Delivery

Christmas Posting Deadlines 2022

We rely on Royal Mail's posting guidance for deliveries in time for Christmas, and try to build in a little leeway. If you post by the below dates at 12pm GMT, your items should arrive in time for 25th December, but there is no absolute guarantee - especially with the postal strikes this year - so please do order as early as possible to be safe!

UK 1st class: Wednesday 21st December

UK special delivery: Friday 23rd December

Europe, US, Canada: Friday 9th December

Australia, New Zealand: Thursday 1st December

Most other international destinations: Monday 5th December

*Please verify with Royal Mail for specific dates for your country and remember we need to receive your order by 12pm GMT on the deadline date in order for it to go out that day.

Your order's on its way!

If you make an order on our website by 12pm on a working day, it will often be packaged and in the post that same day! Orders received after that time or at weekends are normally posted on the next working day.

Public holidays, postal strikes and busy retail periods such as Christmas may delay your order's dispatch & delivery, but we'll still do our best to get your order in the post within one working day.

We can't guarantee the reliability of Royal Mail and the courier companies. If your order isn't delivered within a reasonable time or you fear it may have been lost in the post, please e-mail us on hello@townteatowels.com and we'll try to resolve the problem.

United Kingdom Delivery

Our standard sized packages are posted by 'Royal Mail 24' (first class, expected delivery within 24 hours of posting), or using a next-day courier if they're above a certain size or you chose that option when checking out. Smaller orders (up to 500g) requesting a courier service are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery. We use DPD or another trusted courier for the larger packages.

We charge £3.00 for basic postage and packaging within the UK, but it's free if the value of your order is £36 or over (two tea towels). This is calculated automatically at the checkout. We charge £7 for courier delivery if this option is selected by you at the checkout or £10 for Royal Mail Special Delivery Saturday.

If you select the £7 courier option, you need to do this on a working day before 1pm for the parcel to arrive on the next working day. Please note, therefore, that orders made on a working Friday before 1pm will not arrive until Monday (or Tuesday if there is a Bank Holiday), unless you select Special Delivery Saturday (£10). Orders made on weekends and Bank Holidays will require two clear working days to arrive.

Europe Delivery

Posting and packaging to Europe is £5 (6.25€) for all package sizes (£4 / 5 to Ireland). Your order will be posted from the UK so please allow up to two weeks for delivery. You should not face any additional VAT or customs charges on your order as we are registered with Europe's IOSS system for VAT. Please contact us should you receive an unexpected charge.

International Delivery

Postage and packaging to the rest of the world is £8 (£12/$15.60 to North America) on orders weighing up to 1kg, and £16 (£20/$26 to North America) on orders over 1kg. Packages are tracked and signed for. Your order will be posted from the UK so please allow at least two weeks for delivery.