Spring Bank Holiday Despatch and Delivery Dates

Spring Bank Holiday Despatch and Delivery Dates

Spring Bank Holiday Despatch and Delivery Dates.

 

 

Monday the 28th May is Spring Bank Holiday, so once again there will be a delay in the despatch and delivery of parcels as the Royal Mail and the courier firms we use do not deliver on Bank Holidays. If you are considering placing an order either in the week before the bank holiday or the week afterwards we recommend reading the following information to ensure your order for party bags and gifts are received before your party.

There will be no collection of parcels from us by either the Royal Mail for our “Standard” and “Express Parcels” or for our “Next Day Deliveries” using DPD local on Monday 28th May 2018, as neither company will be working on these days.

Next Day Deliveries

The last working day for a delivery to be despatched from us to be with you before Monday the 28th May 2018 will be Thursday 24th May 2018. Orders will need to be received before 11am on that day to ensure your parcel is prepared and booked before the courier collects your parcel. If you have a very urgent parcel it may be possible to prepare and despatch a Next Day Delivery parcel up until 1pm on that day but we strongly recommend you contact us first to check as DPD Local do like to turn up early to collect parcels and then will not return the same working day.

We will still despatch Next Day deliveries received with us between 11am on  Thursday the 24th May 2018 and 11am on Friday 25th May but DPD Local will not attempt to deliver these parcels until Tuesday 29th May 2018 they will still charge a Next Day Delivery fee. As Tuesday will be their “Next Working Day”

Any “Next Day” delivery orders received after 11am on Friday 25th may 2018 will be despatched on Tuesday 29th May 2018 for delivery on Wednesday 30th May 2018.

Normal collections will resume on Tuesday 29th May 2018 for parcels to be delivered on Wednesday 30th May 2018.

DPD Local do not deliver on a Saturday unless you have paid a “Saturday” delivery premium. Paying the “Saturday” delivery premium does not guarantee your parcel will be delivered on a Saturday. Should you need a Saturday delivery please contact us and we will advise you of the premium charges and services available.

We are yet to find a delivery firm with a 100% success rate for Saturday deliveries. Office support staff for delivery firms do not work Saturdays so if there is a problem you have to wait until the next working weekday to try to sort out the delivery problem.

Standard Delivery

Our “Standard Delivery” option uses the Royal Mail’s “2nd Class Signed For” service this takes an average of 2-4 working days which may not include a Saturday delivery. Bank Holidays are a peak delivery time so your parcel may take a few extra days to be delivered. We also find parcels can take an extra delivery day after a Bank Holiday as the service recovers from their day off.

We would recommend you consider the inconvenience if your parcel is delayed by a few extra working days and choose a faster delivery option if your party is imminent. We may be a little cautious but, if your parcel is delayed and you have to spend time contacting us and then driving to find an alternative and then paying the postage to return the item to us, spending the extra for a faster delivery option may be worth the reassurance. Unfortunately, the Royal Mail only update the status of a parcel once it has been delivered and have a huge network of premises and parcels to check to find a missing parcel.

Delivery timescales vary widely between areas. The Royal Mail charge a premium for a specified Saturday delivery and do not count weekends or Bank Holidays as a working day.

Our last working day for despatch of parcels before will be Friday 25th May 2018. We will resume despatching parcels once again on Tuesday 29th May 2018.

Express Delivery

Our Express Delivery Option uses the Royal Mail’s “1st Class Signed For” service. The average delivery times for this service is 1 to 3 working days. However, we find this the hardest service to predict and there is no way of knowing how long it will actually really take for your parcel to be delivered. When this service works well parcels are with the customers on the next working day, however as a HUGE note of caution they can also take 4 working days and we have had parcels despatched on a “Standard Delivery “ option on the same day being delivered a day earlier than a parcel despatched using the Express Delivery option on the same day.

As before, delivery timescales vary widely between areas. The Royal Mail charge a premium for a specified Saturday delivery and do not count weekends or Bank Holidays as a working day. They do however still deliver on a Saturday but it very much depends on your local delivery office.

Our last working day for despatch of parcels before the Spring Bank Holiday Monday will be Friday 25th May 2018. We will resume despatching parcels once again on Tuesday 29th 2018.

If you are uncertain about any of the information relating to deliveries spanning a weekend or Bank Holiday please contact us on 01952 253033 or email admin@littlepartyparcels.co.uk

For full details on our delivery policy please visit our General Terms and Conditions  https://littlepartyparcels.co.uk/terms-conditions/

and our Delivery Policy  https://littlepartyparcels.co.uk/delivery-policy/

We also have a Blog Post we regularly update with honest information about the Delivery Services we use.   https://littlepartyparcels.co.uk/2017/03/22/parcel-delivery-…ther-information/

 At all times our General Terms and Conditions and our Delivery Policy takes precedence over all other information

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