Dispatch & Delivery
Learn more about dispatch and delivery times, methods and costs.
- Delivery options
- Email notifications
- Text Notifications
- Delivery date information
- Changes to your order
- Tracking your order
Delivery is free on all orders over £50. Orders below £50 incur a £4.95 delivery cost. Delivery is free on iPod shuffle but delivery fees apply to Apple Print Products.
Free next-day delivery is available on in-stock orders over £50. You can see in your basket if your item is in stock.
To get free next-day delivery, you will need to place your order by 5pm GMT, Monday to Friday. Please refer to the timings below to see when your item will arrive:
- Order before 5pm GMT, Monday to Friday
Delivers next business day
- Order before 5pm GMT on a Friday
Delivers on Monday
- Order after 5pm GMT, Monday to Friday
Delivers two business days later
- Order after 5pm GMT on a Friday, or any time on Saturday or Sunday
Delivers on Tuesday
For engraved items that are in stock, your order should be placed before 3pm on the above days.
Free next-day delivery is not available on customised Mac and for certain order types, including orders paid for with loan financing or by bank transfer. Also it may not be available to some addresses in Northern Scotland and UK offshore regions. If you’re in any doubt, you can find out when your items will be delivered at checkout.
Carrier & postal deliveries
Orders above £50 will be sent via carrier delivery. For carrier deliveries a signature may be required to receive your item. You can track the status of your order via online Order Status.
Orders below £50 will be sent in the post, and cost £4.95 for delivery. For postal deliveries no signature is required and order status tracking is not available.
Your items will be delivered separately to ensure you receive them as soon as possible.You can also dispatch each item to a different address, and choose up to 15 different addresses per order.
Please note that we do not deliver to P.O. boxes or BFPO addresses.
Scheduled delivery with express delivery services.
Where available you can choose a scheduled delivery method for each item on your order. Refer to the below to find out about these options and how much they cost:
- Express delivery - £8
1-3 days after dispatch
- Pre-noon delivery - £12
1-3 days after dispatch, delivered before noon
- Pre-9:30am delivery - £15
1-3 days after dispatch, delivered before 9:30am
- Evening delivery - £15
1-3 days after dispatch, delivered between 5:00pm and 9:00pm
- Saturday delivery - £18
3-8 days after dispatch, delivered on a Saturday
Delivery times vary according to your selected delivery address and availability of your items. A signature may be required for delivery.
You can also find delivery costs at checkout, on the Order Confirmation email and online when you view your order on the Order Status website.
We keep you informed
Shortly after you place your order by credit or debit card, you will receive an order acknowledgement email to confirm that we have received your order.
Once your order has been accepted and dispatched you will receive a dispatch notification email confirming that your order has been processed. This email contains your order details, carrier and tracking information as well as your selected delivery time. If ordering as a gift, you may wish to provide your own email address and not the address of the recipient.
Please make sure that the email address on your order is correct and that the email has not been directed to a spam folder.
You can track your order by clicking Account at the top of the page and selecting Track an Order.
In addition to email notifications, you can request text message updates in Checkout.
What to Expect
Once your order ships we'll send you a text message. The text message will include your order number and a link to the tracking information. We can even send you texts the day before delivery, day of delivery, or after your item has been “delivered”, depending upon your shipping method, country and carrier. Depending upon your order, you may receive between 1-4 text messages per shipment on your order. Texts are sent between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. in your time zone.
How to change my text message preferences
You can edit your mobile phone number at any time by logging into your account and editing the Shipment Notification preferences for your order.
Delivery date information
Dispatch estimates give an indication of when the item will be dispatched from our warehouse for delivery. The items on your order will be dispatched as soon as they become available.
- For example, items that show 'Dispatched: Within 24 hrs' are estimated to be dispatched for delivery from our warehouse within 24 hours.
- Custom-configuring your Mac or personalising your order means it takes additional time to prepare and will increase the time it takes to be dispatched and delivered.
Delivery estimates give an indication of when the item will be delivered to your address after it is dispatched. You can find your delivery estimate on your Order Confirmation email and online clicking Account at the top of the page and selecting Track an Order.
All estimates are based on business days unless otherwise stated.
Changes to your order
Once your order has been prepared for dispatch or has been dispatched, we may be unable to change the delivery address. If you have any questions, please contact Apple Store Customer Service.
If you have yet to receive your dispatch notification email you can update your details online via our Order Status website. If you are unable to modify your delivery details here, please contact Apple Store Customer Service.
Tracking your order
For carrier deliveries you can track the status of your order via online Order Status, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To track your order, click Account at the top of the page and select Track an Order, or click here.
For postal deliveries order status tracking is not available.
On the Account page you can view the current status of your order, view the items ordered, see estimated dispatch and delivery times and track your delivery.
Depending on your payment method and the status of your order you can:
- Reauthorise your credit/debit card or update your credit/debit card details
- Change your email address
- Change your delivery or billing address
- Change iPod personalisation
- Cancel your order or an item from your order
- Reprint an invoice
- Initiate the return of an order or an item from your order.
If your order is being delivered to a business address, please be advised that our carrier will deliver to a mailroom or delivery point and will request a signature from the mailroom supervisor, our carrier does not require a signature specific to the order details.
If you provide a home address which has a reception or concierge service our carrier will deliver to the concierge. The concierge can sign for the delivery as long as they have a fixed location in the reception or within the building.
If your order is being delivered to someone else in the UK you may want Apple to let them know that it is on its way. During checkout, simply enter the recipient's email address in the "Email Address (optional)" field within the ship-to section.
The email they receive will display product, delivery and tracking information, but will not include pricing and payment details. They will also receive delivery updates on their order.
Problems with your order
Carrier Delivery: If you are not at home when the carrier attempts to deliver your order, the carrier will leave a card. You can contact the carrier directly for a new delivery appointment during working hours at a suitable date and even amend your delivery address.
If your order has passed the scheduled delivery date in your dispatch notification email, please contact Apple Store Customer Service. We will investigate with the appropriate carrier and strive to deliver your order as soon as possible.
Postal Delivery: If you are not at home for a postal delivery or your order cannot be delivered, a card with collection details will be left for you. In most cases, you can collect your order from the Postal Delivery Office where it is being held and you may be able to arrange a redelivery.
You can track your order by clicking Account at the top of the page and selecting Track an Order. If your order is being delivered by the postal service and you have not received it 5 days after dispatch, please contact Apple Store Customer Service.
Damaged or defective orders
If you have received your order and find that it is damaged, please call Apple Store Customer Service.
In case of any damage to your delivery, Apple will be in direct contact with the carrier to resolve the issue as quickly as possible with as little inconvenience to you. We will make every effort to contact you and keep you informed of the progress of our investigation and where appropriate, deliver a replacement.
If you're having trouble with your new Apple product or believe it is defective, please call AppleCare immediately. If you are having trouble with non-Apple branded hardware, you should contact the manufacturer directly or contact the Apple Store Customer Service.
Within 3-5 days of your order being delivered, you should receive an official Apple invoice by e-mail. If you do not receive this invoice or if you require an additional copy for your records, you will be able to print your invoice on our Order Status website. If you have further questions about VAT, please click here.
Cancellations, returns and refunds
If your order has not yet been dispatched, you can cancel your order on our online Order Status website. If your order is preparing for shipment or already in transit, please wait for your order to be delivered before initiating the return on our Order Status website or by contacting Apple Store Customer Service. Please note that you may be liable for a return transportation charge.
Returns and Refunds
Returns are subject to Apple's Sales and Refunds Policy. If you change your mind, you can return your Standard or Configured-to-Order hardware to us within 14 calendar days of delivery. Software returns are also accepted within this period, but only if the software package is unopened. Gift cards are not eligible for return. This option is in addition to your consumer rights to return defective products. Click here for more details and check “What happens if I have received a defective item” in the Returns & Refunds section of online Help.
To find out more about returns and refunds, please click here.
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