I'm a straightforward guy so I'll keep it quick and easy. I'm a one man operation, I illustrate and design for a living while also packing all the orders that you lovely people place, so please bare with me as I can only get the Post Office twice a week to ship orders. I aim to pack all orders within 1-3 days. If you have any questions about shipping please check out the info below or feel free to shoot me an email.
Christmas Delivery Times and Cut Off Dates.
It's that time of year again! Below are the last dates you can order to "guarantee" a delivery before Xmas. I'll be shipping right up until the 23rd of December but please make a note of the cut off times as delays are expected and delivery times can vary depending on weather and country of delivery.
Last date for orders to UK: 19th December
Last date for orders to US & Canada: 12th December
Last date for orders to Australia: 7th December
Last date for orders to Europe: 14th December
All Items are shipped via Royal Mail on a 2nd Class Signed delivery. I don't send out tracking numbers automatically but feel free to let me know if you need one via email and I'll be happy to get one over to you. Most UK orders take around 3-5 working days to be delivered once they're packed and shipped.
Shipping costs £1.50 for small items and £3.50 for larger items.
International and European Shipping
Items are shipped on an International Standard delivery. This is NOT a tracked service so please bare that in mind when ordering. However it is extremely reliable and has a 99% success rate. If you would like to upgrade to a Tracked and Signed delivery service you have the option to do so at the check out. This service is not any quicker but allows you to track the parcel. Orders over £70 will be upgraded for free.
Most international orders take an average of up to 10 working days to be delivered after dispatch. However the Royal Mail do advise that some deliveries can take up to 28 working days, so please bare that in mind when emailing.
International Standard Shipping is £3.80
Internation Tracked and Signed is £8.00
The Royal Mail is the preferred courier. If you are not in to sign for your parcel, the postman will usually leave a card to let you know you missed it. With the info on the card you'll be able to rearrange a delivery or collect from your local Post office or depot. If you fail to collect your parcel within 16 working days, they will return the parcel back to me. On the return of the parcel I will contact you and issue you with a refund minus postage charges and any additional fees from the courier.
Duty and Other Charges
Please be aware that some countries charge taxes & Duty on goods received into the country. It is the customers’ responsibility to pay for these.
If the customer forfeits the payment or does not accept the package due to the customs charges then the items will be returned to our warehouse. We will refund the cost of goods minus the shipping and any charges incurred while in transit.
In some cases this can mean a forfeit of any refund as return shipping and associated charges can equal more than the amount paid for the goods so we highly recommend you look into any additional costs before you place your order.
Thumbs Design cannot be held responsible for these charges, it is the responsibility of the customer to be aware of their own countries rules and regulations regarding imports from the UK.