Delivery & Returns


Potclays delivers throughout the UK and overseas using a trusted third party distribution network.


We are bound by the terms of our hauliers therefore we cannot pursue a claim if these instructions are not followed. Please ensure you:

  • INFORM US AT POINT OF ORDER OF SPECIAL DELIVERY CONDITIONS such as restricted access or opening times, otherwise you will be liable for any consequential costs incurred.
  • CHECK YOUR DELIVERY CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING. Outward signs of damage to the consignment MUST be noted alongside your signature. If there are no outward signs of damage you must still note that the contents have not been checked. You must notify Potclays of loss or damage within 24 hours of delivery.

When placing your order, please ensure that you:

  • Provide a mobile telephone number and email address in case we need to contact you and to enable SMS delivery alerts where available.
  • Notify us if you have any special conditions such as obstructions to delivery and/or require advance notice of delivery.
  • Inform us of opening times/shutdown periods to avoid the risk of additional charges for failed delivery attempts.
  • Inform us if there will be no-one available to check and sign for the delivery. It is best if you are in to accept the delivery but we are able to deliver if you are not present and the driver will determine the most appropriate positioning for your goods. With unattended deliveries, Potclays cannot accept any liability for theft, product deterioration or consequences arising from the positioning of your delivery.

We typically use Royal Mail or FedEx for parcels and Bassetts for pallets. Pallets are non-returnable. Your carriage charge will be calculated based upon the weight of your order and your location. 

NOTE For online orders only, we have subsidised our 25kg UK Mainland FedEx parcel rate* meaning you only pay £7.95+VAT (£9.54) instead of £12.75+VAT (£15.30) 

If you select a Royal Mail delivery method, delivery times are not guaranteed. If your goods are lost in the post, there is a period of 14 days before any claim for compensation can be made. 

Delivery is to kerbside* or letterbox only. Kerbside delivery of most pallet consignments involves offloading from the vehicle using a tail-lift, as close to your property as is deemed safe by the driver. A manual pallet truck may be available but this is not guaranteed. Manual pallet trucks can only operate on a flat, level, concreted, or similar firm surface. They cannot operate on slopes, gravel, earth, grass or any other type of non-solid surface. Drivers are not insured to move goods into the consignee's premises unless otherwise arranged at point of order. In the case of goods such as kilns & equipment special arrangements may be required with extra assistance organised: This must be discussed and agreed with us at point of order. If you have any concerns about delivery, please contact us on 01782 219816.

Although our hauliers will endeavour to deliver within the agreed timeframe, unexpected delays due to weather conditions, breakdowns, traffic and other factors may cause some disruption to schedules.

Delivery Service Levels

Standard: Allow 5-7 working days, but your order may be delivered in as little as 1 working day.

Next Working Day: Place your order before 11am for delivery the next working day. Our couriers and pallet hauliers do not deliver at the weekends unless by special arrangement and at a surcharge: Please speak to our team.

Timed Delivery: Place your order before 11am for delivery the next working day (or on a named working day specified in Special Instructions at checkout) within the specified delivery window. If we are unable to accommodate the requested service level for any reason we will contact you as soon as possible.


Returned Goods: Non-faulty

Subject to our prior consent having been obtained, products can be returned to us in an usused condition within 30 days of invoice date.  An administrative charge will be levied of 10% of the nett value plus transport, but subject to a minimum charge of £ 2.00. 

Returned Goods: Faulty

If merchandise is returned because of some defect or due to error on our part, full credit/refund will be given.  However, customers must contact us in advance so that making methods and user errors can be ruled out. 

Loss or Damage in Transit

a)    Where goods are supplied on carriage paid terms we will replace, or at our cost make good, any items or component part lost or damaged

b)    In the case of damage of a consignment, the carrier's receipt must be endorsed appropriately and Potclays must be advised within 24 hours of receipt . Please provide clear photographic evidence of damage to facilitate a claim with the carrier.  Wherever possible, consignments should be examined in the presence of the delivery person.  If this is not feasible, you must sign that the goods were 'unchecked'. 

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*Correct Jan 2015, subject to change without notice, delivery cost will be confirmed at checkout.