Delivery Information


Mail Order Purchasing

We have designed our mail order web site with simplicity in mind.


Browse our on-line catalogue. If you wish to make a purchase just add items to your shopping cart. Once you've finished shopping just proceed to the checkout and follow the on screen instructions. Ensure that you complete all the boxes. Leave as many details as you can as this will make the process easier for us to contact you if necessary. If you choose to register with us, it will make your subsequent visits easier as you won't need to fill in all your details again.


From time to time we may not be able to satisfy your entire order and we will place out of stock items onto back order. If you have provided us with adequate contact details we will keep you up to date at all times.


Free and Priority Delivery options:

We currently offer free next working day shipping on all orders over €100! Deliveries under €100 will incur a €8 postage charge.


Orders placed on a normal working day (Mon-Fri) before 12:00pm using the standard delivery option will usually be dispatched the same working day, though on rare occasions this may be delayed for up to 4 working days.. You will receive an email confirming when your order has been completed. For orders placed after 12:00pm or on weekends/bank holidays, we will normally dispatch your goods within 2-4 working days of the order being placed. We will keep you informed about any stock issues which may affect your delivery.


Please note that all quoted delivery times are estimated (these times are estimated because we use 3rd party couriers to deliver your order, and any problems they may have are unfortunately beyond our control). The estimated delivery times also exclude weekends and bank holidays. While we do our very best to fulfil our delivery times, we cannot be held responsible for any delays that are beyond our control.


While we do our very best to ensure Saturday Delivery Service is only offered at the checkout where it is available, our courier has the prerogative to terminate the Saturday delivery service to an area without giving us prior notification. For this reason we cannot guarantee that the Saturday delivery service will be available even where it has been paid for. While we apologise if this turns out to be the case, we cannot be held liable if the courier cannot deliver on a Saturday in your area.


For heavy or bulky items there may be a heavy or large item surcharge which is clearly indicated on the product's description page.


For some larger orders, we may need to send your order by pallet delivery at our discretion. If this is the case then we will contact you separately by telephone or email. This may involve a slight delay in you receiving your goods and may also incur an increased delivery charge. If you would like to place a large order, or an order for large items, please contact us first as this will simplify the process for you.


Packaging & Delivery

Items are always packed very discreetly and no mention of our shop name or the type of goods inside will be visible. Goods are sent using a trusted courier service as standard. Items are sent to your door.


If no one is in to receive the goods, then the courier will normally re-attempt delivery twice before returning your order to us. In this instance we may need to charge for re-delivery.


For large and bulky orders, we may need to use a pallet delivery service at our discretion, and there may be a delay of a day or so. If you place a large order of bulky or heavy items, please make sure that you are able to receive delivery by pallet. If you can only receive the delivery by normal carton delivery then there will be an additional charge for which we will invoice you separately.


Delivery Address

For Credit/Debit card purchases, orders can only be shipped to the card-holders Billing address unless Visa / MasterCard SecureCode / 3D-Secure is used. You may wish to have your goods shipped to a different address than the card-account billing address. For these circumstances, we use Verified by Visa / MasterCard SecureCode / 3D-Secure to verify that you are the named card-holder. This policy is to help prevent card fraud and theft.


For purchases made by Cash, Cheque or electronic Bank Transfer, your order can be sent to any address once your payment has cleared.


When you first reach the address-entry page during the Checkout procedure, only the Billing address fields will be editable. If you wish to have your goods shipped to a different address to the Billing address then you must first confirm that you WILL use Verified by Visa / MasterCard SecureCode / 3D-Secure when prompted to do so during the payment procedure. By ticking the check-box to have your goods shipped to a different address to the Billing address, you also confirm that you WILL enter your Verified by Visa / MasterCard SecureCode / 3D-Secure password (or part thereof) during the payment procedure when instructed to do so. If you do not have a Verified by Visa / MasterCard SecureCode / 3D-Secure password set up on the card-account, then you agree to set one up when invited to do so.


If you tick the check-box to confirm that you will use Verified by Visa / MasterCard SecureCode / 3D-Secure but then fail to do so, we will refund any money paid and immediately cancel your order. This policy is to help prevent card fraud and theft.


Reliable Hydroponics is not to be held responsible for the safety of ordered goods against theft or damage in any circumstance which the customer changes the delivery details after confirming their order, or does not accept the goods in person. For example, customers changing the delivery point to porch/doorstep or leaving goods with a neighbour, this is by no means an exhaustive list. Reliable Hydroponics would advise you to take the delivery in person at all times to ensure the safe carriage of your goods.


Back Orders

On the rare occasion that an item that you have ordered is not in stock, we will place it onto back order for you and keep you up to date. You will have the option to cancel back orders at any time if you would rather not wait.


Tax Charges

All orders placed from within the EU will be subject to VAT at 23%. The prices displayed on this website include VAT at 23%.


Changes to Pricing and Conditions

Reliable Hydroponics reserves the right to change the price of products, delivery charges and free delivery option thresholds at any time without prior notification.