Delivery & Packaging


We’re very fortunate to work out of a secure unit away from any potential Covid-19 risks. Because of this, we are able to carry out our business as usual and dispatch orders daily.

Only one of us now works in the unit each day to reduce any possible spread of the virus, whilst adopting strict hand washing practices as per the governments guidelines. 

Although Royal Mail are still operating their services as usual, we have experienced some delays recently, although this has been rare. We hope you can understand some of the difficulties they must be dealing with, and ask you to bare with them if there are any small delays with your delivery. If you have any concerns, feel free to reach out to us- we’re always here for you.

How We Deliver Your Products

We use Royal Mail 1st Class and 2nd Class service for all UK deliveries. We also offer a guaranteed next day delivery by 1pm for those who really can’t wait! All orders received before 3pm will go out for dispatch on the same day. All prices and delivery times below;

1st Class – £3.99 (1 – 3 working days)
2nd Class – £3.25 (2 – 4 working days)
Guaranteed Next Day by 1pm – £7.50 (Not currently available

Royal Mail operates Monday – Friday, which means all orders taken on a weekend (or after 3pm Friday) will go out for delivery on the Monday, including next day special deliveries.

We offer free delivery on all UK orders over £50 to encourage purchasing more than one product so you can share your favourite items with friends and family. We believe that there is no such thing as ‘free’ delivery because there will always be an impact on the environment to have an item delivered, so by more, less frequently, we get to save on additional deliveries to further reduce our impact on the environment.

friendly turtle delivery and packaging policy

We also deliver to Europe and North America at a flat rate charge of £10.95 and £13.50 respectively with Royal Mail Standard International. We do ask our overseas customers to see whether they are able to find these products that we sell in their home country first though, so that we can minimise the amount of air freight we send out and reduce the impact this has on our environment. Please allow 3-5 working days for Europe, and 5-7 working days for North America

We are not a market place; we’re an online store. We hold stock of all the items we sell through our website, which allows us to send all the items you order in one package, and one delivery slot (unless clearly stated otherwise). No hanging around for more than one delivery each time you order different brands, and no additional fuel emissions to make duplicate drop-offs. Just one package delivered, neatly wrapped, with a gentle consideration to our environment.

How We Package Your Products

We use varies sized cardboard boxes and corrugated card to package and deliver your products in. All of our boxes are made from responsibly sourced materials and FSC Certified. Naturally, they are also fully recyclable and biodegradable. We also reuse boxes and void filler that we receive from our suppliers when we get new deliveries. We believe it’s better to reuse all the void filler we have delivered to us instead of throwing this away and opting for a single, consistent package filler.

When we are packaging your fragile and delicate products, we use packing peanuts which help to absorb any bumps along the way by gently compressing around your product. These eco peanuts are made from G.M-free corn starch and are fully compostable, biodegradable and made from sustainable materials.

Lastly, we secure all of your packages with brown paper tape. This is also recyclable, biodegradable and made from sustainable materials.

Please see our Returns & Refunds section if you would like to read up on how we process returns at Friendly Turtle.