Real Plastic Free Delivery Costs

It is a sad fact that plastic free packaging costs more than the plastic variety. Whilst we are striving to keep our costs as low as possible to make plastic free available to as many people as possible, we do have to make some charge for post and packaging on our orders. As more people insist on plastic free we hope to see the prices come down. Until that happy day, our delivery charges may be seen below.

UK mainland delivery 

Weight Postage & Packing
0 - 2.50kg £2.99
2.51kg - 30kg £4.99

Our UK deliveries will normally take between 3 and 6 working days to arrive from point of order.


UK islands including Northern Ireland delivery



Post & Packing

All regions

0 - 2.50kg


Isle of Man

2.51kg - 30kg


Scottish Islands

2.51kg - 30kg


Northern Ireland

2.51kg - 30kg


Isle of Wight & Scilly

2.51kg - 30kg




Orders to EU and other countries

Orders to EU and other countries are sent via Royal Mail, Parcelforce Worldwide or international carriers and incur delivery charges.

Please thoroughly check the destination country’s customs regulations. VAT and customs charges of the destination country are the customer’s responsibility if goods are purchased for delivery outside the UK. For further information please follow this link to our Terms and Conditions.

For more information on deliveries to EU and other countries please see our Help Centre


Bulk wholesale deliveries

All bulk wholesale deliveries are at cost and excluded from any free delivery offers.

Weight Delivery charge
0 - 2.50kg £3.32 per unit
£3.32 per item up to a maximum charge of £9.96 per 25kg
2.51kg - 25kg £4.95 per unit


Bulk Packaging

Please note that bulk packaging may NOT be plastic free – our suppliers use a variety of different types of packaging and we have no control over this. Sacks may be hessian or they may be thick, reusable plastic. Many boxes of dried fruit include an inside liner of plastic. We never add any further plastic packaging.

Buying in bulk reduces plastic – it doesn’t eliminate it.


When do we send out parcels?

Orders placed by 22:00 on day 1 are picked overnight and processed the following day (day 2).

When all items ordered are in-stock, we dispatch your goods on day 2 and your order should be with you on day 3 or 4. Orders are delivered Monday - Saturday between 9 am - 6 pm.

If there is a stock availability issue, due to unexpectedly high demand, or poor seasonal availability, we will email you to inform you and will hold your order for up to 7 days unless you instruct us to send it earlier.

Your order should be with you 3 to 6 working days after it is placed.

 Delivery Addresses

It is of vital importance that the full delivery address is entered correctly including the correct postcode. Couriers will not consider compensation for items lost unless the delivery address and postcode are 100% correct.

Real Plastic Free cannot be held responsible for items lost where an incorrect delivery address has been provided.


Bank and public holidays

Our couriers do not collect or deliver on bank and public holidays. Please see the details below for upcoming holidays. We do still work on these days (except Christmas and Boxing Day) so your order will still be processed or packed but we cannot send out until the following day.



2 January 2018


Additional New Year’s Day (Scotland only)

30 March 2018


Good Friday

2 April 2018


Easter Monday

7 May 2018


Early May bank holiday

28 May 2018


Spring bank holiday

27 August 2018


Summer bank holiday

25 December 2018


Christmas Day

26 December 2018


Boxing Day

1 January 2019


New Year's day

2 January 2019


Additional New Year's Day (Scotland only)