Returns & Shipping

The Official Staunton Chess Company Returns Policy (Compliant with UK Distance Selling Regulations)

We strive to ensure that our returns policy is clear and complies with current UK Distance Selling Regulations.

📋 Eligibility for Refund:

  • Goods must be unused and in pristine, resalable condition.
  • All original retail packaging must be intact.

Return Deadline:

  • You have 14 days to notify us of your intent to return the item.
  • You then have an additional 16 days from the date of notification to return the item, giving a total of 30 days.

📦 Packaging Requirements:

  • The product must be in pristine, unused condition.
  • Return the item with all original packaging, including the outer brown cardboard carton. If the original outer packaging is missing, use a suitable replacement for safe transportation.
  • Ensure that the branded inner packaging is intact and undamaged. Using only the inner packaging may complicate the return process.
  • Keep the inner packaging clean and free from parcel tape to aid in resale.
  • Ideally, use the original outer carton for shipping. Retain and reuse corner protectors if they were included with your chess board.

📝 Required Information:

  • Include your name, address, phone number, and order number (if possible).
  • Adding a copy of your packing slip can help expedite the process.

📮 Return Address: Official Staunton Chess Company Returns Department,
Unit 3 Garners Lane,
Shropshire, SY13 2NF

🚚 Return Shipping:

  • It is recommended to use Parcel Force at your local post office or a home collection courier service like Parcel2Go for competitive rates.
  • Ensure the item is well-insured for the journey back, following the packaging requirements.
  • The cost of return shipping for unwanted goods is not covered by the company.

⏱️ Refund Processing Time:

  • Typically, refunds will be processed within 2-6 days of receiving the returned item.

🔄 Exchanges:

  • If you wish to exchange an item, please initiate a return for a refund first, then place a new order for the desired item.

📋 Return Checklist:

  1. Securely pack the set in its original packaging.
  2. Include your contact details and the packing slip.
  3. Safely return the item.

Once your return meets these guidelines, your refund will be promptly processed.

For any questions or further assistance, please contact our customer service team.