Hello to all our customers,
Earlier today all Gift Baskets and Hampers were dispatched on an Express Delivery Service to give them the best possible chance of arrival before Christmas.
Whilst the major carriers are reporting some delays in making delivery due to the extreme weather conditions, they are working hard to clear their depots before Christmas.
Here at Basketsgalore we have been greatly inconvenienced by the snowy weather. At the weekend an electrical snow storm meant that we had to evacuate our warehouse at 9pm and make good our escape home in a mini. However we have completely cleared all orders received by 1pm on Tuesday by 6pm the same day. The pallet trucks cannot be used as the snow is 8-10 inches deep. During the day staff are called away to push vans and lorries out of the snow laden with Christmas Gift Baskets. Yet they are all getting away.
It is now 1.30am GMT on Wednesday and we will be dispatching any late orders later today at 5pm availing once again of the Express delivery service. The cut off point will be approximately 2pm GMT and we are still able to offer a comprehensive range of hampers to choose from. Once again we reiterate that Pre Christmas delivery cannot be guaranteed.
The courier companies that we are using will re-open on 29th and 30th of December should pre Christmas delivery prove beyond them. Weather conditions as I write are approximately (-12 degrees) Freezing Cold temperatures are expected too persist through to the new year, so as you can imagine there is little problem concerning perishability. All our fresh salmon and ham hampers are enclosed in cold packages and boxes with ice gel packs, which will stay solid due to the low temperatures whilst in transit. Shelf life of salmon being dispatched this week is 13th January, so there is nothing to worry about it arriving past its sell by date.
We hope you enjoy your gift basket this Christmas time. We thank you for your custom and we will continue to be here right up until Christmas Eve.