Introducing Local Delivery

We are happy to announce that we now offer local delivery to customers in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.

Starting today, local delivery is automatically selected when the delivery postcode entered during checkout falls inside our local delivery area. We are charging a flat rate for local delivery so regardless of the number of items included in the order customers will always pay the same low price.

Our local delivery area includes the whole of Edinburgh as well as most addresses around North Berwick, Musselburgh, Dalkeith, Loanhead, Penicuik, Newbridge, and South Queensferry.

Deliveries are made between 10am and 10pm every weekday with customers able to choose a delivery day that suits them best while checking out. Options for delivery days start the next working day so as long as checkout is completed before midnight, customers could have their order the very next day.

Customers still receive order updates via email and text message when using local delivery and we also send a message when we are on our way to their address to let them know they are next.

All local deliveries are made by members of the SommCellar team so customers will continue to receive the service they have come to expect.

Alongside the launch of local delivery, we’re also trialling an environmentally friendly “box free” delivery option. The box-free option will only be available for local deliveries. Orders will be transported to customer’s doors in a reusable container that the driver will take away with them after the items have been handed over. We will then wash the container and reuse it for other deliveries.

With box-free deliveries there is the possibility of dramatically reducing the amount of cardboard that we use and continue to improve the environmental sustainability of the business.

We recognise that many customers will still wish to receive their orders in cardboard packaging and so we provide an option to select cardboard packaging for local deliveries. These are the same secure boxes (made from recycled materials) that we use for deliveries made by our courier partners across the country and are a great option if customers are planning on transporting bottles themselves or gifting the order contents to someone else.

Going forward we plan to improve our local delivery offering by increasing our delivery area, beginning weekend deliveries, and offering time slots for customers to choose when they would like to receive their order.

We are excited to bring local delivery to our customers and we look forward to being able to offer our own incredible service right to their front door.

Local delivery from SommCellar is available to all addresses that fall under the EH1 to EH31 postcodes inclusive as well as EH39, EH91, EH95, and EH99.

Published Monday 11 October 2021

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