Terms & Conditions
Welcome to the Christmas Direct website terms and conditions for use.
Please take a few minutes to read our terms and conditions outlined below before using our website.
These terms and conditions apply to the use of this website and by accessing this website and/or placing an order you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below. We reserve the right to update and amend our website and it’s terms and conditions without prior notice.
Retention of Title
The Corporate Christmas Tree Company trading as Christmas Direct retains legal and beneficial title to the goods until payment is received in full.
Description of products
Each Product purchased is sold subject to its Product Description which sets out additional Specific Conditions related to that Product including, without limitation, terms and conditions concerning estimated delivery dates and times, warranties, after-sales service and guarantees.
We will take all reasonable care to ensure that all details, descriptions and prices of Products appearing on the Website are correct at the time when the relevant information was entered onto the system. Although we aim to keep the Website as up to date as possible, the information including Product Descriptions appearing on this Website at a particular time may not always reflect the position exactly at the moment you place an order. We cannot confirm the price of a Product until your order is accepted in accordance with our Order acceptance policy.
We will take all reasonable care, in so far as it is in our power to do so, to keep the details of your order and payment secure, but in the absence of negligence on our part we cannot be held liable for any loss you may suffer if a third party procures unauthorised access to any data you provide when accessing or ordering from the Website.
The technical steps required to create the contract between you and us are as follows:
You place the order for your products on the Website by pressing the confirm order button at the end of the checkout process. You will be guided through the process of placing an order by a series of simple instructions on the Website
We will send you an order confirmation email detailing the products you have ordered. This is not an order acceptance.
For items being delivered to you, when your product is shipped from our warehouse we will send you a despatch confirmation email.
Order acceptance and the completion of the contract between you and us will take place on the despatch to you of the Products ordered unless we have notified you that we do not accept your order, or you have cancelled it.
For most products sent directly from our warehouse, your credit/debit card will be charged when your order is placed.
Non-acceptance of an order may be a result of one of the following:
The product you ordered being unavailable from stock
Our inability to obtain authorisation for your payment
The identification of a pricing or product description error
You not meeting the eligibility to order criteria set out in the main Terms & Conditions
The contract will be concluded in English.
Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013
This legislation offers you the following cancellation rights when you buy online or by phone:
You are entitled to cancel your contract if you so wish, provided that you exercise your right no later than 14 days after the day on which you receive the goods or services.
Your right to return products does not apply to goods made to your specification, that have been clearly personalised or modified or which by reason of their nature cannot be returned or are liable to deteriorate or expire rapidly.
If you wish to exercise your right of cancellation, you are obliged to retain possession of the goods and take reasonable care of them.
To exercise the right to cancel, you must inform us of your decision to cancel your contract by a clear statement, including details of your name, geographical address, details of the order you wish to cancel and, where available, your phone number and email address.
You can cancel by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0333 240 6120
Model Cancellation Form:
TO: Christmas Direct (The Corporate Christmas Tree Company Ltd), Unit 4, Ruthvenfield Avenue, Inveralmond Industrial Estate, Perth PH1 3WB
TEL: 0333 240 6120 EMAIL: email@example.com
I hereby give notice that I cancel my contract of sale of the following goods:
Signature (only if this form is notified on paper):
If you decide to cancel, you should return the goods to us at your cost within 14 days of such cancellation and we will reimburse to you (by the method used to pay for the original transaction) the amount in relation to goods to which cancellation rights apply.
We may make a deduction from the reimbursement for loss in value of any goods supplied, if the loss is the result of unnecessary handling by you. We will make the reimbursement no later than 14 days after the day we receive back from you any goods supplied.
Returning an item
If you’ve changed your mind about keeping your purchase, please notify us that you wish to return it in its original condition. You must inform us within 14 days of receiving your order and the order should be returned at your own cost within 28 days of receipt.
You must inform us either by email or by telephone that you wish to return your goods and cancel your order. We will then issue a returns number for you to enclose with the original goods in order for us to process your return in a timely manner.
If your goods are returned to us in an unsaleable condition (ie used or damaged), then we will contact you to offer the option to have the item returned to you at your own expense. If we do not receive instructions from you within 30 calendar days then we reserve the right to dispose of the item(s).
If you return your order to Christmas Direct, please note it can take up to 14 days from your returning the item(s) to receiving your refund.
It’s important that any unwanted item, unless faulty, is returned in its original condition. We’d expect this to mean that you’ve kept all original packaging and labels, and that it’s undamaged and unused
We’ll refund the standard delivery charge, provided you return the full order. If you’re only returning some of the items on your order, then we will only refund the cost of those items.
Our delivery services are not guaranteed, however refunds can be claimed for delivery surcharges in the event that a timed delivery (e.g. pre-noon) is missed. See terms & conditions for full details. If an order is refused by the recipient upon delivery, a refund will be given minus the outward delivery charge and the cost of having the order returned to us.
Please note – artificial Christmas trees are considered a specialist order when the height exceeds 6ft. the maximum refund for delivery will be £8.50.
Where a product has been made to your specification and personalised for you, or ordered from another source on your behalf, unless faulty, we’re unable to refund or offer an exchange.
As stated on our spare bulbs category page. Our normal refund and exchange policy will not apply if you have ordered Christmas Direct branded spare bulbs for other brands of lights.
This doesn’t affect your statutory rights
If you are business ordering from Christmas Direct then the Consumer Contract Regulations are not applicable.
To read more on your consumer rights, you can access the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 here.
Our standard guarantee period is 12 months on all products in their original state as sold. If you have a fault with your product please contact Christmas Direct on 0333 240 6120 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will deal with the matter in accordance with your legal rights.
If we can’t repair your item, we will replace it with an item of equivalent specification. If your original product is no longer available, we’ll discuss an alternative settlement with you and always make sure you are satisfied with the outcome.
Delivery costs vary with weight and size of the goods ordered; we believe we are offering competitively priced, reliable courier service.
We offer various delivery options via Parcelforce and DZD. Our standard delivery for courier is up to 2 working days (please note this means delivery can be any time within up to the 48 hour timeframe). We also offer a 24 hour delivery to most parts of the UK but there are exceptions.
All of our delivery options will be made available to you online or if placing an order via the telephone our customer service team will discuss all the available options with you. Please note that delivery timescales for UK deliveries are extended when delivery is to be made to certain postcodes as specified at parcelforce.com.
Your delivery from Christmas Direct is subject to the Parcelforce or DPD terms and conditions and if you have any queries then visit their sites to view their conditions of carriage in full.
You will be emailed a unique tracking number once the order has been despatched.
While the next day and 48hr services are offered in good faith, we DO NOT accept failure by the courier to deliver on a particular day / time as a valid reason to completely cancel an order. Our delivery services are not guaranteed, however refunds can be claimed for delivery surcharges in the event that a timed delivery (e.g. pre-noon) is missed. See terms & conditions for full details. If an order is refused by the recipient upon delivery, a refund will be given minus the outward delivery charge and the cost of having the order returned to us.
For 1st and 2nd class post deliveries, the delivery date on the confirmation is an ESTIMATE only; we cannot track Royal Mail deliveries. Bear in mind that the 1st class post can take over a week to arrive close to Christmas. We suggest selecting the courier option offered at the checkout if you require tracking.
For all orders that are despatched by Royal Mail and are not delivered within 14 days of your expected date then please contact us. We can only claim for late/non-delivery from Royal Mail 14 days after your item was due to be delivered. If you require your item urgently then we advise re-ordering and returning the late item for a refund.
Delivery Update – COVID19 related information regarding failed deliveries
Due to dramatically increased demand and constraints on capacity as a result of COVID, our couriers have brought in new policies which mean they will no longer make a second delivery attempt if they have been unable to deliver to you initially. Failed delivery attempts almost always happen because nobody is at the premises to receive the goods, and/or no acceptable alternative delivery arrangements have been specified. In these cases, our couriers have informed us that goods will automatically be returned to us as the originator of the consignment at an additional cost.
If you would like us to re-attempt delivery of the goods, you will need to pay an additional fee equal to the return cost charged to us by the courier (typically, but not necessarily, the original delivery fee plus £10 per parcel) PLUS a second delivery fee. If you choose not to have the goods redelivered, we will refund you the cost of your order less the return costs charged to us by our couriers.
In order to avoid this:
- Please ensure that someone is available at the delivery address specified to receive the goods on the expected day of delivery
- If this is not possible, we recommend leaving a note with alternative delivery details (eg leave with neighbour or similar)
- Provide a mobile phone number when filling out your details – if your order is being delivered by DPD, you will receive a text to let you know when your order will be delivered
In some cases, you may be able to contact the courier to let them know in advance that you may not be available to receive your goods – please check the consignment’s tracking information.
If you are not in…
If you are not in then our drivers can leave your order with a neighbour or named contact. If these options fail your package may be taken back to the depot or your local post office and you will have a card put through your letterbox. However, we are not able to guarantee this.
Provided that we take reasonable care when we deliver the goods to you, we will not be liable to you for any loss of revenue, profits, anticipated savings, goodwill or business opportunity, for any injury to your reputation or for any losses that are not reasonably foreseeable by both of us at the time your order is accepted.
Orders can be delivered world- wide, all prices on the site are UK prices including VAT but exclusive of international postage and packaging. All orders will be accepted in GBP only. If the actual delivery cost is considerably higher than the quoted amount on the site, then we will contact you with an amended delivery fee.
We will not be responsible for any delay or failure to comply with these Terms of Sale or the Returns Policy if the delay or failure arises from any event which is beyond our reasonable control. Such events would include (but are not limited to) fires, floods, earthquakes, storms, natural disasters, war, civil unrest, acts of terrorism or malicious damage to or destruction of our premises, equipment or goods.
In the event that one or more of the terms set out in these Terms of Sale or in the Returns Policy is held to be invalid by a competent authority, the remaining terms shall continue to have effect and you will still be bound by them.
You agree fully to indemnify, defend and hold us, and our officers, directors, employees, agents and suppliers, harmless immediately on demand, from and against all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, arising out of any breach of the Conditions by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website, or the use by any other person accessing the Website using your shopping account and/or your personal information.
All products, pictures and text on this website are copyright of the Corporate Christmas Tree Ltd trading as Christmas Direct. None of the images or text can be copied or used by any other website.
Christmas Direct is a trading name of the Corporate Christmas Tree Company Ltd, therefore all payments by credit card will be credited to the abbreviation CCTC Ltd and all invoices will be from CCTC Ltd VAT Reg No: 717 370 242. Christmas Direct is a trademarked name.
These terms were last changed in February 2017 and will apply to all transactions on or after that date. We may change our terms and conditions at any time, please do not assume that the same terms will apply to future orders.
Company’s registration name: The Corporate Christmas Tree Company Ltd trading as Christmas Direct
Operational Address: Christmas Direct (The Corporate Christmas Tree Company Ltd), Unit 4, Ruthvenfield Avenue, Inveralmond Industrial Estate, Perth PH1 3WB
Company’s place of registration: Scotland
Company’s registered office address: 51 Bernard Street, Edinburgh EH6 6SL
Company’s registered number: SC183535
Contact telephone number 0333 240 6120
Contact email address. email@example.com
Company VAT Number: 717370242
Get in touch
Before you place an order, if you have any questions relating to these terms and conditions, please contact our Customer Service team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 0333 240 6120 – our team are available 5 days a week, 8.30am – 6pm, with extended opening hours during the Christmas season.