FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Thank You for visiting Exodus Beauty. We hope you come back often. If you are unable to find the answers to your questions below, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part 1: Placing an Order
Online at exodus-beauty.com
- You can navigate through the website using the menu button(s) on the homepage. To find a specific item, use the Search icon, also found on the homepage. On the product page,
- Choose your preferred hair colour from the colour swatches available.(if your chosen colour isnt available, you will be contacted via email/SMS to confirm if you prefer a refund or an alternative colour)
- Choose quantity.
- Click "Add to Cart". You can use the shipping rates calculator found at the bottom of your cart to see shipping rates before completing your purchase via Credit/Debit card (card details will have to entered manually online), PayPal, Amazon Pay, Google Pay, Apple Pay (card details are automatically provided online).
- Alternatively, you can opt to complete your purchase directly from the product page using either PayPal or Amazon Pay “Buy Now” buttons, whichever is available.
- To reduce the possibility of fraud, your card billing address provided online must match the card billing address with your bank or Credit Card provider.
This option is only available for customers in the UK. Please call 07309099587 (local call charges may apply) with details of the product(s) you want to order. An order will be created by us and an invoice link with order details will be sent via SMS or email. Click the link to review your order and click the “Pay Now” button. This will bring up different payment methods (PayPal, Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay etc) for you to choose from. There is also an option for you to enter your card details directly if you prefer.
Orders from the European Union
Orders from countries within the European Union (EU) are shipped from the UK for ease of logistics. As the UK has left the EU, please be aware of the following before placing an order,
- You are responsible for duty and VAT fees/charges levied by customs office in your country.
- The courier company may charge additional clearance fees to help clear your goods with the customs office before they delivery.
- You will be responsible for return shipping costs.
- Goods over a certain amount threshold may be subject to additional fees. We advise you familiarise yourself with the new rules/regulations, or if there are any import restrictions or regulations. If the courier company is unable to deliver your parcel, and it is returned, no refund will be processed. Should you decide that we ship the item again, you will be responsible for shipping costs.
Orders from the Rest of the World
Although our target market is the UK and rest of Europe, we are happy to ship to other countries. Please familiarise yourself with your country’s customs rules and regulations. You are responsible for any related or additional costs upon arrival in your country.
How long does it take for my order to be processed?
How fast an order is processed depends on the shipping service chosen when an order is placed, and stock availability.
- Standard shipping orders are processed in within 1 week.
- Tracked and Next Business Day orders are processed within 24 hours or same day. Orders are processed only on business days. We are closed weekends and on bank holidays.
If some or all of the item(s) ordered is unavailable, you will be notified via email/SMS to confirm your option of either a refund or an alternative item. If you opt for the latter, your order will be updated and shipped within 48 hours or with the next batch of shipment. Refunds will be processed within 24 hours. Please allow 3 to 5 business days for it to reflect in your card/bank account.
Order Verification Process
- Verification for first time orders
- Verification for repeat orders
- PayPal Verification
If you prefer to pay via PayPal, your PayPal email address and phone number must match either the billing or shipping address you provided when placing an order. If a mismatch exists, your order will be put on hold, until we have verified from you.
How to Cancel or Amend My Order?
You can cancel or amend your order at any time before it is shipped, using any of the below options.
- Call us on 07309099587 if in the UK with your order number on hand to enable us to identify your order.
- Email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org stating your order number OR reply to the email address in the order confirmation email your received.
- Use the Contact Us form to notify us of your intention to amend/cancel. Please state your order number in the body of the text, including necessary details (to amend your order).
For amendments to your order, you will receive an updated order confirmation email with the updated order.
Please note that Once an order has been shipped, even though you are yet to receive it, you will be responsible for the return shipping cost. If you have received your item and you change your mind, you will bear the cost of returning it to us. Please refer to our Returns/Exchange Policy for more information.
Part 2: Online Payment Transactions & Account Creation
How Do Online Payment Transactions Work?
For your protection and security, it is important to understand how online transactions are processed when you place an order with us. Find below the parties involved in online payment transactions, and how they interact with each other. Source: Barclaycard
- You - the customer. The person who owns the payment card. Also known as the ‘cardholder’.
- Us - the company. Also known as the ‘merchant’ where you shop online via our website.
- The payment gateway. This is a secure connection/software in the back end of our website, used to encrypt credit card payment data for every transaction. It verifies the authenticity of a transaction and keeps sensitive information (your card details) secure as it sends the encrypted data to the payment processing company.
- The payments processing company, also known as an ‘acquirer’. This is the company responsible for processing payments on our behalf. They take the card payment when you place an order and transfer it to us. Examples include PayPal, Stripe/Shopify Pay. Please note that we are not the ones responsible for taking your money from your card/bank account when you place an order online. This is the responsibility of a Payments processor.
- The payment scheme/system. This is the system which your card is linked to, e.g., Visa, Mastercard (you can see the Mastercard or Visa logo on the front of your card) or PayPal. This system is responsible for creating a link between the payment processing company (also known as the acquirer) and your bank (also known as the issuing bank).
- Your bank. This is also known as the ‘issuing bank’ that issues your credit/debit card. This bank either be a credit card company or where your bank account is domiciled.
To further illustrate how they interact with each other, refer to the example below.
- Tammie visits exodus-beauty.com to purchase the Zury BYD Bohemian Lace wig for £55.95. She enters her payment information at checkout using her credit card (Mastercard/VISA) issued by her bank or PayPal checkout.
- Transaction details (including card information) is verified and authenticated by the payment gateway on exodus-beauty.com. The data is encrypted and securely sent by the payment gateway to the payment processing company.
- The payment processing company, (the acquirer) receives the secure payment data, and sends a debit authorisation request to Mastercard/VISA.
- When Mastercard/VISA receives this request, they will ask Tammie’s bank (the credit card issuer) to check if she has enough funds in her card to pay for the transaction, and that the card isnt blocked.
- If Tammie’s bank confirms she has enough funds and the card isnt blocked, the transaction amount of £55.95 is then taken from Tammie’s bank account or credit card and held by the payment processing company. The hold will also be visible in your bank account as your balance will reduce by the same amount.
- Since the transaction amount is already held by the payment processing company, a notification is sent to the payment gateway who confirms the transaction to both Tammie (the customer) and the exodus-beauty.com (the merchant/seller).
- Upon receipt of the authorised notification by the payment gateway on exodus-beauty.com, a successful confirmation is displayed to Tammie and exodus-beauty.com. The wig is then processed for shipping by the merchant.
- At the end of the business day, the payment processing company will transfer the transaction held on behalf of exodus-beauty.com (the merchant) to their bank account along with other transactions. It takes about 2 to 3 working days for the transaction(s) to finally reflect in our Bank account.
*Note: all the above happen within seconds from when an order is placed*
Why did my transaction fail?
There are 2 major reasons for failed transactions.
- Insufficient funds. If the amount in your bank account or credit card is insufficient to cater to your online purchase, a failed transaction notification will be sent by the payment gateway to you (the customer) and us (the merchant). In this case, steps 1 to 4 have happened. At step 5, your bank will notify the payment processing company that you have insufficient funds. The payment processing company in turn will feed that information to the payment gateway, resulting in a failed transaction notification. Please check your balance before placing an order to prevent this from happening.
- Discrepancy on your card or bank account billing address and the billing address you entered at online checkout. To reduce/prevent fraud, both billing addresses must match. The payment gateway on our website will verify and authenticate this information when you attempt to place an order on our website. In this case, if there is sufficient fund in your bank account or card, steps 1 to 5 will happen. The payment processing company will place a hold on the transaction amount, which you will see as a pending transaction in your bank account or credit card, but payment will NOT be transferred to us because your bank will also notify them of the discrepancy. Depending on your issuing bank, the hold on the transaction amount may be released same day, or it may be released in to 2 to 3 working days, after all transactions have been settled by the payment processing company.
- Network Issues. A lot of systems interaction happens in background during the processing of online transactions. Sometimes, one of the systems may be down, causing a breakdown in communication which may lead to failure in the processing of transactions. In this case, none of the above steps will happen, and you may need to retry the transaction.
How do I create an account with Exodus Beauty?
- Click ‘My Account’ on the top right-hand corner of the website homepage (www.exodus-beauty.com), and the log-in form will come up.
- Click "Create account" and fill in the information in the spaces provided.
How do I earn rewards points?
- We use a third-party app to manage Reward Points embedded on our website. You should see a pink gift box at the bottom left of your screen on the homepage.
- If browsing our website on a desktop, the gift box will open as an automatic pop-up prompting you to join the reward program and create an account online, if you do not have one already. If you already have an account, you can sign in.
- For mobile/Tab users, the pop-up is not automatic, to prevent it from affecting your browsing experience. You need to click the pink gift box for details.
You get rewarded for taking specific actions when you join our reward program.
50 Exodus Beauty Points
Celebrate a Birthday (Customers must enter their birthday in the required fields at sign up) at least 30 days in advance to be rewarded
100 Exodus Beauty Points
Place an Order
2 Exodus Beauty Points for every £1 spent (Whenever you order online, you earn 2 points for every £1 you spend at Exodus Beauty, excluding VAT and shipping costs).
Share our profile on Facebook
25 Exodus Beauty Points
Follow us on Instagram
20 Exodus Beauty Points
Like our page on Facebook
20 Exodus Beauty Points
Share our profile on Twitter
25 Exodus Beauty Points
Follow us on Twitter
10 Exodus Beauty Points
Refer a friend
£5 discount for both parties, if the referred friend places an order. A minimum purchase amount of £50 applies to the discount for the referring customer.
- All points expire after one year from the date they were earned.
- A total of 100 Reward Points will get you a £5 discount off some amazing hair at exodus-beauty.com. This discount can be applied at checkout stage when placing an order.
- Whenever you place an order, you earn 2 Exodus Beauty Points for every £1 spent. Remember, if you are not logged into your account, you will not be awarded the reward points. Be sure to log in online before placing an order.
- For details regarding your reward points, and to view your accumulated points, click the pink gift box at the bottom left corner of your screen. Once you sign up or join, you will receive an email.
- If, after 24 hours, you do not receive any email notification, please contact customer service by sending an email to email@example.com or calling us on 07309099587.
How do I Find Security Code (CVV number)?
The security code, or CVV2, is a 3- or 4-digit number printed flat (not embossed) on either the back or front of your credit or debit card. This code provides extra fraud protection by ensuring that you have the credit card with you and that the credit card number is valid.
Is your website secure? Will my personal and credit card information be kept safe?
- Our website is hosted on the Shopify platform that uses industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software to protect the security of your payment information during transmission.
- However, it is important for you to protect yourself against unauthorized access to your passwords, credit card information, and your computer.
- We never have had problem with security of customers credit card and information.
I have cancelled my Order, but my funds are yet to be reversed. Why?
As per the information provided in the “How Online transactions work” section, whenever a customer places an order through our website, the payment processing company confirms from your credit card company or bank if you have sufficient funds to pay. Once the bank or credit card company confirms you have sufficient funds, an automatic temporary hold on the transaction amount is placed on your credit/debit card.
This is done so that there’s sufficient fund to settle the merchant at the end of the business day, should the transaction be successful. If the transaction is then cancelled by the merchant or funds are not transferred to the merchant within a specified timeframe, your bank or credit card company will release the hold on the amount automatically, allowing the customer access to funds.
However, the customer may still see the temporary hold as a pending balance in their online statement. For further information on this process, we suggest that you contact your credit card company or bank.
I was charged twice, what should I do?
There is a high possibility that one of the charges is a pending charge.
Please refer to the above question " I have cancelled my Order, but my funds are yet to be reversed. Why?" for more information.
Part 3: Gift Cards, Sales & Promotions
- From time to time, we may run sale or promotional offers to eligible customers/members. When we do, a unique discount code will be provided that can be applied at checkout manually, or automatically.
- If the discount is applied automatically, you will see the discount at checkout so no further action will be required. If a manual code is provided, you will have to enter the code in the discount text box provided. For it to work, please ensure that the code is carefully copied and there are no spaces after it.
- For certain items, no refund is issued if you change your mind and wish to return your items if they are not faulty. A gift card will be issued to you as a form of store credit towards a future purchase. The gift card will be automatically emailed to you once it's been set up, and the code can be applied in the gift card/discount text box at checkout. You can use it until the amount on the card is exhausted.
- If you decide to buy a gift card for someone, we sell Gift Cards as products on our website - more information on this will be updated on this page.
- If you decide to buy in bulk as a hair stylist, you will be eligible for bulk discount or if you prefer, you can get a unique referral code to give to your customers so they can purchase from us directly.
- If you have any questions, please call 07309099587 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part 4: Shipping, Returns & Exchanges
What is Your Return Policy?
Please view our Return Policy for more details
What is Your Shipping Information?
Please view our Shipping Information for more details about general shipping
Part 5: Colour Chart & Disclaimer
How do I look up the colour chart?
- We provide colour swatches on wigs/braids as a guide to help you decide your preferred colour.
- The actual colour of the product colour may differ. Each manufacturer's colour may differ even though the colour name is the same.
- Please refer to our Color Swatch Disclaimer for details. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
Thank you for shopping at exodus-beauty.com. We try our best to satisfy our customers, but some issues may still occur. Before placing your order, we encourage you to read our Terms and Conditions (this includes our Shipping and Return Policies) of purchase. By accepting them, you are agreeing to be bound by them and they form the contractual basis upon which potential issues will be resolved.
- Unclaimed Orders. As per our Shipping Policy, orders that are unclaimed after delivery has been attempted by our courier partners will be returned to us after 30 days or 120 days for foreign orders. If you want your parcel redelivered, you will be responsible for shipping costs.
- Right to Cancel your Order: As per our Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right to cancel and refund your order solely based on our discretion. You also have a right to cancel your order before it is shipped. After your order is shipped, you must notify us within 14 days, and return the parcel within 14 days (UK customers only). Please ensure that the conditions stated in our Return & Exchange Policy are met.
Except for Hand-Made/Customized products, we do not manufacture most of the products we sell. Before buying a particular item, we strongly encourage you to research the product(s) by watching YouTube video reviews or checking Social media platforms for photos of the product to have an idea of how it looks. The brands we retail are well-known brands, and you can easily find them online. Once a product has been removed from its original packaging, we will not accept it back.
For assistance, please email email@example.com and we may be able to help. Please also note the following.
- The description and quality of all products sold on exodus-beauty.com is in accordance with manufacturers printed or given descriptions.
- For some of hair care products we sell are for professional use only, and we are assuming that you are a professional hair care personnel, therefore you are responsible for all the before and after results of the professional hair care products.
- If you have further questions regarding our policy or disclaimer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time and support.
- Exodus Beauty Team