NEXT DAY – we only deliver next day to the ‘GB Delivery Area’ of mainland England, Wales and Scotland (excluding Highlands). We regret that we can’t deliver to the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, other GB islands, Northern Ireland, BFPO addresses and PO Box numbers. Birthday cakes delivered on nominated delivery date (except for Sundays and Mondays). With sufficient notice it is possible for us to deliver to GB islands and the Scottish Highlands, but we can’t deliver to these areas on a next-day basis. If you require a delivery to the islands or Scottish Highlands then please phone/email us to discuss your requirement and we’ll do our best to help.
Cost of delivery.
Delivery charges vary according to the level of service required. Standard UK delivery costs £5.95. A choice of delivery services is provided at checkout.
Nominated Delivery Day
You can nominate a delivery date, except for Sundays and Mondays. We appreciate that having birthday cakes delivered on the birthday is all important. We will do our best to deliver on the day you nominate, dispatching the day before your nominated day, based on DPD ‘next day’ service levels, but please bear in mind this isn’t a guarantee because the courier service is out of our control.
All orders are dispatched by express courier for next-day delivery. We cannot deliver on the same day as the order is received. For order dispatch ‘working days’ are defined as 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. Orders received before 1pm can be dispatched the same day if the order requires it (for delivery the following day). For orders received after 1pm, the earliest date of dispatch will be the next working day.
All orders are dispatched by DPD Local courier parcel service. Orders may arrive up to 2 working days after dispatch although the large majority arrive the next working day. DPD are experts at getting birthday cakes delivered on the nominated day, but our delivery times are for guidance and cannot be a guarantee. We are not liable for delivery delays once an order has been dispatched.
Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays
Deliveries cannot be made on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays.
Does the recipient need to be at home to sign for the parcel?
DPD Local provide a sophisticated tracking service, but it is reliant on the recipient’s mobile phone number and/or email address having been supplied by the person who placed the order. It is preferred that someone is available to receive the parcel and sign for it. On the day of delivery DPD will contact the recipient to advise expected time of delivery and to offer delivery options such as leaving the parcel with a neighbour or a DPD collection point (local shop) or leaving in a ‘safe place’ agreed with the recipient. If DPD cannot deliver successfully they will leave a card or send an SMS explaining that a delivery has been attempted and giving details of how a re-delivery can be arranged. At no point will DPD reveal what is in the parcel or who sent it. There is a barcode on the parcel that DPD will scan when they deliver the cake so that we know it was safely delivered.