Setting up my account

Is there a maximum order value?

Once you have successfully set up your debit or credit card and paid your small £1 payment to validate your card, your account will become active. You will have a spend allowance of £20 as your "Daily Essentials" purchases are billed weekly up to a Saturday in arrears. If you wish to spend more than this allowance you can always fund your account with a one-off payment by going to the My Account dashboard and then Payment Methods-Make One Off Payment. If you feel your spend allowance should be increased please contact your depot or an online Administrator using the My Help & Support ticket function in My Account but this will not generally be amended until you build up some payment history with us.

Best of Local orders are currently finalised, confirmed and paid for by your chosen credit or debit card normally at 9pm 2 days before your chosen delivery day or by 9pm on Friday for a Monday delivery.

and so do not form part of your current account balance for the "Daily Essentials" side of the website. They are therefore not limited by the £20 spend allowance so as long as your bank account is funded and/or your card details are up to date when each Best of Local order is confirmed then the maximum value is what your finances and card issuers or our stock holdings permit .

Very occasionally for logistical or credit control reasons we may be unable to commence deliveries to a potential customer and we will let you know as soon as possible if this is the case.

During the Covid-19 period we are experiencing high demand on certain stock lines which may mean we have to restrict numbers of items available to purchase sometimes at short notice.

Is there a minimum order value?

All we ask is that the total value of your regular weekly order in the Daily Essentials shop (for milk, bread, eggs, store cupboard essentials etc) is maintained at a value of £3.00 or over. This is to ensure it is economic to deliver to your home. Please feel free to make amendments to your order up or down on the daily order screen for specific days, and of course you can suspend your account temporarily using the "Pause your deliveries" section of your My Account Dashboard.

In the Best of Local store there is a minimum spend of £5 per order, which then also qualifies you for free delivery.

I just want a one-off order, is that OK?

This service is not really appropriate for you, as it will take us a little time to set up your account and it is designed to meet your weekly requirements for the medium to long term.

However, we’d really like to serve you on a regular basis. Whether that’s delivering your morning milk, other daily essentials or items for the home or garden.

We also provide a Best of Local service, which includes a selection of Manchester and Cheshire’s very finest butchers, bakers, cheese specialists, grocery and fruit & veg suppliers, as well as deli items. As a Creamline customer, you can receive free delivery to your home, if you place your order by 9pm two days before the day of delivery or by 9pm on Friday for a Monday delivery.

All you have to do is set up an account with a regular card payment method and you can enjoy this fresh, local, convenient delivery service FREE, straight to your home. Why not try it today?!

If I am switching from an offline account to online how does it work?

You should follow the link at registration indicate that you are an existing offline customer and register your online account via this route.  This will help us identify you in the process and will considerably ease the process of transfer.

Once we have assigned a rounds person to serve you (probably your existing one) and confirmed your next date of delivery, your roundsperson will set your offline account orders to zero and deliver to you based on your online orders.

If you owe any money from previous offline orders, please pay the amount you owe in the normal manner to your roundsperson. Please note that if you are a current direct debit customer on the offline system, you will need to set up a new credit or debit card payment method for your online account (your old DD mandate can be cancelled once we have taken your final payment to clear your offline account) as that is the payment method for our online system.

Once you are an online customer all regular order changes or changes to specific day orders and holiday 'pause' periods must be carried out via your online account.