Section 44 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act may apply to your electronic
transactions. If you qualify as a consumer under the ECT Act, you may be entitled to cancel certain
electronic transactions within 7 days, without reason or a penalty being imposed.
If you are not entirely satisfied with the product you have received, you may return the product within
7 (seven) days after date of delivery for a different item, voucher or full refund of the purchase
price. The returned product must be returned in its original, unused and unopened condition and
packaging. After receipt of the returned product the Manager will inspect the product and determine if
it is in its original, unused and unopened condition and packaging. Should you opt for a refund; the
refund will be processed within 30 days of the date of cancellation.
Section 44 is only applicable to natural persons, in other words, a human being. You must also be the
end user of the products and the transaction must have been an electronic transaction via our website.
The cooling off period does not apply to goods made or altered to your specifications.
Goods can be exchanged or returned provided:
You are able to provide a proof of purchase.
The item must qualify as an item that can be returned. (See non-returnable items below)
The item must be in a re-sellable condition except in the case of damaged or faulty items (saleable
Within 7 days after delivery, except where the item is found to be defective
Types of Returns
Incorrect item ordered- please notify us within 7 (seven) days to exchange your item at
one of stores nationwide or contact our customer services to have the item collected by the courier for
your account. (The cost of courier will be deducted off your refund)
Exchanges: We offer In-Store exchanges at any one of our nationwide stores or we are
able to facilitate a courier collection (please note charges will apply)
Incorrect items delivered- please notify us immediately or within the first 7 (seven)
days of purchase. We will refund, exchange or send the correct item to you free of charge.
Received Damaged Item (s) - please notify us immediately or within the first 7 (seven)
days of purchase. We will refund, exchange, or send a new item free of charge once we have inspected the
Defective Goods- please notify Customer Care immediately of any defects. We will
investigate the matter and once consulted with our supplier, we will notify you of the outcome.
Late Deliveries- Your order is late and you would like to rather return the item(s).
Please notify Customer Services immediately or complete the return via your customer account here
(Please read below for more info on Late Delivers)
We warrant all our new products against any defects for six months from the time we supplied the
products. This is the statutory warranty in terms of the Consumer Protection Act of 2008 (CPA). These
products are all subject to the manufacturer’s warranties and terms and conditions. Any of our products
that become defective during the statutory warranty period (six months from the time the products were
supplied) may be returned in order for us to arrange repair or replacement or a refund. Defective
products are those that had a defect or were unsafe when we supplied them. You must prove that the
products are defective. As soon as we have been contacted by you to facilitate return of the product to
us, we will provide you with the necessary return details. Any customer that is a consumer under the CPA
may decide whether we should either repair or replace defective goods or process a refund. We will
decide how to compensate other customers.
Should a product be found defective within 7 (seven) days from you having received your order, we will
collect and return the product and if the manufacturer or its official distributing agent determines
that the product can be honoured in terms of the warranty, we will carry all the costs involved in
returning and repairing or replacing the product. This will be subject to the manufacturer or its
official distributing agent determining that the product can be honoured under the terms of the
Should the product be found defective or become defective after 7 (seven) days from you having received
your order and where the product still falls under the warranty period, the cost of returning the
defective product will be for your account and we will cover the cost of returning the repaired or
replaced product back to you. This will be subject to the manufacturer or its official distributing
agent determining that the product can be honoured under the terms of the warranty. If not, the costs
for the return of the product will be for your account.
We do not personally carry out the repair; we send the product to the manufacturer to be repaired. We
warrant all our repaired products against any further defect for the remaining portion of the statutory
warranty period plus a further three months from the time we returned the repaired products.
Repairing an Item
If your product is out of its warranty period, you will incur shipping and repair costs. There will be a
minimum fee of R199 to collect and R199 to return it to you.
The amount you pay will be based on your collection and delivery location. If the product is still under
warranty, the collection and return costs will be on us.
Any repairs not covered by warranty will be quoted on for your approval, and we will require payment
before any work is done.
Food or snacks.
Hill's, Royal Canin and Eukanuba food items which may be returned if it is unpalatable
provided that the bag of food is still at least two thirds full and you have not returned
any food item for unpalatability in the preceding 12 months;
items of food that are damaged prior to receipt;
where the expiry date on the item precedes the delivery date;
Treatment products such as Tick & Flea tablets and sprays (except where the expiry date on the item
precedes the delivery date).
Items explicitly marked as non-returnable.
We supply certain products that you cannot return to us as they are perishable. Perishable goods include
everything under our food category, and we are unable to refund or exchange items due to public and food
safety regulations. If however, your perishables have arrived damaged or expired we will replace or
refund them when we are at fault.
Our customer service department contact details
Petworld Customer Services
Call: 060 976 4498
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
Or visit one our Nationwide stores for assistant.
FREE delivery on orders R650+
Order more than R650 and you will get free
Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm (excl. public holidays).
Packed & delivered within 2-5 working days (excl. weekends).