We aim to continue operating as per our "general delivery information" listed below. However, due to strains on the delivery networks and our dispatch operations as a consequence of Covid-19 it is possible that we may experience some delays.
In the unlikely event that we need to shut down our dispatch operations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 then we may contact you to discuss your outstanding order with us and give you the option to keep your order on hold (to be shipped to you at the first possible opportunity when we re-open). Alternatively, a full refund will be processed and you will be notified via email.
You may not receive a dispatch notification from us so we ask that you do not chase your order with us until the advertised delivery time frame has elapsed. For orders over £75.00 the estimated lead time for delivery is 3 working days, for orders under £75.00 please allow 7 working days.
If we are unable to fulfil your order then a full refund will be processed and you will be notified via email. If you have not had email notification of this then your order is hand and need not be chased.
We are doing our best to fulfill your order as quickly as possible in difficult circumstances, to best mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic including staff shortages; all existing members of our team are focusing first on packing and shipping. Please allow 5 working days for a response to your email.
We regret that at present we are not offering amendments to orders, once placed via the website - your order is final and will be shipped.
Please do not contact us to change/add to your order as we are unable to do so.
If you require additional items then please place another order online.
General Delivery Information
We process orders Monday to Friday. Orders placed on Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holidays will be dealt with on the next working day.
We aim to dispatch all orders received by 3pm on the same working day. This does not include orders received on Saturday or Sunday. These orders may be processed ready for dispatch, however courier collections are made from Monday to Friday.
All orders go through a series of security checks to protect the cardholder, errors on the address details, contact telephone number or e-mail address may result in the dispatch of your order being delayed. In the first instance we will attempt to contact you via e-mail to resolve any inaccuracies or errors present.
We work with a range of couriers to ensure your order arrives with you as per our delivery terms. Our current courier partners include APC, DPD, TNT and Royal Mail. Depending on your order we may use one or all on these services.
We make every effort to deliver goods within the estimated timescales, however delays are occasionally inevitable due to unforeseen factors. World of Watering shall be under no liability for any delay or failure to deliver the products within estimated timescales.
With the exception of made to order items and products sent directly by the supplier below you will find our standard delivery terms. Please note that we only ship within the United Kingdom.
Standard Delivery & Free Delivery
Delivery is on an estimated time scale of 2-4 working days. Royal Mail advises that it can take up to a maximum of 15 working-days for delivery. No tracer action can be launched for parcels until this time has elapsed.
For some addresses this service may be subject to a surcharge - the Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland, U.K. Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Ireland, etc. You will be able to place your order, however a disclaimer will inform you that we will contact you to arrange a surcharge.
Next Working Day Delivery
Next working day delivery is available and priced on application via our website. Orders placed before 3pm on a work day, will be dispatched on the same day, to be delivered on the next working day. To clarify, goods are collected Monday to Friday and delivered Monday to Friday.
For some addresses this service may be subject to a surcharge - the Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland, U.K. Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Ireland, etc.
We also offer delivery on a Saturday Service, this is different from our next working day option. You must select and pay for the Saturday delivery service to qualify. The cut off for orders for Saturday delivery is 3pm on Friday.
Orders placed after 3pm on Friday will be delivered on following Saturday (8 days later).
We do not currently offer delivery on a Sunday.
Do I need to be home to sign for delivery?
During the World of Watering checkout process you will be asked if your goods can be left in a safe place. By checking this box you agree to accept liability for the goods once our nominated courier has delivered them to that safe place. If this box has not been checked (and a safe place specified), all goods must be signed for by an adult aged 18 years or over on delivery.
Goods will be left at the discretion of the driver at point of delivery, ticking the box to authorise the courier to do so does not ensure that goods will be left as requested.
Refunds Returns and Cancellations
We stand by both the quality of our products and delivery model. However we also know that, for one reason or another, there may be a time when you need to exchange or return something you've bought. Please make sure that you check your items carefully before as soon as you take delivery. We also recommend that you keep your shipping delivery notice, which will arrive in the packaging. Below is the World of Watering policy, this will in no way affect your statutory rights under the Consumer Contracts (formerly Distance Selling) regulations.
If I change my mind...
Within fourteen days please contact our customer service team. They will arrange to refund the purchase price of the goods. You can either post the goods to us, or we can arrange a courier pick-up (the cost of which will be deducted from the refund). Please ensure the items are returned in a resalable condition if returning unwanted products.
If there's a fault with the product...
Within thirty days please contact our customer service team. They will ask for a photo of the faulty part/parts to be emailed to us. Upon receipt of this, we will arrange to refund your payment or send the required replacements parts to you.
If the goods appear to be damaged in transit...
If your goods appear to have been damaged in transit, please contact us immediately. If possible sign for the goods as damaged. If upon opening the packaging you notice damage, please contact out customer service team who will ask you to email a photo of the damage. Upon receipt of this we will dispatch replacement parts, arrange replacement, or provide a refund.
The Consumer Contracts (formerly Distance Selling) regulations
If you have ordered by telephone or internet, under the Consumer Contracts regulations, you have a statutory right to cancel your order and receive a full refund within 14 days of you taking delivery of the goods.
To cancel, you can contact our Customer Service Team (see contact us for details) within seven working days (so not including Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays) commencing the day after the day of delivery of your item(s), quoting your order number. We will require written notification via a durable medium (letter, email, fax). You must take reasonable care of the item(s).
The last date to place your order online for home delivery prior to Christmas is:
Monday 21st December.
Orders must be placed by 3pm
These orders will be shipped within 48hrs via 1st class royal mail or next working day delivery via courier. Whilst we will endeavour to avoid disappointment by dispatching your order within 24hrs, please note that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the resulting strains on the delivery networks that you may experience a delay - this is entirely beyond our control.
Orders placed after 3pm Monday 21st December will be processed from January 4th (you can expect delivery week commencing the 11th of January).