Frequently Asked Questions

Shipping

Domestic orders are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1PM. Royal Mail has advised that their guaranteed delivery for this service will change to by 4PM the next working day, and no signature is required upon delivery.

International orders may experience minor delays. Click here to read Royal Mail's International Incident Bulletin for further information.

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Yes, we offer store collection for local customers. Pickup is available from our Portobello Road shop from 11 AM to 6 PM, Monday to Friday. Simply select the 'Pick Up' option at checkout, and bring your order number or confirmation email with you when you come to collect.

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All UK orders are shipped via Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed, a next day service. For same day dispatch, orders must be placed before 1 PM. Orders placed after this time will be dispatched the following business day, which is why 1-2 business days is stated at checkout. For example, if you place your order after 1 PM on Friday, it will not be dispatched until Monday.

International order transit times vary depending on destination country. Please note, since the UK officially left the EU on 1st January, all international orders are now subject to customs clearance and checks, which for some EU countries may increase transit time by up to 21 days. There are also still minor disruptions to shipping services across the globe due to Covid-19.

Yes, via Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed. The following countries are sent via Tracked only and do not require a signature on delivery: Australia, Estonia, Norway and Israel. The following countries are sent via Signed only and cannot be tracked: Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Although we ship internationally, our payment gateway does not accept all international cards - please refer to payments FAQs for further details.

Please note, our '510 Thread (USB) Vape Battery' is not eligible for international shipping.

We will ship to any country where the product ordered is legal. Countries we regularly ship to include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Martinique, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. If the country you wish to have your order shipped to is not on this list, this does not mean we cannot ship there, it only means we have not shipped there yet. In this case, please email shop@hempbotanics.com to enquire about whether we can ship to your location.

Please note, although we ship internationally, our payment gateway does not accept all international cards - please see payments FAQs for further details.

All orders are shipped via the following Royal Mail services:

Domestic - Special Delivery Guaranteed (1-2 business days - Order by 1PM) £3.90

Europe - International Tracked & Signed £13

Europe (Estonia, Norway) - International Tracked £15

World Zone 1 (Canada) - International Tracked & Signed £17

World Zone 1 (Guadeloupe, Martinique) - International Signed £17

World Zone 1 (Israel) - International Tracked £17

World Zone 2 (Austraila, New Zealand) - International Tracked £19

World Zone 3 (USA) - International Tracked & Signed £20

International order transit times vary depending on destination country and varying regulations around CBD - this could be anything from a a few days to a few weeks. If you place your order before 1 PM (Mon-Fri) we will dispatch the order on the same day. If your tracking shows a customs clearance delay, please contact your local customs directly. Please refer to our terms of service for further information.

Please note, since the UK officially left the EU on 1st January, all international orders are now subject to customs clearance and checks, which for some EU countries may increase transit time by up to 21 days. There are also still minor disruptions to shipping services across the globe due to Covid-19.

We cannot guarantee that all packages will be cleared by customs so please check the destination country’s regulations before ordering. We are happy to provide additional product information to customs upon request to help with the process, however, you will be responsible for paying any customs fees, duties and taxes incurred by the destination country. Please refer to our terms of service for further information.

Payments

Payments made on our website are processed through our payment gateway, Apcopay, which accepts Visa and MasterCard. If you experience any difficulty making payment online, you can either choose to pay via ‘Bank Deposit’ which can be selected at checkout, or you can pay over the phone. Please note that we do not store any card details for security purposes, and ‘Bank Deposit’ requires paying via manual bank transfer.

Yes, however the payment gateway on our website is unfortunately unable to process payments from cards registered in and/or payments being made from the following list of countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, New Zealand, Russia, Slovakia, Japan, Norway and the USA. If you are trying to pay from one of these countries, you will only be able to pay via ‘Bank Deposit’. Please note that we do not store any card details for security purposes, and ‘Bank Deposit’ requires paying via manual bank transfer.

Yes, but only for UK customers using a UK card. You can place your order over the phone by calling +44 (0) 20 8354 9179 (Customer Care: Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm GMT). If possible, please create and activate your customer account and save your shipping address before calling.

Returns & Refunds

Yes, but we can only refund unwanted items if they are unopened and in their original packaging and condition. To process a return, please click here to submit your return request.

Please note, for unwanted items and items no longer required, there is a returns fee of £3.90, which will be deducted from your refund.

To return or exchange an item because it is incorrect, damaged or faulty, please click here to submit your return request. Once your request has been approved, you will receive a CollectPlus returns label. Simply download and print the label, secure it to your returns package, and drop it off at any of the 7500 local stores offering the CollectPlus service. 

Please note, goods damaged in transit must be reported within 72 hours.

For international customers wishing to return an incorrect, damaged or faulty item, please contact customer care directly via shop@hempbotanics.com or +44 (0) 20 8354 9179 (Customer Care: Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 6 PM GMT)

Once your return is received and inspected, we will promptly send you an email to notify you that we have received your return, and of the approval or rejection of your refund.

If your return is approved, your refund will be processed immediately, and a credit will be applied to the original method of payment. Please allow 3-5 working days for the funds to reflect in your account.

We can not be held liable for products seized by authorities outside of the UK, thus will not offer refunds in this case as international orders are to be made at your discretion. If your order is successfully returned to us by Royal Mail as it did not clear customs, we will promptly refund you for the goods purchased, however we are unable to refund the shipping cost.

We hope you have found the answer to your question. If not, our team are happy to help, simply email shop@hempbotanics.com or call us on +44 (0) 20 8354 9179. (Customer Care: Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm GMT)