Information on our Packaging & about our Minimum Spend

Thank you for shopping online with us, we are all about quality & service whilst delivering great value for money.

£29.50 min spend UK next day £7.99 delivery charge

£49.50 min spend UK next day £3.99 delivery charge

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When shopping online you expect your products to arrive in perfect condition as described on our website, this can only happen if 2 things happen; first, the products need to be handled carefully when packing, secondly; you need the right box for it to be shipped in. We only use recyclable premium packaging; this will ensure the products are kept under temperature & don’t get damaged during transit. We have excellent Gel Packs that stay frozen for longer & that cover a larger area in the boxes, the packaging is a cost of £4.50-£6.50 per box, it is sturdy, waterproof & keeps your meat under temperature for much longer.

Once your order is packed correctly, it needs to be delivered on time in good condition… every time. We have many different courier services available to us & only use those with a proven track record. The cheapest couriers are not always the best & we pay a little extra using only the best delivery service, as you want your meat order to arrive undamaged, on time & under temperature.

In today’s modern society the cost of living is getting very expensive & value for money is key. We have achieved quality & value for money through economies of scale, giving you more meat for your money. The weight & size of the meat cuts we offer is generally larger than what you would buy in butchers or other online shops for a higher price. We don’t compromise on the quality or add water to increase volume, we were wholesale meat suppliers before we offered our additional online home meat delivery service! The meat products we offer online are the same as our wholesale restaurant customers use, we pass our savings on to you at home.

In the previous text, we have explained what you get for your money ie: premium packaging, first-class delivery service & savings on discounted meat products. We choose to subsidise these costs to help you save money & gain access to delicious meats.  When doing your monthly shop in a supermarket you would spend far more than this on the basics like chicken fillets, beef mince, steaks etc, & as all our products are frozen, you can place them into your freezer to stock up for the month.

The £3.99  & £7.99 delivery cost for next day service to your door means you can shop safely in your home on your mobile phone or tablet, whilst lowering emissions for a greener environment. Let us come to you making your life a little tastier & more convenient.

About the packaging we use

All our products are shipped using two suppliers for the recyclable packaging, Icertech & Hydropac. They both make purpose designed boxes for carrying food & medical supplies chilled via the courier network.

All boxes are corrugated for strength & insulation, we then have a silver bubble liner sleeve that fits perfectly inside that is leak proof, & adds an additional layer of insulation to the packaging. Once the box is assembled, we then add frozen gel packs to the bottom, the meat is then placed on top then additional frozen gel packs are placed on top before the self-sealing liner is closed. The box can then be sealed closed with additional tape, labelled & stored in the freezer at -18 deg until collected by courier.

Great care is taken to ensure that your purchases are delivered to you in excellent condition, & the cost of the packaging complete can cost us between £4.50 & £6.50 per box. The packaging & delivery of your order is the final link in the chain, it has to be temperature controlled & products protected during handling, so this is not a cheap quick fix with jiffy bags or air pocket solutions. To ship something in a non-temperature controlled box is a fraction of the cost, so clothing, accessories small items are very cheap so they can offer free packing & postage. We don’t have hidden costs at Sherwood, & don’t inflate the prices to compensate for losses on the postage & packaging, so we are constantly looking to find a cheaper solution so we can offer bigger savings to our online clients. There are other uses for the packaging once your order has been delivered, & we are pleased that all of it is recyclable, please see examples below.

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We love to recycle

There are other uses for the packaging once your order has been delivered, & we are pleased that all of it is recyclable, please see examples below.

Reusing the outer cardboard box

A well-known recyclable item, these boxes are also great for moving house, decorating for a child’s toy box or any other short-term storage you can think of.

When they’re done, add them to the recycling bin so they can disappear and be remade into something else!

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Reusing the easi-chill gel packs

You can recycle the plastic from these packs, but the gel does have to go into the bin once it’s done its job. Don’t try to pour the gel down the sink, as it could block your drains.

Before you think about disposing of it, there are lots of things you can do to reuse gel packs.

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1. Ice baths

If you’re in to sports or exercise of any kind, an ice bath can be a great idea if you’ve been pushing yourself quite hard. Drop the frozen ice packs into cold water as a whole pack, without removing the plastic.

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2. Ice packs

If you’ve really overdone it, use one of our packs to ease tight muscles and swelling. Make sure you wrap the pack in a clean towel or similar material so it doesn’t burn your skin.

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3. Cooling your shopping / picnic

If you’ve run out of our cooling bags, use the ice packs or sheets in ordinary plastic bags and place them amongst your shipping / picnic to keep it all cool.

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4. Gardening

If you prefer taking it easy in the garden, rather than rushing around doing all that exercise, open the plastic pack and mix the gel contents in with the soil around your plants. It’s a very efficient water retainer to keep plants thriving if they’ve been without rain for a while, and the gel will absorb both water and nutrients in the soil or your compost, so the plants can take them up as needed.

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Contacting SHERWOOD WHOLESALE FOODS

If you have any questions about our delivery options please write:

By email:
hello@sherwoodfoods.co.uk

By phone:
+44(0)7821 120 186