Online Terms & Conditions
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have found it necessary to update our Hygiene Policy as we attempt to do our part to stop the spread and protect our clients.
This change precipitates us NOT being able to exchange or accept returns of any Hygiene Products that have been opened.
Please see as follows:
HYGIENIC CLAUSE 28(3)(a):
Under Regulations, 28(3)(a) Consumer Contracts you can refuse returns of items that were sent out sealed for hygiene reasons if they come back unsealed. Hygiene products which relate to personal hygiene and self-care are generally non-returnable. Hygiene products, toiletry products, bathroom products, body braces, foam cushions, wheelchair cushions, stockings, splints and products that come in contact with the body; cannot be returned - they are single use patient items. NO hygiene products can be returned if the packaging has been opened per Public Health Policy.
1.1 This website can be accessed at co.za, related mobi-sites and software applications (the “Website”) and is owned and operated by Little Bambino (“Little Bambino”, “we”, “us” and “our”).
1.2. These Website Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ordering, sale and delivery of Goods, and the use of the Website.
1.3. These Terms and Conditions are binding and enforceable against every person that accesses or uses this Website (“you”, “your” or “user”), including without limitation each user who registers as contemplated below (“registered user”). By using the Website and by clicking on the “Register Now” button on the Website, as may be applicable, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
1.4. The Website enables you to shop online for an extensive range of goods including sport, home and kitchenware, baby and toddler products, electronics, health and beauty products, movies and TV, gaming, books, eBooks, music, toys, pet supplies, and more (“Goods”).
2. Important Notice
2.1.These Terms and Conditions apply to users who are consumers for purposes of the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (the “CPA”).
2.2. These Terms and Conditions contain provisions that appear in similar text and style to this clause and which –
- may limit the risk or liability of Little Bambino or a third party; and/or may create risk or liability for the user; and/or
- may compel the user to indemnify Little Bambino or a third party; and/or
- serves as an acknowledgement, by the user, of a fact.
3. Your attention is drawn to these Terms and Conditions because they are important and should be carefully noted.
If there is any provision in these Terms and Conditions that you do not understand, it is your responsibility to ask Homemark to explain it to you before you accept the Terms and Conditions or continue using the Website.
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is intended or must be understood to unlawfully restrict, limit or avoid any right or obligation, as the case may be, created for either you or Little Bambino in terms of the CPA.
Little Bambino permits the use of this Website subject to the Terms and Conditions. By using this Website in any way, you shall be deemed to have accepted all the Terms and Conditions unconditionally. You must not use this Website if you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions.
Please refer to our Returns Policy for more information about returning products (and related refunds, replacements or repairs). The Returns Policy is incorporated by reference (which means that it forms part of these Terms and Conditions).
5. Registration and use of the website
5.1. Only registered users may order Goods on the Website.
5.2. To register as a user, you must provide a unique username and password and provide certain information and personal details to Little Bambino. You will need to use your unique username and password to access the Website in order to purchase Goods.
5.3. You agree and warrant that your username and password shall:
5.3.1. be used for personal use only; and
5.3.2. not be disclosed by you to any third party.
5.4. For security purposes you agree to enter the correct username and password whenever ordering Goods, failing which you will be denied access.
5.5. You agree that, once the correct username and password relating to your account have been entered, irrespective of whether the use of the username and password is unauthorised or fraudulent, you will be liable for payment of such order, save where the order is cancelled by you in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
5.6. You agree to notify Little Bambino immediately upon becoming aware of or reasonably suspecting any unauthorised access to or use of your username and password and to take steps to mitigate any resultant loss or harm.
5.7. By using the Website, you warrant that you are 18 (eighteen) years of age or older and of full legal capacity. If you are under the age of 18 (eighteen) or if you are not legally permitted to enter into a binding agreement, then you may use the Website only with the involvement and supervision of your parent or legal guardian. If your parent or legal guardian supervises you and gives his/her consent, then such person agrees to be bound to these Terms and Conditions and to be liable and responsible for you and all your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.
5.8. You agree that you will not in any way use any device, software or other instrument to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website. In addition, you agree that you will not in any way use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor, copy, distribute or modify the Website or the information contained herein, without the prior written consent from an authorised Little Bambino representative (such consent is deemed given for standard search engine technology employed by Internet search websites to direct Internet users to this Website).
5.9. You may not use the Website to distribute material, which is defamatory, offensive, contains or amounts to hate speech or is otherwise unlawful.
5.10. You may not in any way display, publish, copy, print, post or otherwise use the Website and/or the information contained therein without the express prior written consent of an authorised Little Bambino representative.
6. Conclusion of sales and availability of stock
6.1. Registered users may place orders for Goods, which Little Bambino may accept or reject. Whether or not Little Bambino accepts an order depends on the availability of Goods, correctness of the information relating to the Goods (including without limitation the price) and receipt of payment or payment authorisation by Little Bambino for the Goods.
6.2. NOTE: Little Bambino will indicate the acceptance of your order by delivering the Goods to you or allowing you to collect them, and only at that point will an agreement of sale between you and Little Bambino or the Third-Party Seller come into effect (the “Sale”). This is regardless of any communication from Little Bambino stating that your order or payment has been confirmed. Little Bambino will indicate the rejection of your order by cancelling it and, as soon as possible thereafter, refunding you for any amount already paid.
6.3. Prior to delivery or your collection of the Goods, you may cancel an order at any time provided you do so before receiving a dispatch or delivery notice. After delivery or your collection of the Goods, you may return the Goods only in accordance with the Returns Policy.
6.4. Placing Goods in a wish list or shopping basket without completing the purchase cycle does not constitute an order for such Goods, and as such, Goods may be removed from the shopping basket if stock is no longer available or the price thereof might change without notice to you. You cannot hold Little Bambino or the Third-Party Seller liable if such Goods are not available or are not available at the particular price when you complete or attempt to complete the purchase cycle at a later stage.
6.5. You acknowledge that stock of all Goods on offer is limited and that pricing may change at any time without notice to you. In the case of Goods for sale by Little Bambino, Little Bambino will take all reasonable efforts to monitor stock levels and ensure that when stock is no longer available, that offers thereof are discontinued on the Website. However, we cannot guarantee the availability of stock. When Goods are no longer available after you have placed an order, Little Bambino will notify you and you will be entitled to a refund of any amount already paid by you for such Goods.
6.6. Certain Goods may not be purchased for re-sale. Should we suspect that any such Goods are being purchased for sale, we are entitled to cancel your order immediately on notice to you.
7.1. We are committed to providing secure online payment facilities. All transactions are encrypted using appropriate encryption technology.
7.2. Whether the Goods are for sale by Little Bambino or a Third-Party Seller, payment can be made for Goods via -
7.2.1 debit card;
7.2.2 credit card: where payment is made by credit card, we may require additional information in order to authorise and/or verify the validity of payment. In such cases we are entitled to withhold delivery until such time as the additional information is received by us and authorisation is obtained by us for the amounts. If we do not receive authorisation your order for the Goods will be cancelled. You warrant that you are fully authorised to use the credit card supplied for purposes of paying the Goods. You also warrant that your credit card has sufficient available funds to cover all the costs incurred as a result of the services used on the Website;
7.2.3. direct bank deposit or electronic funds transfer: if you pay via direct bank deposit or electronic funds transfer, payment must be made within 5 (five) days of placing your order. Little Bambino will not accept your order if payment has not been received;
7.2.4. Instant EFT;
7.2.5. Homemark Vouchers;
7.3. Once you have selected your payment method (save for cash on delivery or direct bank deposit), you will be directed to a link to a secure site for payment of the applicable purchase price for the Goods.
8. Delivery of goods
8.1. Little Bambino offers 1 (one) methods of delivery of Goods to you. This is via our selected courier
8.2. For more information about delivery, please see our FAQs, which are incorporated into these Terms by reference. Our delivery charges are subject to change at any time, without prior notice to you, so please check the FAQs for the most up-to-date information. You will see the applicable delivery charges in your cart when you check out.
8.3. Where it accepts your order, Little Bambino will deliver the Goods to you as soon as reasonably possible, but no later than 30 (thirty) days of receipt of your payment (“Delivery Period”). We will notify you if we are unable to deliver the Goods during the Delivery Period. You may then, within 7 (seven) days of receiving such notification elect whether or not to cancel your order for the Goods. If you elect to cancel your order, we will reimburse you for the purchase price.
8.4. Little Bambino obligation to deliver a product to you is fulfilled when we deliver the product to the physical address nominated by you for delivery of the order. Little Bambino is not responsible for any loss or unauthorised use of a product, after it has delivered the product to the physical address nominated by you.
9.1. We shall take all reasonable efforts to accurately reflect the description, availability, purchase price and delivery charges of Goods on the Website. However, should there be any errors of whatsoever nature on the Website (which are not due to our gross negligence), we shall not be liable for any loss, claim or expense relating to a transaction based on any error, save – in the case of any incorrect purchase price – to the extent of refunding you for any amount already paid, or otherwise as set out in the Returns Policy.
9.2 Little Bambino shall not be bound by any incorrect information regarding our Goods displayed on any third-party websites.
10. Gift Vouchers and Coupons
10.1. Little Bambino may from time to time make physical or electronic gift vouchers (“Gift Vouchers”) and promotional coupons or discounts (“Coupons”) available for use on the Website towards the purchase of Little Bambino Goods. Gift Vouchers and Coupons can only be redeemed while they are valid, and their expiry dates cannot be extended. More specifically:
11. Gift Vouchers
11.1. Gift Vouchers that are purchased by registered users are valid for 2 years after Sale. Gift Vouchers that Little Bambino gives away for free are valid for the period stated thereon. In each case, if your Voucher has not been used within that period, it will expire.
11.2. Gift Vouchers cannot be used to buy other Gift Vouchers or Coupons. They do not accrue interest and are not refundable for cash once purchased. If your Gift Voucher value is insufficient for the order you wish to place, you may make up the difference by paying via one of our other payment methods.
Little Bambino is not responsible for any harm due to the loss, unauthorised use or unauthorised distribution of a Gift Voucher, after it has delivered the Gift Voucher to you or the email address nominated by you.
12.1. There are two types of Coupons: A coupon with a fixed amount of a discount, e.g. R100 off (“Fixed Coupon”), and a Coupon with a percentage discount, e.g. 10% off (“PercentageCoupon”).
12.2. Coupons are issued at Little Bambino sole discretion and we are entitled at any time to correct, cancel or reject a Coupon for any reason (including without limitation where a Coupon has been distributed in an unauthorised manner). Users do not have a right to Coupons, and Coupons cannot be earned. Coupons are issued under specific terms and conditions regulating when and how they may be used.
- As a general rule, and unless specified otherwise on the specific Coupon itself:
- each Coupon can only be used once;
- only one Coupon can be used per order;
- only one Coupon can be used on the Website per person per promotion/campaign;
- Percentage Coupons may only be redeemed on purchases with a total cart value of less than R5,000;
- where a Percentage Coupon has been used and you wish to cancel any items in the order prior to making payment, the entire order must be cancelled. You will be issued with a new Percentage Coupon and will need to place the order again, without the item that you wished to cancel;
- a Coupon must be used at check-out – it cannot be used later on existing orders; and
- the value of the Coupon will be set off against the value of your shopping basket and the balance remaining, if any, will be payable by you.
- Coupons cannot be used to buy Gift Vouchers or other Coupons and cannot be exchanged or refunded for cash or credit. Little Bambino is not responsible for any harm due to the loss, unauthorised use or distribution of a Coupon.
- If for any reason a Coupon does not reflect on the final amount due from you at check-out, you can contact us to confirm if the Coupon is still valid. If Little Bambino confirms that the Coupon is still valid and you have already placed your order, you can choose whether to cancel the order and place it again with the Coupon, or you can use the Coupon on your next order within the limitations of the specific Coupon’s terms and conditions.
- You may be required to submit the original communication containing the Coupon code, and any other information reasonably requested by Little Bambino, before you are able to use a Coupon.
13. Daily Deals and other discounted goods
13.1. From time to time, we may offer certain Goods at discounted prices as part of a Daily Deal, Only Deal, Bundle Deal or any other temporary deal which are explained below (each a “Deal”). These will be subject to certain conditions (as set out in these Terms and/or the Website), which define the scope of the Deal. If you buy a product within the scope of a Deal, you will pay the discounted price for that product (the “Deal Price”).
13.2. However, if you buy a product in a manner that falls outside of the scope of a Deal, then you will pay the then current (non-Deal) selling price on the Website (the “Normal Price”), for each product that falls outside the scope of the Deal.
- For example: if you buy more than one product in a Daily Deal, you will pay the Deal Price for the first product, but the Normal Price for all products thereafter. Alternatively, if you buy a product in combination with any other products that together do not constitute a Bundle Deal, you will pay the Normal Price for all such products falling outside the scope of the relevant Deal.
14. Daily Deals
14.1. At our discretion, Daily Deals (“Deals”) are available daily from 7am – 23:59pm on weekdays and from 9am – 23:59pm on weekends. In addition, please note that Daily Deals have a stock limit and may expire earlier if stock runs out.
14.2. Daily Deals quantities are limited and as such, after a Daily Deal is sold out, those particular Goods may be available on the Website at their normal selling prices (but no longer as a Daily Deal).
14.3. We do not guarantee a specific saving. The extent of the Daily Deal or discount is at the sole discretion of Little Bambino.
14.4. Only one of each Daily Deal may be purchased per customer.
14.5. Adding a Daily Deal to your cart or completing your order for a Daily Deal without paying for it, does not reserve the item for you. Little Bambino must receive payment from you within 24 hours of you placing your order for a Daily Deal, otherwise we will cancel your order.
14.6. Little Bambino will reserve stock for customers in the order in which it receives payment. Therefore, if you pay via EFT, you might not get your item because Little Bambino may only receive payment from you a few days later, and in the meantime the Daily Deal might sell out to customers paying immediately.
14.7. The List Price shown in respect of Daily Deals and other discounted Goods is the recommended retail price suggested to us by the supplier of the relevant product. Where the supplier has not provided a recommended retail price, an estimate may be provided. Where a product is offered for sale by a Third-Party Seller, the List Price may be provided by the Third-Party Seller.
14.8. By purchasing any Daily Deal, you are also automatically opting in for our Daily Deals daily newsletter as well as our general newsletter (you may opt-out of these newsletters at any time). Opting out of these newsletters after purchase will not affect the value of the Goods purchased.
15. App Only Deals
15.1. We also have Daily Deals (called “App Only Deals“) which will only be available for purchase using the Little Bambino software application (“App”), although they may also be displayed on the Little Bambino website and mobi-site. The App can be downloaded on IOS and Android devices. In addition to the above Daily Deal Terms and Conditions, the following terms apply to App Only Deals:
15.2. App Only Deals are only available for purchase using the App and their prices may differ from the normal selling prices at which those particular Goods may be available on the website or mobi-site.
15.3. You will only receive the App Only Deal price if you pay for your order using the App before the App Only Deal has expired or sells out. You will not receive the App Only Deal price if you pay for your order using the website or mobi-site, or if you don’t pay for your order before the App Only Deal has expired or sells out.
16. Bundle Deals
16.1. We may from time to time offer bundle deals for sale under the Bundle Deals tab on the Website (“Bundle Deals“). Each Bundle Deal will consist of two or more products that either we or you (as provided on the Website) have combined together in a single bundle.
16.2. Any saving or discount resulting from purchasing a Bundle Deal instead of its component products separately may be applied to any of the component products individually in our sole discretion. The actual purchase price (after applying any applicable saving or discount) of each component product will be communicated to you upon checkout and reflected in your order history. This is relevant to the amount that would be refunded to you, if you were to return any product in a Bundle Deal for a refund, in accordance with our Returns Policy.
16.3. A Bundle Deal should be distinguished from a pre-packed bundle compiled by our supplier and supplied to us as a single unit (“Pre-Packed Bundles“). Any saving or discount in respect of a Pre-packed Bundle will be applied only to the total bundle price and not to the prices of the individual component products. Please refer to our Returns Policy for information about returning a Pre-packed Bundle.