Orders placed before noon on a business day will normally be despatched the same day while those placed after noon or on a non-business day will be sent on the next business day. We shall send your order through our courier partner DPD.
BigGreenSmile.com has a sophisticated stock and ordering system ensuring that we hold stock of all items available on our website. If we haven’t got a particular item we shall let you know.
60 day refund or exchange guarantee
We want you to be completely satisfied with all of your purchases from Ecoverdirect.com. If you are not completely happy with your product then let us know and we will happily refund or exchange the item if you contact us within 60 days.
We send all orders via DPD couriers using their Predict service.
We will normally send you a notification email when your order leaves our warehouse. The progress of courier deliveries in the UK can be tracked online and we will send you a tracking link in the confirmation email.
In most cases DPD will provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by SMS or email, so you don't have to wait in all day.
What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, and (where supported) all the way down to a final 15 minute timeslot.
Our courier service requires that orders be signed for on delivery. As noted on the checkout page, please choose a delivery address where someone will be present to accept delivery and sign for it.
Our courier will try to complete delivery to you but if they find no-one in and you don't contact them to arrange re-delivery they may then return the order to us, so delaying its eventual delivery to you. Where possible we try to prevent this happening but the best way is to ensure someone will be present when the order is delivered.
For deliveries to the UK mainland (excluding the Scottish Highlands) the courier will normally deliver 2 business-days after your order leaves our warehouse. Deliveries elsewhere will take a little longer.
* If your delivery is to the Scottish Highlands please select United Kingdom (Scottish Highlands) from the drop down menu on the basket page and when entering addresses. Your delivery charges will then be calculated correctly.
UK delivery charges
- All orders will be sent by our using our courier´s DPD Predict service. Charges start at £5.
- All orders over £50 will be delivered free of charge within the UK mainland
Free Delivery Exclusions*
Regrettably at the moment we are unable to extend the free delivery to the following areas due to the high costs passed to us by our courier service:
Northern Ireland (postcode pre-fix BT)
Other Islands (including postcode prefixes: ZE (Shetland), KW15-17 (Orkney), HS (Outer Hebrides), KA27 (Isle of Arran), KA28 (Isle of Cumbrae), PH42-44 (Eigg, Rhum and Canna), PA60-78 (Isle´s of Jura, Colonsay, Iona, Mull. Tiree & Coll) , PA42-48 (Isle´s of Bute, Islay & Gigha), TR21 - 25 (Isles of Scilly), PO30 - PO41 (Isle of Wight)
If your delivery is to the Scottish Highlands please select United Kingdom (Scottish Highlands) from the drop down menu on the basket page and when entering addresses. Your delivery charges are the same as that of the rest of the UK mainland.
We also deliver to the countries listed below. Shipment is DPD couriers. The shipping charge is based upon the method of delivery and the weight of the items you have ordered.
BigGreenSmile fulfill Ecover Direct orders. BigGreenSmile is a UK company that has rapidly expanded over the past few years to include multiple websites across Europe. As part of our continual drive to provide an eco service to our customers, we have recently consolidated our two warehouses into one to serve all of our sites. Our new warehouse is based in Belgium (which is more central to most of our suppliers, many of whom manufacture on the continent) and to the majority of our customers.
Import Duties and Local Taxes
For delivery outside the European Union, you may be subject to import duties and taxes which are levied once the package reaches the destination country.
Any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be.
Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so you should contact your local customs office for further information. Additionally, please note that when ordering from us, you are considered the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which you are receiving the goods.
Our Returns Policy
We want you to be completely happy with your purchases. If for any reason you aren’t, we offer a 60-day refund guarantee.
Just get in touch within 60 days and we will happily refund your items. Take a look at the FAQs below for more information on our returns policy.
What do I do if I want to return an item?
Please send an email to [email protected] or you can call us on 020 8123 0289* with your order number and reason for return and we´ll raise a free returns label
*If you are calling from abroad please call +44 2 08123 0289
We are unable to exchange items, unless faulty.
What if my item has been used?
It's important that any unwanted item, unless faulty, is returned in a re-saleable condition. This means that you are able to return it with the original packaging and labels, and that it's undamaged and unused.
For items that have been used/opened please contact customer services on 020 8123 0289, and if a refund is agreed, it will be in the form of vouchers.
Will my postage be refunded?
We will happily refund your postage if your item is faulty or not as described.
Packaging & Warehousing
Our aim is to ensure that your goods reach you in good condition but we are certainly not over-zealous with our packaging! In fact we try to keep this to a minimum.
In fact the warehouse guys have been well ahead of their game in a number of ways, not just the packaging. Fitted temperature monitors in the warehouse check the warehouse temperature every 15 minutes so we are not heating too much and making the guys sweat! In the afternoon when it gets a bit warmer, fans in the ceiling push down the hot air, which again saves on turning up the heat.
Recycling our old boxes
Where-ever possible we re-use the boxes our stock gets delviered in and some ordes get sent out in new boxes or re-enforced envelopes made from recycled paper.
And of course we encourage you to recycle the boxes and filler that we send your order in.
To pad the boxes out to ensure your products do not get damaged during delivery we use a mix of crumpled re-cycled paper and biodegradable, loose-fill packaging pellets. These water-soluble pellets are made from natural materials and will dissolve in water. Try it!
Although they may look like traditional packaging materials they will decompose and biodegrade naturally without any nasty side-effects. You can compost them, dissolve them in water or – of course – re-use them!