The SafeBuy Organisation
The SafeBuy Organisation has completed Stage One of the OFT's two-stage process towards approval. As part of this process the OFT has agreed the text of the SafeBuy Code of Practice.
The Code, amongst other things, requires web retailers to:
What is SafeBuy?
With over 25 million domestic PCs in the UK, the vast majority on broadband, and web sales reaching around 15% of all retail sales at the start of 2011, the standards required in the SafeBuy Code are a springboard to retailers who wish to differentiate themselves from less reputable or secure operations.
Unlike other web retailer schemes, SafeBuy is not designed to be a shopping directory. SafeBuy vets all sites during accreditation and continuously carries out 'mystery shopper' exercises and standards checking to ensure that retailers are adhering to the Code.
In the event of a consumer purchasing problem, SafeBuy has a mediation service, at no cost to the consumer or retailer, which can be referenced via the contact tab. The consumer has a further right of redress through the SafeBuy arbitration scheme run by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators at www.idrs.ltd.uk/safebuy.
SafeBuy has no connection with any manufacturer or service provider and does not take any advertising or sponsorship. The SafeBuy operation is funded by charges on retailers.
To view the Oils4life SafeBuy Certificate click here.