Delivery Information

STANDARD DELIVERY TERMS CURRENTLY NOT VALID DUE TO COVID-19

Possible delivery disruptions - Updated 6th October:

We try to display the worst-case scenario as the lead time on each product page and strive to get the item delivered before the stated date when possible (Please note lead times do not take into account areas such as Northern Ireland, Scotland and Islands which may take 2 - 5 days more depending on the address and item). 

We are committed to delivering as quickly and safely as possible during these uncertain times and are shipping items from our warehouse daily on the fastest services available, we and our courier partners are working hard to ensure deliveries stay on schedule and avoid disruption as much as possible. Please keep in mind that due to present circumstances slight delays may happen but we will be doing everything in our power to try to prevent these though sometimes this may be beyond our control and we ask for your patience.

Please don't contact our couriers unless you really need to; they are already swamped and can't tell you any more than the tracking link can. 

Our refund guarantee* is still in place - should any government guidelines change concerning COVID-19 and result in delivery restrictions, then a full refund will be applied to your order. We do not foresee this happening; however we want our customers to have the peace of mind this guarantee provides when purchasing from OutdoorToys. 

Our customer service team are available for advice either via email, our aim is to reply to all messages within 24hrs of receipt, or phone Monday-Friday 0900-1700hrs or via our chat service which is now available until 10pm weekdays.

Unfortunately, in order to get items to customers as quickly as possible we're unable to make any changes to orders once they've been placed - this is because it's extra admin for the warehouse and we need to let them just crack on with picking and packing orders. Please bear this in mind and make sure you've ordered everything you need! 

Couriers have put new rules into place for their delivery drivers, issuing drivers with antibacterial hand gel and wipes as well as increasing the cleaning schedules of all warehouse sites and vehicles in order to help keep drivers and customers safe.

When making deliveries couriers will be leaving packages on customers doorsteps and stepping away instead of passing them directly to customers to avoid unnecessary contact, couriers are also not permitted to enter properties. These changes have all been made in the interest of public health.

Wherever possible we will keep you updated regarding any delays or changes as soon as we are made aware of them, and again we apologise for any inconvenience.

Delivery Overview

1. *Standard delivery is free of charge on orders of more than £50 to UK postcodes - this does not include some Scottish Mainland postcodes, the Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight & Any Other Off Shore Locations. Sadly we cannot ship to the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man at present.

2.  Most stock items are delivered by Parcel Force, APC or Royal Mail and are usually despatched within 24h of your order (please note we do not despatch orders on weekends or bank holidays and during busy periods such as Black Friday, Christmas etc. dispatch may be 48h) on a 48h service.  The countdown timer on products which gives an estimated delivery day is only an estimation not a guarantee

PLEASE NOTE: Larger items, for example Quads, Climbing frames etc. are delivered by Pallet Service and will take extra time to deliver (48h+) as the courier will need to contact you to arrange a delivery time (please make sure that you have provided us with an up to date phone number as the courier will need this in order to contact you to arrange delivery, failure to do so may delay delivery.

Items that we Dropship directly from the manufactures (BERG, Plum, Quickplay, Kidkraft, Samba, Little Tikes, TP Toys & Smoby) will have delivery times set by the relevant manufacturers and your expected delivery date will be stated on the product page when you place your order (this is generally between 7 – 10 working days from your order date)

In purchasing from outdoortoys you agree to allow us to share your name, delivery address, phone number or email where applicable to our 3rd party courier in order to deliver the item to you, furthermore in the event that there is an issue with the delivery you agree to allow us to resend this information on your behalf only for the purpose of locating the delivery or in regards to any claims that may arise from a lost item.

3.  You will receive a shipping notification email on the day that we dispatch your order and any items being delivered by courier should also result in you receiving tracking emails as the items pass through each stage of the delivery process.

4. If there is an issue with your order we will notify you as soon as possbile, please ensure you have provided a correct phone number and email address. If the item you have ordered is out of stock we will phone and then email, if there is no response, to discuss your order and offer alternatives if possible. If we have not heard a response from yourself within 48hours we will refund your order in full back to the payment method (this may take between 3 - 7 days due to banks procedures)

5. Like every other internet or mail order retailer, we have no control over problems that occur in transit that lead to delays in delivery of your order. Whilst we completely understand the frustration that delays cause, we cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by 3rd party couriers and therefore cannot offer discounts or compensation for delays in delivery.

6. Please make sure that you are able to be at home for a delivery if a day/date has been confirmed, as some failed deliveries are liable to redelivery costs at a rate of 50% of our original delivery charges.

7. Please do not reject a delivery if the box is damaged. We do our best to ensure that all of our products are adequately protected during transit, so a damaged box will very rarely result in a damaged product. In the event that your item is damaged, we operate a 48 hour spare parts service and carry thousands of brand new spare parts in stock for immediate dispatch. Where possible, we will ALWAYS replace parts before accepting returns where items arrive damaged or develop a fault that can be fixed with a replacement part.

8. If we are arranging collection of a faulty item from you, someone from customer service will discuss the details with you over the phone to arrange a suitable day. Once the collection request has been made with the courier you will receive an email from us confirming the details of the collections including the date, courier etc. if you are unavailable on the arranged date contact us as soon as possible, if the collection fails we will have to charge for arranging a second collection.

You will also receive the Returns Form which you will need to attach to the items packaging as well as details of how the item needs to be packaged for the courier to except it, items that have not been properly repackaged may be refused by the courier and we will have to charge if a second collection needs to be arranged.

Delivery:

We aim to despatch all orders within 24/48 hours of us receiving your order and the vast majority are delivered within 48h (this applies to orders placed before 2pm, we cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by 3rd party couriers and therefore cannot offer discounts or compensation for delays in delivery).

Deliveries generally take place between the hours of 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday (we are closed weekends and Bank Holidays and therefore do not deliver on those days, orders where Next Day Delivery has been selected but are placed either after 2pm or on a weekend or Bank Holiday will be despatched the next working day) a calling card will be left if there is no-one at home to sign for your order.

The majority of our orders are sent via APC or Royal Mail, but larger items can also be delivered via a specialist heavy goods carrier PALLEX. 

It is your responsibility to check your delivery on receipt of your order and notify us as soon as possible if there is any missing parts or damage. 

Damaged item or missing parts when you receive your order :

Once your item has been delivered you should check the contents of your order immediately for any missing parts or damage and notify us within 14 days of any issues, if you fail to notify us within this time but then later contact us regarding an issue you will not be eligible for a refund and we will supply parts in order to rectify any damage or offer a repair at our discretion. Please note that is it your responsibly to check your order is correct and undamaged once it has been delivered, even if the item is being stored for a time before use it should be checked to make sure it is all present and in working order within 14 days of delivery.

In the event that your item is delivered damaged or there are any missing parts please contact us immediately at info@outdoortoys.co.uk with your order number and delivery address as reference as well as details of the damage, providing images of the damage will help speed the process so we can sort the issue and get you up and running as soon as possible.

Non-receipt of Order:

If you do not receive your order as planned please notify us either by email at info@outdoortoys.co.uk or via phone on 01691 888924 so that we can help track your order. In the event you have a missing order (non-receipt item) there are a series of steps that we will need to complete in order to rectify the issue.

Please check with neighbours to see if they have taken delivery of the order on your behalf as in many instances couriers will leave items with a neighbour to ensure you get your order on time and prevent you from having to go to the trouble of arranging a redelivery.

If your order has not been received we will ask you to do the following:

1: Confirm the delivery address including postcode.

2: Complete and sign a non-receipt form which we will send to you.

3: We may request you obtain a police reference number if the tracking states your item was delivered to the address on the order but you haven’t received it.

We will then instruct the courier that you have not received your item and request that they forward us the up to date POD and GPS tracking for your order. If the courier confirms that your order was delivered to the address on the order we will then request that the driver returns to the delivery address, and is interviewed with regards this.

Once all checks are completed and we have established your order is missing we will send out a replacement item on the fastest delivery service available. We do not issue refunds for non-receipt items.

Customers who arrange to have their items sent on to a new address

If you independently arrange to have an item shipped from the delivery address stated on your order to a different address, for example to another country, it is your responsibility to completely check the item for any damage or manufacturing defects before the item is shipped to the new address and contact us immediately to report any issues. 

We will not be held responsible for any damage that is caused by courier companies that have not been contracted by Outdoortoys, and you will be required to prove that any damage found was caused during the manufacturing process or by our courier when it was first delivered to the address on your order.

Likewise in the event of an incorrect item being sent it is your responsibility to check the item is correct before sending it to a new address. Again we strongly recommend that you check the item thoroughly as soon as it is delivered and notify us of any issues immediately. 

We will not be held liable for an incorrect item being shipped by yourself to a new address or the courier costs to send the item to or retrieve the item from the new address. 

We will only arrange collections from or replacements or parts to be sent to the original delivery address we have on your order.

Change of Delivery Address

We are unable to change a delivery address once an order has been placed, if you have an issue entering a different delivery address when placing your order please contact customer service who will be happy to assist.

Failed Deliveries        

If a customer refuses delivery or misses multiple attempted deliveries of their order and the item is returned back to ourselves as undelivered, we are happy to refund or resend the order, however there will be a charge to cover the attempted deliveries, return delivery and admin costs.

Cancelling orders

If you wish to cancel an order that has NOT been dispatched you must contact us immediately as we try to dispatch all orders as soon as possible. If you have not contacted us within 15 minutes of placing your order we will be unable to stop dispatch so we recommend that you phone customer service to cancel any orders, if we are able to stop the orders dispatch you will be refunded in full.

Should you wish to cancel goods that have left our Warehouse, orders will be subject to a returns charge plus an admin charge. Returns charges can vary depending on the size of the product and are determined by our courier company, you will be informed of this charge once we have confirmation that the item is on its way back to our warehouse and the charge will be deducted from the refund when it is issued.

Delivery Excess:

Certain shipments to parts of Mainland Scotland, the Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Europe and other remote or offshore locations in the United Kingdom can take an extra day or two and are subject to an additional 'Excess' delivery charge that is imposed on us by our couriers - you will be contacted prior to dispatch to advise you of this charge. We do try to include all affected postcodes in the following list, but there are others than can apply depending on the courier company used to delivery your order. Please get in touch with us prior to placing your order if you live in an area that usually requires an extra delivery cost.

TRAMPOLINE INSTALLATION: We cannot provide our Trampoline Home Installation Service for the following postcodes (other restrictions may apply please contact customer service for more information).

BERG Products: Please note that BERG products are dispatched directly from the manufacturer and there are some restrictions on delivery outside of Mainland UK meaning that it may not be possible to deliver to certain postcodes (even if your order goes through at checkout this does not mean that we are able to deliver to your postcode or that the delivery you have paid is accurate, our checkout is an automated service and as such we are unable to adjust it for individual manufacturers). If we can arrange delivery for these postcodes there may be an extra delivery charge, please contact customer service for a quote on delivery before placing your order.

Scottish Mainland

AB10 - AB29, AB31 - AB32, AB39, DD, DG, EH1 - EH55, FK1 - FK18, G, KA1 - KA26, KA29 - 30, KY, ML, PA1 - PA19, PH1 - PH14, TD 

Please note, an extra day for delivery needs to be added to the following postcodes(s):

AB30, DD8 - DD9 

Scottish Highlands

AB41, AB46 - AB51, FK19 - 21, IV1 - 20, IV25, IV30 - 37, IV63, PA21 - 35, PA37 - 39, PH15 - 26, PH32, PH49, PH50 

Please note, an extra day for delivery needs to be added to the following postcodes(s):

AB33 - 38, AB42 - AB45, AB52 - AB56, IV21 - 24, IV26 - 28, IV40, IV52 - 54, KW1 - 14, PA36, PA40, PH30, PH31, PH33 - 41 

Scottish Offshore

Please note, the following postcode(s) are two – five day services:

HS1 - 9, IV41 - 51, IV55 - 56, KA27 - 28, KW15 - 17, PA20, PA41 - 49, PA60 - 78, PH42 - 44, ZE1 - 3 

Northern Ireland

BT1 - 17, BT18 - 46, BT47+ 

Eire, Dub 1 – 24 & County

Eire, Dublin 1 – 24 and including Dublin County 

Isle Of Man

WE ARE UNABLE TO DELIVER TO THESE POSTCODES

Isle Of Wight

PO30 – 41 

Channel Isles

WE ARE UNABLE TO DELIVER TO THESE POSTCODES

Alderney, Herm, Sark

WE ARE UNABLE TO DELIVER TO THESE POSTCODES

 

We will contact you as soon as possible following receipt of your order if there is any additional excess payment to make towards delivery of your order. Please also note that some of our larger items are also unavailable for delivery to certain offshore or remote locations in the UK. This also applies to certain Items that come direct from our suppliers, which may also include an additional delivery surcharge - you will be notified of this as soon as possible following receipt of your order.

Goods will be dispatched to the postal address you have given in your order. Please note we will not dispatch to PO Box addresses. We will make the necessary arrangements for dispatching and delivering the goods to you. Should there be no-one at the address to take delivery, our courier will leave a card, giving full instructions for you to re-arrange a more convenient time of delivery.