We are always happy for you to call us in advance of placing your order to discuss and confirm the estimated arrival time of your order – we pride ourselves on offering great customer service and should you have any questions or queries then please reach out to our office : firstname.lastname@example.org which is open Monday to Friday between the hours of 9AM and 5PM excluding Bank Holidays – you can often reach us on Facebook Messenger too but email is the most reliable method of contact.
As a small team, we endeavour to dispatch all orders the very next working day following purchase – as we send using a Next Working Day service this means that cider ordered is likely to reach you within 2-3 working days from date of ordering.
The majority of orders are sent via APC (http://www.apc.co.uk) using a Next Working Day service – however, orders containing merchandise only such as Stainless Steel Cups or T-Shirts will often instead be sent via Royal Mail using a 2nd Class, Signed For service as standard. This means that you can expect merchandise only orders within 2-4 working days from date of ordering. This applies only for non-liquid items, most orders containing liquids (apart from single bottles of Raw Cider Vinegar and ACV Tonics) will be sent with APC as detailed above.
We have listed some examples below – these examples are providing that it is not a Bank Holiday weekend and that the product you ordered is in stock.
Cider ordered using our webshop on a Monday would be dispatched on the Tuesday via APC using a Next Working Day before 4pm service and therefore APC should attempt delivery on the Wednesday.
EXAMPLE 2 :
Cider and a Stainless Steel Cup ordered using our webshop on a Thursday would be dispatched on the Friday via APC using a Next Working Day before 4pm service and therefore APC should attempt delivery on the following Monday.
EXAMPLE 3 :
Stainless Steel Cup and a T-Shirt ordered using our webshop on a Monday would be dispatched on the Tuesday via Royal Mail using a 2nd Class, Signed For service and this means that delivery should be with you by the Friday at the very latest.
EXAMPLE 4 :
Gift Pack ordered using our webshop on a Friday would be dispatched on the following Monday via APC using a Next Working Day before 4pm service and therefore APC should attempt delivery on the following Tuesday.
EXAMPLE 5 :
Single Raw Cider Vinegar Bottle ordered using our webshop on a Wednesday would be dispatched on the Thursday via Royal Mail using a 2nd Class, Signed For service and this means that delivery should be with you by the following Tuesday at the very latest.
Please call the office prior to ordering if you would like to discuss arranging a delivery service upgrade.
As with all couriers, there is always the chance of a delay to your order due to unforeseen circumstances – therefore, if you are ordering for a special occasion please consider ordering in advance to avoid disappointment or contacting us in advance if you do particularly need your order on or by a certain date to discuss options as we will always help if we can and can certainly offer advice.
If you request that your cider order is left in a specific ‘safe place’ this will mean that the courier will leave it without requiring a signature, please note that this is done so at your own risk – we cannot take responsibility for parcels lost when such a request has been made. Orders sent via Royal Mail cannot be left in a ‘safe place’.
DELIVERY ADVICE ABOVE APPLIES TO MAINLAND ENGLAND ONLY :
Orders placed for delivery outside of mainland England will likely be subject to a slightly longer delivery timescale and possibly additional charges. You can contact us via email (email@example.com) for more detailed information and if you would like to double check the delivery service in your area prior to ordering.
There is an additional courier charge added automatically for orders sent to certain postcodes in Scotland (£10.50) and for all deliveries to Northern Ireland (£17.80) as well as for UK Offshore orders too (£30.00) – this is only because of the additional courier costs to us to send parcels this distance. If you do need to pay these automatically added additional courier costs, this will be calculated at checkout. However, Kent Cider Co retain the right to cancel and refund any web orders placed which end up having shipping costs that are greater than or close to the price of the item ordered.
We will always email you to notify you of any cancelled orders to explain and hopefully discuss the possibility of rearranging your order with a more accurate courier cost attached.
If you live in Northern Ireland or are outside of Central Scotland and you wish to place an order with multiple items – then you may wish to contact us directly via email for further and more precise information on delivery costs and timescales.