Here are some frequently asked questions about our delivery service. 

If you have any questions please call on 01872 211533 (ext 1).

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

25th March: DELIVERY DATES FOR NEW CUSTOMERS: We are unable to offer delivery for new customers at the moment until July. This is because we simply do not have the capacity to fulfill, pack and deliver any more orders at this time. If you have booked an order with us we will get it to you - please check the date on your order confirmation. Recently placed orders will have dates in April & we are not able to bring these forward to an earlier date. 

If you are a regular customer who does not have a standing order set up with us we will do our best to fit in a delivery to you as soon as we can. Please email us with your name and full contact details. We will call you back to set up your order.

If you live in Truro or very nearby and cannot get a delivery slot with us please check out the information on our Facebook page about the collection & delivery service we are offering from the Truro shop.

20th March: REDUCTION IN AVAILABLE RANGE: We have temporarily restricted the range of items we are selling in order to meet demand and in order to ensure as many people as possible can receive food deliveries. We will be focussing on a core supply of local food and essentials to help keep you stocked up.

 

18th March: SUSPENSION OF NATIONAL DELIVERIES: Unfortunately due to the scale of demand for deliveries we have temporarily suspended our delivery service to areas outside of Cornwall & Plymouth. Orders already placed will be delivered but we are unable to accept any new deliveries outside of our local area. This is to ensure we can fufill and deliver orders to our local customers.  


In these uncertain times we want to reassure you that the whole team at Cornish Food Box, and our local supply chain of farmers, bakers, butchers, fishermen and more, will do everything we can to make sure you get your deliveries of food as usual.

By choosing to continue buying local at this time you are supporting hundreds of small rural businesses in your community.

Firstly we would like to reassure our customers that we are taking all the necessary action as recommended by Public Health England.

The health and wellbeing of our team and our customers is our main priority and we will continue to closely follow all government advice.

We are working as usual but cannot foresee where there may be shortages in the coming months - we will amend our website as required should this become an issue.

If items you have ordered are not available at short notice we will provide you with a voucher code for use on another online order within 12 months. 

We are asking everyone to help us and let us know a safe place to leave your order as we are not expecting our drivers to have any contact with customers if at all possible.

We are considering delivering in biodegradable plastic bags during this time to minimise any potential cross contamination.

If you haven't told us already please email sales@thecornishfoodboxcompany.co.uk with safe leaving instructions.

If you are coming down on holiday then we will arrange the delivery with your holiday cottage company.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us in the office. 

 

WHERE WE DELIVER

We deliver across Cornwall and the UK every week.

We have our own fleet of refrigerated vans for local deliveries, and use internally chilled boxes for deliveries by courier.

We deliver using our own vans to certain areas on certain days. Outside of this time we work with local partners.

European Deliveries - please contact us to place your order and for delivery rates.

Highlands & Islands - please contact us to place your order and for delivery rates.

 

WHEN WE DELIVER

As a rule our standard delivery days are Wednesday - Saturday.

If you need a delivery on another day of the week please call us and we will organise your delivery for you if it is possible.

 

BOOKING A TIME SLOT

We DO NOT operate a timed delivery service. 

We work on a system of rounds and you will be slotted into that round depending on the number of orders.

If you are coming down on holiday please make sure you leave information about your accommodation provider.

We will contact them and organise the delivery for you and arrange for the delivery to be put away in the accommodation if we are able to access the property.

In the case of deliveries for CLASSIC COTTAGES guests: Please leave us the contact number of the house owner / housekeeper and we will make the arrangements.

 

WHEN YOU NEED TO ORDER BY

We will do everything we can to get an order to you as soon as we possibly can.

If you our website is not offering you the day you would like please call us and if we can fulfil the order we will.

Our order deadlines are:

Wednesday & Thursday Delivery = 4.30pm Tuesday

Friday & Saturday Delivery = 3.30pm Wednesday

We will do everything we possibly can to accommodate your order outside of these times - please call us.

 

DELIVERY COSTS

For most of Mid and West Cornwall the minimum order is £25, with delivery starting from £2.99.

For the Far West, further East, Plymouth and the Devon borders delivery starts from £5.

Outside of Cornwall, Plymouth and the Devon borders - we charge £9 for next day chilled delivery.

Saturday deliveries cost more than weekdays for all areas.

We do not normally deliver on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays as some fresh items are unavailable these days. If you want a delivery on one of these days please call or email us to arrange.

DELIVERY CHARGES & MINIMUM ORDER LEVELS DO VARY DEPENDING ON POSTCODE AND DELIVERY DAY.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL US ON 01872 211533 (EXT 1) OR EMAIL OUT OF HOURS.

 

HOW WE DELIVER

We deliver ourselves using refrigerated vans, and your order will come packed in one our returnable boxes.

Leave your box out and we will collect it when we next deliver to you.

Boxes delivered by our own vehicles are not chilled once they have been left with you, so if you are concerned about fresh produce being left please leave us a cool box or a suitable place to leave the delivery.

If your order is being delivered out of Cornwall it will be delivered by a courier and chilled items will be packed to stay cool for 36hrs.

We ask you to let us know where to leave your box if you aren't going to be at home. A shed or open garage are ideal.

 

HOLIDAY COTTAGE DELIVERY

Most holiday cottage deliveries will be unpacked and put away in the kitchen prior to your arrival.

Please let us know where you are staying, who you have booked through, and the property key code if you have one. We will arrange everything else for you.