In-store COVID Safe Plan
COVID SAFE PLAN
We’ve implemented the following measures to help you shop safely in-store. We will review and adapt these in-store measures as the environment evolves.
Mandatory QR code check-in
Some states have mandated QR code check-ins via the official Government App. Please refer to your Local State Government for more information (Australia.gov.au).
Mandatory face coverings in-store
Some states have introduced mandatory mask-wearing indoors. Please refer to your Local State Government for more information (Australia.gov.au).
Maintain 1.5 metres apart from each other where possible
Social distancing tape will be placed around our floors and seating areas. These can be found throughout the store as reminders, as well as areas where you may be required to queue.
Use EFTPOS/Paywave/Tap n Go services available
We strongly encourage you to use your card or phone to tap and pay instead of cash, whenever possible.
Use sanitisation station upon entering the store
Hand sanitiser will be available for all customers upon entry.
Regular cleaning routines throughout the entire store
We apply the highest standard of cleanliness and hygiene across our stores. We have increased the routine cleaning of frequently touched hard surfaces.
Remove and put on your own footwear
Our team will still be available to assist you with any sizing questions you may have, however they will maintain 1.5-metre distance to comply with social distancing. Our stores will have disposable try on socks and gloves available for customers.
Training for team members on social distancing and additional hygiene measures
All team members will be required to complete ongoing training courses.
Thank you for playing your part in helping us practise social distancing. We appreciate your continued support as we work through this together.
We hope to see you in-store or online soon.
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Is it safe to receive packages from Platypus Shoes?
We want to assure you that Platypus Shoes along with our delivery partners, are doing everything we can to safeguard our team and customers during the preparation and delivery of your orders.
Our delivery partners are following several hygiene protocols including:
- Social distancing within processing facilities and during delivery to customers.
- Allocating workers to operational zones within processing facilities and performing daily temperature checks.
- The use of mandatory face coverings and screens where relevant.
- Practicing good hygiene and regular cleaning of delivery vehicles.
- No longer asking for signatures on delivery, to avoid unnecessary contact.
To keep our delivery drivers and posties safe, please:
- Keep 1.5 meters in distance.
- If you're experiencing symptoms, please let your postie or driver know.
- Wear a mask where required and practice good hygiene.
What are your size guides?
We have a comprehensive size guide for all your favourite brands to help you purchase the perfect size every time.
View the size guide here. You can use the left-hand menu to navigate through our brands and their size guides.READ FULL ARTICLE
How does unisex sizing work?
Some styles are designed to be worn by both men and women, also known as a unisex style.
A unisex style is essentially a men's style but made available in smaller sizes so that women can also wear them. This is why a unisex style will always show the men's size range primarily.
Each country has their own sizing guide, whether US, UK or EU etc. On the product page, you will be able to toggle between US mens and US womens, UK and EU size guides, based on what size guide you want to use.
Example : If you usually take a women's US 7 in the Converse CT All Star Hi, you could also describe the size as a men's US 5, a UK 5 or an EU 38.5, whichever way you want to look at it.
What size do I add to my cart? Being a unisex style, the primary size guide will be in US men's sizing. Therefore, you could either:
- Add the US men's 5 to your cart (this will be equivalent to the US women's 7).
- Toggle the size guide to show US women's size range and add the US women's 7 to the cart. Please note, the cart and invoice will reflect the equivalent US men's (default) size.
Please note: When purchasing a unisex style, your invoice will reflect the US Men's size.
If you still require help with sizing, give our Product Experts a call on 1800 954 514 and press 1 once prompted. Our experts will help you choose the right size and can even place an order securely over the phone for you.READ FULL ARTICLE
How can I break into my new kicks faster?
Need tips on breaking in your new kicks? Here's how.
Get the right fit.
With wear, your new kicks will stretch widthwise, but not lengthwise. Make sure to have at least 1cm of space from the tip of your longest toe to the front of the shoe. If you have a wide foot, choose a wide fitting style which will allow your toes to spread comfortably. Before ordering online, chat to our Kicks Team either via Live Chat or on 1800 820 851 for a virtual fitting.
Take it slow.
Start by wearing your new kicks for short periods of time. Begin by wearing them around the house so that you can take them off if your feet ache or they start to rub.
Tighten the laces.
It may be tempting to loosen the laces to allow more room inside the shoe, however, tying them up tightly will help to stretch the fabric and speed up the break-in process.
Grab your thickest socks.
Wear your thickest socks whilst you break in your new shoes. It will create a thick, padded layer between your feet and your new shoes which will prevent rubbing and blisters. The bulkiness of the socks will also help to stretch the material of the shoe.
How do I break in my Dr. Martens?
Breaking in your Docs will take time and patience, but everyone goes through it. Read on to discover the ways to make this rite of passage go smoothly - we've got you covered.
1. Get the perfect fit
If you normally take half a size, we recommend sizing down. The boots should feel tight but not uncomfortable. If the boot feels uncomfortable when you try it on, especially in the width, then it is too small. Docs will soften and stretch as you wear them in - You can check out our size guide for more information.
2. Wear thick socks and keep your laces tight
Wearing thick socks will protect your feet + encourage the leather to warm up + soften faster. Keep your laces tight to encourage the boot to mould to your foot and avoid rubbing.
3. If they're brand new, start with 1-2 hour intervals
Begin by wearing your Docs around the house for short periods of time. Don't attempt a festival or long walk the first time you wear them. Some leathers stretch quicker than others, Nappa, Carpathian and Virginia are some great soft leather options.
4. Wonder Balsam
To help speed up the process, we recommend using Dr. Marten's Wonder Balsam. This little pot of gold contains a mix of lanolin, beeswax and coconut oil to help soften the leather. It also adds a protective layer and subtle shine to your boots.
5. Repeat until they're perfect
Follow the mentioned steps above until your boots are soft and shaped to your foot.
Throughout the years, we've heard all sorts... Let us know how you break in yours!
Do you have any tips for trying on shoes?
When you first receive your shoes, we recommend trying them inside on carpet to check that they fit.
On the off chance that they don't fit and you need to return your shoes, they need to be in their original condition. If you have worn them outside, they will be ineligible for return.
It's a good idea to check out our Returns Policy before wearing your shoes.
Good to know! Shoes can only be returned in their original, undamaged shoebox, so don't throw it out until you've tried them on!
What is your Blundstone 30 Day Comfort Guarantee?
Blundstone's unique fit is designed to provide optimum comfort to the wearer so they offer a 30 Day Comfort Guarantee.
If your new Blundstone's are anything short of comfortable within 30 days of purchase, return them to us and we'll offer you either:
- A full refund
- A footwear exchange up to the original price
This Comfort Guarantee is valid for all Australian customers who purchase a Blundstone product from our online site or from any one of our Platypus Shoes stores. Excludes style 330.
How do I return them if they're not comfortable?
If you need to return them to us, please return them to the store of purchase along with your receipt. Alternatively, you can post them back to us. Contact us below and send us a photo of your receipt or order number and we'll issue you a returns label within 5 business days. Please let us know:
- Your primary use of the boots
- The number of days the boots were worn
- The area of the boots which caused discomfort
Your feedback is valuable to Blundstone so that they can continue to improve on the comfort, fit and performance of their products!READ FULL ARTICLE
What is INFIKNIT and how does it work?
INFIKNIT is Stance's newest core innovation that guarantees durability for life! Each INFIKNIT sock contains a premium yarn construction that specifically targets areas of high friction for an all-new super strong standard in durability.
A few things to note.
- It is our most durable fibre to date
- Our socks are made of a proprietary blend of fibres that adds durability to areas that experience the most friction
- Products with INFIKNIT typically last longer than products without it.
We also offer a lifetime guarantee on these products. You can find more information about it here.READ FULL ARTICLE
What is the Stance Infiknit Guarantee?
We stand by our INFIKNIT product. So much that we are guaranteeing it for life. No catch. If it rips, tears, or develops a hole, we’ll send you a new pair or give you a refund.* If you have an issue, please contact our Kicks Team here and provide the following information:
- Your original order number or date of purchase and the store you purchased from
- Photos of all the information on the inside cuff of the sock
- Clear close-up photo of the problem areas in the sock
- Photo of the entire pair.
Please note that this is only valid for INFIKNIT products. The easiest way to determine whether or not your item is part of the Infiknit collection is that there will be a logo on the inside cuff of the sock.
Our Kicks Team will review your claim and get back to you as soon as possible. If approved, we will offer a replacement pair in the same style. If this style is no longer available, then we will offer a pair of your choice of equal value.
*Please note that any evidence of deliberate damage or tampering will result in declining of the claim.READ FULL ARTICLE
Do you work with any charitable organisations?
We’re privileged to work with some amazing brands and charities that are active in the community. Please keep an eye on our social media channels for opportunities to get involved.
If you or your organisation would like to collaborate with us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we’d would like to pursue a relationship, we’ll be in touch with next steps.
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Can your products be recycled?
We’re absolutely committed to minimising environmental impact. It’s an important conversation to have and we understand that we have a long way to go.
Accent Group owns the Australasian distribution rights. Though we do not manufacture these products, we support the ethical sourcing and sustainability policies that the global manufacturer has in place.
Within our business, we’re actively working on ways to reduce waste and package our product responsibly. This includes (but is not limited to) the use of recyclable and/or biodegradable bags and driving in-store footwear recycling initiatives. We’re working closely with the ASGA (Australian Sporting Goods Association) who repurpose athletic footwear to create new products, such as gym mats, floors, and playgrounds.READ FULL ARTICLE
Do you promote equality and diversity?
Accent Group is committed to developing and maintaining an inclusive workplace that embraces and celebrates diversity. Our commitments include (but are not limited to) creating a great place of work that thrives on inclusion and respects and draws on the diverse backgrounds, experiences, knowledge, and skills of our people. Our Diversity & Inclusion Policy is available on our corporate website here. If you suspect or see instances of non-compliance with this policy, please contact our Customer Experience Team and we’ll investigate the matter.READ FULL ARTICLE
We’re also proud to work with a wide range of brands that celebrate individual expression and participate in cultural and social events. It’s a privilege to be able to use our platforms to connect with incredible people and organisations that raise awareness and support our community. Please keep an eye on our social media channels for opportunities to get involved.
What initiatives is Platypus working on to reduce environmental impact?
We’re absolutely committed to minimising environmental impact. It’s such an important conversation to have and we understand that we have a long way to go. From initiatives including using recyclable and/or biodegradable bags, to store-wide recycling practices and wholesale logistics consolidation. We are always trying to improve our practices to reduce carbon emissions.
With our stores, we're actively working on ways to reduce waste and package responsibly. This includes (but is not limited to), the use of recyclable and/or biodegradable bags and other initiatives such as driving in-store footwear recycling initiatives. We're also working closely with the Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA), which repurpose athletic footwear to create new products, such as gym mats, floors and playgrounds.
If you suspect or see instances of non-compliance with this policy, please let us know and we’ll ensure this is investigated.
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We acknowledge that these are small steps on a long journey. Any ideas and feedback you have are truly valued and appreciated.
Does Platypus use child labour?
At Platypus Shoes, we are committed to operating responsibly and only want to work with suppliers who are dedicated to safe, ethical, and working conditions. Our Ethical Sourcing Policy is available here.READ FULL ARTICLE
This policy prohibits the use of forced, involuntary or child labour. We make sure that our suppliers are provided with this information, so they understand what’s expected if they want to work with us. If you suspect or see instances of non-compliance with this policy, please let us know and we'll ensure this is investigated.
Do you manufacture your products?
Accent Group and its related entities are distributors, with manufacturers are based all over the world. Quality, ethics, comfort, style are a priority - we ensure our products and external manufacturers live up to the Platypus Shoes standard.READ FULL ARTICLE
Though we do not manufacture these products, we support the ethical sourcing and sustainability policies that the global manufacturer has in place. If you see or suspect any instances of non-compliance, then please get in contact with our Customer Experience Team and we'll investigate the matter.
How do I join your mailing list?
Joining our mailing list will give you access to updates on new styles and campaigns, upcoming releases and competitions.
To sign up, scroll to the bottom of the website and enter your email address.
Important to note: Signing up to our mailing list is not the same as having an account. You can create an account here to save your purchase and return history.READ FULL ARTICLE
How can I provide feedback?
We value your honest feedback, whether it's good or bad. It helps us improve our products and service.
Follow this link to contact the team and let us know how you're enjoying your purchases or provide feedback on an in-store experience.
We look forward to hearing from you.READ FULL ARTICLE
How can I apply for a job at Platypus Shoes?
Thanks for showing your interest in working for us!
We're always on the lookout for talented people to join our growing team.
If you'd like to work at Platypus Shoes please head over to our Careers page for more information on the benefits and available positions.
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