Christmas Delivery Information 2016
Please order in stock items before these dates to receive your purchase in time for Christmas day.
Last dates for UK deliveries:
Last dates for International deliveries:
|Next Day Delivery||Thursday 22nd December (before 3PM)|
|2 Day Delivery||Tuesday 20th December (before 3PM)|
|Standard Delivery||Sunday 18th December (before 3PM)|
|Austria||DPD Classic||Thursday 15th December|
|Belgium||DPD Classic||Thursday 15th December|
|Bulgaria||DPD Classic||Friday 9th December|
|Croatia||DPD Classic||Monday 12th December|
|Czech Republic||DPD Classic||Thursday 15th December|
|Denmark||DPD Classic||Thursday 15th December|
|Estonia||DPD Classic||Monday 12th December|
|Finland||DPD Classic||Monday 12th December|
|France||DPD Classic||Friday 16th December|
|Germany||DPD Classic||Thursday 15th December|
|Greece||DPD Classic||Thursday 8th December|
|Hungary||DPD Classic||Sunday 13th December|
|Iceland||DPD Classic||Friday 9th December|
|Ireland||DPD Classic||Sunday 18th December|
|Italy||DPD Classic||Thursday 15th December|
|Latvia||DPD Classic||Friday 9th December|
|Liechtenstein||DPD Classic||Sunday 18th December|
|Lithuania||DPD Classic||Friday 9th December|
|Luxembourg||DPD Classic||Friday 16th December|
|Netherlands||DPD Classic||Friday 16th December|
|Norway||DPD Classic||Friday 9th December|
|Poland||DPD Classic||Wednesday 14th December|
|Portugal||DPD Classic||Monday 12th December|
|Romania||DPD Classic||Friday 9th December|
|Russia||DPD Classic||Thursday 8th December|
|Slovakia||DPD Classic||Wednesday 14th December|
|Slovenia||DPD Classic||Wednesday 14th December|
|Spain||DPD Classic||Wednesday 14th December|
|Sweden||DPD Classic||Monday 12th December|
|Switzerland||DPD Classic||Thursday 15th December|
These Christmas delivery dates are provided to us from our couriers and are not guaranteed. Direct Sports advise to order before these dates to avoid disappointment.
Christmas Returns, Refunds and Exchanges
If your country is not listed, you may have already missed the Christmas delivery deadline. Please contact email@example.com
for further information.
Purchases made from Tuesday 1st November
can be returned up until Friday 20th January
for a refund or exchange.
Returned goods must be unused, and supplied with their original, undamaged packaging. Please take care when opening and leave labels attached. Goods should be returned to our address (below) in a well packaged box and include a covering note detailing your purchase with the items and your name, address and purchase invoice number. Alternatively you can enclose a copy of your invoice. If you no longer have the purchase invoice number then we will be able to find your record from an approximate date of purchase and your address at the time you bought the item. You will be responsible for the cost of returning goods for exchange or refund, if a replacement or swap such as different size is required we will despatch the replacement goods free of charge (UK only).
Returns address: Direct Sports Ltd, Returns Dept, Evolution, Wynyard Business Park, Stockton-on-Tees, TS22 5TB
Direct Sports Christmas Opening Hours
Please see our Returns Policy
for all information on returns, refunds, exchanges, cancellations and faulty goods.
Saturday 24th December - 9am – 1pm
Saturday 25th – Tuesday 27 th December - Closed
Wednesday 28th – Friday 30th December - 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday 31st December – Monday 2nd January – Closed
Tuesday 3rd December – Normal Working Hours
Express order guarantee will not be valid on the following dates: 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 31st December 2016. 1st and 2nd January 2017.
EXPRESS ORDER GUARANTEE
Order with Express / Next Day Delivery and we guarantee the correct item, packed and despatched on time (same day Mon-Fri for all orders received before 3pm)– or we'll give you it free!
You'll receive independent proof from our courier's website using your delivery consignment number that your order was despatched same working day on the correct service. Once we’ve despatched your order, we ensure that it will be sent by the most reliable postal method to reach you on time. We use a very reliable courier, however on rare occasions that there is a delay we will refund your delivery costs or £5, whichever is the greater.
Express Order Guarantee – Terms & Conditions
Proof of despatch
Upon despatch we will email you full details of your order including the courier reference number and website url to validate the collection date from Direct Sports and the next working day service.
Refund of Item
The guarantee will only apply when the guarantee itself is added to the basket and Express / Next Working Day delivery has been selected during checkout.
Direct Sports will refund to the original purchaser the full purchase cost of any individual item covered by this guarantee if either:
1) Direct Sports pack and despatch the incorrect item
2) Direct Sports pack and despatch the item late (Please also see EXPRESS / NEXT WORKING DAY DELIVERY)
Refund of Delivery Charges
Direct Sports will refund the original delivery costs in full or £5, whichever the greater to the original purchaser if the item is not delivered or a delivery attempt made to the correct address within the stipulated delivery timescales. (Please refer to EXPRESS / NEXT WORKING DAY DELIVERY below)
The guarantee is limited to the cost of a single item where multiples of the same item are ordered. It is impossible to forecast the qty of items that may be purchased and so we guarantee to despatch at least one of the items and place the remaining items to back-order and advise accordingly. This negates confusion in certain situations, for example a 500 shuttle order being placed with only 467 in stock creating a shortfall in the order.
The guarantee is limited to the value of the highest priced item where the order consists of more than one item which is covered by the guarantee
The delivery aspect of this Guarantee to Scottish Highlands and Islands and Northern Ireland is increased to 2 days as this is the standard Express timescale for these areas.
Express / Next Working Day Delivery
Charges are competitive and vary dependent on basket spend. For Next Day delivery orders should be placed before 3.00pm for delivery the following working day. When payment is received for your order the exact date and time is logged and recorded against your order.
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays are not considered working days and no item ordered on these days will be despatched nor will any guarantee of despatch on these days be in force. Orders received on these days or after 3:00PM Mon-Fri will be processed the following working day. The next working day delivery option is available during the checkout process. The Next Working day delivery option will deliver your item the following working day from the dispatch date and deliver within the hours of 8:00Am and 6:00PM.
Scottish Highlands and islands and Northern Ireland cannot be delivered Next Working Day. This is however the quickest option but due to the remote location or distance will be a 2 working day service.
All product prices are inclusive of VAT at the current 20% charge. All invoices detail vat values and our vat number; GB827797177
We accept most major credit cards, debit cards and Paypal vis your personal Paypal account. All credit & debit card transactions are processed by a secure RBS WorldPay payment service.
The vast majority of emails are answered within the hour. Any emails sent after we are closed are priority from 9am the following morning and we aim to answer these within the first hour Tue-Fri and the first two hours on Mondays and Saturdays. The maximum timescale you can expect to wait is 24 working hours.
For your security all orders are downloaded via an SSL. (Secure Socket Layer). This safety protocol is used for coded communication over the internet and has become the industry standard. All ordering information on this site is encoded through an S connection which ensures that your details cannot be accessed by third parties.
DELIVERY 2-3 DAY
All deliveries require a signature upon receipt. Standard 2 to 3 day delivery is with Royal Mail, Next Working Day delivery provided by a courier service. You will receive full tracking email information with
In order to keep our prices as low as possible, we do not build delivery costs into the price of products. This allows bigger savings when buying multiple products. Where possible we will endeavor to deliver products free or as low as possible.
To further reduce costs we calculate the delivery charges based upon ALL the items in your shopping basket. The delivery costs are re-calculated each time you add an item to your basket. Even though some items have a delivery charge this may be reduced or removed completely as other items are added to your basket.
EXPRESS / NEXT DAY DELIVERY
Charges are competitive and vary dependent on basket spend. For Next Day delivery orders should be placed before 3.00pm for delivery the following working day (please note Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays are not considered working days) The next day delivery option is available at the checkout.
Delivery charges to non-mainland UK addresses and the Scottish Highlands and Northern Ireland vary depending upon the weight and dimensions of the package (please call for specific details):
Any orders placed after 3pm on Friday will not be processed until the next working day.