Shipping

At Direct4Crafts Ltd we aim to ship all orders received before 1pm Monday - Friday (excluding public holidays) the same working day. Our standard shipping service to UK addresses uses Royal Mail 2nd Class which is priced from as little as £0.99 with the option to upgrade to 1st class, Royal Mail Tracked 24, or Special Delivery from as little as £3.99. We also offer FREE standard shipping on orders over £29.99 (excluding VAT) excluding Aerosol's & international orders.

UK Shipping Services:

We offer standard shipping from as little £0.99 using Royal Mail 2nd Class services, We offer FREE shipping on all UK Mainland orders over £29.99 excluding VAT.

Royal Mail 2nd Class From £0.99 (Large Letter Maximum Weight 100g)


Royal Mail Tracked 48 From as little as £1.29 (Tracked 48 is not a Guaranteed Two day delivery service)
Royal Mail Tracked 24 From as little as £0.99 (Tracked 24 is not a Guaranteed next day delivery service)


Royal Mail Special Delivery (Next Working Day by 1pm Signed For) £6.49 (Maximum Weight 100g)
Royal Mail Special Delivery (Next Working Day by 1pm Signed For) £7.49 (Maximum Weight 500g)
Royal Mail Special Delivery (Next Working Day by 1pm Signed For) £8.99 (Maximum Weight 1Kg)


Courier (1-2 days) From as little as £2.99 (Please Note Courier services are not a Guaranteed next day delivery service) - Mainland UK only.

PLEASE NOTE: We currently do not offer shipping services outside of the United Kingdom. These destinations include Worldwide, Europe and the Republic of Ireland.

Estimated Delivery Speed (UK Mainland):

Standard Royal Mail Services: Royal Mail do not Guarantee next working day delivery for 1st class or 1st class postage services, Royal Mail quotes that 92% of 1st Class packets arrive the next working day (Monday - Friday).  Royal Mail aim to deliver 2nd class mail within 2-5 working days. Please Note these are estimated delivery times that Royal Mail aim to achieve and are not a guaranteed delivery schedule.


Free Economy Shipping: For orders over £29.99 and the "Free Economy Shipping" is selected during checkout, the average delivery speed for Economy delivery is between 2-5 working days (Monday - Friday). We reserve the right to change carriers for such orders and delivery times may vary.


Royal Mail Tracked Services: Royal Mail do not Guarantee next working day delivery for Tracked 24 service. Royal Mail quotes that 98% of Tracked 24 parcels arrive the next working day (Monday - Friday). Please Note these are estimated delivery times that Royal Mail aim to achieve within the UK Mainland


Royal Mail Special Delivery: Royal Mail Special Delivery is a tracked and Guaranteed by 1pm next working day (Monday - Friday) service within the UK Mainland. Royal Mail Special Delivery does not guarantee Saturday or Sunday delivery.


Courier: 1-2 working days (Monday - Friday) within the UK Mainland.

Estimated Delivery Speed (Non UK Mainland):

Scilly Isles: Delivery may be delayed, please allow an additional 2 - 3 working days for delivery.

Scottish Highlands: Delivery may be delayed, please allow an additional 2 - 3 working days for delivery.

Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands & Outer Hebrides: Delivery may be delayed, please allow an additional 2 - 3 working days for delivery.

Channel Islands: Delivery may be delayed, please allow an additional 2 - 3 working days for delivery.

Northern Ireland: Delivery may be delayed, please allow an additional 2 - 3 working days for delivery.


* Please note that Aerosol Products are not available for delivery for non UK mainland destinations.

Service Delays: We aim to ship all orders received before 1pm Monday - Friday (excluding public holidays) although are unable to guarantee any order received will be shipped the same working day. We do not offer an Express Guaranteed delivery service although we always aim to procvide the fastest delivery possible delays can occur that are out of our control. By ordering on our website you acknowledge this fact and that we are not responsible for delayed service by third party shipping service.

* Please note that Aerosol Products are not available for delivery for non UK mainland destinations.

Questions/Answers:

Q: Do you offer an Express Next Working Day Delivery service?

A: Yes and No. We do not specifically offer an Express Guaranteed next working day delivery service but all orders where Royal Mail Special Delivery has been selected and are are received before 1pm (Monday - Friday Excluding Bank Holidays) we do aim to dispatch the same day. Royal Mail guarantee next working day before 1pm delivery (Monday - Friday) for this service but this service (as are all) is subject to service delays beyond Royal Mail's control so Yes 99.9% of orders will be received the next working day to mainland UK residents.


Q: When will my order be dispatched?

A: We aim to dispatch all orders recived before 1pm the same working day. Orders placed at the weekend or public holidays will be dispatched on the following Monday (or next working day). Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee on busy days (such as days following a bank holiday weekend) that we will be able to process all orders but we do try our very best and for this reason we do not offer any gurarenteed next day delivery options.


Q: When will i recieve my order?

A: Typically orders are delivered within 2 - 3 working days (Monday to Friday) depending on the delivery service selected and delivery address.


Royal Mail 2nd Class - Estimated 2 - 5 working days after dispatch
Royal Mail Tracked 48 - Estimated 2 -3 working days after dispatch
Royal Mail Tracked 24 - Estimated 1 - 3 working days after dispatch
Royal Mail Special Delivery - Next working day after dispatch
Courier - Estimated 1 - 2 working days delivery after dispatch


Q: What is considered a working day for delivery?

A: Monday to Friday are working days. We do not offer a delivery service (Including Royal Mail Special Delivery) which guarantees Saturday or Sunday delivery although please be aware that Royal Mail do often delivery items on Saturdays but this is not specifically guaranteed.


Q: Does Royal Mail Tracked 24 or Tracked 48 provide a guaranteed delivery schedule?

A: No - Royal Mail quotes that 98% of Tracked 24 parcels arrive the next working day (Monday - Friday).


Q: Does Royal Mail Tracked 48 provide a guaranteed delivery schedule?

A: No - Royal Mail quotes that 98% of Tracked 48 parcels arrive within two working days (Monday - Friday).

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