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Shipping Information

Shipping methods

We deliver to an extensive list of countries and have local production in most regions.

Parcel delivery: In most countries we offer the option to choose between Standard/Economy Parcel and Express Parcel shipping.

  • Standard/Economy Parcel is a delivery service for mail that is too heavy for normal letter post. Delivery time for domestic standard parcel delivery normally takes between 2-5 days. 
  • Express Services are processed by the shipping company as a priority as it is time-sensitive: delivery is expedited. When delivery time is critical, we recommend to opt for Express delivery.

Please note, to get the most accurate expected shipping time you should add your products to the basket and there you will receive the estimate delivery time for your location.  All our deliveries are door-to-door deliveries to the provided address. Should the receiver or a contact person not be available to receive and sign for the parcel, you should be contacted by the shipping provider to arrange a second delivery. Should you experience problems with receiving the products please contact our customer support for further assistance.

Pallet shipping for large orders: To ensure quality of the delivered products for large orders and volumes, we will ship on pallets for orders weighing over 28kg. A loading bay, lifting platform or other forklift equipment is required for receiving the goods.  

Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) Shipping: for some locations, primarily in Asia, Gelato offers "delivery duty paid" options (the ability to prepay customs & duties fees for accelerated customs clearance). For these locations, DDP is included in the shipping rate and no other shipping option is available at this time. 



General advice on choosing shipping method

Please note that when you place an order you will be notified of an estimated delivery time. As clarified in our Terms & Conditions, Gelato will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that your products are delivered within the estimated timeframe, but shall not have any liability in that regard. We will notify you as soon as we become aware of circumstances that may cause substantial delay.
By choosing Express delivery, there is additional coverage from our side, also stated in our Terms & Conditions. If you have chosen tracked delivery, Gelato shall bear the risk of loss and damage to the products during transportation. If you have chosen non-tracked delivery (Economy), the order will be deemed delivered and title and risk of loss transferred to you upon Gelato's delivery of the products to any common carrier.
So, if you place orders for important events where the products are important we recommend to consider:
  1. Delivery window at event venue: If event starts at the 18th, the brochures normally have to be by the stand on the 17th as venues often don't take deliveries once venue is open.
  2. 24hrs buffer: Always add 24hrs buffer to deadline as delivery firms might not be able to deliver at first attempt, and the parcel is taken to the depot for next day delivery.
  3. Express Delivery: Pick the safest and most reliable delivery option. The extra cost for delivery is small compared to both the total cost for event and the damage cost if the economy option does not arrive on time.
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