1 UK DELIVERIES
1.1 We use Royal Mail, for all our letters and small parcels. With larger items being sent using other carrier services.
1.2 For Standard delivery £2.95 [including free postage deliveries], our aim is to prepare your order and despatch it within 2 working days [Monday to Friday excl. bank holidays], which means that you receive your order within 2 to 5 working days from the date it was despatched. This may not always be possible depending on the volume of orders on our system, so if your order has not been despatched within 3 working days, please contact us directly.
1.3 If your order value is below £75 and weighs less than 2kg and you have selected standard delivery, your order will be despatched with Royal Mail.
1.4 If your order value exceeds £75, weighs over 2kg or contains any large tea ware items and you have selected standard delivery, your order will be despatched with a courier.
1.5 Orders despatched on a Royal Mail Service are NOT tracked and can take up to 5 working days to be delivered.
1.6 Orders despatched with a courier are tracked and will require a signature on delivery. Once despatched, delivery will take place within 2-3 working days.
1.7 For Express deliveries £6.95 [UK only], orders received before 2.00pm (Mon – Thurs) will be processed and despatched on a priority basis to ensure it reaches you within 2 working days. Please make sure you are at the delivery address within these 2 working days to accept the order as a signature will be required. Our shipping department is open Monday to Friday (excl. bank holidays), meaning an express order placed after 2.00pm on a Thursday but before 2.00pm on a Friday, will be scheduled for delivery the following Monday (excl. bank holidays). Our express delivery service DOES NOT guarantee your order for next day delivery, even if it was placed before 2.00pm (Mon – Thurs).
1.8 We will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure these times are met, but cannot be held responsible for despatched parcels delayed by third parties, for example due to poor weather conditions.
1.9 If you do not receive your order within 5 working days from the date of despatch, please contact us on 01474 335149 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would request that you contact as soon as possible and within 15 days of placing your order. If you contact us outside of this time frame, we are unable to track your order or provide any reimbursement.
1.10 We will replace lost or damaged orders free of charge.
1.11 If your order is returned to us due to several failed delivery attempts, non-collection or an insufficient/incorrect address, we cannot refund any shipping costs.
1.12 Highlands and Islands orders may be subject to additional shipping charges. If these charges are not applied at the time of placing your order, this will be discussed with you prior to your order being dispatched.
1.13 Large volume orders may be subject to additional shipping charges. This will be discussed with you prior to your order being dispatched.
1.14 We are not currently able to ship orders to PO Box addresses.
2 INTERNATIONAL DELIVERIES
2.1 We currently use two options for international deliveries: A non-tracked service with Royal Mail and a tracked service through DHL. We ship to most countries, however at this time we are unable to ship to Ukraine, Russia, Netherlands Antilles, Ecuador, Malta and Aland Islands.
2.1 If the items on your order are less than 1.6kg in weight, we will send your order to you via Royal Mail on a standard non-tracked service. We ask that you allow 20 working days for orders to arrive if sent on this service, however the items are usually delivered within 10 days or less.
2.3 If your order is more than 1.6kg in weight then we will use a tracked service via DHL and transit time will be a maximum of 15 working days, depending on the destination. A signature will be required on receipt.
2.4 We pass on to our customers only the exact courier cost to us, which is calculated based upon product weight only [we absorb the cost weight of the outer packaging] and the destination country.
2.5 If your order is sent with Royal Mail, your order will not be tracked. If your order is sent with DHL, you will receive a tracking email to show the progress of the order.
2.6 When ordering goods from our site for delivery overseas you may be subject to additional import duties and taxes, which are levied once the order reaches the specified destination. Any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Contact your local customs office for further information. If these charges are unpaid, your order may be returned to us and we will be unable to refund shipping costs. There may also be costs associated with the return to us, which will be deducted from any refund value. In certain situations your order may be destroyed by customs if duties and taxes are not paid. In this instance, we cannot refund product or shipping costs for these reasons.
2.7 Please be aware that there may be limitations on what can be sent to you with regards to specific items and order value. You may also need to provide specific documentation for clearance of your order, once it arrives in your destination country. This may vary from country to country and we ask that you contact your local customs office for additional information before placing an order. We cannot refund any shipping costs should your order be returned for any of these reasons. In certain situations your order may be destroyed by customs if you are unable to provide clearance for the order; in this instance we cannot refund product or shipping costs for these reasons.
2.8 Within our fees there is a Fuel Surcharge. This surcharge may vary from month to month therefore all international postage charges will change slightly month to month.
2.9 If you do not receive your order within 20 working days, please contact us on 01474 335149 or email us at email@example.com. We would request that you contact us as soon as possible and within 30 days of placing your order. If you contact us outside of this time frame, we are unable to track your order or provide any reimbursement.
2.10 We will replace lost or damaged orders free of charge.
2.11 If your order is returned to us due to several failed delivery attempts, non-collection or an insufficient/incorrect address, we cannot refund any shipping costs.
2.12 Our third party carriers may not be able to deliver to certain countries at particular times for reasons of politics, government, natural disaster or operational crises. In such circumstances your shipment will be returned to our mail centre and held till such a time that they are able to deliver to you. In these circumstances you may ask for the order to be refunded.
2.13 Due to strict Customs Regulations in Australia and New Zealand we cannot send any products which contain Citrus Peel or Wood to these countries. It is the customers responsibility to ensure the products being ordered are free from these components before selecting shipping to Australia or New Zealand. Maries will not be held liable for any loss or damage to shipments refused by customs for these purposes.
2.14 Large volume orders may be subject to additional shipping charges. This will be discussed with you prior to your order being dispatched.
2.15 We are not currently able to ship orders to PO Box addresses.