BRIDGE & COMPANY

CUSTOMER DELIVERY & RETURNS POLICY

1. GENERAL

1.1 This is the Seller’s Customer Returns Policy (“Returns Policy”) referred to in the Terms and Conditions of Sale (“the Conditions”) of BRIDGE & COMPANY (“the Seller”) 

1.2 Words and expressions in this Returns Policy shall have the same meanings as set out in the Conditions unless stated to the contrary.

1.3 In the event of any conflict between the terms of the Conditions and the terms of this Returns Policy the provisions of the Conditions will prevail.

1.4 In addition to this Returns Policy the Seller has supplementary returns policies in respect of specialized product groups contained in the Trade Price List and which are notified to the purchasers of such products.In the event of any conflict between the terms of this Returns Policy and the terms of any of the specialized product groups returns policies then the provisions of the relevant specialised product group returns policy will prevail.

2   RETURNS

2.1 The Seller has the discretion (which it may exercise as it wishes) to accept the return of any of the Goods supplied to but not required by the Buyer (upon such terms in respect of a handling charge of 20% of the invoiced value or otherwise as the seller may choose) and to issue a credit note in respect thereof. Any request by the Buyer to the Seller to exercise such a discretion must be made in accordance with the procedure and within the time periods set out in Condition 3 and is subject to the provisions of this Condition 2.

2.2 The Seller will only consider any claim by the Buyer for a return if the provisions of this Returns Policy are complied with and:

2.2.1 the items to be returned are in their original inner and outer packaging and none of the packaging shall have been written upon, taped or had permanent labels attached;

2.2.2 the items to be returned are in otherwise satisfactory and merchantable condition and may be re-sold at the price that would have been paid by the Buyer;

2.2.3 the items to be returned are of a type distributed by the Seller at the time of the claim; 2.2.4 in the case of electronic office machines the Seller has a like remedy against the manufacturer thereof;

2.2.5 in the case of dated products the return request is made by 10 December of the year previous to the year to which such dated products relate; and 

2.2.6 in the case of computer consumable products, the outer seal has not been tampered with in any way. If the Buyer returns such product(s) as faulty, it will only be granted a credit note if the manufacturer of such product(s) accepts that the product has not been misused, over loaded, incorrectly installed or incorrectly stored. In certain circumstances, a faulty product evaluation form must be completed by the Buyer.

2.3 If a return is accepted a credit note will be issued in the sum of that part of the purchase price paid in respect of the Goods returned less deductions for the Seller’s costs as set out in Condition 2.1.

2.4 The Seller will not (without prejudice to its discretion in Condition 2.1) accept the return of any electrical items which have been removed from their packaging or any food stuffs or food products.

The Buyer may not return Bespoke Goods or any Goods marked as non-returnable in the price list.

3     CLAIMS PROCEDURE FOR RETURNS

3.1 The Seller’s customer sales office or services office must be notified of any claim in respect of any returns or request by post, facsimile, e-mail or by telephone specifying the reason giving rise to such claim or return. Notification must be made within the time limits set out below for each reason giving rise to a claim:

 

3.1.1 where any product is no longer required - within 15 Working Days;

3.1.2 where a product was ordered and invoiced but an incorrect product was sent out due to picker error - within 3 Working Days;

3.1.3 where a product delivered to the Buyer was not ordered by the Buyer but invoiced to the Buyer and delivered in error - within 5 Working Days;

3.1.4 where a product delivered to the Buyer was not ordered by the Buyer and has not been invoiced to the Buyer or the product was over supplied - within 20 Working Days. Where such a claim or request is made by telephone it will only be considered if an acknowledgement reference is obtained at the time and the claim or request is confirmed by post, fax or e-mail by the Buyer within 3 working days quoting the acknowledgement reference.

3.2 The Seller will only consider a returns request in respect of any of the Goods if the following further information is given:

3.2.1 the invoice number and/or the advice note number in respect of the Goods;

3.2.2 the part number of the item (or any description that clearly identifies the item to be returned); 

3.2.3 the quantity of the Goods (expressed in the Seller’s correct unit of sale) the subject of the returns request; and

3.2.4 the reason for the returns request and the collections note number and/or the returns note number. Where the Buyer could not have discovered the subject of the claim within the time limits set out in Condition 3.1, then the Buyer must notify the Seller within a reasonable time of the discovery of the potential claim.

4    DELIVERY AND RISK

4.1 Risk of damage or loss to the Goods shall pass to the Buyer at the time of delivery or, if the Buyer wrongfully fails to take delivery of the Goods, the time when the Seller has tendered delivery of the Goods. 

4.2 The Seller shall use its reasonable endeavours to deliver the Goods to the Buyer within a reasonable period after the receipt of the Order by the Seller (unless agreed otherwise in writing by the Buyer and Seller) but time of delivery shall not be of the essence.

4.3 Unless otherwise agreed by the Seller and the Buyer in writing, delivery of the Goods shall be made by the Seller, or deemed to have been made:

4.3.1 by the Seller delivering the Goods to such place as may be notified by the Buyer;

4.3.2 where the Seller delivers the Goods to the Buyer, at the time the Goods are taken off the Seller’s delivery vehicle (whether during normal working hours or otherwise); or

4.3.3 where the Seller appoints a carrier to effect delivery on its behalf, at the time the carrier commences loading the Goods from the Seller’s premises on to its delivery vehicle (or if the Seller loads the Goods on to the carrier’s delivery vehicle, at the time the Goods are placed on the carrier’s delivery vehicle); or

4.3.4 where the Buyer collects the Goods from the Seller’s premises, at the time of commencement of loading the Goods from the Seller’s premises on to the Customer’s vehicle or from when the Buyer picks up the Goods from the trade counter at one of the Seller’s service centres.

4.4 The Seller shall be entitled to supply the Goods in installments and failure by the Seller to deliver any one or more of  the installments in accordance with these Conditions (or any claim by the Buyer in respect of any one or more installments) shall not entitle the Buyer to treat the Contract as a whole as repudiated or to cancel any other installment.

4.5 Unattended deliveries, where requested by the Buyer, shall be at the Buyer’s own risk except where the Seller has been negligent in respect of that delivery.