Cadbury Gifts Direct is operated under licence from Mondelēz International by Hemingways Marketing Services Ltd. Hemingways is a specialist e-commerce and distribution company based in Ripon in the north of England. It’s association with the Cadbury brand spans fifty years and this long-standing relationship has led to many exclusive innovations including the creation of Cadbury’s biggest chocolate selection box – the famous Giant Selection Box and the personalisation of sleeves for Dairy Milk and Milk Tray brands. Hemingways is also responsible for the Green & Black’s website (greenandblacks.co.uk) offering a range of indulgent, organic chocolate gifts for the consumer and corporate markets.
Both services are managed from a purpose-built, company-owned, warehouse complex which is accredited by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and operate to a Grade A storage and distribution rating.
Alongside confectionery, Hemingways also works with over 50 of the biggest retailers to manage the online sale of gift cards and digital gifts as well as providing a range of technical solutions to the retail sector. The company employs over 120 permanent staff, celebrated its 100th trading year in 2019, and is proud of its long heritage as an independent, private business. You can find out more about Hemingways at www.hemingways.co.uk
Hemingway Marketing Services Limited
COVID-19 RESPONSE AND UPDATES
At Cadbury Gifts Direct we recognise that that there's a lot on everyone's mind just now. We also know that being able to send a gift to a loved one at home, or a friend you've not seen for a while, is as important as ever. That's why we've continued to maintain our normal service throughout the year, making sure we are keeping our people continually safe whilst ensuring our service continues normally.
Within the UK, our service to you has not been impacted and deliveries are continuing to be made normally. We have, however, updated some of our processes to continue to prioritise the well being of both our customers and that of our amazing team.
Daily Order Limit
At busy periods, Cadbury Gifts Direct has implemented a daily limit on orders in order to keep our team safe and provide you with a good, reliable service. When the order limit has been reached the basket will no longer appear and the buy button will not be active. During these times you will be free to browse the site and return at a less-busy time. During periods of exceptional activity Cadbury Gifts Direct has also introduced an online queuing system to moderate the number of people visiting the site at any one time. This is ensure that the website continues to perform quickly and provides the best possible experience for our customers. We appreciate your understanding and continued support.
Our delivery partners have implemented some changed procedures;
The Royal Mail has issued the following statement on the safety of receiving parcels;
"Public Health England (PHE) has advised that people receiving parcels are not at risk of contracting the coronavirus. From experience with other coronaviruses, we know that these types of viruses don’t survive long on objects, such as letters or parcels. This complements the highly publicised guidance from PHE for people to wash their hands more often than usual using soap and hot water".
(for more on this, visit https://www.royalmail.com/coronavirus?iid=HP_M1_CORONAVIRUS)
Contact free delivery: For the moment, you will not be asked to sign for your Cadbury Gifts Direct delivery on the hand-held device. We will normally receive a photo of your parcel at your doorstep as proof of delivery instead.
DPD have introduced a delivery wave programme within their depots meaning that drivers set off at 10 minute intervals to reduce crowding and contact within the depots.
Please note that, owing to the changing situation across the World, there are countries we cannot currently deliver to, and therefore these have been removed from our checkout for the time being. We will continue to follow advice on this.
Our Fulfilment Warehouse
Cadbury Gifts Direct operates from a highly accredited storage and distribution warehousing operating to strict hygiene standards year-round. We have a BRC A rated facility, meaning that our warehouse, processes and procedures have been officially certified by the British Retail Consortium.
Our supervisors screen team members daily including daily temperature checks of all staff and visitors; social distancing measures; use of PPE; continuous access to hand sanitisers and other personal cleaning materials; screen dividers and enhance cleaning protocols. Our staff team are sent home and receive paid leave if they have any suspected symptoms.
Team members that do not need to be present on site are working remotely as a precautionary measure.
All our production team and management within the warehouse wear protective clothing, hairnets and beard-snoods where appropriate as a company standard. Hand washing is extremely important, with stations situated throughout the warehouse and at all staff entrances
We continue to monitor best advice and guidance received from government and public health boards.