Frequently Asked Questions

Need some help with your order or got a burning question that you need answered pronto? Just click on one of the sections below to find the answer...

If you still can't find an answer to your question, please give our Customer Service guys a call on +44 (0)2392 441234 or drop us an email at customerservices@fatface.co.uk

Sale

How do I return unwanted Sale items?

We want you to love everything about your new FatFace clothing! However, if you are not delighted with your purchases it’s not a problem, we are happy for you to return them to us with 15 days for an exchange or refund. This does not affect your statutory rights.


I’m having trouble adding an item to my basket!

In order to add an item to your basket, you must have selected both colour and size. This may seem a little silly if there is only one size or colour available- but we like to check that you’re sure! Once a colour has been selected, a blue ring will appear around the colour swatch, so always check for this!


I can’t see the checkout button!

If you’re having problems checking out then ensure that your browser is an up to date version, or try using a different browser.


Can I use my gift card online?

Gift Cards can now also be redeemed on our website. Simply checkout online, select ‘PAY WITH A GIFT CARD’ and enter the 16 digit card number and PIN found on the back of the card. You can also place your order through our Customer Services Team by phone on 02392 441234. Please note that only a maximum of 3 gift cards can be used per transaction.


What is a post code verification failure?

This message will appear if the post code entered on your billing address doesn’t match the post code registered with the payment card you’re using. You can enter any delivery address you’d like, but that billing address needs to match!


Can I use my promotional code during sale?

You can use these discounts on full price items, but if there any discounted items added to your basket then the code will not be applied. Save it for your next order!


Tote Bag Promotion

Frequently Asked Questions

Intrigued? Want to find out a bit more about our fantastic promotion?
Read our FAQs below to find out everything you need to know.

What is this promotion?

It’s pretty simple: if you spend £50 or more online, we’ll give you a printed tote bag absolutely free!


What’s the catch?

Like all brilliant promotions, there are a couple of little rules. Only one tote bag is available per order, even if you spend more than the £50 minimum spend, and the price of the bag itself will not count towards the minimum spend either.


When does this promotion run?

It will run from 21st September to the 7th October, or until stocks last.


How can I redeem my free tote bag?

Simply add your chosen items into your basket, making sure it totals to at least £50, then choose the tote bag from our website and add this into your basket too. You’ll then need to enter FREETOTE into the discount code box during checkout. The value of the bag will then be deducted.


Can I get a free tote bag in store?

Absolutely! This promotion runs in our stores too, but the £50 must be spent in-store in one single transaction. Please note that tote bags are only available while stocks last, but we’ll try our best not to run out too quickly!


Can I use a gift card on this promotion?

You can absolutely use your gift card to make a purchase. However, if you buy a gift card online this won’t be counted.


Will postage costs count towards the minimum spend?

We’re really sorry but postage costs will not count towards the £50 minimum spend. Don’t forget, you can get your order delivered to any store for free with our easy-to-use Deliver to Store option. Simply select this option at checkout.


What if I forget to add the tote bag to my order but I have spent over £50?

Our super friendly customer service crew will be happy to help you if you forget to add your tote bag. Simply wait till you receive your order and if you’re happy with all your purchases, call our team on +44 (0)2392 441234 and they can get your bag to you. (As long as you have still spent £50!).


What if I need to return part or all of my order?

If you return an item and it brings the original transaction amount to below £50, we do ask that you return the free tote bag to us as it no longer meets the minimum spend.


Why is the tote bag still showing as £12.50 in my basket?

Don’t worry- as soon as you checkout and enter FREETOTE into the discount code box, the price of the tote bag will be deducted from your order. The bag will show on your confirmation email and dispatch note as free.


Do sale items count towards the £50 minimum spend?

We’re afraid the promotion will only work on full price purchases. Feel free to add sale items into your basket, but the £50 minimum spend must be redeemed against full price items only.


Your Account

Do I need to set up an account with you?

Setting up an account is really easy and only takes a few minutes. You'll need to give us your name and address details and then create a password which you can use to access your account at a later date. Creating an account will enable you to track your orders, save your payment details and will speed things up the next time you order. If you prefer not to create an account, you can select to "checkout without registering". You will still need to enter your name, address, email and payment information but these won't be stored. Please note, you will be unable to track your order if you select this option.


How do I change and check my account details?

By logging in to your account using your email address and password, you will be able to access your account details. You will also have the option to modify your delivery addresses stored against your account but unfortunately, we aren't able to change the delivery address on an active order, so please ensure you select the right details.


I've forgotten my password

No problem – all you need to do is grab a password reminder. You can find this at the 'Login/My Account' section of the site. Simply click on the 'Forgotten your password?' link and we'll email it over to you.


My account has been suspended

This happens after 3 unsuccessful login attempts. Your password is case sensitive, so please bear this in mind when entering your details. If you do enter an incorrect password on more than 3 occasions, your account will be suspended automatically as a security measure. To resolve this, all you need to do is let us know via email or phone (+44 2392 441234) and we can unlock your account and resend your password reminder over to your registered email address. Be assured that the crew member you deal with does not have access to your password details.


Placing an Order

What payment methods do you accept?

We can accept the following cards online or you can check out using Paypal:

Verified by Visa, Mastercard SecureCode, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Delta, American Express

Sadly, we’re not able to accept Visa Electron, Solo, Laser or Fat Cash online.


Why isn’t student discount available online at the moment?

Sorry! We’re off improving our online student discount system so we can’t currently offer this via our website. You can still enjoy student discount in our stores, just show any valid student card at the till. Whilst we work out how to make this better for you, you can keep up to date on all the latest news and offers by subscribing to our emails.


How do I redeem a discount or special offer?

You can redeem a discount at the checkout process by entering the promotional code (or ‘Quote Ref') in the box provided. Only one promotional code can be used per order.

We’re off improving our online student discount system so we can’t currently offer this via our website. You can still enjoy student discount in our stores, just show any valid student card at the till.


Why isn't my voucher code working?

Voucher codes are set to expire after a certain time, so it might be that you're using an outdated code. Most of our vouchers are for a single use and are case sensitive. They also cannot be used during Sale Periods, and you can't use more than one on a single order.

We’re off improving our online student discount system so we can’t currently offer this via our website. You can still enjoy student discount in our stores, just show any valid student card at the till.


I forgot to use my offer code – can I claim it afterwards?

This is simple to fix – as long as the code was valid at the time of ordering, all you need to do is wait until you receive the parcel, then email us with the code and your order number. We'll then refund the amount back to you.


Can I add to an existing order?

We can't add to orders, but if you call the crew on +44 2392 441234 within a few hours of your original order, they'll put through another one without the postage charge for you. Please note that they will need your card details.


Can I split my order across multiple delivery addresses?

Unfortunately, we're not able to split a single order. A quick fix for this is to give the crew a call on +44 2392 441234 – they can place a new order for you without charging extra delivery.


Can I cancel/change my order online?

Unfortunately our website does not currently allow you to change or cancel anything yourself – give us a call as soon as you can on +44 2392 441234 and we'll do our best to help you. You are advised not to email your request, as we only have a limited amount of time to alter orders and we may not reach your request in time this way.


When will I be charged for my order?

If you paid for your order by credit or debit card then we won’t take any money from you until it has been dispatched from our warehouse. Payments made through PayPal are usually taken from your account instantly.


What does 'Backorder' mean?

We allow our customers to pre-order kit before it arrives in our warehouse. The expected delivery date is displayed in the grey box immediately above the quantity, once the colour and size have been selected. If an item is on Backorder the message will read "Order now, available from dd/mm/yyyy". The term backorder is used to highlight delayed product on all our correspondence.


Can I order over the phone?

We're always more than happy to place orders over the phone for you – just call the crew on +44 2392 441234. We'll be in the office between:
  • 8.30 to 6.00 Monday to Friday
  • 9.00 to 5.00 Saturday
  • 10.00 to 4.00 Sunday and most Bank Holidays

Please note that from time to time we may close the lines for training purposes and during the first day of the online End of Season sale.


The items I put in my shopping basket recently are now sold out – what happened?

Goods are not allocated to you until order confirmation is sent to you – adding items to your shopping basket does not reserve them.


Can I buy or use FatFace Gift Cards online?

You can buy Gift Cards online here or in store. Gift Cards can now also be redeemed on our website. Simply checkout online, select ‘PAY WITH A GIFT CARD’ and enter the 16 digit card number and PIN found on the back of the card. You can also place your order through our Customer Services Team by phone on 02392 441234.


You don't have the item I'm looking for on the website – how can I find it

If you can't see the item you're looking for online this means it is out of stock. Your local store may still have the item, so it's worth getting in touch. The Store Locator here can help you find the contact details. Sadly, our stores are not able to deliver directly to you or transfer items from store to store.


What is a Card Security Code?

Your Security Code is just a little extra security for online and phone transactions. This number can be located on the signature strip on the back on your card – we only require the last 3 digits of this number.


Why has my card been declined?

We will not decline transactions at checkout, only authorise the amounts – if your bank does decline, please contact them directly so they can rectify this for you. Please be advised that the authorised amount will show on your account for around 7 working days, regardless of a successful transaction being made. This amount has not been debited, it has only been ring-fenced from your available balance.


What does ‘Postcode Verification Failure' mean?

This means the details you've given us do not match the details your bank have for you – please ensure your billing address matches your statement address exactly. Rather than attempt multiple transactions online, it's best to call the crew who can place your order over the phone.


Why have you sent me a security check email?

Additional checks are run on all orders with certain criteria, for your safety as well as ours. The call to complete this check will be very brief and we will never ask for your full card details. Please be aware that if your order has been flagged for a security check and you do not contact us within 4 days your order will be cancelled.


Has my order been successful?

Once you process your order, you will receive an email with an order number. If you do not receive this email confirmation, your order has not been successful.


Will I be charged Customs and Import duties?

As we ship from Fat Base here in the UK, you wouldn't pay Customs and Import inside the European Union. However, outside the Union, charges may apply when the goods reach their destination. We don't have any control over the amounts charged. Please note that if your order is over a certain weight, we may have to split the delivery into more than one parcel resulting in more than one charge – unfortunately this is beyond our control.


Product Information

Where can I find the size guide?

There is a link to the size guide on every product page – this is only a guide as every product is cut differently. If you're at all worried, just call the crew on +44 2392 441234 and they'll be able to give you a bit more information.


Is the down and feather in FatFace products responsibly sourced?

We only use down and feathers from ducks that are treated humanely and are raised for their meat under higher welfare standards. They are not plucked live; the down and feathers are a by-product of their primary use. We have very strict responsible sourcing guidelines for the sourcing of all our materials and we regularly monitor our suppliers carefully to ensure they adhere to these high standards.

We’ve recently joined the PETA list of retailers that have committed to keep down out of their future collections, and can confirm that from summer 2017 we will no longer utilise down and feathers in the production of any of our products.


Delivery Information

What are your delivery charges?

Next Day Delivery is £5.95. Please note: Next Day Delivery is not available during Sale. Standard Delivery is £2.95. Overseas Delivery is £10.00 per parcel. Delivery to store is free.


When will my new FatFace order show up?

For UK, CI and IOM you can expect your order to arrive within 3 to 5 working days of despatch. During sale and busy periods, we do advise 6 to 8 working days to give the team a little bit of time to catch up.

Overseas delivery (including BFPO addresses) can take between 5 - 12 working days from despatch.

In the case of Next Day Delivery, orders should be placed before the cut-off time of 3pm, and will be delivered the next day via DPD - even at weekends! Please note that Bank Holidays are not available as part of our Next Day Delivery service.


Has my order been dispatched yet?

When your order leaves us, a second email is generated to confirm this – if you don't receive an email within 4 working days, please call the crew on +44 2392 441234 or email customerservices@fatface.com


Can I track my order?

This depends on which postage option you go for – if you use the Next Day Delivery, charged at £5.95, the crew should be able to find you a tracking number – just call +44 2392 441234 or email customerservices@fatface.com to request it. Unfortunately we can't track orders placed under a standard £2.95 delivery.


Which couriers do you use?

We use Royal Mail for Standard UK delivery, unless stated otherwise at peak times. The Standard option takes around 3 to 5 working days, but it can't be tracked through the system. If you select our Next Day option before 4pm the parcel will be despatched on the same day via DPD, for delivery the next working day. For further details and examples of delivery times, please read the above section 'When will my new Fat Face kit show up?'. Overseas deliveries leave via Royal Mail and are then passed over to your local postal service.


Why have I been charged delivery for my back order?

Please be assured that, whilst the delivery charge is printed on each invoice we send, you will only ever be charged postage once for your complete order. You can check this on your account at www.fatface.com or with internet banking.


It's outside the expected delivery time – what should I do?

If your order left us via an Express please contact the crew via email or on +44 2392 441234. They should be able to locate the tracking number for your parcel.

If your order left us under the Standard Service and has not been delivered within 3 to 5 working days (or 6 to 8 working days at peak times such as Sale and Christmas) we must allow 14 working days from despatch for delivery. Please get in touch with the crew to confirm this date.


Refunds and Exchanges

How do I return unwanted items?

We want you to love everything about your new FatFace clothing! However, if you are not delighted with your purchases it’s not a problem, we are happy for you to return them to us with your returns form within 30 days from receipt for full price items and 15 days for items bought during Sale.

You can return your unwanted goods to any store in the UK (click here to find the store nearest to you), or back to us at the following address:

  • Fat Face Returns
  • Unit One, Ridgway
  • Havant
  • Hampshire
  • PO9 2UA

Please keep hold of your proof of postage!

Please note that during sale times our returns are not free. We are also unable to offer free returns to overseas customers.

If you choose to return to a store, please take your delivery note with you as this acts as your proof of purchase. Goods will be refunded back to the card you originally paid with, so please have this with you when you pop in to see the crew.

Orders paid for using PayPal will receive a full refund back to the account used. Simply send your unwanted items back to us or take them into any FatFace store with the returns form enclosed and the original card used to place your order.


When will I receive my refund?

If you've used your freepost label, the returns take around 2 weeks to be received and processed. The longest they should take is 21 days, so if you haven't heard from us within that time, please let the crew have a copy of your proof of postage and they'll look after everything for you.


I have returned my order – will you refund my delivery?

If you live within the EU and you've returned your whole order within 30 days of receipt we will refund the full amount, including delivery costs.


I’ve bought an item in Centre Parcs, John Lewis or Cotswold Stores- how do I return this?

Please return items purchased in independent stockists to those stores. Unfortunately we are not able to accept the kit back here.


I've lost my invoice and want to return something, what do I do?

Not to worry – just let the crew know at customerservices@fatface.com and they'll send you your order number and all the details you'll need.


I requested an exchange – why have you refunded me?

We're currently working on an improved exchange process but at the moment, we're not able to re-send items without payment. This means that we first have to refund the original order and then charge a brand new one.

We'll put your exchange order on the system and give you a call to get your card details as we do not store this information.


Gifts - Wrapping & Returns

Do you offer Gift Wrapping?

We'd love to be able to offer a Gift Wrapping service, but we don't have the facilities to do this right now. If you send a delivery directly to another recipient, it will have the tags attached and the invoice enclosed.


Can I return a gift I'm not too keen on?

As long as the tags are still attached and the kit is current season, you're very welcome to return the item to us at the address below:

  • Returns Crew
  • Fat Face Ltd
  • Unit One, Ridgway
  • Havant, Hampshire
  • PO9 1QJ

Please note that we will only be able to offer a Gift Card or Exchange for a Gift Return.


Miscellaneous

Got a complaint?

Our aim is to delight customers, however sometimes things do go wrong. If this is the case we want to know about it so that we can put it right for you and learn from our mistakes so it can’t happen again.

If your complaint is about a store, best thing to do is speak to the store/duty manager whilst you’re there. They can then sort it out for you there and then.

If your complaint is about online service/delivery; contact our Customer Service Centre on +44 (0)2392 441234. Our crew will be delighted to hear from you and help resolve any issue you have.

If after following our complaints procedure you feel that we’ve not resolved your complaint, then you can use the Online Dispute Resolution service by following this link.


The items I bought recently have been reduced – can I get the sale price?

If we reduce your items within 24 hours of ordering or despatch, please contact the crew via email when you receive your delivery and we'll refund the difference back to you, no problem at all. If you've purchased in-store, they should be able to advise you to return the goods and re-purchase a new item at sale price. Please ensure the tags are still attached if you'd like to do this!


How do I sign up for a catalogue?

Just click here, fill out the form and we'll do the rest! Please note that you will be sent the next catalogue we produce.


VAT

Kidswear

Delivery charges on Kidswear are exempt from VAT.

Unfortunately our site is not equipped to deduct VAT automatically. We always advise that you call our crew on +44 2392 441234 and place your order over the phone. This means you won't get charged in the first place. Alternatively, when you receive your despatch confirmation, we'll refund the amount back to you.


Europe

Orders shipped to the UK, or within the European Union (regardless of invoicing address) are liable to pay VAT at the current rate.


Can I get a VAT invoice?

If you require a VAT invoice, please email customerservices@fatface.com or call the crew on +44 2392 441234 with your order number to hand. Please specify whether you require an email or paper copy of this information – either way, it'll be with you in just a few days.