Delivery Policy

Delivery windows

For your convenience, we offer a number of windows in which we expect to deliver your order. At checkout, you may select your preferred window and we will make every attempt to deliver within that time period. In the event that there is a delay to delivering your order within the exact time window, you will be notified as much in advance as is possible. Ultimately, the delivery windows are a guide and we are not contractually bound to deliver within the stipulated time period. What we do guarantee is that your order will be delivered within 24 hours of the time of your selected delivery window. That said, majority of our customers’ orders are delivered within their chosen delivery window and it is always our goal to achieve this.

 

Communicating With You During Order Processing

While processing your order, we may need to contact you to discuss availability of some of your items and any replacements we may want to suggest to you. At checkout, we ask customers their preferred means of us communicating with them (phone call or SMS/email). Whichever medium you select, we request you to have access to it so you can respond in a timely manner so as to allow us process and deliver your order within your preferred delivery window. Customers who are late in responding may have their delivery rescheduled in order not to delay delivery of other customer orders slated for the same window.

 

Access To Your Delivery Location

We always endeavor to deliver your order directly to your doorstep, however if access to your location is limited due to a dilapidated road, flooding, road blocks, civil unrest or any other encumbrances, then we will require you to notify us in advance and also to meet the delivery driver at a convenient and more accessible location. Failure to notify us of any such issues may result in a delay and/or rescheduling of your delivery or a cancellation of your order.

 

Access Within Your Building

Our delivery drivers are very happy to carry your order to your doorstep and even into your home, if you want them to. If your building has an elevator, the drivers will bring the order to any floor you’re on. If, however, the building has no elevator, the highest floor the drivers will walk up to is the 4th floor (assuming the ground floor is the 1st floor). Also, if your order contains large and/or heavy individual items such as water refill bottles, the driver will only walk up to the 2nd floor (assuming the ground floor is the 1st floor) if the building has no elevator.

 

Meeting Our Delivery Driver

In order to enable our delivery drivers’ effect timely deliveries, they are mandated to wait a maximum of 15 minutes for each customer to receive their orders from them. After contacting a customer (either by phone call or SMS) and the customer is either unresponsive or fails to show up after 15 minutes, the driver will leave and another delivery attempt may be made which may be subject to an extra charge. Also note that Naivas will not be liable for any damage caused to products (such as fresh meat and vegetables or frozen produce) as a result of the additional time the products spend due to a customer being unresponsive and/or unavailable to take delivery of such products.