What should I do if my goods haven't arrived or have arrived damaged?
Any issues with the delivery of your order or condition of goods should be raised directly with the merchant. You can normally find a merchant’s contact details on their website. If the merchant has provided their contact details to Afterpay, this information can also be found on the order details page within your Afterpay App.
What if I want to return part of my order?
Returns are always subject to the individual merchant’s policy, which can typically be found on their website or by contacting them directly. If you make a return and the merchant processes a refund, it will automatically be reflected in your Payment Schedule — further details are below.
What happens to my payments when I refund an order?
In general, refunds are applied starting with your final payment and working backwards to earlier payments.
If you have returned an order in its entirety and the full amount of the order is refunded, any upcoming payments will be cancelled and any payments you have already made will be refunded back to the card you paid with.
The same principles apply if you’ve returned a portion of an order and received a partial refund. Let’s use the below example to show how this works.
Order #123456 totalled $100, and the first payment of $25 was made at the time of purchase.
Original Payment Schedule:
|Order #123456||$100.00||Payment Status|
|Second Payment||$25.00||Due in 2 weeks|
|Third Payment||$25.00||Due in 4 weeks|
|Fourth Payment||$25.00||Due in 6 weeks|
The order total was $100 & a refund of $80 was processed.
However, prior to the second payment being made, items totalling $80 were returned. After the $80 refund was processed, the second, third, and fourth payments were cancelled. Additionally, the first payment was retroactively adjusted to $20 and the $5 balance was refunded back to the original card the payment was made with.
Payment Schedule after the $80 refund is processed:
|Order #123456||$100.00||Payment Status|
Adjusted to $20
Refund back to card $5
The below example showcases how the refund will appear within the Order Details screen of your Afterpay app.
In this example, the order total was $276.19 & a refund of $218.70 was processed (adjusting the order total to $57.49). The second, third, and fourth payments were cancelled, and since the first payment of $69.05 had already been made, a refund of $11.56 was processed back to the original card the payment was made with.
What happens if I get a refund sent to a cancelled card or a closed bank account?
In some cases, you may have cancelled or closed your card in the time since the purchase was made. If this has occurred, you will need to contact your card issuer or bank to locate the returned funds and ensure that they are properly paid out to you.
If your financial institution requires details about the refund, including specific date, time, and amount, you can get in touch with us here and ask for your refund confirmation.
Why am I still being charged when I have returned the goods?
After making a return, it may take several days for the merchant to accept the return and process a refund — especially if you’ve returned items via mail. Until the refund is confirmed and processed by the merchant, your original Payment Schedule with Afterpay will continue.
If you’ve made a return and would like to request that your next payment be pushed back by up to 2 weeks from the original due date in order for the merchant to process your refund, you can do so easily in the Afterpay app. Just follow the steps below:
- From the Orders Details menu, select Returning an Order.
- Choose whether the return is for a purchase made in-store or online.
- Following the prompts, enter the order details as instructed.
If your request is successful, the final confirmation screen will include your updated Payment Schedule.
Please note that you’ll only be able to make this request once per order. Additionally, if your refund still hasn’t been processed by your next payment date and amounts remain due, you may have 2 payments due on the same day.