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Shipping & Returns

Processing Time:

We thrive on providing the best level of customer service possible,  but it is critical for customers to note our service level agreement is to endeavor to process all orders within 24 business hours of ordering however to be fair to every customer, orders are shipped in the order that they are received.  In peak times it is more realistic to expect up to 48 business hours processing, plus delivery time which can be delayed during the same period due to high volumes of packages moving nationally and internationally through our service providers.  

Orders that are apparel, homewares, accessories etc with print on them are not produced by us, they are sent direct from the manufacturer on our behalf.  There are 6 fulfillment houses globally, and depending on the product ordered and the location to order is being shipped to, will depend of which fulfilment house is utilised.  Orders are updated once dispatched and indicatively customers can expect a 2 week turn around time frame. 


Within Australia:

All products sent within Australia are delivered by Australia Post or Couriers Please.  Customers can choose regular or express and can also select whether a signature is required or not.  

Custom Tan will choose the most appropriate method for shipment depending on the order.

 Orders are shipped with a signature required unless you select an authority to leave.  Both courier and Australia Post will only leave it no signature at their discretion.  There is NO INSURANCE on missing parcels and the purchaser assumes all responsibility for the parcel once it's leaves Custom Tan.

Custom Tan do provide tracking details on all purchases post fulfillment.  If you have not received a tracking number, please check your junk/spam folders and ensure you whitelist our email address so you get all future notifications. 

It is your responsibility to check your mailbox for delivery attempt notifications and to ensure that your item is delivered successfully.  The freight company do not hold deliveries for more than a few days, before unsuccessful deliveries are returned to us.

If the delivery provider has made an error in delivery or has temporarily lost a parcel please respectfully note that we are required to follow the individual carrier's process for parcel recovery.  

We consistently strive to ship orders as quickly as possible for all of our customers.  So it's extremely disheartening for us when we do our best to get an order out the door and a freight provider lets us both down. 

While we absolutely recognise it is frustrating for customers who have paid for items to be delivered, please know it is equally frustrating for us, as we too have paid for the product and paid the shipping provider for delivery.  As such, Custom Tan does not send replacement stock while we wait for the shipping provider to locate and attempt delivery again.  

Both Custom Tan and the receiver must follow the shipping providers term.  Unfortunately as goodwill gestures, we have reshipped in the past, but have learned the hard way that we don't often receive the second shipment back or payment for it.  If you would like replacement stock sent - the order must be paid for prior to it leaving our warehouse.

Please note that Custom Tan will not pay for returned freight due to failure to deliver.  This is because the freight company has already fulfilled their agreement to deliver, and redelivery requires another service fee payable to them.  As an authority to leave is offered if the item goes missing this relinquishes the delivery company and Custom Tan of any responsibility.

1. Australia Post 

Parcel Post is Australia Posts regular road service for parcels weighing up to 20kg throughout Australia. Price varies with weight and distance.    

2. Couriers Please

Couriers Please are used for parcels weighing up to 25kg through the main capital cities/surrounds and other areas throughout Australia.  Price varies with weight and distance. 

Custom Tan takes NO responsibility if delivery takes longer than the advertised time.  All orders are shipped NO SIGNATURE REQUIRED unless we deem this inappropriate given your address.

Our ordering system generates the delivery charges and estimates delivery times for shipments.

Domestic customers do not have the ability to choose which option best fits their requirement.

Please note we do not deliver to PO Boxes.  

Express Freight 

Is only available throughout Australia, and currently offered on packages up to 10kg.  You will receive this option at checkout to select.  Orders placed before midday will be eligible for express postage.  Please note orders are sent via Australia Post Express Post service and we are at the liberty of their delivery schedule.  Australia Post defines Express Post as next business day for the Express Post network OR fastest possible time for others.  Please check this link for your suburb at https://auspost.com.au/parcels-mail/sending-in-australia/delivery-areas-within-australia#express-postcodes


All international orders are delivered by Australia Post or DHL. All relevant duties and import taxes are payable by the purchaser.  For fees please check your local country import agent.  

All international orders must be signed for, and we do not ship to PO boxes.  It is your responsibility to check your mailbox for delivery attempt notifications and to ensure that your item is delivered successfully.  

The freight company do not hold deliveries for more than a few days, before unsuccessful deliveries are returned to us. Custom Tan will not pay for returned freight due to failure to deliver.  This is because the freight company has already fulfilled their agreement to deliver, and redelivery requires another service fee payable to them

International orders automatically come without insurance.  If you would like to add insurance - this is a percentage of your order total.  Please contact us for a quote prior to check out, and this can be applied to your order.   

Delivery Times

Custom Tan makes every effort to ensure we are always well stocked and ready to dispatch orders to ensure your shipment arrives quickly.  The following table aims to show you how long you could typically expect to wait for your shipment to arrive once payment has been received:


 Destination  Delivery Time
(on top of processing time) 
NSW 1-2 working days 
VIC 2 working days 
QLD 2 working days 
SA 2-5 working days 
WA 2-5 working days 
ACT 2-3 working days 



 Destination  Delivery Time
(on top of processing time) 
NZ 2-3 working days 
Rest of World 3-10 working days 


*These times are a guide for metro locations, and and in some cases delivery may take longer.  Spray tanning machinery and equipment may take longer than the above indicated times.


Custom Tan uses high quality packaging materials ensuring your purchase arrive safely and well protected.  If you would like to purchase insurance please contact us for a quote prior.  Insurance is a percentage of your order total.  

Damaged Parcels

We take all care in packaging every order, but once orders leave our warehouse we are at the mercy of our freight carrying partners to take the same amount of care.  In the instance of damaged goods receivers may accept goods or refuse goods.  If customers do not realise freight is damaged until opening they may be required to lodge a claim via the freight provider with proof of damage.  Please contact us to discuss further.


Returns & Exchanges

Custom Tan carefully selects and packs orders for every customer.  If your item is faulty within the first 14 days we will replace it for you.  After this time your item will need to be sent back to our warehouse for repair.  If we send you the wrong item we apologise, and need to receive any incorrect item/s back, before dispatching the correct item.

Custom Tan does not cover the cost of return shipping, nor do we charge for replacement items to be sent.   If it is not reasonable for us to send a replacement we will decide instead if we refund or provide a credit for any incorrect item/s.

If you have purchased using AfterPay or ZipPay you are still required to make your payments to them otherwise they may charge you a late fee. These companies are seperate businesses to Custom Tan and we are unable to change any payment plans you have agreed with them.

Faulty Equipment

Please do not send back any items that you consider faulty until you have spoken to someone at Custom Tan.  Most faults can be rectified if we have the opportunity to provide you with more information.  If you have purchased our equipment from one of our distributors you will need to approach us first and then possibly them directly.  

If  you feel that your product is faulty, please phone us to discuss.  If you feel your equipment is faulty, please be aware that we operate within the terms of manufacturer warranties, and will need to forward proof (or the item) to the manufacturer at their request for assessment.  

Contacting us as quickly as possible with photographs/videos will speed the process up significantly, and the manufacturer will advise the most appropriate form of action. International purchasers need to ensure they have purchased equipment that will work in their local country.  We are very clear on our information regarding power outlets and voltage and even offer suggestions for step up/ step down converters customers may choose to review.  If you choose to purchase equipment from our website please be familiar with the product description including power and wattage.  We do not offer warranty nor exchange on international equipment. 

Change of Mind

Custom Tan does not accept returns for change of mind on any orders.  

Restocking Fees

We do our best to forecast inventory in line with orders.  If you change your mind post payment, and prior to shipment the following re-stocking fees apply.  Up to $200 - 20%, from $200 to $1,000 - 30%, from $1,000 to $5,000 - 40%, $5,000 to $10,000 - 55% 

Non-equipment products

Custom Tan will not accept any non equipment items back.  If you have not tried our products before we suggest that you try the sample size bottles first.  Health regulations restrict us from accepting returns on non equipment purchases.

Incorrect Orders

Custom Tan makes every effort to ensure orders are shipped quickly and in accordance with the order supplied.  If you believe you have received an incorrect order, please contact us on 61 2 8065 8710.  A replacement order will be dispatched as soon as the incorrect order is received.

Address for Returns

All items need to be sent back to Unit 30/8 Tilley Lane, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086. 

We strongly recommend items are sent back using Registered Post.  Custom Tan will not be held responsible for any items that are not received and signed for by us.  Please note return times can vary, and in some cases we may not receive your returned item for up to 10 days.  Custom Tan will advise whether any items shipped back from Custom Tan will incur freight charges.

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