Shipping & Returns

Shipping Rates

  • Royal Mail Signed for 2nd Class (2-4 working days) – £3.95 – FREE ON ORDERS OVER £30
  • Royal Mail Signed for 1st Class (1-2 working days) – £4.58
  • Royal Mail Tracked 24 (1 working day- tracked) – £6.00
  • Gift Card Only (for orders solely of printed gift cards only) – £0.85p

Dispatch Time
At The Path Less Wasteful we aim to be different to most shops, we do our best to pack and dispatch all orders by the next working day, however during very busy periods this may not always be possible.

Local Delivery

We offer free local delivery on any purchase, with no minimum order amount. At the moment it’s mainly within a 5miles radius from our HQ, but we hope to increase this in the future. So right now, we can do Gunnislake, Tavistock, Callington and the Calstock area. We do however cover as far north as Launceston, via Kelly Bray. If you’re not sure if we cover you, then please drop us a message. We may be able to accommodate a delivery slightly out of this area. To choose FREE local delivery, please select the option at the checkout. And please only do this if you are within the areas mentioned. If you could make sure you add a mobile number or an email when checking out, we will use these to contact you to arrange your delivery at a time convenient to you.

We use eco-friendly and recycled/recyclable paper and card packaging to send out your orders, so your plastic free goodies don’t arrive smothered in plastic. We absolutely never use any bubble wrap related products or plastic packaging. We have packing peanuts, but rest assured they are not plastic! (they are compostable and have been reused from our suppliers, we have never bought them ourselves). The paper tape we use is fully recyclable at the kerbside, along with the cardboard outer packaging. Our paper is recycled and also recyclable. We also reuse protective packaging and boxes from suppliers and personal deliveries, so if yours looks a little worn, it’s all in the name of low waste! We do buy a small amount of ‘virgin’ boxes and bags, but rest assured these are FSC certified or made from recycled materials. And if you could reuse your packaging if possible, or recycle it once you’ve received your order, that would be brilliant! We also send very little inside our packages, no invoices or packing slips, so if you do require one please ask and we can email it to you.

Signed Missing Parcels
All of our parcels are sent with signed delivery via Royal Mail and must abide to our signed parcel policy. If your parcel is signed for and delivered to the address on your order, we cannot process claims that the item is missing.

You will need to contact Royal Mail directly to report a missing / stolen parcels, which will get passed on to the Royal Mail investigation team.

Return Policy
All of our products are subject to our 14 days return policy and must not be used (unless accepted cause of return). To request a refund simply email us. We aim to refund all payments if in accordance to the policy within 7-10 working days.

Conditions of return:

  • Items without all original packaging cannot be returned 
  • Damaged Items and used items caused by the recipient cannot be returned
  • A request for a refund must be made within 14 days of receiving the item 
  • Return postage is the responsibility of the buyer

Unfortunatly as a small business we can not provide refunds for any used items, this is within our rights. 

Please note, we do accept returns on any sanitary items by law. 

If you receive a product which is faulty then you need to contact us within 48 hours of receiving the product and let us know. We will arrange a refund/replacement item for you ASAP.

Damaged Items
Unfortunately sometimes orders do arrive damaged. This is out of our control. Please send us a message within 48 hours including an image of the broken item. We will send this to the courier and investigate it immediately. In the event that this happens, we will send a replacement order to you straight away. We can not refund damaged items as it is against our fraud prevention policy. However you are still welcome to return the damaged item in line with our returns policy for a full refund. Please note as we are a small company, return postage costs are the responsibility of the buyer, we will however refund all original postage costs from when you placed the order.