Shipping and Delivery
Most Products Made And Delivered In 2 – 3 Days
Long story short
Everything is made in-house so you can trust you’ve got the best guys working on your order. 95.4% of our products ship in 48 hours. It’s pretty speedy.
Delivery and service
At Messinghams we focus on product quality, great service and speedy delivery. Thanks to our own one-stop production facility, we dispatch many products within 24 hours of receiving the order. This is because all of our staff and production capabilities are in the same building, ensuring each product is printed and manufactured to the company’s long-established high standards. Production times vary according to each product detailed on its’ product page and add shipping time on top. Delivery does not have to be to billing address which is great for ensuring acceptance of the parcel or sending gifts. Mesisnghams does not count weekends or public holidays as production days.
Messinghams uses Royal Mail’s 1st Class Recorded service for most orders under 2kg. This is our standard service and is the default delivery option in the shopping cart. Royal Mail delivers 94% of our orders the next day but occasionally it may take 2-5 days, and in rare cases up to 15 working days. Our standard delivery days include Saturdays, but not Sundays. Average delivery price is less than £5 regardless of how many items.
If your item is over 2kg, bulky, or large (over 60x40cm), we use FedEx UK couriers. They deliver the next business day and are a part of our standard service. We can offer a Saturday delivery service for an extra fee.
If you require guaranteed faster shipping time please email us so we can use our guaranteed next day delivery option. This of course will be a higher pice in shipping for your order. Next day delivery service ensures your item arrives the following business day. If your package is over 2kg or especially bulky we use FedEx couriers, for all other packages we use the Royal Mail’s Special Delivery next business day service. The guaranteed delivery choice is available in the shopping basket and incurs an additional charge. We also offer guaranteed Saturday deliveries (excluding business addresses), through Royal Mail and FedEx, for a further fee.
UK non-mainland delivery is available for Royal Mail Recorded and Special Delivery, except in the case of large or bulky items that need a service other than Royal Mail standard recorded. If large or bulky pack to non-UK mainland destination, there may be a remote or over water surcharge in the shopping basket.
Customs Tax / Duty
Adverse Weather Conditions
When there are adverse weather conditions, deliveries to some parts of the country can be affected. To minimise delays we work closely with both Royal Mail and FedEx. When your order is dispatched, we will inform you of which courier was used. Information and updates regarding delivery services can be found on Royal Mail and FedEx websites as well as local weather news.
In Case Of Royal Mail Strikes
In the case of Royal Mail strikes, Messinghams is still able to deliver your items the next day, excluding Sundays. We switch to alternative delivery methods. We suggest you have your items delivered to your work address, which activates our free courier upgrade for delivery the following business day but only in the case of Royal Mail strikes. If you are unable to include a work delivery address, you are able to upgrade to Royal Mail Special Delivery for a little extra. During strikes, Royal Mail may still deliver small packages (under 2kg). Unfortunately, delivery is not guaranteed. However, Special Delivery items receive priority treatment we are led to believe even during strikes. Top tips in case of Royal Mail Strike: 1) Have your items sent to a work address and receive a free courier upgrade. 2) Pay small fee £4 to £5 upgrade for Royal Mail’s Special Delivery service.
International Fast Worldwide Shipping
Most international deliveries are with customers in 3 – 5 days. Messinghams uses FedEx, DHL, TNT, Yamato or similar service as our default international delivery option. We suggest this service as it includes detailed tracking and guaranteed speedy delivery. This service can take as little as 2 days to major cities, or as long as 4 days on average, depending on the destination and its accessibility. Shipping costs and time can vary significantly for remote areas, where it may be necessary for Messinghams to pass on the remote area surcharge levied by the carrier. Delivery outside the EU may attract local tax duty to pay which is administered by the local territory and is out of the hands of Messinghams.