eternal magpie delivery information

All eternal magpie parcels ship from the UK.

I don't offer free shipping, because shipping isn't free. I could add £8.60 to the cost of each dress and then offer "free" shipping, but I'd rather be transparent about what things actually cost.

I try to re-use existing packaging as much as I can - partly to reduce the costs that I have to pass on to you, and partly to re-use materials as often as possible before they end up being recycled. Don't be surprised if your parcel arrives in a pre-used box!

Delivery charges are calculated according to the total value of your order. This ensures that your parcel is fully insured as it makes its way to you.

All UK parcels require a signature. Please make sure that you specify an address where somebody will be available to sign for your parcel, otherwise you may have to make a visit to your local Post Office or depot to collect it!

UK parcels are sent by First Class post or Special Delivery. See below for details.

International parcels are not tracked, in order to keep the costs down. Some services require a signature. See below for details. If you would like the extra reassurance of tracking on your international parcel, please get in touch and I can let you know the additional costs.

DON’T FORGET that international parcels may attract customs fees or import duties in addition to the postage costs. These are applied on your parcel’s arrival into your country. Information about these charges should be available on your local government or postal service’s website.

Shipping Prices, from March 2018

UK Shipping

  • Orders up to £10: £1.77 Royal Mail First Class
  • Orders up to £20: £2.50 Royal Mail First Class Signed For
  • Orders up to £50: £4.45 Royal Mail First Class Signed For
  • Orders up to £80: £7.50 Royal Mail Special Delivery*
  • Orders up to £150: £8.60 Royal Mail Special Delivery*
  • Orders up to £250: £11.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery*
  • Orders over £250: £11.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery*

*In the UK, Special Delivery is a next-day service.

Please bear in mind that this is the next day after I’ve taken your parcel to the Post Office, not the next day after you place your order. Sometimes these will be the same, but not always!

International Shipping

  • Orders up to £10: £3.50 International Standard
  • Orders up to £20: £7.50 International Standard
  • Orders up to £50: £14.50 International Signed For
  • Orders up to £250: £17.00 International Signed For
  • Orders up to £300: £36.20 Parcelforce Worldwide (globalvalue)
  • Orders up to £500: £45.20 Parcelforce Worldwide (globalvalue)

Please allow 7-21 days for your parcel to arrive, particularly if you're ordering from somewhere very far away from the UK! 

International shipping costs vary by weight as well as by the value of the parcel. If I get to the Post Office and discover that you have paid too much for shipping, I will refund the overpayment. 

DON’T FORGET that international parcels may attract customs fees or import duties in addition to the postage costs. These are applied on your parcel’s arrival into your country. Information about these charges should be available on your local government or postal service’s website.