We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK. This includes orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK and BFPO postcodes.
Discreet Plain Packaging
We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. The packaging does not contain any branding on the outer packaging.
How can I track my order?
All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email and in your online account. You will also receive an email and/or SMS notification from your courier of choice with your tracking information. Your tracking will be live from the evening that your order is dispatched.
The courier will notify you of the day of your delivery with an estimated time slot.
How long will my order take to be delivered?
Orders can be delivered as quickly as the next working day.
We aim to dispatch all orders placed before 15:00 on the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.
Estimated delivery dates are provided in the checkout and the courier will notify you with a date and time window when the parcel is ready to be delivered. You can follow the progress of your parcel using the tracking link provided in your dispatch email.
All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.
Will my parcel fit through the letterbox?
Where possible, we will attempt to package all small parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging.
When you select your delivery address, you will be given the option to confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. Do not select this option if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example, due to animals or small children being able to access your post.
We will confirm in the checkout whether you parcel is likely to fit through the letterbox.
Are there any other options for delivery?
You can use the tracking links that you receive once your order has been dispatched to make the following adjustments to your delivery, directly with the courier:
- Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
- Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point
- Change delivery date directly with DPD
- Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.
Do I need to sign for my delivery?
Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. You will be notified that your order requires a signature on receipt in the checkout.
Are there any postcodes where delivery estimates are slower?
Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:
We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
- AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
- GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
- HS1, 3 - 9
- IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
- KA27, 28
- KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
- KW16 Stromness Town only
- PA20 (0&9)
- PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
- PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
- GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
- GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
- PA60 - 75, 78
- ZE2, 3
We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
- KW16 - non-town
- PH30, 41 - 44
This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.
About Royal Mail
Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery.
Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post. You will be provided with a delivery time slot by Royal Mail on the morning of your delivery - this is normally four hours.
Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this is reflected in the delivery estimates in the checkout and should be taken into account when ordering.
If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery. You can re-arrange delivery as quickly as the next working day using the link in the card or using your tracking link.
DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot.
As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits.
Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this is reflected in the delivery estimates and should be taken into account when ordering.