[Singapore] Carousell Protection Dispute Handling and Returns
Upon receiving a dispute request, Carousell will reach out to both parties within 24 hours to advise next steps.
Depending on the initial evidence submitted, Carousell may reach out to either parties for more information* in order to investigate and come to a resolution.
*To facilitate the dispute resolution process, Carousell may require buyers/sellers to provide supporting documents via email within a stipulated time period. Failure to do so would result in the dispute being ruled against the non-compliant party. Buyers/sellers are advised to check their emails at least once a day during the period of dispute and to respond by the stipulated deadline.
Carousell strives to come to a resolution decision within 5 working days from when the dispute was raised. However, if the return of a product is needed, the entire resolution process may take more than 5 working days.
In the meantime, the payment will be held safely by Carousell until the dispute is resolved.
Item is not significantly as described/wrong product
If the claim is found to be valid, a refund or return and refund can be prescribed.
Depending on the buyer’s preference, the seller may be requested to send the missing part(s). Else, a partial refund or return and refund can be prescribed.
For the above stated scenarios, sellers will be requested to cover the additional shipping costs, to be paid to the buyer directly.
Item not received
If untracked shipping was opted for the order, Carousell will hold onto payment for an additional 7 days, just in case the item arrives and the buyer can still inspect the item. However, in the event that the item still does not arrive after 7 days, the payment will be released to the seller, as Buyer Protection does not apply for untracked delivery. Buyers are advised to opt for tracked delivery when possible.
If tracked shipping was opted for the order, Carousell will hold onto payment until tracking status is reflected to be “missing/lost” (or equivalent) or for an additional 7 days, whichever comes first. If the item is still not received, a refund to the buyer will be prescribed.
- For Carousell-supported delivery partners, Carousell will liaise with our delivery partner to get compensation (capped at SGD$100) on behalf of the seller.
- For non-integrated logistic partners, seller will have to liaise with courier to get compensation. This compensation value is capped at the courier’s stated compensation amount. Sellers are strongly advised to offer delivery options that provide sufficient compensation coverage of the value of the item.
Sellers are responsible for ensuring that the item they are mailing complies with the chosen courier’s packaging guidelines and terms of service in order to qualify for their respective compensation payouts if needed.
Carousell will not compensate for lost/missing parcels.
Once a resolution is reached, Carousell will inform both parties on the outcome via email. If the dispute is resolved in favour of the buyer, the refund will be processed to the buyer. If it is resolved in favour of the seller, payment will be released to the seller.
Exchange of product is not supported at the moment. If the buyer would like to proceed with an exchange, Carousell will rule the existing dispute in favour of the buyer and the buyer can place another order with the seller.
In the event that a return is required as part of the resolution decision, buyers and sellers will have to arrange for the item to be returned within 7 days of the decision.
Both parties are required to cooperate to facilitate the return of the item. In the event that either parties are unable to adhere to the given timeline, the dispute may be ruled against the non-compliant party. Buyers/sellers are advised to check their emails at least once a day during the period of dispute and to respond by the stipulated deadline.
Packing for return
If delivery is opted for the return, buyers have to pack the item in their original packaging. If the original packaging is damaged, buyers may use their own packaging for the return parcel. Buyers must provide sufficient packaging to ensure that the item gets returned in its original condition.
For fragile items, buyers are encouraged to use a “Fragile”, or “Handle with care” sticker as an additional reminder for the courier to handle your parcel with care.
In the event that the item gets damaged during the return process due to improper packaging, Carousell reserves the right to decide whether a refund should still be issued to the buyer.