Emma Bridgewater FAQs
- What is the VAT rate?
- Can I send to multiple addresses?
- Can I cancel or amend my order?
- How much is the delivery charge?
- How do I track my order?
- How long will it take for my order to arrive?
- Can I specify a delivery time?
- What should I do if my order arrives damaged or items are missing?
- What do I do if I'm unhappy with my order?
- Can I make a cheque payment?
- My item says it’ll be delayed – will I receive the other items from my order in the meantime?
- I've broken the lid on my teapot, how can I replace it?
- Can I customise an item?
- What is the difference between a first and a second?
- Where can I purchase seconds and / or discontinued items?
- What is the Emma Bridgewater Club and why might I want to join?
- Can my items be gift wrapped?
- How do I get regular updates about new products?
- Can I collect my order from an Emma Bridgewater shop?
- Can I purchase gift vouchers?
- Can I replace a much loved piece that has broken?
- How can I see what I have purchased in the past?
- I've forgotten my password
- How can I update my details?
- How should I care for my Emma Bridgewater pieces?
- What happens if I join the mailing list, will my details be given to Other Organisations?
- How secure are my details?
- Can I sell Emma Bridgewater products in my shop?
- Multibuy Promotions
- What is Verified by Visa?
The VAT rate for the UK is 20%. All prices for goods delivered within the European Union include VAT where applicable. VAT is not charged for goods delivered outside the European Union, but the price shown is what you will be charged upon checkout.Back to top
Yes, individual items of your order can be sent to different addresses. There will be a separate delivery charge for each different address. We can also gift wrap individual items.Back to top
For obvious reasons we cannot cancel personalised orders after they have been placed. Please make sure you double and triple-check the spelling of names or messages and make sure that you’ve typed them into the website correctly when you place your order. We really sorry but we can’t be held responsible for Isobel not liking her Isabelle mug because it’s not her version.
It is possible to cancel an order for standard stock if your order hasn’t already been prepared for despatch. If you wish to cancel an order, please contact us to discuss. Sadly we cannot remove items from orders and we are unable to add into them; however, we are able to amend the delivery address if your order has not been despatchedBack to top
Delivery charges are calculated on the value of your order and where you wish the goods to be sent.Back to top
UK orders are normally despatched by Parcelforce or Royal Mail and overseas orders by FedEx. You will receive an email from the courier company who have been assigned to deliver your order upon despatch with your tracking number. Please note that we are unable to provide a delivery time slot for express delivery orders.Back to top
Most orders containing non-personalised items will be delivered within 7 working days, but delivery of your order may take longer during Sale. If you live in the Mainland UK and require your items quickly, then please use our express delivery service (orders place before noon Monday-Thursday will be delivered the next working day). Please note that we are unable to provide a delivery time slot for Express Delivery orders.
Please allow 10 working days for orders containing personalised items. Due to the complex nature of producing personalised items, there may be rare occasions when an item may take longer than 10 days to deliver. We will contact you in the unlikely event that this does occur.Back to top
We have an express delivery dervice available to Mainland UK customers. For more information see our delivery information page.Back to top
In the event of an item arriving broken or where there are items missing from your order please contact us as soon as possible. It is sometimes necessary to ask customers to provide a photograph of the damaged items to allow us to follow up with our couriers regarding your order.We may also require you to return your order.
Please let us know within 14 working days if your order has been received damaged or with incorrect items.Back to top
We do our utmost to ensure all customers are satisfied with their order and the level of service they receive from us. If for any reason you are not completely happy, then please contact us and we will do our best to resolve the situation as soon as possible.Back to top
Payment can be made via cheques issued from a £ Sterling/UK bank account. Please print and complete this order form and send it with a cheque made payable to "Emma Bridgewater Ltd." to Customer Services Team, Emma Bridgewater, Lichfield Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3EJ.
Please ensure you include the cost of any delivery charges and gift wrapping when filling out your cheque.
Alternatively you can place a telephone order on 0844 243 9266 during working hours (9am to 7pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm Saturday, Closed Sundays) which will be processed when your cheque has cleared.Back to top
With the exception of pre-ordered items, we do not part ship orders – this means, if you order an item that is subject to delay, all items on that order will be delayed, and your order will be despatched when all items are ready.Back to top Back to top
We offer a personalised service which enables you to create really special pieces of pottery for your friends and family. Our personalised pottery service is also perfect for companies looking for an original, high-quality, British-made gifts for their clients, or to stop arguments in the office about whose mug is whose! Choose from our range of personalised patterns and shapes. Add a name or message to one of these classic Emma Bridgewater pieces and create a present that will be treasured. Or, why not come to our fabulous Decorating Studio and create your own Emma Bridgewater piece?
Please note that personalised items are non returnable (unless faulty). Our images featured online are of an individual product and our pottery is handmade and decorated, so the finished product may vary in colour and layout. Personalisation will be painted by hand exactly as you enter it, so if you type JAMES in capitals, for example, your piece will be decorated this way. If you require a specific layout please contact us upon ordering so that we can request this with the decorators** (please leave a voice message if contacting us out of hours stating your name, order number and contact details) Please be aware that personalised orders take up to 10 working days and that we are unable to amend or cancel personalised orders due to the specific nature of each piece. Personalised products are also excluded from express delivery.
*Customer Services Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 9.00am to 7.00pm, Saturday: 10.00am to 4.00pm
**We will do what we can to personalise the piece as requested, but some may be unachievable as a result of the hand painting process.
All pottery is manually inspected and only pieces which pass the highest standards are classified as first quality. When an item is classified as a second, the fault may be in the finish, the decoration or the shape. The fault is not structural, i.e. each piece still functions as intended and is usable. The fault will occasionally be marked with a black or red line, which can be wiped off the product. You can often get great bargains in Seconds to top up your collection.Back to top
We now sell a selection of Seconds and Discontinued items online. We also have a Factory Outlet at our factory in Stoke-on-Trent; there is always lots going on so it is great fun to visit our factory in person, or call 01782 201328 to place mail orders or to check stock availability.
We hold twice yearly sales at all Emma Bridgewater shops in January and July. Register your details with us and we'll keep in touch, letting you know about the sales. All customers on the mailing list are sent details of the sales.Back to top
The EB Club offers keen collectors the opportunity to participate in club events and promotions, to buy exclusive product and to attend previews of the sales. There is also a page on our website that is only accessible to Club Members. Please click here for more information.Back to top
Yes, we can gift wrap your item for you. Please select ‘Add Gift Wrapping’ at the checkout stage, you will then be able to select which items you’d like gift wrapped and also add a personal message. Our gift wrapping includes an Emma Bridgewater gift box, Craft wrapping paper and a hand-tied ribbon.Back to top
Register your details with us and we'll keep in touch with you. You can choose to receive news by email or by post.Back to top
You may have your order delivered to one of our shops. When you are checking out your online order select Edit Delivery Details and pick the Deliver To Store option to select your closest Emma Bridgewater shop.Back to top
You can buy an online gift voucher, which is emailed immediately to your chosen recipient – letting them choose their own favourites from our website and especially useful when time is tight!Back to top
We frequently introduce new designs, but sadly that means that we sometimes have to say good-bye to old favourites. If your broken item is from a discontinued design then your best chance is to contact the Factory Outlet or call them on 01782 201328. Sorry, but we are unable to re-produce discontinued pieces.Back to top
Log in to My Account to view your order history.Back to top
Go to Log In / Register and click on the "I've forgotten password" link. This will request a password reminder to the email address you have registered with us. If you have any further problems call Customer Services on 0844 243 9266.Back to top Back to top
Our pottery is dishwasher and microwave oven safe. We suggest you use a lower temperature setting and dishwasher liquid to maintain the pristine appearance of the product. We recommend hand washing our glassware, although a dishwasher set to a very low temperature setting with non-abrasive liquid detergent may be used.
If you click on the tab marked Specification on the website page detailing the product, you will see more detailed care instructions specific to that product.Back to top
When you join our mailing list you can request for your details to remain private and not passed to any third parties. Check your personal settings in My Account.Back to top
Emma Bridgewater values its customers and respects their privacy. Any information we collect about you is held with the utmost care and security.Back to top
If you are interested in stocking Emma Bridgewater, please visit www.emmabridgewatertrade.co.uk and register to receive further information on how to orderBack to top
For all multibuy promotions, buy the specified amount and get the lowest priced for free. Multibuy promotions cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion to get a further discount. There is no cash alternative to the promotion. This offer can not be redeemed against any items that have already been purchased and Emma Bridgewater Ltd reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.Back to top
Verified by Visa is already in use on over 300,000 sites across Europe. Verified by Visa is the most safe and secure way for you to shop on-line, ensuring that your credit or debit card can only be used by you. Registering is simple and easy, just follow the easy steps here. Remember to keep a record of your password, so that shopping is always a smooth experience.