The transition period after leaving the European Union will come to an end on 31/12/2020 at 23:00. At this time a new Northern Ireland Protocol will come into force, which demands customs declarations of all goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain. This is independent of any outcome of the current trade negotiations.
At the time of writing this article (20/12/20), the UK Government has still not clarified the customs declaration requirements for parcels sent between Great Britain and Northern Ireland to private end customers. This has caused the first carriers to suspend parcel deliveries from Great Britain to Northern Ireland until a time this has been clarified.
Customs declarations are complex and have to be supplied electronically with full documentation of the goods shipped. Even with the new UK Trader Scheme, which opened applications this week, the process is not 100% straight forward just yet.
Due to this Pro Shrimp will temporarily suspend all deliveries to addresses in Northern Ireland. Please be assured that we are working with our carriers and shipping partners to get this resolved as soon as possible.
Orders are generally despatched on the same day as long as we receive your order before 12.00 noon Mondays to Fridays (excluding bank holidays). This does not apply to livestock!
We offer a range of shipping options including Royal Mail 1st Class and next day delivery via Courier (as long as we receive your order before 12.00). Shipping starts at £2.99 depending on weight and chosen courier. Live Shrimp are shipped via Royal Mail Special Delivery or APC Overnight. Free shipping over £39 (except livestock, heavy items and courier shipments to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands or Islands).
We are now offering the option of next working day service via one of our couriers (UK Mail / DHL or APC Overnight). Despatch days Monday - Friday excluding bank holidays, cut off time 12.00 noon). Deliveries between Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays).
Please note: items showing a specific shipping time (for example "ships within 2-3 business days"), will still be delayed by this time frame before being despatched. Items showing as "in stock", will be shipped out on the same working day as long as the order is placed before 3pm.
We have a death on arrival policy. We will refund or replace shrimp, that have died during transport. In case of a claim, we ask the customer to supply photo evidence (shrimp in and out of transport bag plus photos of the box in case of damage to the package) within an hour of arrival.
Live Plants & Shrimp
The buyer accepts full responsibility for plant orders shipped outside of the UK & Ireland. We cannot be held responsible for damages caused by long transit time or delays caused by customs. This only affects live plants; all other goods are exempt from the clause and you are fully protected against damages during transit.