Terms & Conditions
It is our aim to bring you the very best in chocolates. If you like our chocolates please tell your friends – if you don’t please tell us!
We will always endeavour to despatch your order, when requested, on the day you place your order – providing your order is received by 3.00 pm. On the rare occasion that a product is not in stock this may not be possible. Should this happen we will try to contact you to propose an alternative product of equal value. Please note we do not offer a same day delivery service.
When making payment you will be transferred automatically to secure pages and your payments processed through our secure site to process your payment transaction safely and securely. In accordance with the standing Consumer Protection Distance Selling Regulations (2000) we will mail you details of your order and confirmation details of payment.It is our policy not to sell or pass on any personal details. We will store and process any details you provide at the time of registering or purchasing to help support our service to you and from time to time we will provide you with details of our products and special offers.
There is no requirement to include a message with your gift. However please note that if we are contacted by the recipient to request the name of the sender we will always disclose this information. We regret that we cannot even if requested withold the name of the sender under any circumstances.
All payments are processed by Paypal to ensure that you enjoy maximum security and peace of mind when making payment online.
All prices quoted include 20.00% VAT.
Payment will be processed at the time of order. The name and billing address given must be the same as the registered name and address of the cardholder. Failure to supply correct details may result in your order being delayed until you supply the correct details. In accordance with the standing Consumer Protection Distance Selling Regulations (2000) we will mail you details of your order and confirmation details of payment. You will be mailed your order confirmation by Abbotts Chocolate.
You may cancel your order at any time up until 2.00 pm on the requested day of dispatch. Should you wish to cancel your order please contact our customer services on 07742718248.
All orders received by 2.00 pm can if requested be dispatched same day. We do not dispatch goods on Saturday or Sunday. Please note – we do not offer a same day delivery service.
All UK deliveries are made by Royal Mail. Unless you have requested and paid for our Guaranteed Next Day delivery service you should allow 2 – 10 working days for delivery.
Our chocolates are delivered in a rugged outer cardboard carton to ensure that our products reach their destination in good condition. Wherever possible these are designed to fit through a standard letterbox.
If we are delivering your order to a third party address (for example as a gift to a friend) you must please ensure that you provide us with a full and accurate address including the correct postcode. We will not be liable for orders lost or delayed due to wrong or incomplete address details.
Delivery is deemed to have been made when delivered to the address provided. We will not be liable if the delivery fails for any reason to reach the intended recipient.
If we are delivering to a business or institution address, delivery will be made to the address that you have selected. Abbotts Chocolate shall be deemed to have delivered your order to the intended recipient by delivering it to the reception area or post room of that address.
Please note that we are unable to deliver to an address containing a P.O. Box Number.
Should there not be someone in to accept delivery during working hours or if the courier considers that your order will not fit through the letter box a card will be left informing the recipient that they have tried to deliver. They will request that the recipient contacts their local sorting office to arrange collection or to re-deliver at a suitable date.
We accept no liability if delivery is not made due to the recipient not being available or due to the recipient failing to contact their local Royal Mail sorting office within a reasonable time to arrange collection or re-delivery.
UK Delivery Area: United Kingdom includes Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Please note that we cannot offer specific delivery times for worldwide destinations.
If returning goods please obtain a proof of posting from your delivery service provider. Without this we cannot be responsible for any items that fail to reach us.
Guaranteed Next Day Delivery Service
In addition we offer a Guaranteed Next Day Delivery Service for only £6.00.
This cost is per basket and will be sent by Royal Mail Guaranteed Next Day Delivery Service.
Your order must be received by us by 2.00pm for it to be sent out the same day for delivery the next day before 2.00pm. If delivery is to the Islands ( ie Jersey ) delivery may not be before 2.00pm.
If your order is placed after 2.00 pm it will be sent out on the following day by Guaranteed Next Day Delivery Service.
A signature will be required on delivery. If nobody is home to sign the postman will leave a card saying ‘we tried to deliver while you were out’. The recipient can either phone the number on the card to arrange redelivery or collect the item from their local sorting office.
It is the senders responsibility to establish if the gift has been delivered on the day requested. We do not monitor delivery. If for any reason your gift has not been delivered please inform us immediately and we will track your delivery for you and try to reunite your recipient with your gift as quickly as possible. It sometimes happens that the recipient does not respond to the while you were out card – or indeed does not receive the while you were out card. We can still arrange a redelivery or for the recipient to collect from their local post office but can only do so if advised of the non delivery by the sender or the recipient. If the item is not collected within one week Royal Mail will return your package to us. We will then offer to resend by Royal Mail post at no additional charge to either the sender or the intended recipient. We will not offer a refund or a replacement in this instance as the item cannot be resold and the delivery failure is beyond our control.
We do not despatch orders over the weekend. Orders placed after 2.00pm on Friday will be sent out on the following Monday. So if you place a Guaranteed Next Day delivery order on Friday after 2.00pm it will be sent out on the following Monday for delivery before 2.00pm the next day.
If you are in any way dissatisfied with our products or our service we will always do our best to ensure that we resolve the problem to your satisfaction.
We comply with the standing Consumer Protection Distance Selling Regulations (2000). You may return any unopened non food items within seven working days from date of receiving it for a full refund. Please note that our chocolates are perishable goods and are therefore exempt from this Regulation.
If our goods arrive damaged or faulty in any way please contact us before returning the goods either by email email@example.com or phone: 07742718248.
Abbotts Chocolate Shop,
High St, Langholm,
Dumfriesshire DG13 0JH