Santa savings on online delivery of toy orders
With Black Friday fast approaching The Consumer Council wants to make sure consumers plan ahead and get the best delivery deals for online orders.
The Consumer Council has compared delivery charges for some of the more popular Christmas toys sold at the top eight online retailers, and found that delivery prices vary from free to as much as £29.99.
Kellin McCloskey, Head of Post at The Consumer Council said; “Many consumers will be hitting the online Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales for those all-important Christmas presents. With delivery charges ranging from free to £29.99, the question we are putting to consumers is why pay extra when you don’t need to?
“With such variation in delivery price, we’ve found that if you shop around, you could get free delivery on your Christmas toys, not only saving you money but meaning you’ve money left over to treat yourself.”
Kellin continued; “Obviously delivery prices are potentially a lot more when it comes to purchasing larger items. As Santa delivers for free we don’t need to worry about the larger items he brings, but if you are buying a larger gift for a loved one, we would encourage consumers to shop around. We found that delivery charges range from free to £29.99 for items, such as a trampoline or bicycle.”
The Consumer Council is encouraging you to follow these simple tips and you could make your Black Friday Christmas shopping experience better value and a little less stressful:
- Shop early. Free delivery is normally only available on standard delivery which may take over a week to arrive.
- Many of the top toy retailers are currently offering free or discounted delivery through discount code websites. Simply search for your chosen retailer, choose the offer and enter the code at your basket stage on the retailer’s website.
- Many retailers offer free click and collect. Simply get your order delivered to your local convenience shop for free.
- Remember free UK delivery includes NI, so stand up for your rights if a retailer advertises free UK delivery but withdraws the offer if delivering to NI
We visited St George’s Market, Belfast to ask Consumers do they check online delivery charges when buying toys - check out what they say.
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