Linking Charms

 

FAQ

FAQs

General Queries

Merchandise related Queries

Payment / Tender related Queries

Cancellation / Returns / Refund related Queries

Privacy / Security related Queries

Shipping related Queries

Registration related Queries

General Queries

Who can buy from linkingcharms.com?

a) To be able to shop at linkingcharms.com, you should be above 18 years of age and legally allowed, by the laws governing your land, to shop in India.

b) You need to have a valid credit card or debit card (VISA or MASTERCARD) issued by a reputed bank

How do I shop at www.linkingcharms.com?

a) You can visit our How to shop section accessible from the link at the bottom of any page

I live outside India, can I order for a delivery in India?

a) YES

Do you have a gift registry facility?

a) No we currently do not have a registry facility

How can I contact www.linkingcharms.com? Where can I provide feedback about your site?

a) You can either call us on( Num) ( Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm) and speak with our customer service representative or write to us info@linkingcharms.com for any queries about linkingcharms.com, or your order. To provide feedback on our website and services please provide your comments on the feedback page

b) Typically customers contact us for the following:

1. Password related queries;

2. Login related queries;

3. My account / profile change queries;

4. Payment related queries;

5. Merchandise / product related queries;

6. Website navigation related queries;

7. Pricing, promotion, discount related queries;

8. Delivery related queries; or

9. Anything that the customer may wish to clarify about linkingcharms.com

How can I stop Linking Charms e-mails from going into my spam folder?

a) We take extreme care to not spam our customer’s mail boxes. However, due to personal settings sometimes our emails may land in your spam / junk mail folder. You will need to add Linking Charms mail ids (info@linkingcharms.com) into your trusted sender list e.g.

1. Rediff mail

1. Go to junk folder

2. Select the mail from Linking Charms

3. Click on ‘This is not spam’ button at the top of the page to add Linking Charms into your trusted source.

2. Gmail

1. From your Gmail inbox, open the email you have received

2. Click on the arrow next to the reply button on the top right hand corner of the email

3. From the drop down menu, click on "Add sender to contacts"

4. Alternately, you can go to the spam folder, select the mail from Linking Charms and then click ‘Not spam’ button to add Linking Charms into your trusted source.

3. Hotmail / MSN Mail

1. Once signed in, click ‘Options' in the top right of your screen

2. On the left side of the page, click 'Safe and blocked senders' which is under the 'Junk email' section

3. Click on 'Safe senders'

4. Add the address or domain name, and click ‘Add to list'

4. Yahoo Mail

1. Click on 'Contacts' in the menu on the left of the page

2. Click 'Add contacts

3. Add Name and email address

4. Save contact details

How do I manage the emails I receive? Or how do I unsubscribe from your mailing list?

a) Based on the choices you have made during various online / offline interactions with us, we would communicate with you periodically for event based communications such as order information, renewal notices, invites, reminders, special offers etc. b) If you no longer want to receive emails from us, you can select your preferences online in "My Account" section. However, you would continue to receive transaction based e-mails such as order confirmation mail etc.

How do I best view your site?

a) Our site is compatible for all Windows and Mac operating systems and can be viewed using the latest stable versions of any of the following browsers. The site is optimized for 800 X 600 resolution 1. Internet Explorer 2. Mozilla Firefox 3. Safari 4. Google Crome

Merchandise related Queries

Is there any difference between the merchandise sold at linkingcharms.com and Linking Charms physical stores?

a) linkingcharms.com offers the same quality of merchandise as sold in Linking Charms stores, and the prices are also typically the same. However, we are currently not offering the complete range of products available in our store, on our website, though we are continually expanding the range.

What type of products do you sell on-line?

a) Jewellery and gifting related products

Can you arrange for the delivery of a product which is available in our physical store but not available online?

a) We can only deliver products which are featured on the website and available in stock

How do I understand which size will fit me? Do you have size charts?

a) All branded products usually have standard sizes, we have size charts.

What are the wash care instructions for the product I have ordered?

a) Wash care instructions wherever applicable can be found on the product details page. This is the page from where you added the product to the shopping cart.

I searched, but I can’t find the item which I saw in one of your stores.

a)It is possible that you may not find an item you saw in the store, since it could have gone out of stock, or it may not be a part of our online range at present.

Where can I find / search a particular product?

a) You can directly search for the product you are looking for through the search field provided on every page. Alternatively you can navigate through our site map for categories in which you are most likely to find your desired product.

Payment / Tender related Queries

How can I make a payment?

a) Currently we accept all Credit Cards and Debit Cards (if your issuing bank has enabled them for online transaction) b) We accept online payment through bank transfer c) We accept Cash On Delivery d) Loyalty points & Reward Points Redemptions

Do you accept debit cards?

a) Yes (if your issuer bank permits online transactions)

Do you accept payment through cheque/Demand Draft?

a) No, currently we do not accept payment through cheque/Demand Draft

Do you have Cash on Delivery option?

a) a) Yes (we accept cash on delivery)

Can I buy Linking Charms gift voucher (GV) online?

a) Yes you can buy a physical (paper) gift voucher online, however, it is meant to be redeemed at online. b) Gift vouchers once ordered cannot be cancelled or returned

Can I redeem Linking Charms gift voucher for online shopping?

a) Yes gift vouchers is redeemable online

When would the payment be deducted from my card account? Would I be charged as soon as I complete ordering online?

a) Yes, an amount equal to your total order value will be blocked against your credit / debit card limit, as soon as you complete the transaction

Is Stop-payment allowed in case I realize my card has been misused or a purchase made fraudulently?

a) You will need to report the incident to your card issuing bank.

What should I do if my credit/debit card has been compromised when I am trying to make a payment online?

a)Please refer our privacy policy, which mentions that we do not collect or receive your credit card information, and this is collected directly on the Bank’s payment

gateway.

b) If you believe that your credit card has been compromised, then please immediately report the incident to your card issuing bank.

Can I pay in-store for a product bought online?

a) Sorry, as of now we do not offer such facility.

Cancellation / Returns / Refund related Queries

What happens if an item I have ordered is out of stock?

a) If the item is out of stock when you are trying to add it to your shopping bag, you will be informed immediately and the item won’t get added to the shopping bag. b) However, if the item goes out of stock after it has been added to your shopping bag but before check out is completed, you will be informed at the time of check out. You would then need to remove it from your bag before proceeding to check out. c) If an item goes out of stock after you have placed your order and received an order-confirmation, then we will put forward our best attempt to fulfill the order by sourcing the selected item. In the event that we are unable to source it for you, or if it is likely to take longer than 9 days to ship, we will inform you about the delay and cancel the item, and reverse any charges made to your credit / debit card against that item.

Is there a limit to the quantity that I can order for?

a) No. However, in some cases where the order quantities are large, we may verify in order to ensure your security, to confirm that you have indeed ordered for these items.

Can I cancel an order or an item?

a) Yes, you can cancel the order fully or partially before it is shipped. However, you cannot cancel your order for the loyalty points or gift vouchers, once placed. To check the status of whether your order has been shipped or not, click on the “Order Status” link at the top of the page, and then on the link to the specific order, which will indicate the shipping status of each item in your order. b) However, additions to an order, or changes to the item ordered, are not possible.

Can I change shipping address of the order?

a) You can change the shipping address before your order is billed and shipped by calling Customer Care on (Phone no) (9:00 am to 6:00 pm).,

What is your return/refund and replacement policy?

a) We offer a 30 day refund and exchange policy, which is applicable to most products sold on linkingcharms.com. Please refer our returns policy for more details

In case I change my mind about the colour/ size picked up, can I have it exchanged?

a) Yes, for most products, you can exchange unused items. Some products are excluded from this for hygiene reasons. For details on which products cannot be exchanged or returned, please refer our returns policy.

I want to return a product, how can I do that?

a) You may return merchandise to us in the following ways: 1. Most items are returnable in our stores, to check which items cannot be returned in our stores please call our customer care on (Phone no). You may visit any Linking Charms store in India, and return the merchandise in unused, saleable condition, along with the original sale invoice, or 2. You may call linkingcharms.com customer support care at on (Phone no), and request a return or exchange. We will arrange for the merchandise to be collected from the delivery address through courier, and returned to us. We shall process the return subject to receipt of the merchandise at our location in unused condition in its original packaging along with original tags and invoice, failing which return/ exchange / refund may not be possible. 3. For Details please refer our returns policy.

Can I return or exchange a product by mail/ courier?

a) Yes, this is possible, you will need to call our Customer Service Representative and register your request. You would be provided a Return request ticket number, which you will need to use in your future correspondence. After we receive your request, we would get in touch with you and explain the process of returning the product through courier. For details, please refer to our returns policy

Can I return my product to your store?

a) No, You may call linkingcharms.com customer care on (Phone no), and request a return or exchange. We will arrange for the merchandise to be collected from the delivery address through courier, and returned to us. We shall process the return subject to receipt of the merchandise at our location in unused condition in its original packaging along with original tags and invoice, failing which return/ exchange / refund may not be possible.

How will I receive my money for the products which I have returned or cancelled?

a) You will receive your money in the same manner in which you paid at the time of purchase.

Can I get warranty/guarantee for the product?

a) We have 1 year warranty associated with our product.

Privacy / Security related Queries

What is your privacy policy?

a) Please refer our privacy policy

I want to opt out of the e-mail list, how can I do so?

a) You can unsubscribe from the e-mail list by making the changes in our profile in the My account section. Alternately, you can click on the unsubscribe option in the e-mail received by you to unsubscribe from that type of e-mail.

I am concerned about the security aspects related to typing out my credit card number online.

a) Please be assured that we do not receive/ store your card details. When you enter the card details you are redirected to the banks (erstwhile UTI Bank) secure payment site. Payment gateway partner exchanges the data provided by you with your card issuing bank through a Secured Socket Layer. Your card issuing bank authorizes or rejects the transaction, based on which we process or reject the order. At no point do we receive / store your card details. Please also refer Secure Shopping

Is the information I enter encrypted?

a) Yes we encrypt all credit / debit card or payment information using 128 bit encryption programs.

Shipping related Queries

Where do you deliver? Or; do you deliver to my city?

a) We currently deliver to major cities in India. To check delivery to your locality, check for Pin Codes we deliver to.

What is your shipping policy?

a) Please refer our Shipping Policy for details.

Do you deliver out of India? Do you have plans to deliver out of India?

a) No we are sorry, but as of now we do not deliver out of India.

Are there any places/ items for which delivery might take longer?

a) Expected time taken to dispatch the shipment is given against each product on the respective product details page. Typically all Mumbai deliveries are completed within 1-2 days post shipment and outside Mumbai deliveries are completed within 2-4 days post shipment. Once we receive your order we make all attempts to deliver within the committed time, however, it might take longer than expected in some far to reach areas, due to poor logistics connectivity.

What happens if I am out when you deliver?

a) Our shipping company will leave a message and attempt again. We urge you to plan and coordinate the purchase in a manner that someone is available to accept the shipment at the provided delivery address

What if only part of my order has arrived?

a) We always strive to ship your entire order at the earliest. In some cases, however, some items may not be ready to ship immediately, and so we may ship a partial order of the items which are ready to ship. The remaining items shall typically be shipped as soon as they become available, but not later than 9 days from your order. If we are unable to ship the item within 9 days from your order, we will automatically cancel the unshipped items and inform you about the same. For more details check order status in the My account section

What if my order arrives damaged?

a) If you realize that the package is damaged before accepting the delivery, please do not accept the delivery and immediately inform us. b) If you have accepted the delivery, and then realized that the package is damaged, please feel free to get in touch with us within 30 days of receiving the package. With an exception of a few items we have a 30 days return / exchange policy. For details please refer our returns policy.

Can I place an order for delivery to multiple Addresses?

a) No, currently you will have to place multiple orders for multiple addresses

I want to Change my delivery / shipping Address, How can I change it?

a) Yes, you can change your delivery / shipping address, only till such time that we have not billed and shipped your order. You would have to call customer care on (Phone no) (Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm) and request for address change

Can you hold my order for few days? (Because I am going out of station.)

a) Please call us at Customer Care to advise us about such exceptions, and we shall try our best to accommodate your instructions. However, we cannot hold orders for shipment beyond 9 days from the date of the order

What are your shipping charges? Or; Are there any additional charges for delivery?

a) We charge for shipping unless otherwise specified. Our shipping charges vary based on factors such as number of items ordered, type of items ordered and delivery destination. For more details please refer our shipping policy. Please note we do not charge additionally for any Octroi amount levied on the delivery, and so please do not make any payment to the person delivering your order.

Does your product price include shipping charges?

a) Our prices do not include shipping charges and tax on shipping charges. However, they include product cost and any governmental levies on the product cost e.g. VAT, GST b) The shipping charges and service tax on shipping charges is added to your order amount on the billing page, after you have indicated the recipient’s shipping address. To view our shipping charges click here

How do I Track my Order?

a) You can check your order status on our website www.linkingcharms.com in the My account section.

I have placed an order 1 week back, when will I get it? Or, what is the estimated delivery time for an Order?

a) All orders usually ship within 3-5 working days after you place the order. However, sometimes orders get delayed due to stock unavailability. For your specific order, click here to check the status

Can you arrange delivery for my order late in the evening?

a) We only deliver during business hours, Monday to Saturday. For more details please refer to our shipping policy

Who will pay charges for the return shipment?

a) If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, and wish to return the item as per our Returns Policy through courier pickup arranged by us , you do not have to pay any courier charges for the return shipment

What should I do if the Product I ordered has reached me in a damaged/defective condition?

a) If you realize that the package is damaged before accepting the delivery, please do not accept the delivery and immediately inform us. b) If you have accepted the delivery, and then realized that the package is damaged, please feel free to get in touch with us within 30 days of receiving the package. With an exception of a few items we have a 14 days return / exchange policy. For details please refer our returns policy. Please refer our shipping policy and returns policy for details

How can I cancel my Order?

a) You can cancel your order, before it is shipped. With an exception of a few items which cannot be cancelled we will refund the full amount charged to your card. For more details please refer our shipping policy and returns policy

What should I do if I get something else instead of what I had ordered? Or; I have not ordered what you have sent me.

a) We take great care to deliver exactly what you ordered. However, sometimes orders may get mixed up. Please contact us within 24 hours of receiving the delivery in case you have been delivered anything other than what you had ordered.

I live in India, but I am getting a message that you do not deliver to my PINCODE, how can I order?

a) You can report this incident by contacting us on Phone no ( Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm) and speak with our customer service representative or write to us at info@linkingcharms.com or provide your comments with full details of your address and PINCODE on feedback page. We will revert to you within 3 working days. b) Also, please check the PINCODE you have entered. The pin code should not have any spaces.

How can I track my order which is in-transit?

a) You can track your order status online in the My account section

Is gift-wrapping offered as a service? Is it charged?

a) You have the option to indicate in the shopping bag, by checking the ‘gift wrap’ box, if you would like any item to be gift wrapped. We do not charge additionally for gift wrapping. However, please note the gift wrapped item will be packaged inside our regular packaging to ensure that it is not tampered with, or damaged in transit

Registration related Queries

Is registration compulsory? Or Do I need to register to be able to shop at linkingcharms.com

a) No, you need not register to shop at linkingcharms.com. However, if you register you could avail of the benefits of better service, quicker checkout and a host of special privileges. b) To shop without registering, you just need to click on the “continue as guest’ option on the sign-in/register page during checkout.

Why should I register? Or what is the benefit of registering? Or Do I need to register to be able to shop at linkingcharms.com

a) No, you need not register to shop at linkingcharms.com. However, if you register you could avail of the benefits of better service, quicker checkout and a host of special privileges.

Are my personal details secured?

a) Please refer our Privacy policy and Secure shopping commitment.

Is there any charge for registration?

a) No, registration on linkingcharms.com is absolutely free

Under what circumstances can my registration expire?

a) Usually registrations do not expire. However, if your account is in-active for a fairly long period we may suspend it or de-activate it, in which case, you can contact our Customer Service Representative on (phone no) ( Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm) to activate the account. They will reactivate your account after verification of some details to confirm your identity.

What are the benefits for registration?

a) As a registered member you enjoy following benefits: 1. Express Checkout – Sign in and proceed to checkout for quick ordering. 2. Order History - Review the details of your Order history and status. 3. Address Book - Create and save addresses of your family & friends for faster check out. 4. Exclusive offers and Fests - participate in exciting promos and festivals and win fabulous gifts only as a First Citizen.

Can I cancel my registration any time?

a) Yes, you can cancel your registration at your wish. You will need to contact our Customer Service Representative on (Phone no) (Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm) with a request and reason for cancellation and we will do the needful within 15 working days

What if I have forgotten my Password?

a) We can help you retrieve your password if you go to forgot password page, and enter your email ID registered with us. We will email your password to the email ID provided.

How do I change my password?

a) You can change your password in the My account section

Can I edit my personal details

a) Yes, most of your personal detail is editable. It can be done in the My account section under edit profile tab b) However, you will not be able to modify your Title, Name, Gender, and Date of birth if you have linked your First Citizen membership with the online account.

What if I have forgotten my Login Id/ Customer Id?

a) You may write to us at info@linkingcharms.com with following details (which you provided at the time of sign in: 1. Date of birth 2. First Name 3. Last Name 4. Address provided 5. Past order number of an order placed from your login id, if any

How can I change my email address? Can I change the email id I used for registration?

a) You can modify your e-mail address in the My account section.

Is email address mandatory when registering?

a) Yes. Your email ID is the same as your username/login ID, and is therefore required when you create an account on linkingcharms.com