Mail Order Most Frequently Asked Questions:
Free UPS Ground Shipping
We occasionally offer selected items with free UPS Ground shipping. If UPS Second Day or Next Day shipping is required or selected, additional shipping charges will be incurred. By changing your shipping date to Monday or Tuesday you may be able to negate these charges.
Does UPS require a signature for delivery?
UPS does not require any signature upon delivery and will leave the package in a safe place close to the destinations entrance. During the summer months, we advise that you let the recipients know their package delivery date to reduce the time the package may spend outdoors.
Why must I ship my package via UPS 2nd Day service?
All packages that contain fresh fruit and/or bakery items and are shipping west of Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee and Alabama would not survive an extended time in transit. During the summer months, 2nd Day shipping is required for several southern states for any package with donuts.
How long does it take for a package to be delivered to NJ/NY?
Most areas in NJ/NY require 1-2 days to arrive using UPS Ground. Keep in mind that orders shipping Friday to NJ/NY areas may arrive Saturday or Monday. Arrival on Saturday is only guaranteed if shipped with "UPS Next Day Saturday", which is $35.00 in addtion to the cost of ground shipping. UPS will not deliver on Sunday.
Do you ship your pies and donuts?
We ship our 9” Apple, No-Sugar Added Apple, Strawberry Rhubarb and Pecan Pies from November 1st through March 31st
We ship Plain and Powdered Sugar donuts year round. We do not ship our Cinnamon donuts. The Cinnamon donuts do not ship well.
Also Pies and Donuts require 2nd Day shipping Georgia, Alabama and Florida at all times.
In addition, from early May through October, because of weather, all packages shipping to Georgia, Alabama and Florida also require 2nd Day Shipping.
What fruit do you ship?
We always ship in season apples, pears, navel oranges and in some items red grapefruit. We try to pick the best quality fruit that will with stand a few days in transit. Unfortunately, summer fruits, such as peaches and nectarines will ripen during shipping and are not shipped.
Will the fruit combination I receive match exact image? For optimal freshness and quality, or due to seasonality, we substitute certain fruits of equal or higher value. Fruit combination may not match exact image.
Why can’t I ship fruit to California, Arizona or Hawaii?
It’s a matter of each state having laws which prevent the shipping of fruit into their state.
Can my package be delivered the same day it is ordered?
No, we ship all of our packages via UPS and most packages are received within 1-3 business days after shipping.
Do you include a gift message?
Yes, we attach a gift message to each box.
Can I include my own card or item in the basket?
Any items you have, including cards, should be dropped off at the retail store. Message cards can also be mailed to us at the mail order address.
Delicious Orchards Mail Order
315 Route 537
Colts Neck NJ 07722
Can I customize my package?
We do not ship custom-made items but they can be picked up at our retail store. However we allow substitutions for certain like items and you will see certain gift boxes have add-ons where you can choose specialty items to include or replace items in the standard box. Please call us at 800-624-1893 if you have questions.
Why can’t I have bakery products in the baskets?
It’s a matter of providing adequate packing to prevent our baked goods from damage during shipping.
Is your Bakery Nut Free?
We do offer nut free brownies, but our bakery is not a nut free facility.
Can I be invoiced for my purchase?
We do invoice companies and organizations that have completed a credit application. This does however, take a few days to be approved. If the package must ship ASAP, we can take your order using a credit card. We do not extend credit to individuals.
Can your bakery products be frozen?
All our bakery items contain no preservatives or artificial flavors and for best results, should (with the exception of our cookies) be kept refrigerated or frozen for future use.
Are your products Kosher?
With the exception of fruit, none of our items are Kosher. We suggest you order one of our all fruit boxes or baskets.
When is a good time to order for Christmas?
We can take your Christmas order when you have it ready. Keep in mind that early orders can have their pick of shipping dates. As we take orders the days closest to Christmas get booked.
Can I request a shipping date?
Sure, but keep in mind it will take a few days for the package to arrive.
Is there a discount for large orders?
For all Mail Order Items:
3% discount on orders over $500 to $1,499.99
5% discount on orders $1,500 to $2,499.99
7% discount on orders $2,500 to $4,999.99
10% discount or orders $5,000 to $9,999.99
15% discount on orders over $10,000.00
The discount is only applied to products and not to any shipping charge or package/handling charge