Application for Returns/Refunds
Subject to the terms and conditions in this Refunds and Return Policy and the Terms of Service, Buyer may apply for return of the purchased items (“Item”) and/or refund prior to the expiry of the CoopMall Guarantee Period as stated in the Terms of Service.
CoopMall Guarantee is a service provided by CoopMall, on User’s request, to assist Users in dealing with certain conflicts which may arise during the course of a transaction. Users may communicate with each other privately to resolve their differences or approach their relevant local authorities to assist them in overcoming any dispute prior, during or after using CoopMall Guarantee.
Application for the Return of an Item
Buyer may only apply for the refund and/or return of the Item in the following circumstances:
- The Item has not been received by Buyer;
- The Item received is incomplete (missing quantity or accessories);
- Seller has delivered an Item that does not match the agreed specification (e.g. wrong size, colour, etc.) to Buyer;
- The Item delivered to Buyer is materially different from the description provided by Seller in the listing of the Item;
- The Item received is a counterfeit item**
- The Item received has physical damage (e.g. dented, scratched, shattered)
- The Item received is faulty (e.g. malfunction, does not work as intended)
- By way of private agreement with Seller and Seller must send his/her confirmation to CoopMall confirming such agreement; or
- Change of mind
*Change of Mind return policy is only applicable to certain categories and restricted to certain Sellers only.
** Counterfeit item return policy is applicable to Mall sellers only.
Buyer’s application must be submitted via the CoopMall mobile app.
CoopMall will review each Buyer’s application on a case-by-case basis and, in its sole discretion, determine whether Buyer’s application is successful.
In the event where Buyer has commenced legal action against Seller, Buyer may provide the formal notification from the appropriate authority to CoopMall to request CoopMall to continue to hold the purchase monies until a formal determination is available. CoopMall will, at its sole and absolute discretion, determine whether it is necessary to continue to hold such purchase monies.
Rights of Seller
When CoopMall receives an application from Buyer for the return of the Item and/or refund, CoopMall will notify Seller in writing. Seller may respond to Buyer’s application according to the steps provided by CoopMall in the written notification. Seller must respond within the time-frame stipulated in the written notification (the “Stipulated Period”). Should CoopMall not hear from Seller within the Stipulated Period, CoopMall will assume that Seller has no response to Buyer’s application and will proceed to assess Buyer’s application without further notice to Seller.
CoopMall will review each Seller’s response on a case-by-case basis and, in its sole discretion, determine whether Buyer’s application may be successful against the circumstances stated by Seller.
Condition of Returning Item
To enjoy a hassle-free experience when returning the Item, Buyer should ensure that the Item, including any complimentary items such as accessories that come with the Item, must be returned to Seller in the condition received by Buyer on delivery. We will recommend Buyer to take a photo of the Item upon receipt.
Liability of Return Shipping Fee
i) In the scenario of an unforeseen error from the seller’s end (i.e – damaged, faulty or wrong Item delivered to the buyer), the seller will bear buyer’s return shipping fee.
ii) In the scenario of the buyer’s change of mind, buyer shall get seller’s consent prior to the return request and buyer will bear the return shipping fee.
iii) In the scenario where both seller-buyer disputing the party liable for the return shipping fee, CoopMall at its sole discretion will determine the party liable for the return shipping fee.
Buyer will only be refunded after CoopMall has received the confirmation from Seller that Seller has received the returned Item. In the event where CoopMall does not hear from Seller within a specified time, CoopMall will be at liberty to refund the applicable sum to Buyer without further notice to Seller. For more information on Seller’s response time limits, please click this link. The refund will be made to Buyer’s credit/debit card or designated bank account, whichever is applicable.
Communication Between Buyer and Seller
CoopMall encourages Users to communicate with each other in the event where problem arises in a transaction. As CoopMall is a platform for Users to conduct trading, Buyer should contact Seller directly for any issue relating to the Item purchased.