Terms & Conditions
Making A Purchase
Making a purchase could not be easier. Just browse our store, and add any items that you wish to buy to the shopping cart. After you have finished your selection, click on 'Checkout' and you will be asked for a few details that we need to be able to complete the order.
We accept PayPal as well as most cards including Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express and JCB. If you do not wish to pay online, you can give us your card information over the telephone. You can also request a secure 'Pay By Link' email via WorldPay if preferred.
If you have made a mistake in your order and cannot correct it in the shopping cart, contact us and we will correct the mistake.
When confirmation of your order is received, this is to indicate that we have received your order. It does not indicate that a contract exists between us. We will indicate acceptance of your order, and hence a contract between us, when we send you an invoice. We have included this term to protect us in the case that a mistake has been made in pricing, we have inadvertently under-priced goods, or we are no longer able to supply a particular product for some reason. In the case of a change of price, we will always contact you first to ensure that the price is acceptable.
Shipping & Handling
We ship to the U.K. as well as a range of European and worldwide destinations. For U.K. shipping, you can select standard 3-5 working day delivery or expedited 1-2 working day delivery. The cost of shipping will be shown at checkout. Please note that at peak times shipping may be delayed. All parcels require a signature and cannot be left in a safe place.
Delivery & Signature
We aim to deliver your order right away. We will normally send your order to you during the course of the next business day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.
You must inform us within two working days if the goods are lost or damaged in transit so that we can make a prompt claim against the delivery company and correct the problem. Please quote your order number in all correspondence.
You agree that proof of delivery supplied by our delivery company is sufficient evidence to establish that goods have been received.
If your item is not in stock, we will back order for you. You will always be emailed with the option to cancel your order if you would rather not wait.
For orders made from the UK or the European Union, VAT is added at the current rate. All other orders are VAT free.
Credit Card Security
Credit and debit card transactions are processed by WorldPay. We do not receive or hold card details.
We guarantee that we will make every reasonable effort to ensure your satisfaction.
If you need to reach us, please email us using the link on the Contact Us page, alternatively, you can call us on 01772 805999 or write to us at 157 Southport New Road, Tarleton, Preston, PR4 6HX.
Our normal hours of business are Monday to Friday - 9.30am-5.30pm.
Microbe Warehouse do not disclose buyers' information to third parties other than when order details are processed as part of the order fulfilment. In this case, the third party will not disclose any of the details to any other third party.
Your rights to return goods are protected under the EU Distance Selling Directive.
You are entitled to cancel your order and return the goods within 7 working days for a full refund, including the cost of delivery. Do this by contacting us by email or telephone and quoting the order number supplied to you. Your refund will be paid within 30 days. You can take your parcel to the post office and request a tracked delivery service. For larger parcels, you may find it cheaper to use an online service such as Parcels2Go. Use a service offering adequate compensation – this will ensure that you are covered in the unlikely event of your parcel going missing in transit. Make sure you keep the postal receipt as it will ensure you are covered in the unlikely event of your parcel going missing in transit – Microbe Warehouse cannot be held responsible for any returns lost in the post.
This cancellation policy does not affect your rights when we are at fault - for example, if goods are faulty or wrongly described.
For the return of goods other than those reported as damaged on delivery or goods sent incorrectly, the cost of returning the goods will be at your own expense. Initial charges for shipping to U.K and EU addresses will be refunded. The cost of shipping to other destinations may be refunded in accordance with relevant legislation.
We will happily refund the cost of your postage if the item you are returning is faulty or was incorrectly sent.
Any goods returned should be unused and in a saleable condition.
These terms apply to your order. We may change our terms and conditions at any time, so please do not assume that the same terms will apply in the future.
None of these terms affect your legal rights and these are not diminished in any way. If any term is held to be invalid under any applicable statute or rule of law, that term is automatically omitted from the terms to minimum extent necessary to comply with the law and without affecting the validity or enforceability of the remainder
All Exchanges will be agreed by telephone or email exchange before taking place and a unique code will be created for the exchange - all goods returned for exchange must clearly display this number. If your new exchange item is cheaper than your original purchase, we will automatically refund you the difference. If your new exchange is more expensive than your original purchase, we recommend that you request a full refund for the original item, and then place a new order for the replacement item. In the unfortunate occasion that the item you would like to exchange for is out of stock, we will automatically send you a refund.
Once your return has made its way back to us, please allow us up to 5 working days to begin to process a refund or exchange. If you have mislaid your receipt - do not worry, simply attach a covering letter with your name, full address and your requirements and the unique exchange code.
Please return to:
Returns Desk, Microbe Warehouse, 157 Southport New Road, Tarleton, Preston, PR4 6HX.
Microbe Warehouse is a trading name of Microbial Distribution Limited.
Company Registration No. 9852144
Company Registered Office Address: 157 Southport New Road, Tarleton, Preston, PR4 6HX.