F A Q' S

Can I view your products in a showroom?

As we are an online retailer we do not have a showroom or premises for the public to visit, most goods are ordered directly from our supplier when an order is placed.  However orders can be collected from our premises in Loughton - Strictly appointment only.

How do I order and pay for items?

We offer alternative ways to pay, such as online via paypal or credit/debit card, via cheque/postal order (when posting an order form), via telephone and bank transfer.

How do I receive my order confirmation?

If purchasing online an automatic email is sent shortly after the order has been placed.  Please read through the email ensuring all details are correct and contact us if you notice any errors.  If ordering via telephone or order form we will send out an email confirmation once the details are received and processed (this may take up to 24 hours for telephone orders and up to 10 days for orders sent via post). 

At what time do I pay for my order?

All online and telephone payments are taken and processed at the time of order - this secures the customers items immediately. If paying via cheque, postal order or bank transfer all payments are banked/processed once received.  If for whatever reason we cannot deliver an item or there is a delay, we will notify the customer immediately and the option to wait or a refund will be offered.

How long do I have to wait for my item to be delivered?

We usually deliver items between 7 - 14 days (sometimes even earlier).  More fragile goods are shipped via a special delivery company who handle fragile furniture and may take up to 28 days to deliver.  If however your item is a bespoke product delivery will take longer as goods will go into production at the time of order and could take between 6 - 16 weeks.  If an item is out of stock with our either with ourselves or our supplier we will contact you as soon as possible with a lead time.

How will my item/s be delivered?

For smaller lighting and chandeliers we use Interlink Express or a similar courier (signed service) . For larger /bespoke items we use a fragile goods courier, who will contact you directly to book in a convenient delivery day (signed service). 

Can couriers deliver to my choice of room?

Our couriers CANNOT offer this service due to insurance policy restrictions.  They can deliver up to your door or the threshold of a building providing access is available.  It is the customers responsibility to make arrangements to move the item from there on.  Alexander & Pearl cannot be held responsible for any issues that may arise from deliveries passed through your threshold as our carriers are asked to deliver to the property threshold only.

Can I collect my order?

Unfortunately, no.

What if my item is delivered damaged?

Although we would like to inspect all item before they leave our promises this just isn't possible due to the high volume of goods we ship on a daily basis.  On the very odd occasion goods may also be damaged in transit.  We advise customers to note any damages on the box/es at the time of delivery/signing (this helps us prove items were damaged in transit). In the case of a damaged item our first step of action is to  provide the customer with replacement parts (e.g: glass droplets) if this is not possible the second step of action is to exchange the complete unit for a brand new one, if our supplier is out of stock the third step of action is have the unit collected and provide the customer with a full refund. 


Can I cancel an item before it's delivered?

Once a bespoke or special order item has been ordered it cannot be cancelled.  If a regular stock item is ordered you can cancel in writing (email) within 14 days, after this stage it is likely that your item has been dispatched and customers would therefore need to follow the below returns procedure.

Can I return my item/s?

We hope you are delighted with your purchase, however if you would like to return a products because it's not to your liking you can do so by contacting us via email notifying us within 14 days.  We will email you returns instructions.  Visit our delivery page for full return terms.


How long does it take to be refunded?

It may take up to 14 days (after goods have been received into our warehouse) for a refund to be approved and processed.  Please note: Alexander & Pearl Ltd is not responsible for any interest charges made by your credit card company whilst waiting for returns to be refunded. 

At what point should I book my Electrician?

We strongly advise customers book their Electricians in after they receive their lights from us and have checked them over thoroughly. Alexander & Pearl Ltd is not responsible for any delivery delays or manufacturing delays.  Booking an Electrician on the promise of a delivery deadline may incur unnecessary costs for the customer in the event of a delay or an issue with the light fitting.

Are your products suitable for commercial use?

Our products are not built for commercial use, therefore any purchases made for commercial establishments are at the designers/buyers own risk of damage over time and will not be refunded or exchanged if issues arise after purchase.  Even though many commercial establishments such as bars and clubs purchase from us we have to advise them of this factor and have specified that goods are not suitable for commercial use on each item page, email confirmations and our terms and conditions.

Do you provide bulbs with lighting?

Generally no, unless specified.

Do you deliver Internationally?

Yes we do, however a quotation must be requested prior to placing an online order.