Items that are in-stock at the time of ordering will be processed for despatch – we aim to deliver all UK Mainland orders within 3-5 days. Other delivery territories may be subject to longer courier service timescales (eg, due to product being subject to length restrictions). We will ensure that communication takes place to keep you updated on your order. However we cannot guarantee against factors beyond our control eg, courier delivery failures, weather conditions and supplier stock issues.
The legal bit… Our Delivery Policy
1.1 This policy contains details of the delivery methods, periods and charges that apply to orders for our products made through our website www.ceuk-intl.com.
1.2 This policy is a legally binding document, and forms part of the contract of sale between you and us made under our terms and conditions of sale.
1.3 UK Mainland: For the purpose of our Terms and Conditions, Delivery Policy and Returns Policy, UK Mainland excludes Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Isle of Scilly, Scottish Highlands, Grampians, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Gibraltar and any other territory or crown dependencies of the United Kingdom.
Delivery – age verification service
The Offensive Weapons Act (OWA) main aim is to ensure that age restricted items such as knives are not delivered to someone who is under the age of 18 years old. Items that fall within the OWA are blades, knives, axes and certain corrosives.
For security and peace of mind, our courier service is adapted to ensure that an age verification check takes place on delivery to the consumer.
At checkout you will be required to tick the box acknowledging that you are aware that your basket may contain age restricted products, that you are over the age of 18 years old and that delivery will be accepted by a person over 18 years of age. You also agree to our terms and conditions.
2.1 We offer free standard delivery to all UK Mainland addresses on all orders. Please note this will be confirmed at the point of checkout.
2.2 All other orders to addresses not within UK Mainland will be subject to delivery charges as detailed in Section 5.
3.1 We will usually be able to deliver to the following countries and territories: UK Mainland and Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Isle of Scilly, Scottish Highlands, Grampians, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Gibraltar and the Republic of Ireland.
Delivery methods and periods
4.1 The methods that we use to deliver our products, and the time periods within which delivery is usually completed, are as follows:
- Standard delivery to UK Mainland usually takes between 3-5 days, excluding weekends and bank holidays.
- Deliveries to addresses outside of UK Mainland may take longer.
4.2 If you place your order before 1pm on a working day, these time periods run from the close of business on that day; if you place your order after 1pm on a working day, or on a non-working day, this time period runs from the close of business on the next following working day.
4.3 The delivery periods set out in this Section 4 are indicative only, and whilst we will make every effort to ensure that you receive your delivery in good time, we do not guarantee delivery before the end of the stated period. We will always deliver you products within 30 days unless there are exceptional circumstances, including all events outside our control.
4.4 We may conduct fraud screening checks before dispatching the product, and these checks may delay your delivery. If the delivery is likely to be delayed as a result of fraud screening checks, we will notify you.
4.5 If you have pre-ordered a product before it is in stock or otherwise available for delivery, then the time for delivery does not commence until the product becomes available in line with the date indicated on our website or other communication to you.
5.1 If you do not qualify for standard free delivery, then delivery charges will usually be calculated by our website and automatically applied to your order during the checkout process. However, in some circumstances we may need to quote to you directly.
5.2 Applicable delivery charges will depend upon the delivery method you select, the location of the delivery address, and the size and weight of the products in your order. This information will be displayed before the checkout is confirmed.
5.3 The cost for deliveries to NON-UK Mainland will usually be generated on the checkout when you enter your address. Please note that in some instances we may not be able to confirm the delivery charge at the time because it is dependent on British Force Postal Service (e.g. for Gibraltar and other crown dependencies) or non-standard mail or courier, therefore we will provide this information as soon as possible and prior to confirming your order by email.
6.1 Delivery Tracking is available on most of our products.
6.2 We will notify you upon dispatch of the products. You will then receive an email with tracking details directly from the nominated courier when your item(s) are out for delivery. Enter the tracking number provided into the couriers tracking form on their website.
If you require any further delivery details please contact the courier directly or our customer services, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delivery process, receipt and signature
7.1 Our couriers deliver between 8am-9pm, Monday to Friday and on occasion, they may deliver at the weekends. Excluding public holidays.
7.2 If the courier arrives and there is nobody home, they will leave the item in a safe place and leave a calling card stating where your item was left. If they do not feel there is a safe place, they will either leave with a neighbour or they will take the parcel back to the depot. A delivery card will be left for your attention.
7.3 If your product requires a signature and you are not home to accept delivery, the courier may re-attempt the next working day or will contact you to make alternative delivery arrangements. Please note that a failed delivery may result in additional charges to cover the costs of making a second attempt or re-delivery- this will be confirmed to you when making alternative arrangements.
8.1 If your products are not able to be delivered the delivery service provider will leave a card at your address, with instructions on how you may collect your products, including a time limit for collection.
9.1 If you experience any problems with a delivery, please contact us using the contact details that we publish on our website or otherwise notify to you.
9.2 If our delivery service provider is unable to deliver your products, and such failure is your fault, and you do not collect your products from our delivery service provider within the relevant time limit, we may agree to arrange for re-delivery of the products; however, we reserve the right to charge you for the actual costs of re-delivery (even where the initial delivery was free of charge).
9.3 An indicative list of the situations where a failure to deliver will be your fault, and may be subject to a re-delivery charge, is set out below:
(a) you provided the wrong address for delivery;
(b) there is a mistake in the address for delivery that was provided and this mistake was caused by you
(c) the address for delivery is not reasonably accessible by the courier;
(d) the address for delivery cannot safely be accessed;
(e) if in-person receipt is not required, there is no easy and secure means of leaving the products at the address for delivery and there is no person available to accept delivery; or
(f) if in-person receipt is required, there is no person available at the address for delivery to accept delivery and provide a signature.
10.1 If a parcel is undeliverable it will be returned to us and may be subject to re-delivery charges as set out in section 9 above, there are several reasons why a parcel may be returned:
- Incorrect address; If the address supplied is incorrect or outdated the parcel will typically returned to us by the carrier or the unintended recipient.
- Incorrect address format; If our system does not recognise the way an address was entered the parcel may be assigned to a carrier who is then unable to locate your address.
- Failed Delivery Attempts; If the shipping agent cannot successfully deliver a parcel it will be returned to us.
- Illegible Address; In rare cases address labels may become impossible to read in transit. If that happens a carrier will return the parcel to us.
- Damaged in Transit; If a parcel is damaged while it is on its way to you the carrier may return it without attempting delivery.