Home Delivery Surcharges
In recent months most transport companies in Australia have introduced a range of delivery surcharges for consignments to residential addresses – these include total consignment weight, individual item weight, item lengths – any item over 1.8m is now incurring home delivery extra costs. You can reduce the cost of such surcharges by having your order delivered to a business address and collect it from there, alternatively we can organise either a tailgate or crane truck for the delivery – these services will incur an additional cost.
Kwikclamp will endeavour to manage these home delivery costs to minimise the total delivery charge for individual orders. If the transport companies levy any additional home delivery surcharge, Kwikclamp will pass this cost into the customer, who agrees (as part of Kwikclamps Terms & Conditions of Sale) to accept and pay such surcharges.
Delivery - regional towns and locations
For most of our deliveries, we use national and specialised regional transport companies specialising in delivering to both residences and businesses. Like any transport companies, they have their strengths in terms of being able to offer very competitive rates to most places particularly in the city and large regional cities. However we can also negotiate better rates for some regional & coastal towns with other carriers who tend to focus on specific locations.
For example:- Darwin, Perth, Tasmania, Bendigo, Tamworth, Grafton, Hervy Bay, Mackay, Townsville, western Queensland and other similar regional destinations in all other states. Often we find it cheaper to have orders delivered to the larger regional & country towns (e.g a transport company depot) and customers can pick up their order from the transport company depot or other nominated locations, if they live outside these towns in rural locations.
So if you are looking to have your order delivered to regional locations, give us a call before you place your order online and we’ll work on getting the best possible rate and delivery time for you. Just call 1300 59 00 59.
How long will my delivery take?
The following outlines estimated delivery times for delivery to most areas in Australia, times may vary depending upon which warehouse is used for the supply of an order:-
Typical Delivery Times
Depending on the products & despatching warehouse
|2-3 days (usually overnight), same day is available at extra cost|
Disclaimer: Transport times for any given consignment may vary depending upon weather and other factors outside of our control. Kwikclamp accepts no liability or responsibility for any delays in delivery of orders. In proceeding with a purchase either online or otherwise, you agree to accept our Terms and Conditions of purchase including all aspects of deliver, as described below and in our Terms and Conditions.
Unless the products are faulty, unmerchantable or not fit for purpose, orders will not be accepted for return – the customer is solely responsible for selecting products for their purchases. In special and limited circumstances we may agree to accept returned products in which case they must be unopened and in the original packaging suitable for resale. A restocking fee of 30% will apply and the customer will be responsible for the cost of the return freight – see our Terms and Conditions for full details of product returns. Kwikclamp reserves the right not to accept returned goods unless the freight is pre-paid by you, if the goods are in any way damaged or not fit for resale.
Once you place your order and have made the payment, the order details are automatically sent through to the warehouse for picking and despatch. It may be possible (but not always) for us to intercept the order which is generally within 2-4 hours of the order being placed – in the circumstances where we can stop the order from being despatched we will refund your payment. However once it has been picked and packed a cancelled order will be subject to the restocking fee or if it has left the warehouse, the products are deemed to be on the way to you. If you still wish to cancel the order, the goods can be returned to our warehouse at your expense and a 25% restocking charge will apply. You must receive from us a returned goods authorisation number and the goods must be returned securely packed in the original packing and undamaged. Kwikclamp reserves the right not to accept returned goods unless the freight is pre-paid by you, if the goods are in any way damaged or not fit for resale.
Our products are stored and despatched from our warehouse at Lawnton on the northside of Brisbane. A warehouse pickup fee of $33 (inc GST) may apply. Under Occupational Safety regulations, anyone picking orders up from any of our warehouse / despatch points must wear enclosed shoes – sandals, thongs or open type of footwear is not permitted – anyone not complying with this safety requirement will not be allowed to enter the warehouse premises.
When your item is despatched, you will be sent a confirmation email with your unique Tracking Number. You can enter your Tracking Number through our contract delivery company’s online track and trace function to track your item in transit. Our couriers will generally provide an estimated date of arrival but cannot provide a specific time or phone you prior to delivery. Wherever possible, we suggest using a work address or somewhere that there will be someone present to sign.
Our contract with our courier requires them to obtain a signature for proof of delivery. Our delivery contractor will generally not call you on the phone in advance of the delivery to you. If no-one is available to sign for the goods, the courier will leave a note telling you they tried to deliver and you will need to make your own arrangements to pick the goods up from the courier depot. If you elect to have the courier company redeliver the consignment an additional re-delivery charge will be incurred and you agree that we will make a separate charge on your credit card or account for this redelivery fee.
Alternatively, when you check out as you make your purchase you can elect to waive the need for a signature on delivery and opt to have the goods left at the nominated delivery location. Kwikclamp accepts no responsibility or liability for the goods which are left on your instructions not to get a proof of delivery signature. Please understand and accept that other than in exceptional circumstances our delivery contractor will not call you on the phone in advance of the delivery to you.
What happens if the delivery vehicle has to wait or is held up at my location when the delivery is made?
Our transport company allows up to 15 minutes for the unloading of deliveries – after this allowed time they will charge a waiting / extended delivery or unloading fee the value of which will depend upon the total time and type of vehicle used for the delivery. This cost will be charged to your account or credit card. In accepting our Terms and Conditions of sale you agree to accept and pay this delayed unloading charge.
Our delivery drivers will generally unload items which are single rolls or smaller individual items without requiring assistance from the customer on site. Where a consignment involves a larger number of and heavier items / packs, there must be assistance on site (labour and preferably also a forklift), to unload the consignment items. If there is no-one on site or the delivery driver considers the items are too heavy to unload manually, they will return the consignment to the depot until arrangements can be made to effect the unloading safely and within occupational safety rules. In these instances there will be an extra charge for this unloading and handling and you agree to accept these charges.
We can organise in advance to use a tailgate or crane truck to carry out the unloading when no-one will be on site to assist with the unloading and again in these instances an extra charge will apply and you agree to accept this charge.
Certainly – when you are at the check out stage of your purchase, you can include specific information on where you want your delivery left (eg. leave at front door). The delivery driver will do their best to comply with your request however this may not always be possible in every instance.
The delivery cost is calculated upon checkout of the products you have selected in the shopping cart. Enter your suburb into the delivery calculator and select the correct suburb from the list and the order summary will include the shipping options for you – warehouse pickup or delivered to your nominated suburb / address. You do not have to fill in any of your personal details for delivery costs to be calculated.
We use express road delivery from leading freight companies, usually despatched same or the next business day depending on the time of your order – actual despatch time / date depends upon a number of factors (eg. demand on the warehouse, transport company services and the like), if there is going to be a delay in despatching your order, we will advise it as soon as we are able to.
Yes – you can and do and applied on a standard item shipment basis; we contact our transport company to get a pallet rate for your location. Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 59 00 59 (8am to 4pm Qld time – week days only) or email us and we can give you an estimate of the delivery cost and time as well as answer any other delivery questions you may have.