a different shipping address than the one you provided originally.
11.17.5 Loss, damage, shortage or non-arrival due to an act of war or war-like actions.
11.17.6 You initiate a payment dispute or chargeback action against prior payments made to us.
11.17.7 You opt to ship using Carrier without tracking.
11.17.9 You fail to supply supporting documentation to make a claim requested by us within 14 days from our request date.
11.17.10 You fail to supply information or documentation or fail to pay custom and handling charges to Carrier for importation of the goods.
11.17.11 You provided incorrect or incomplete shipping address.
11.17.12 You decided not to proceed with the claim.
11.18 Claims are subject to carrier's investigation and their decision is final. The carrier does not provide report for their investigation. The outcome of their decision is for us to decide on the payout. If it is declined by us or the carrier, the claim is automatically closed with no compensation allowed and we will not be able to raise another claim.
11.19 Claims are paid out into your PayPal account. Once you accepted the claims and payment has been made, the case is considered close.
- Store Return and Exchange
12.1 We are not responsible for any errors by the Supplier in fulfilment of orders or otherwise. User will have to make arrangements with the Supplier for any returns, refunds or exchanges of Goods directly in accordance with the Supplier’s terms and policies. Forwardvia will provide assistance to make the returns, refunds and exchange possible.
12.2 We will facilitate the return delivery of Goods ordered from the Supplier while the goods are at the User’s UK Delivery Address or at User’s Shipment Address. Applicable return and exchange fees apply.
12.3 All Shipping and any duties or taxes associated with the return or exchange will be the sole responsibility of the User.
12.4 We will return and exchange the Goods according to User instructions as to where to deliver the Goods.
12.5 Forwardvia accepts no responsibility for loss and damage to the return or exchange Goods.
12.6 Where applicable, we will credit User with the refunds only after we have received the refund from the Supplier. We do not refund any Service fee for Assisted Purchase Service paid or payable by the User in the event User elects to return the goods.
12.7 Return fee will be deducted from the proceeds of any order cancellations for orders placed with the Assisted Purchase service.
12.8 You must pay for the exchange fee and all shipping charges before we can return the Goods to the Supplier for exchange.
12.9 For orders you made directly with the Supplier, you must first pay for the return or exchange fee and any return delivery charges before we can return the goods to the Supplier. We do not refund any Service fees paid to us.
12.10 An eligible return or exchange will be based upon the individual return/exchange policy of the Suppliers.
12.11 Should you need to return Goods there are no storage charges for 15 days for Basic Account and 30 days for Premium Account. After this period, storage fees apply and the fees are subject to size of the package.
12.12 It may take up to 3 working days for us to get your package ready for return and we are not responsible for any delay.
- Order Cancellation, Amendment and Refund
13.1 You must notify us by email at email@example.com informing us you would like to cancel or amend the order.
13.2 Once an order has been made through our system, the minimum cancellation or amendment fees per order are as follows:
13.2.1 For Forwarding service or shipping orders, once the order has been placed, and before it is picked up by the Carrier, there is a minimum £5 or 10%, whichever is greater, cancellation or amendment fee.
13.2.2 For Forwarding service or shipping order, once the order has been placed, and after it is picked up by the Carrier, cancellation is not allowed and no refund is permitted.
13.2.3 For Assisted Purchase service or order, there is a minimum cancellation or amendment fees as shown on section 5.7 and 5.12
13.2.4 For Optional services, which include, but are not limited to the following orders, shipping insurance cover, return order, consolidation, photo order, disposal order, special order, additional parcel tapes, apply fragile tape, bag or shrink wrap, package photo, there is a minimum £2 or 10%, whichever is greater, cancellation or amendment fee if we have not carried out the service. Once it has been completed, cancellation or amendment is not allowed, and no refund is permitted.
13.3 For Forwarding service or shipping orders, there is strictly no refund for failed deliveries due to:
13.3.1 You fail to supply information or documentation requested by the Carrier to clear customs
13.3.2 You fail to pay custom and handling charges to local Carrier or customs broker for importation of the goods
13.3.3 You provided incorrect or incomplete shipping address causing the Carrier not able to locate your Shipment Address
13.3.4 The Carrier unable to make contact with you or you have not contacted or responded to the Carrier request for you to make contact
13.3.5 You fail to arrange redelivery or collection of the Goods within the stipulated time
13.3.6 The Carrier or local customs do not allow importation of the Goods.
- Indemnity and Limitation of Liability
14.1 The Customer agrees that they will remain liable for and indemnify, defend and hold harmless Forwardvia (Forwardvia Limited) and its shareholders, officers, directors, agents, partners, employees and independent contractors, at all times from the date hereof forward, from and against any and all claims, actions, damages, awards, liabilities, losses (including consequential losses), judgements, penalties, interest, fines, expenses, and/or other costs (including attorneys’ fees and court costs) arising by reason of the execution hereof or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.
14.2 Any negligent action or omission of the Customer or any of the Customer’s employees, contractors, agents or any other person acting under Customer’s supervision or control prior to, as of, or following the date hereof.
14.3 The Customer’s failure to comply with the terms hereof or any UK or other jurisdiction’s law applicable to the exportation or importation (into the destination country) of such shipments.
15.1 We may engage agents and/or sub-contractors to perform all or any part of the Services and such agents and/or sub-contractors (including Couriers) will be entitled to the protection of all the terms in these Terms and Conditions which exclude or limit our liability.
15.2 Any formal legal notices should be sent to us at the address at the beginning of these Terms and Conditions by post.
15.3 Failure by us to enforce a right does not result in waiver of such right. You may not assign or transfer your rights under these Terms and Conditions.
15.4 If any part of these Terms and Conditions is found to be unenforceable as a matter of law, all other parts of these Terms and Conditions shall be unaffected and shall remain in force.
15.5 You and we agree that English law applies to these Terms and Conditions and that any dispute between us arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions will only be dealt with by the English courts.
15.6 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is intended to, nor shall be deemed to, establish any partnership or joint venture between you and us, constitute any party the agent of the other party, nor authorise any party to make or enter into any commitments for or on behalf of the other party except as expressly provided herein.
15.7 We may provide additional services not described in detail in these Terms and Conditions. These may be agreed on an ad-hoc basis or due to an expansion of our service offering, and may be ordered from our website and through our email. Any such additional services will be strictly subject to these Terms and Conditions, and subject to the charges that are agreed between us.
15.8 We operate a policy of zero tolerance for abusive or threatening behaviour towards our employees, associates and customers. We may at our sole discretion cease communication with and suspend your account of any Registered Member that we judge to be engaging in abusive or threatening behaviour in connection with our services and you agree that in such circumstances we may immediately considered your goods as Abandoned Goods, in any way we see fit, of any Goods of yours that we hold or subsequently receive.
How to contact us
16.1 Feel free to contact us about this terms and conditions, complaints and disputes by writing to ForwardVia, 26c Hazel Road, Southampton SO19 7GA, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone +44(0)2380432561