I regularly get questions regarding shipping/delivery, some of which aren’t answered in my Shipping and Delivery Policy, so I thought I’d address them here today.
Why hasn’t my order arrived within 24 hours?
What happens to my order if I’m not home when GLS call with it?
It appears to me that it depends on which GLS Courier is working in your area. Some will call you and make an alternative delivery arrangement (so make sure you supply me with a telephone number of someone who will be home). Others will automatically put your order back in their van and bring it again the following day and others, especially around Christmas time, will leave your order with a neighbour or leave it at your front door.
What delivery information do I need to put with my order?
GLS require that you put a recipient’s name, a postal address, eircode and a telephone number for the recipient. If your order is missing one of these, they will keep your order in their warehouse, contact me and I’ll contact you to get the missing information. This can delay your order being delivered by several days. It is for this reason, that I require an e-mail address.
Is it possible to track my order?
Yes, all the orders I dispatch have a tracking code on them. GLS should e-mail you with it. If you are concerned that your order hasn’t arrived, please e-mail me and ask me for your tracking code. Then, if you go to www.gls.ie and you put in your tracking code, details of your order will come in. This is especially useful if a neighbour has taken in your order, as their name will appear as the person who has signed for it. There is an area on the tracking page where you can check who signed for your order by entering your ‘postcode’. They don’t recognise Irish eircodes so you need to enter your county in this box instead.
What happens if my order goes missing?
There are two ways that your order could go missing:
The only ways I can find out that you haven’t received your order is if you contact me or GLS contacts me. Either way I will do my best to either trace your order, resend it or refund you.
Can I order from abroad for delivery in Ireland?
Yes, I have lots of customers who live abroad but buy for family and friends in Ireland. After all, my delivery would work out cheaper for them than posting a gift from abroad and will get to them much quicker. It’s for this reason that I offer to gift wrap orders. If you are buying from abroad and you want a personal message written with the order, please state it in the comments box and I’ll hand write it with your order. Also, if you’d prefer for a receipt not to be included in your order, state this too. Finally, make sure that the telephone number you provide is for the recipient (or someone in that home) and not your own foreign number. If the order doesn’t have an Irish telephone number, I will hold onto it and contact you for one. This can delay delivery.
Do you deliver outside of Ireland?
Generally speaking, no. However, if you really want something from my site and you need it delivered outside of Ireland, please contact me and I’ll find out how much it would cost to deliver using An Post. This can be more expensive for you and delivery will take longer this way. Also, unless you are prepared to pay extra for tracking and insurance, this won’t be provided.
Can I collect my order from you?
Yes, my business is a home business based in Newtownmountkennedy in Co.Wicklow and I work it around my family. You can click the ‘Click and Collect’ button at the checkout. I will contact you once the order is packed to arrange a time that works for you to collect it and I will supply you with my full address.
I hope these answers provide reassurance to you.
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