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Question: What time does your customer service team operate?
Answer: Our dedicated customer support team is available between Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm. Whether you wish to enquire about orders, training courses or require college information, they will be happy to help you. Please visit our contact page, if you would like to get in touch with a member of our team.
Question: Can anyone purchase from Ellisons?
Answer: Ellisons operates exclusively as a wholesaler, so it does not sell directly to the general public. All sales are to the trade, so you need to be qualified (or in training) in the beauty or hairdressing industry in order to purchase from Ellisons.
Question: What does the 'Eligibility' button mean on a product page?
Answer: As part of our commitment to ensure that clients are treated safely by trained therapists, certain items need proof of eligibility in order for customers to place an order.
Question: How do I prove my eligibility so I can purchase professional supplies?
Answer: As part of our commitment to ensure that clients are treated safely by trained therapists we will require written or visual proof of your qualification to purchase certain products. To upgrade your eligibility, please send proof of your professional qualifications, along with your name, salon name and full address including postcode, to [email protected] or call +44 (0)345 222 8080.
Question: What does the 'Pre-order' button mean on a product page?
Answer: For some products, the ‘Add to basket’ button is replaced with ‘Pre order,’ this means you can place your order before the item is available for purchase. An approximate date will be indicated on the product page and at checkout, showing when the item will be due back in stock. This will be dispatched as soon as it becomes available.
Question: What does the 'Contact sales advisor' button mean on a product page?
Answer: For products that are special order, custom made or bespoke goods, the 'Add to basket' button is replaced with 'View product' or 'Contact sales advisor', which means the item is designed to your specification. You will be given the option to contact our customer support team for more information and to place your order.
Question: Do you offer finance options?
Answer: Yes, we offer a range of leasing solutions that will help spread the cost and enable you to furnish your salon with the furniture and equipment you desire. For more information, please contact +44 (0)2476 933 177 or email [email protected] who will be happy to assist further.
Question: I don’t like shopping online, how else can I purchase from Ellisons?
Answer: If you don't like shopping online, don't worry. You can place an order through our dedicated customer support team on +44 (0)345 222 8080.
Question: Do the prices on the website include VAT?
Answer: All prices shown on the website are excluding VAT unless stated otherwise. VAT will be added to the subtotal of your order at checkout.
Question: I'm looking to purchase some furniture and I need some help with ordering, is there a service you offer?
Answer: If you need help with ordering or want any extra information about our furniture items, please get in touch with our furniture team. Our knowledgable and friendly team of furniture experts are on hand to understand your exact requirements and will help you to make the right choice.
Question: What if I forget my password?
Answer: If you have forgotten your password, don’t worry. Please click on the forgot your password link on the sign in page. This will require entering the email address associated with your account, you will then receive an email with a link to reset your password.
Question: How can I subscribe to receive e-mails from Ellisons?
Answer: Subscribe to Ellisons emails, where you can tell us a little bit about what you would like to receive so we can send you some great emails that you will love.
Question: How do I update my email preferences?
Answer: At the bottom of all Ellisons emails, there is a 'Manage my preferences' link, where you can update your preferences. You can also fill out this form with the email address linked to your account and hit 'subscribe'.
Question: How do I update my contact details?
Answer: To update your contact details, please login to your Ellisons account.
Question: Why am I being charged for delivery when my order is over £50.00?
Answer: In order to qualify for free delivery, your order subtotal must exceed £50.00, excluding VAT and any promotional offers.
Question: How do I track my Ellisons order?
Answer: Please take a look at our track your order page, where you will be able to see the status of your order.
Question: Which payment methods do you accept?
Answer: Payment for your Ellisons order will be taken once your order has been processed. We accept the following methods of payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro, PayPal and Apple Pay.
Question: Can I change my Ellisons order?
Answer: The picking, packing and processing of your order with us is really fast, which means we are unable to make any amendments to your order, including changing delivery address, removing or adding items to your order. For further information, please contact our customer support team on +44 (0)345 222 8080 or email [email protected].
Question: Can I cancel my Ellisons order?
Question: What should I do if I have a problem with my Ellisons order?
Answer: Yes you can pay by PayPal or PayPal in 3
If you wish to pay by PayPal You now have two options: you can pay now, or you can spread the cost of your orders over three payments with PayPal Pay in 3! All you need to get started is a PayPal account. Once you’re logged in or signed up, you can choose one of the options below.
Pay now Pay straight away using your PayPal account.
Pay in 3
PayPal’s Pay in 3 is all about empowerment, control and freedom – like having the choice to split your order total up into three smaller amounts, for instance. You can view your remaining balance at any time, and you can even pay it off early if you like. Remember to spend responsibly, sometimes splitting up payments might not always be the best option.
How can I use PayPal?
Add your required items to your basket and head to the checkout.
Choose how to pay
Before you can use PayPal, or PayPal Pay in 3, you’ll need a PayPal account. If you haven’t got one, you can set one up when you choose PayPal
Once you get to the PayPal checkout, you can select either ‘PayPal Pay Now’ or, if the purchase is £30 or more, ‘Pay in 3 with PayPal Pay Later’.
Pay Now (of course) by choosing PayPal at checkout.
PayPal Pay in 3
Yes, you can now use your PayPal account to pay for products you purchase in three smaller chunks!
Just select Pay in 3 with PayPal Pay Later at the checkout and enjoy the power of taking control of your spending. We want you to shop with confidence, so please have a think about your finances before choosing any ‘pay later’ option – you’ll need to make sure you have enough money to pay the amounts each month.
Select ‘PayPal’ as your payment option, log in to your account and, if you’re spending £30 or more, ‘Pay in 3’ will show up as a payment method. After selecting it, you can apply for a PayPal Pay in 3 plan in a few simple steps and complete your purchase. Then, you can keep track of your payments. Your first payment will be charged at the time you finish checking out. After that, your second and third payments will be charged one and two months after the date of purchase, on the same date of the month. For example, make a purchase on 5 May, your second and third payments will be due on 5 June and 5 July after that. Repayments will be made automatically with the payment method used at time of purchase.
If your payment is due on a date which doesn’t exist in that month (for example if you place an order on the 31st and the next month doesn’t have a 31st), then payment will be taken on the last day of that month.
PayPal will send you a reminder by email or text to let you know when your next payment is coming up. You can see your payment schedule or make unscheduled payments at any time by logging into your PayPal account. You’re in control, every step of the way.
All you need to get started
- A UK bank account
- To be 18 years of age or over
- A UK residential address
- A PayPal account with a debit card linked to it.
Just for your information, paying in three parts is a great way to spread the cost of your spending and shop with confidence – but please have a think about your finances before choosing any kind of ‘pay later’ option. Just make sure you have enough money to pay the amounts each month, basically.
There are no set-up fees for choosing to pay with PayPal Pay in 3.
PayPal Pay in 3 is subject to status and available to UK residents only. T&Cs do apply. PayPal is a responsible lender. Pay in 3 performance may influence your credit score. PayPal may run a soft-search credit check when you apply – this will leave a mark on your file that can only be viewed by you and not by others. PayPal will report how you manage your repayments for your PayPal Pay in 3 plan(s) to credit-reference agencies. As usual, Buyer Protection applies to your eligible purchases made with PayPal Pay in 3. Please see PayPal’s Buyer Protection terms
Place your order, and you’re done – it’s that easy.
Question: Can I pay by Klarna?
Answer: At the present time we do not offer Klarna as a payment method.
Question: When is the next VAT-free day?
Answer: We publish our VAT free* events via email, our social channels and website. Please visit our vat free* page for further information and the terms and conditions.
Question: It’s VAT free* - why does VAT still show at the checkout?
Answer: To comply with the law we must still charge and show VAT. VAT is still applied to the order at the current rate but the discount is equivalent to not paying VAT. Read VAT free* explained for more information.
Question: It’s VAT free* and my order is over £50, why don't I qualify for free delivery?
Answer: In order to qualify for free delivery during our VAT free* events, your order subtotal must be over £60.00. The VAT free* discount is deducted from the subtotal of your order, this price excludes VAT. If your order subtotal is £50.00 this total will then be discounted to £41.67 which consequently disqualifies you from free delivery. For more information, read VAT free* explained.
Question: How do I use an offer code?
Answer: If you have an offer code, simply enter the code into the enter voucher code box on the checkout page and this will automatically be applied.
Question: Why is my discount not working at checkout?
Answer: There may be a few reasons why your discount is not working at checkout. Promotions exclude existing discounted products, multibuy deals, customers with special terms, OLAPLEX, REM, student kits and academy courses. If none of these apply, please contact +44 (0)345 222 8080 or email [email protected].
Question: What delivery methods do you offer?
Answer: We offer the following services: UK mainland, UK offshore, White glove and worldwide. For further information and relevant fees, please visit our delivery and returns page.
Question: My order is due for delivery today what time will it be delivered?
Answer: You should receive a text message from DHL Parcel with your estimated delivery hour slot. Alternatively, please visit the track your order page to find out the expected delivery time.
Question: My order did not arrive the next day, what should I do?
Answer: Ellisons can accept no responsibility for transport delays or circumstances outside of our control causing late delivery. If you have any problems with the delivery of your Ellisons order, please contact our customer support team on +44 (0)345 222 8080 or email [email protected] and they will be happy to assist you further.
Question: How much is delivery?
Answer: Take a look at our delivery page for all costs on delivery.
Question: If I am ordering large or heavy items, will I be offered assistance?
Answer: When ordering large or heavy items, you will be offered our White glove salon assembled service where a specialist carrier will:
- De-box, unwrap and assemble
- Position the goods to your desired location
- Clear all bulky packaging for your convenience
Question: I need my order for tomorrow. Do you offer next day delivery?
Answer: We offer UK mainland 24 hour delivery service on orders received before 6pm Monday to Friday only. This excludes large items of equipment or furniture. For free 24 hour delivery service, your subtotal must exceed £50.00.
Question: What is your returns policy?
Answer: Please take a look at our delivery and returns page, which will provide you with information about our returns policy.
Question: Which items cannot be refunded?
Answer: For hygiene purposes and the benefit of our customers, the following items cannot be refunded:
- Any sealed product which has been opened or unsealed
- Manicure and pedicure tools, cosmetics, hairbrushes and combs
- Scissors and blades, ear piercing supplies and hair colours or any other chemical products
For more information on our returns policy, please visit our delivery and returns page.
Question: How do I return a faulty item?
Answer: If you think an item is faulty please contact +44 (0)345 222 8080 or [email protected] for advice before returning the item. Faulty goods must be returned within the warranty period and accompanied by a proof of purchase. Any faulty goods returned within 30 days of purchase with minimal wear and accompanied by a proof of purchase will be exchanged for an identical item or refund. Any faulty goods returned more than 30 days from purchase and accompanied by a proof of purchase may be sent for repair or replaced or refunded at our discretion. This should take no longer than 14 working days. Where a fault or the cause of fault is not apparent, we reserve the right to send the item for testing before deciding on any action to be taken.
Question: Are there any pre-requisites to be aware of before I book on to a course?
Answer: For some courses there are no pre-requisites other than an interest in the subject, these are ideal for anyone starting out on a career in beauty. Other courses are more advanced and we explain the level of experience and qualifications you will need to enrol. One of our educators is always on hand to explain and help you to book the right course for you. You can contact our academy team on +44 (0) 24 7531 1400 or email [email protected]
Question: What certificate will I receive when I successfully complete my course?
Answer: Our courses are all accredited through The Guild of Beauty Therapists and the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM). You can be assured that when you successfully complete your chosen course you will have an internationally recognised qualification. You will receive your Ellisons Academy certificate once you have successfully completed your course.
Question: Will I be able to obtain insurance once I have completed my online training course?
Answer: Yes, all of the Ellisons online training courses are accredited by the internationally recognised accreditation providers the Guild of Beauty Therapists and the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM). You will be able to obtain insurance through several affiliate insurance providers. For more information on affiliate providers please email [email protected].
Question: Do I need any specific products or equipment to complete the online training course?
Answer: It is necessary to have the relevant products and equipment to complete the assessment module. Links to the products, equipment and starter kits can be found within the course description. If you have any questions regarding products or equipment please email [email protected].
Question: Can I get help and support from an educator whilst I am learning?
Answer: Yes, by emailing [email protected] our education team will be able to arrange additional tuition and support materials based on your requirements.
Question: How do I access the online training course material?
Answer: You will receive an email containing a link to the course along with your unique username and password. You can access the course on your smart phone or other device by following the link and using the log in details provided.
Question: How long does it take to complete the online training course?
Answer: The time it takes to complete the course will vary. You are able to work through the course content at your own pace and at a time most convenient to you.
Question: Do I need to have a computer to complete the online training course?
Answer: You can access the online training course using a computer, tablet or smart phone.
Question: How will my practical skills be assessed?
Answer: You are required to submit a practical demonstration of yourself performing a treatment. You will receive clear instructions of exactly what is necessary and how to submit. Your submission will then be assessed by an Ellisons educator who will respond with feedback.
Question: Will I be able to view a demonstration of the treatment?
Answer: Yes, you will have access to an online video tutorial which will guide you through the step by step process of how to perform the treatment. You can view the video as many times as necessary.
Question: Will I be able to speak to other students who are working through the same online training course?
Question: How do I set up a college account?
Answer: Setting up an college account is quick and easy. By doing so you will be able to order everythng you need for your course. Please familiarise yourself with our terms and conditions. Before setting up your account, please have the following information to hand:
- A copy of the company letterhead
- A copy of the certificate of accreditation for the governing body you award
- Delivery contact name, email address, telephone number and address
- Invoicing contact name, email address, telephone number and address
Question: What benefits do I receive for being a college customer?
Answer: As a college customer, you’ll receive 10% off every order*, as well as free delivery, monthly promotions, clearance offers and preferred pricing if you college is a member of the CPC or APUC.
Question: Who is my area manager?
Answer: Our active field Business Account Managers cover all of the UK and Northern Ireland. They are able to meet with you face to face or via teams/zoom. Your Business Account Managers can support you with all your kit quotes, ongoing support and with any training requirements you may need. Contact us with your details and your Business Account Manager will be in touch.
Question: Can I pay for an express delivery for my kit?
Answer: No each student kit is individual picked, packed and assembled to order, as we deal with over 150 colleges and their students we cannot prioritise any orders. We aim to delivery your kit within 14 working days.
Question: Why does delivery take so long?
Answer: August to October is out busiest period due to the sheer amount of orders received our warehouse team work tirelessly to get your order to you as soon as possible.