Well Folks I'm sure you're all looking forward to this long weekend, as Monday is a Bank Holiday which means the day off work for most people!
We have been busy dispatching any non-perishable gift baskets today, for delivery on Tuesday 7th May when the courier companies re-open. Any fruit & salmon baskets unfortunately can't be dispatched on a Friday, as they sit in the delivery depot over the weekend & so may not arrive entirely fresh. We also made the decision not to dispatch any baskets containing soft cheese today, as there are no deliveries on Monday & so the cheese would be in transit for an extra day.
When we dispatch chilled items they tend to be sent on the overnight delivery service & are packaged in a chilled envelope/pocket with ice packs. These remain cold & fresh for up to 72 hours. It's also expected to be a warm weekend (fingers crossed) so this might have lessened the chilled packaging life span.
We've contacted any customers affected and arranged to replace any cheese with upgraded items, or for the gift to be dispatched next week instead.
Any new orders placed from Friday evening onwards (post 3pm GMT) will be dispatched on Tuesday 7th May, when our offices re-open and the delivery companies begin collections again. Unless of course you are ordering in advance, when you can select your preferred future delivery date in the calendar.
Why not take advantage of our special spring promotion, standard delivery for only £3.99 (reduced from £6.99) for the months of April & May 2013.
Wishing you all a relaxed & sunny holiday weekend!
The BG Team