We are only able to deliver pond plants on our own delivery vehicle which means that if you are in the blue highlighted area on the map we can deliver to you.
In the notes section of the orders, you can enter a date you would like to receive your order and our team will try and accommodate where possible.
We cannot change the delivery date once sent for the parcel is dispatched by Royal Mail.
For parcels dispatched by DHL, you can rearrange your delivery with DHL directly when you receive your tracking information.
For TPN deliveries, a date can be selected on checkout. Please note that this date is not guaranteed, but our logistics team will contact you if we cannot meet the requested date.
Unfortunately, yes, we do as our couriers charge us significantly more to send orders to specific locations. We absorb some of the cost for the delivery. Then the additional outstanding amount is to be paid by the customer. You can see a breakdown of the other charges in the "How Much Does Delivery Cost?" Section. These areas include but are not limited to: Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Scilly, Channel Islands and the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Postcodes: PO36 and Above (Pallet Deliveries Only), AB, PH, IV1-36, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-41, KA27-28, PA20, PA42-49, PA60-90, ZE, JE, GY. IM, IV40-56, KW15-17, HS, BT.
We work every day, which means we will package and get your order as soon as possible, but due to our couriers, orders are only collected Monday - Friday excluding Bank Holidays.
We offer a few different delivery options depending on the size and value of your order.
Orders over £50 qualify for free mainland UK delivery which will arrive within 3-5 working days of the order being processed. OR you can upgrade to next day delivery for an additional £2.99
Orders Below £50 in Mainland UK will be charged a standard delivery fee of £5.99.
Additional Shipping Charges
For any orders that do not include Aquariums, the below is charged:
Next Working Day Parcel Delivery to Mainland UK - £7.99
Standard Parcel Delivery to Ireland - £8.99
Standard Parcel Delivery to Scottish Highlands & Islands – £9.99
Standard Parcel Delivery to Jersey & Guernsey – £12.99
For all Aquarium deliveries (Excluding biOrbs), the below is charged:
Standard delivery - FREE (up to 5 working days)
Next Working Day Pallet Delivery - £10
2 Hour Booking Slot Pallet Delivery - £20
Pallet Delivery to Northern Ireland - £38
Pallet Delivery to Isle of Wight (PO36 and Above) and Scottish Highlands (AB, PH, IV1-36, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-41) - £38
Pallet Delivery to Southern Ireland - £48
Pallet Delivery to Offshore postcodes (KA27-28, PA20, PA42-49, PA60-90, ZE, JE, GY. IM) - £120
Pallet Delivery to the Scottish Isles (IV40-56, KW15-17) - £90
Pallet Delivery to Outer Hebrides (HS) - £120
Orders are typically processed within 1-2 working days of the order being placed.
Once the order has left our warehouse, in most cases it can take 2 - 3 working days to get to you (unless shipping has been upgraded).
Small Aquariums like biOrbs are excluded from pallet deliveries and sent out by DHL. This is because a single person can lift them as they are lightweight.
Small glass aquariums are only available for delivery on our own vehicle.
Smaller cabinets will be sent out via DHL.
At Lincs Aquatics, we offer various delivery methods to our customers, which allows us to ensure that your order arrives with you safely and as quickly as possible. Please see the list below of our different delivery methods.
Method 1 – Lincs Aquatics Own Delivery Vehicle Pallets & Parcels.
This method would be our preferred method to use as the delivery will be completed by our staff who know and understand our products. This delivery method can take between 1-5 Working days for delivery. Our vehicles are in certain areas on set days (see section "Lincs Aquatics LTD Own Delivery Vehicle" for more details of this method.
All orders not covered by our delivery vehicle will be dispatched on a standard delivery service which can take between 3-5 working days to arrive. You can upgrade this to next day service for £7.99 or £2.99 if you spend more than £50.
Method 2 –Parcel Delivery.
This delivery method is a mixture of Royal Mail and DHL. Items that are small enough to go into packets are sent out via Royal Mail; this is a non-tracked method. Anything larger, excluding aquariums, will be sent out by DHL and be traceable by you.
Method 3 – Pallet Delivery
This delivery method is for aquariums and cabinets due to their size and weight. These will be delivered by The Pallet Network (TPN), which will be a haulage company local to your area. Pallet Delivery is a kerbside delivery only
Any aquarium deliveries that have been pre-arranged and/or booked in with The Pallet Network (TPN) and have left our warehouse for delivery will be liable for the full cost of the return of the pallet. This will be deducted from any refunds issued to the customer.
Confirmation of the cost will be confirmed in writing.
On the odd occasion, part of your order is out of stock after you have completed your order. Our logistics team will contact you either by the number on your order or the email address to advise you that the item is out of stock.
If you would like us to dispatch the rest of your order while you wait for the other to come into stock, please let us know and we will arrange this.
By default, we will put your order on hold.
New to 2021, we have introduced our own delivery vehicle service that covers a large area of the UK. We can guarantee that your delivery arrives when booked with this delivery service. It will be an experienced delivery crew that will be able to give you advice and support on your doorstep when they deliver your new products.
Our own delivery vehicle is a kerbside only delivery. We can provide delivery into your home so long as the end location is in a reasonable area. Please contact us to find out more.
Our delivery vehicles only cover certain areas on specific days to ensure we supply an excellent delivery time. See the table below to see the days we are in your area.
Postcodes outside of our delivery areas will be dispatched as a standard delivery service which can take between 3-5 working. You can upgrade to next working day delivery for £7.99.
These delivery days are subject to change at any time. We also reserve the right to send out any items by a different service when we see fit. Items may arrive before or after the dates stated below but we will do our best to inform you of any delays.
Monday LN11-13, LN7, DN15-16, DN18-20, DN31-41, HU, YO1-7, YO9-99, HG, DL, TS, DH, SR,
Tuesday LN8, DN10, DN21-22, S1-13, S17-18, S20-21, S25-26, S32-33, S41-45, S80-81, DE45, SK7, SK9-12, SK17, SK22-23, WA16, CW, ST7-8, ST13,
Wednesday DN1-9, DN11-12, DN14, DN17, YO8, LS, WF, BD1-22, BB1-6, BB8-18, HX, OL, BL, M, PR5-7, PR25-26, WN, WA, HD, SK1-6, SK8, SK13-16, S35-36, S70-75, S61-66,
Thursday LN4, LN9-10, NG31-34, LE, CV, B, DY, WR, HR8, GL1-4, GL18-20, GL50-56, LN1-3, LN5-6, NG1-30, DE1-44, ST1-6, ST9-12, ST14-25, TF, WV, WS,
Weekend PE, NN, OX, SN7, RG, SL, HP, MK, NR, IP, CB, CO, CM, LU, AL, SG, EN, WD, HA, UB, TW
Orders placed under next working day delivery placed before 12 pm will be dispatched for the following day. Orders placed after this time will be dispatched the following day.
Deliveries can take between 3-5 working days. You should receive an email the day before your order is due for delivery with your tracking information.
If you do not receive any communications from us, please contact us, and we will track the order and send the details to you.
Royal Mail tracking is only updated once a delivery attempt has been made.
Please Click Here for our digital returns form. We host the form with Google, this means all information you input is safe and secure! Please note this form will need to be filled in before we can process your return. If you are looking for a paper copy of this you can find this here
Once you have completed the returns form the item can be sent back to us. You do not need to wait for a response.
Returns are to be sent to the below address. Including if you purchased your item from one of our sister stores.
Lincs Aquatics LTD
FAO Arran Williams
We would recommend returning anything to us on a trackable service so that you can keep track of the return coming to us. Items must be packed well, as any damage caused in transit back to us you will need to claim from the courier. In this instance, we will be more than willing to provide you with photos. You are responsible for the shipping cost of returning the item.
Our returns policy is 60 days from your purchase date. Your item must not be used and in a resalable condition. Please contact us via email at email@example.com, and our technical team will contact you to start the returns process.
If the return request is made after 30 days of the delivery date, then you may only be entitled to a partial refund
We cannot accept returns of products considered perishable goods; a few examples of these are (this list Is not definitive): Fresh food, Plants, Livestock, or magazines. Additionally, we cannot refund gift cards.
To process your return, we will need to have proof of purchase from you. Proof of purchase could be in the form of an in-store receipt, order confirmation email or your order reference number. Proof of purchase will need to be sent to us in an email or brought into the store.
If your item has arrived damaged, we will need you to send us some photos of the item. These images are:
Photos of the damage to the item
Photos of the external packaging (e.g. the cardboard box)
Photos of the internal packaging (e.g. the bubble wrap and items still in the box)
A photo of our postage label on the box.
We will also need a brief description of what damage has occurred.
Refunds are issued once we have received the item back and inspected them.
You will receive an email from us confirming that we have received your item. Once the returned item is inspected, you will receive notification if your refund has been accepted or rejected.
If approved, your refund will be automatically applied to the original method of payment you used. Refunds usually take 1-5 working days, depending on your bank.
If rejected, we can send the item back to you, this will be at your cost.
In the first instance, we recommend contacting your credit card company or bank as it may take some time for them to process the refund. If your credit card or bank company cannot help, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will only replace items that are defective or damaged. We can exchange it for the same item.
To request this, please email email@example.com. Once you have received confirmation from us via email, please return your item to our warehouse for inspection. Shipping details are provided in “where do I send my returns?”
If the item is faulty or damaged, we will refund any shipping costs to you up to a first-class Royal Mail service.
We will only honour a partial refund of your order in certain circumstances. These could be due to the item being received back damaged or missing an item that was of no fault of our own, or your request was made 30 days after your delivery date.
If you believe you have still been refunded incorrectly, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can call us on 01507 451000 or email us at Contact@LincsAquatics.com
Not happy with the service you have received?
You can email us directly at Contact@LincsAquatics.com
1. Please make sure your subject is "Complaint" this ensure it goes to the correct department.
2. Please put as much detail as possible in your complaint, this includes dates, times, names and any significant information to help us look into it.
3. Your complaint, please be as detailed as possible as to why you are making the complaint.
4. What is the desired outcome? This will help us work on getting the issue fixed.
We try our best to respond to all complaints in 7 days from you submitting the email, but due to delays in gathering the correct information, statements & facts, this can take longer.
Fancy working for us?
We post all our job openings on Indeed, so if you would like to work for us, have a little look on there for our most recent openings!
But you can email us at Contact@LincsAquatics.com with the subject being Careers, and send us a cover letter and CV this will be given to the HR department who will contact you when we get a new opening that might match your skillset!
Our spam filter is set on the highest setting and this sometimes means that genuine emails are sent to the spam folder! We do check this periodically.
IF you have contacted us and not had a response in 48 hours, drop us a call on 01507451000 where one of our team will be more than happy to help you!