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Delivery & Returns

All the information you need regarding delivery options and returns or exchanges.

Last Chistmas posting dates

Thanks so much for your support in 2022! If you are shopping for gifts at Alphabet Bags for the holidays, here are our last recommended order dates for customers receiving deliveries in time for Christmas.

Australia, New Zealand and China:

Order by 1PM GMT, 28th of November

Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Middle East and Far East (including Japan), Cyprus and Malta:

Order by 1PM GMT, 1st of December

Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Eastern Europe, Turkey and the USA:

Order by 1PM GMT, 5th of December

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland:

Order by 1PM GMT, 7th of December

United Kingdom First Class Delivery:

Order by 3PM GMT, 16th of December

United Kingdom Next Working Day Special Delivery:

Order by 3PM GMT, 21st of December

With the exception of Special Delivery services these are Royal Mail’s recommendation only and are not guaranteed by Royal Mail.

The above international dates apply to Royal Mail Airmail delivery. Courier services are available for expedited delivery, please contact us for more information about courier delivery.

When will my order ship?

Orders placed before 3pm (Monday to Friday) are shipped the same day. You will receive an email notification when your order has shipped. 

On the rare occasion that we are unable to ship orders the same day a message will be displayed in the checkout showing revised shipping times.

UK delivery

Standard UK shipping is FREE on orders over £35!

Royal Mail First Class Greeting Cards (1-3 days estimated): £0.95

Royal Mail First Class (1-3 days estimated): £3.00

Courier, FedEx or similar (2-3 days estimated): £6.00

Express Special Delivery (next working day by 1pm, guaranteed): £9.00

International Delivery

Standard international shipping is FREE on orders over £75!

Royal Mail Airmail (7-14 days estimated): £5.00

Royal Mail Airmail Tracked (7-10 days estimated): £10.00

Express Courier UPS, FedEx, or similar (2-5 days estimated): £38.00

Please note, these are Royal Mail's estimated times and are not guaranteed. Please allow up to 30 days for international delivery.

Returns & Exchanges

If for any reason you are not happy with your order and would like to return or exchange an item please contact us within 10 days of receiving your order. We will provide details of how to return the item(s).

Please then return the item(s) in their original condition within 30 days and we will issue a refund, or exchange the item if preferred.


If you require your order urgently, or have any other questions at all, please feel free to get in touch with us via the Contact page.

Contact us

Please note, due to Royal Mail strikes Royal Mail First Class and Special Delivery orders will not be shipped on December 9th. Royal Mail strikes causing delays to First Class post. Alternative courier deliver options are available in the checkout. View our last Christmas posting dates here.


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