Wednesday, 1 April 2020


With the UK in semi-lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, delivery of orders by Amazon UK has slowed dramatically. Amazon has seen a huge increase in people shopping online. To serve customers whilst also helping to ensure the safety of their employees, Amazon has prioritized stocking and delivering items that are a higher priority for their customers. These are items such as food, health and personal care products and items needed to work from home. As a result, estimated delivery times for some items considered non-essential are longer than usual at the moment. You can find updated delivery times on the product detail page.

Fulfillment by Merchant is quicker than fulfillment by Amazon UK

In the example above, an item 'Dispatched from and sold by THE REAL HANDBAG SHOP' has a delivery estimate of between 5 to 8 days. In contrast, an item 'Sold by The Real Handbag Shop & FULFILLED BY AMAZON' will take approximately 28 - 33 days.

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Amazon has temporarily shut its warehouse doors to any new non-essential stock arriving so The Real Handbag Shop has diverted the new arrival of Spring Season stock to a private warehouse of their own, from where orders can be sent almost as soon as they are received.  For the first time in history, a MERCHANT can actually ship goods faster than AMAZON UK.

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Only certain items are available for the quicker delivery option so please check the delivery times displayed on Amazon at time of purchase. In the meantime, we have displayed a selection of items available for immediate shipping here to help you.

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Thursday, 26 March 2020

Can Marketplace Sellers still sell online during the UK Coronavirus Pandemic?

Many people are asking if Marketplace Sellers can continue to operate. Well, the advice from the Government is perfectly clear, online retail is still open and positively encouraged.

On 23 March the Government, stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives. All non-essential premises must now close. Takeaway and delivery services may remain open and operational in line with guidance on Friday 20 March. Online retail is still open and encouraged and postal and delivery service will run as normal.
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With millions of people now stuck at home we believe that there is a need to keep people occupied. A little online retail therapy may be just what everyone needs to alleviate the boredom of staying home!

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Coronavirus UK: Will Amazon still deliver during semi-lockdown?

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered the British public to stay at home following the coronavirus outbreak and people are quickly becoming used to life under semi-lockdown.

Will I be able to order goods online for home delivery?
Non-essential shops have been closed and limits set on venturing out of the home, so it’s no surprise that many people are falling back on online shopping to ensure they can still have the items they need during this turbulent time. Extra pressure is on companies such as Amazon to provide a home delivery service but is the online giant still delivering during the semi-lockdown?

Amazon has confirmed that it is continuing to deliver goods during the UK’s semi-lockdown but that it is prioritising deliveries of the items most needed by customers such as food, health and personal care products, books and items that people may require in order to work from home. They’ve pointed out that delivery times may be longer than normal and that to protect Drivers, some sensible safeguards have been put in place. Drivers have been asked to minimise contact with customers by placing packages at the doorstep and stepping back; ID checks will also be conducted from a distance. 

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Ah, but is it safe to receive orders from Amazon?
There are deep concerns over the virus being able to linger on surfaces. Viruses generally remain active longer on stainless steel, plastic and similar hard surfaces than on fabric and other soft surfaces. However, Amazon have confirmed it’s perfectly safe to receive packages from them. The risk of someone who has the virus contaminating a package with Covid-19 is extremely low, even for packages arriving from overseas. This is because goods from abroad are transported and stored for longer periods than the virus can survive outside the human body. This means you can carry on ordering and receiving your Amazon purchases as normal. You can find out more information about delivery times on the Amazon website.

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Will I be able to buy the items that I really need?
It’s worth pointing out that in many instances demand is outstripping supply. Essential items are selling more quickly than the rate at which they can be replenished. Non-essential items cannot currently be replenished as Amazon are not permitting these types of goods into their warehouses in order to cope with the high demand for essentials. Our advice is to keep logging into the Amazon website to check for availability of essential items on a daily basis.

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I’ve seen a handbag I like but don’t want to buy it just yet, will there still be availability later?
Normally, The Real Handbag Shop would take delivery of Spring stock to replenish items that had sold out over the Winter Season. Unfortunately, this now cannot happen as the leather goods we sell are considered non-essential. The only stock available for Amazon customers to purchase is what’s left in the Amazon warehouse currently. We have already sold out of many items and expect severe shortages in the foreseeable future. All our products are sold on a first come, first served basis; we do not have the facility to reserve individual items. If you really want that handbag, our advice is not to delay but to buy it now. See remaining stock at The Real Handbag Shop on Amazon UK.

Update: We are now re-directing all NEW stock arriving in 2020 for distribution from a privately run warehouse to fulfill orders placed on Amazon UK. The only difference customers will see, is fulfilment by MERCHANT instead of fulfilment by AMAZON and a small fee may be levied for delivery depending on the size and weight of individual items ordered. However, fulfilment by Merchant will take priority over fulfilment by Amazon so less delays in delivery should be expected.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Taurus Men April 20 - May 20 Birthday Gift Ideas

Taurus men are intelligent, patient and realistic. He is grounded and down-to-earth. Ruled by Venus, the planet of romance and pleasure, he is all about union and harmony with a gentle easy-going sensual nature. Slow and steady is his mantra. He likes to take his time to appreciate all the good things life has to offer. Routine and tradition are important to him but watch out for that stubborn streak associated with the sign of the bull.

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Type: Fixed earth sign.

Key words: Reliable, relaxed, pragmatic, sensual, romantic.

Famous Taurus men: Noah Centineo, Travis Scott, Rami Malek, George Clooney, Robert Pattinson, David Beckham.

He is good with his hands so a bit of DIY should be no problem for the Taurus man. Home is where the heart is and he is a good protector. When it comes to romance, he is the ultimate chivalrous knight. 

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Green is the empowering colour for the Taurus man; it brings him luck and wealth. Taurus men also like security and stability, following schedules and keeping to plan. Therefore, organiser bags and secure wallets made from high quality cowhide make great gifts for the Taurus man.

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