August Bank Holiday Despatch and Delivery Dates

August Bank Holiday Despatch and Delivery Dates

August Bank Holiday Despatch and Delivery Dates.

Details for our August Bank Holiday Despatch and Delivery Dates are as follows:

Monday the 27th August 2018 is the August Bank Holiday Monday. There will be a delay in the despatch and delivery of parcels as the Royal Mail and the courier firms we use do not collect or deliver on a Bank Holiday. 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 27th August 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 27th August 2018 will be Thursday 23rd August 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.

Any Next Day Deliveries received between 11am on  Thursday the 23rd August 2018 and 11am on Friday 24th August will be collected on the Friday but, DPD Local will not attempt to deliver these parcels until Tuesday 28th August 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 24th August 2018 will not be despatched until Tuesday 28th August 2018 for delivery on Wednesday 29th August 2018.

Normal collections will resume going forwards from Tuesday 28th August 2018 for parcels to be delivered on Wednesday 29th August 2018.

 

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. Experience has taught us that 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 24th August 2018. We will resume despatching parcels once again on Tuesday 28th August 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, 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.

 

Our last working day for despatch of parcels before the August Bank Holiday Monday will be Friday 24th August 2018. We will resume despatching parcels once again on Tuesday 28th August 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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