Right of withdrawal

Not quite satisfied with your order? That is a pity but it can happen! At Hermie.com you can easily return your items!

✔️ 30 days reflection and return time
✔️ Simple return procedure
✔️ Refund within 14 days
✔️ Return by courier service or at our collection point
✔️ Received a defective article? Let our customer service know!

To make the return process even smoother, we have prepared some FAQs for you. Is your question still unanswered after reading them? Then be sure to contact our customer service team. They are ready to help you! 📧📞

What is the return period?

The legal period for returns is 14 days but at Hermie you can enjoy 30 days reflection time. This means that you must register your return within 30 days of receipt. After registering, you have 14 days to return the package.

We understand that in the rush of daily life you may forget about your return or you may not have time to stop at the parcel post. That is why we give you extra time to return your parcel!  

How do I report my return?

Belgium    
           The Netherlands
            France
Register your return via www.retourneren.nl/hermie              Register your return via www.retourneren.nl/hermie                Register your return viawww.retours.fr/hermie



After entering your order and e-mail address, you can select which products you wish to return and the reason for the return. This way we can process your return faster and you will get your refund faster! Through this platform, you can also purchase a shipping label to send your return package through a parcel point. 

*** Please note: the return page may take a while to load!***

What are the return conditions?

  • As an online customer, you have the right to view & test the received item (just like in a shop), as long as it does not leave any traces of use or damage (e.g. stains, smoke, water, cleaning products...). Is this the case? Then we may assign a value reduction to the returned item. This point can sometimes be the subject of debate, so we would like to refer you to the FPS Economy website where you can find the clear regulations on product testing.

  • The returned item must be complete (all parts are present).

  • The packaging is not damaged more than necessary to open it. We prefer to receive the item in its original packaging. Are you using tape to seal the packaging? If so, we recommend transparent tape so that you do not damage the print on the box.

Attention: Did you receive a defective or damaged article? 
Please contact our customer service department and provide us with the following pictures:

  • Photo of the outer packaging & shipping label
  • Photo of damage to the package/item
  • Photo of the inside of the box with padding material (if any)
  • Photo of the complete article + detailed pictures of the damage
This way we can check whether you can make use of our guarantee scheme and whether the defective/damaged parcel should be sent back to us. If you do not let our customer service know and return the defective/damaged item? Then the item will be treated as a return shipment & may be subject to a value reduction.

Read more about our guarantee scheme 
here.

What does depreciation mean?

Are there any signs of use (e.g. water, smoke, stains, food residues, cleaning products...) or damage on your returned item? Then we may apply a reduction in value.

  • Why? Because we need to repair/clean the item so that it is saleable again. You also like to receive an item that is in perfect condition and nicely wrapped, don't you?
  • How much? Each case is evaluated separately to determine the appropriate amount of depreciation to be applied. The percentage of depreciation that is applied depends on the nature of the signs of use or damage.

Does this sound rather vague? Then we have listed some concrete examples for you 👇
  • Robotic lawnmower
Imagine that you have bought a robotic mower (on a whim) but in hindsight you prefer to continue mowing the lawn manually. In that case, we have listed the following possibilities: 

→ You've only opened the packaging & looked at the robotic mower? No problem, we will refund the full purchase price!

→ You have installed the robotic mower but there are no signs of use/damage? No problem, we will refund you the full purchase price!

→ You have mowed the lawn with the robot & return it. After use, grass, moisture, soil, etc. remain in the appliance. We apply a reduction in value for this. The appliance still works perfectly but it has traces of use that we need to clean.

→ Would you like to start using the robot but it is already defective upon receipt? Please contact our customer service so that they can look into the warranty regulations for you. Are you returning the appliance without communication? Then it might be processed as a return with usage damage & depreciation applied.

  • Jacuzzi

→ You only opened the packaging & looked at the jacuzzi? No problem, we will refund you the full purchase price!

→ You've inflated the jacuzzi but haven't used it? We apply a reduction in value (fictitious example: 25%). The product must be refolded by machine.

→ You have filled the jacuzzi with water/maintenance products & tested it, but do not wish to keep it? We apply a reduction in value (fictitious example: 50%). The appliance still works perfectly but needs to be dried out, cleaned & mechanically folded.

→ You have filled the jacuzzi with water but it does not work? Please contact our customer service department so that they can look into the warranty regulations for you. Are you returning the appliance without communication? Then it may be processed as a return with usage damage & depreciation applied.

  • Pond or pool pump

→ You only opened the packaging & looked at the pump? No problem, we will refund you the full purchase price!

→ You have already tested the pump in the pond or pool but do not wish to keep it? In this case, we apply a reduction in value (fictitious example: 50%). The appliance still works perfectly, but there are traces of use. Once the pump has been in contact with water, it must remain in the water. Otherwise it will begin to rust. Therefore, we cannot take back the pump without reduction in value.

→ You have used the pump in the pond or pool, but it does not work? Please contact our customer service department so that they can look into the warranty regulations for you. Are you returning the appliance without communication? Then it might be processed as a return with usage damage & depreciation applied.


Of course, the depreciation depends on how the device was used, for what purpose & the value of the product itself:

Example: a robot mower of € 500 will require a higher depreciation in percentage terms to clean it than a robot of € 1500. The cleaning work remains the same (fictive example: 100 euro) but the purchase price of the product is different.

In the shop there is often a demo model, you can open the packaging but you cannot mow the lawn or enjoy a bubble bath. This is not possible in our online shop either, without having to apply a depreciation afterwards.

Our customer service department will always contact you if there is a reduction in value for your return. This way you always have the choice to accept the depreciation or to send the device back (with traces of use).

Which articles cannot be returned?

At Hermie you can return the vast majority of articles. However, for some articles we make an exception because they are suffering from a return (living well) or because some articles are custom made for the client;

  • Custom-made articles: greenhouses...
  • Living goods: nematodes, plants...
  • Vouchers, gift cards & coupons (even if they have not been used yet)

How do I send my return?

Pack the return item in a sturdy box so that it is well protected during transport. Preferably wrap the return item in the original packaging & a protective box. Do you not have a box? Then we recommend using transparent tape so that the printing on the original packaging is not (or as little as possible) damaged. 

Can I drop my return off at your collection point?

 You certainly can & we think it's great! Bringing your return at our collection point not only makes our green 💚 happy (less transport!) but also your wallet 😉 This way you save on shipping costs!
 
Always register your return in advance (www.returnform.com/hermie) so that a return form can be emailed to you. This way, we can process your return even faster and the money will be on your account sooner. Unfortunately, we cannot immediately process your return when it arrives. When handing in your return at our collection point, the same processing time & return procedure apply as when sending in your return by courier service.  

Refunding your return

Has your return reached us? Then we will process it within 14 days. The purchase price will be refunded through the original payment method. We do not offer a free return policy, so you will have to pay for the shipping costs of the return.

Do you have any questions?  🙋‍♀️ Feel free to contact our customer service!