Greg Lyall
AustraliaMember since May 2015

Reviews (1)

    • May 27, 2015
    • Verified Reviewer


    Hidden Charges

    Overall Experience:

    I am wading through the paperwork to get a delivery of my order. Australian Post has sent me correspondence that I must fill out import declarations, and pay charges because the item has been held until I do so, as well as duty and taxes. I did not realize any of this and nowhere on my order was it pointed out that this would be the case. It is very deceptive regarding what it all actually costs you. I have no idea yet how much more I have to pay out, so I am very unimpressed with the lack of upfront info. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has been caught like this. It is the first time I have ordered anything from BioTrust, and will probably be the last.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    6 people found it helpful

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    • Jun 1, 2015

      Company Response from BioTRUST

      Hi Greg,

      I hope this finds you doing well! My name is Tim Skwiat, and I am the Director of Nutrition and Exercise with BioTRUST Nutrition. I wanted to reach out to you as soon as possible with my personal assistance.

      I keep a close eye on independent review sites like because our number one goal is to ensure that our outstanding customers like yourself are completely satisfied. In fact, BioTRUST has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, a reflection to our commitment of excellent customer service.

      With that said, I am very sorry to learn about your displeasure, and I want to let you know that we’ll be doing everything we possibly can to make this right for you. I do want to mention that there is a notice for International Customers that is posted on our website, and it can be located by visiting the "International Customers" page on our website:

      With regard to your concerns about customs fees (i.e., duties and taxes), I am so sorry to say that this is completely out of our control, Greg. All International orders are subject to applicable sales tax, duties, and customs charges that are determined by your local government and vary by country.

      Duties, taxes, and/or customs fees represent an additional amount collected upon delivery of orders. Order confirmation details only the amount collected by BioTRUST. By law, duties and taxes are based on the full retail price of the products regardless of bundled pricing or other discounts on the order.

      With that being said, as a courtesy to you our valued customer, we would like to offer you an in-house credit in the amount of the customs fees that you will pay for your shipment. If you would be so kind as to send a photo of your customs fees receipt(s), our Customer Service team will gladly issue you an in-house credit, which can be used toward a future order.

      Most importantly, we know that you came to us to help you achieve your health and fitness goals, and I want you to know that we will be here for you every step of the way to guide you, support you, and encourage you. In fact, you may contact me directly or visit our free Online Coaching Community (BioTRUSTBoard[dot]com) to get free help from our certified nutrition and exercise experts. We’re here to help and happy to do so.

      Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience to let me know how I can help you. Thank you, Mr. Lyall.


      Tim Skwiat

      Director of Nutrition and Exercise

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