In keeping with our pledge to reduce waste and pollution wherever possible, canal deliveries are greener, subject to less traffic, and provide a safe mode of transportation that lowers the risk of damage to your items, provided it isn't raining.
Ideal for the 42% of the British population who live or work along the banks of a canal, much like we do, it’s the quickest way we can get furniture out of our canalside warehouse, and on its way to you, the customer!
We're offering two different tiers of our canal delivery service: CanalChoice™, the standard three-day delivery, or CanalPlus™, which utilises the power of two extra canal horses and half-a-dozen strong and eager men to get your items to you as quick as a flash.
We have trialled these services extensively in the West Yorkshire area, and it has proven to be incredibly popular in pilot schemes. Only one major incident, resulting in a brief dredging of the area around Bingley Five-Rise Locks to recover a shipment of three gel mattresses1, has occurred, with all customers receiving full refunds under our CanalPensation™ scheme2.
Please note that both CanalChoice™ and CanalPlus™ are only available for furniture measuring less than two metres on its shortest side, so items are guaranteed to fit through locks. CanalPlus™ is also only available for flat-pack purchases, as plotting routes that avoid low bridges seriously impacts delivery time3.
Both canal options can also be upgraded to CanalChoicePro™ or CanalPlusExtra™ at a small additional cost, which provides flotation devices for all furniture, and maritime insurance up the value of £6994.
Continuing our pledge to make furniture delivery as convenient as possible, Furniture Choice is also excited to announce plans for DroneChoice™, an aerial vehicle that can deliver furniture direct to your door via unmanned flight – coming by the end of 2015.