Despatch and DeliveryDelivery Cost.
Delivery to the UK Mainland (excluding Scottish Remote Areas) is free for orders over £100.
The delivery charge for other orders is based on the total weight of your order and starts from £1.30 for small orders.To check the actual charge of any order is simple:-
You can add, remove and change the quantity of anything in the shopping cart as required. You are not obligated to buy anything unless you choose to complete the checkout procedure and enter your payment details.
Orders placed on this website at the weekend, a bank holiday or after 4.00pm on a working day will be treated as having been received by us the following working day.
Christmas 2017 Despatch
Working days are usually Monday to Friday but exclude bank/public holidays. Special details about our Christams holidays will be published on this website during December. When calculating working days do not include the date we received your order (e.g. if we receive your order on a Monday, 1 working day = Tuesday, 2 = Wednesday, 3 = Thursday, 4 = Friday, 5 = the following Monday, etc.)
WE DO NOT OFFER AN EXPRESS SERVICE. Please don't email us asking if your order can be pushed ahead of other orders as we don't like having to say no, but we won't do it as it would be unfair to our many customers who allow adequate time to receive their order.
We do not despatch to the following;
UPS - Most orders for the UK mainland (excluding Remote Areas) are delivered the working day after despatch (Mon-Fri excluding bank holidays) but is not guaranteed. A signature will be required. If no one is available to receive the delivery UPS may drop it off at a local access point for you to collect at your convenience, this is usually a local shop with long opening hours, they will leave you a card to let you know. If there is no local access point close to your address or if it is a large/heavy item they will attempt delivery again at a later date.
Parcel Force - Most orders for the UK mainland (excluding Remote Areas) are delivered the working day after despatch (Mon-Fri excluding bank holidays) but is not guaranteed. A signature will be required. If no one is available to receive the delivery Parcel Force may drop it of at a local post office for you to collect at your convenience or they may attempt delivery again at a later date, they will leave you a card to let you know.
Royal Mail, First Class - Most orders for the UK mainland are delivered the working day after despatch (Mon-Sat excluding bank holidays) but is not guaranteed. A signature may be required. If nobody is in and the item requires a signature or is too large to fit through your letterbox the postman may take it back to the delivery office and leave you a card with your redelivery or collection options.
Royal Mail, Second Class - This is an economy service and orders can take a few days after despatch to be delivered. A signature may be required. If nobody is in and the item requires a signature or is too large to fit through your letterbox the postman may take it back to the delivery office and leave you a card with your redelivery or collection options.
Orders will usually be delivered using the service you selected in the shopping basket. Although we reserve the right to change the delivery method you chose if we need to.
We will do everything we can to make sure your order arrives on time, but please allow for any adverse conditions which might affect deliveries to you, including (but not limited to) extreme weather or disruption to postal services, road network, airlines, etc.
You will be sent an email notification when we despatch your order, in the event of non-delivery you should notify us no later than 5 working days after we send the despatch notification. In the unlikely event that you do not receive the despatch notification email within 4 working days of placing the order, then notification of non delivery must be made within 10 working days of the date of the original order, claims for non delivery will not be entertained after this period.
Where your order is sent using Royal Mail you should check with your local Royal Mail delivery office if it has not been delivered within a few days of despatch. If the Royal Mail are unable to make delivery they will hold your order for approx 15 working days before returning it to us, for this reason we cannot consider your order lost and send out a replacement until 20 working days have passed since despatch.
Failed Delivery Attempt.
Should there be any dispute as to whether a delivery card has been left, the recipient will have to take this up with the carrier themselves. Unfortunately we are unable to get involved in this sort of dispute as we are remote from the point of delivery.
If the carrier returns the goods to us as above and you want the order resending you will have to pay an additional charge to cover the redelivery and any return costs levied on us by the carrier. If you want us to treat the order as a return then we will refund you in accordance with our returns policy, less any return costs levied on us by the carrier. (Note: items that are not covered by our returns policy will not be refunded)
If the carrier is unable to deliver your order due to you providing us with an incomplete or inaccurate delivery address or the delivery is refused when delivery is attempted you will be liable for any additional costs incurred. If it is returned to us and you want us to treat it as a return then we will refund you in accordance with our returns policy, less any return costs levied on us by the carrier. (Note: items that are not covered by our returns policy will not be refunded)
Changes to Delivery Details.
If you make an arrangement with the carrier to leave your order without a signature (e.g. in the porch, in a shed, etc.) then you do so at your own risk. We will not accept any claim for non-delivery or damaged goods.
If you arrange with the carrier to deliver it to a different address or to collect it from them, you then become totally responsible for the delivery from that point forward, we will not accept any claim for non-delivery or damaged goods. You will also be responsible for any additional costs incurred as a result of your actions.