Best of Local

How do I change the date of my Best of Local order?

When you place your Best of Local order, our system has to do checks on stock availability for your chosen date and so once you have finalised your order (by clicking the 'Order it' button) and it is up on your weekly delivery calendar the date cannot be changed. However, you can cancel it on that date by clicking on that order and following the "edit this order" and then "cancel this order" links. You can then start a new order on your preferred date.

When you select the new date you can use a previous order from recent weeks to use as a template for this from the grey tabs next to "do you want to reorder?" so it is not difficult to set up the new order with your regular favourites.

Or if you want to live on the wild side, explore Creamline's Best of Local selection and try a different combination!

I prefer to pay by DD, why can't I use this for Best of Local deliveries?

This is because Best of Local orders need to be paid for a day in advance of delivery so that we can catch up with our local partner producers and draw together all the different elements to fulfil your order and deliver it to your home. As DD takes several days to process from the time of invoice it is not a suitable payment method for this service.

We will maintain DD for those customers who set up this form of payment prior to 2nd November 2015 and only want to use the Daily Essentials side of the website, but if you want to receive a Best of Local order, you will be prompted to set up a credit or debit card based payment method as part of the process of setting up your first order.

It doesn't take long and we will continue to bill your weekly "Daily Essentials shop" items in the same way, once per week in arrears. We handle all the rest and will cancel your DD mandate with BACS in due course.

There is very little difference between DD and card payment and details of your Creamline orders and payments can be found on the "My Bills & Payments" section of the website. You just need to update card details when they expire, are lost or stolen. Cards are all processed through the PCI accredited Sagepay system and Creamline does not process the payments.

DD has not been available to new online customers since 2nd November 2015.

What is the quickest way to set up a Best of Local order?

Once you have selected a date for delivery the quickest way to make up your order is to use the category on the top bar such as 'ButcherBaker', 'Greengrocer' or 'Deli' and then click 'Add' on each product to put that type of product into your Best of Local box. You will see your order total next to the box image to the right go up as you add each product. Once the box image turns green you know your order now qualifies for free delivery as it is over the minimum delivery quantity of £5. Work your way through each category and then when you have done this scroll down the box fill area and amend the quantities.

You can either edit the quantity in the little free edit box or use the up/down arrows to vary the quantity. Please note that as the order has to update as you change each quantity or delete a product there is usually a slight delay as it calculates this so please don't click too rapidly as some changes may not go through. The free edit box is best for setting a number e.g. 6 than the up/down arrows which are better for fine tuning the quantity by one in either direction.

Then just select your type of delivery (one off or weekly), delivery option, ensure the terms and conditions remain ticked and hit "Order it" to finalise your order. You will then be taken to the calendar view for the week of the order you have just finalised to show you all your orders for that week.

Where does my Best of Local produce come from?

We’re working hard to keep adding more of our favourite partner producers to Best of Local, so you have even more choice when it comes to bringing your local shopping street home! At the moment, our Best of Local friends include:

Little Pigs Butchers – Didsbury

Little Pigs is a well-loved butchers on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury. The family behind the business is dedicated to sourcing meat responsibly, and where possible, locally: with suppliers including Gradons, based in Halifax Yorkshire and E & T Jackson & Sons based in Tabley Knutsford Cheshire.

Fruit and Veg

Creamline sources its fruit & vegetables from Manchester's Smithfield market, making sure they are as local and fresh as can be.

Cheese

The delicious cheese in our Best of Local selection comes from Macclesfield based Cheshire Cheese Company: all cheeses are accredited VegSoc Approved by the Vegetarian Society and are produced in the heart of Cheshire.

Yogurts

We’re delighted to be able to bring you the rich and creamy taste of Ann Forshaw’s Farmhouse yogurts, all lovingly made at Ann’s Alston Dairy in Preston.

Bread and patisserie

Our friends at Thatcher’s family bakers in Stockport produce all the freshly baked bread and patisserie treats in our Best of Local selection.

Coffee

We work with the lovely people at Ellanos Coffee, based in Didsbury. Although their premium quality beans are sourced world-wide, all the magic of roasting and packing happens locally.

Fish 
We work closely with a well-respected local Manchester fishmonger who has been in the business for decades.  Our expert fishmonger hand-selects the freshest fish, preparing and packaging produce especially for us. 

What should I do if my box or some of its contents were not delivered?

Please call your local Creamline depot and the team will be pleased to take steps to ensure you receive what you have ordered or, failing that, to refund you. The number can be found listed in the My Details section of My Accounts when you are logged in.

How will my Best of Local order be delivered?

Creamline already delivers milk, fruit & veg and other daily essentials to thousands of homes in and around Greater Manchester, with a fleet of electric floats and vans ready each day to deliver products straight to doorsteps. When you shop our Best of Local selection, your order will be delivered by Creamline's rounds people, so if you are a returning customer you'll be met by a friendly face.

Your deliveries will be handled with care and all meat and fish products will be packed with frozen capsules – so you can be confident that your produce will be beautifully fresh and temperature controlled. As with dairy produce, please refrigerate all meat and fish as soon as you take delivery.

Fish is not available for Monday deliveries, as we like to be able to promise perfectly fresh produce and our fishmonger does not go to market on a Monday morning.