Placing Your Order
How and when can I order?
What's the cut-off time for next day delivery?
Cut-off for Next Day Delivery will vary depending on your location. To ensure you get the best possible service, we stagger the cut-off time for next day delivery from 5pm right up until Midnight. You’ll be able to see if Next Day Delivery is still available when you place your order.
What are my delivery options?
You can choose a home delivery option, which lets you have your order delivered to an address of your choice. Some eligible items also let you choose Click + Collect, where your order is delivered to a local store. The days available for your delivery will be clearly marked in the basket. Your delivery options are dependent on the products selected and your delivery postcode. For some TV & entertainment, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening and DIY products where you choose standard delivery, you will be provided with the date your product will be delivered by, and we will keep you updated with further information.
Can I have an invoice?
How do I know if the item will fit?
Will I receive the exact model shown?
When do you confirm my item is available?
Can I return an item I don't want?
If you're not happy with your product, just let us know within 100 days of delivery and you can return it for free. Your refund will be made within 14 days of collection from your home, or from the day you dropped your product off at a store, and it will include the cost of delivery. It's important you don’t use or install your product. If you do, we'll have to deduct up to 50% of its value from your refund, as we cannot resell it as a new item. We're happy for you to unpack the product and inspect it properly. We'll refund you in full for items which haven't been used, as long as you let us know you want to return it within 100 days of delivery. Please note, software cannot be returned. If you're returning a bladed gardening item, it'll need to be boxed before it can be returned to us. Batteries from any used returns will need to be disconnected. For more information on this, please visit our Ts&Cs.
What if my item is faulty?
If you think your product may be faulty, we’ll do our best to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. We'll ask you to provide information on the product and the problem, and may suggest an engineer’s visit to help identify the fault. If the product is faulty, we’ll offer you a resolution in accordance with your legal rights. For more information on this, please visit our Ts&Cs.
Will my item have a warranty?
Please also note that our warranties only cover domestic use; items for use in commercial properties might not be covered.
Are there any restrictions on mobile phone orders?
The VAT treatment on sales of mobile phones (when sold without a contract for airtime) differs if all of the following apply:
When the above applies the business is obliged to make the sale of mobile phones without VAT.
For the avoidance of doubt if the same customer makes multiple orders each with a VAT inclusive amount less than £6,000 each time then no issue arises and the ordinary sale remains the same.
I'm eligible for a promotion, how do I claim it?
For Buy More & Save or AO cashback promotions, we’ll email you a link to your claim form along with your invoice. You’ll receive this within 72 hours of your delivery. Claiming is simple - just fill in the form and we’ll have the money to you within 21 days. If you can’t find your email, make sure you check your junk mail.
If you’re eligible for a promotion from a manufacturer, head over to your product information page on ao.com for details on how to claim. Alternatively you can visit our Help & Advice section and the Latest Promotions page.
Are there any age restrictions?
Bladed items, including chainsaws, grass trimmers, hedge trimmers, multi tools and saws, can only be purchased if you are 18 years of age or over. If you are underage please do not attempt to order or purchase these products. We complete age verification checks on orders for bladed products and our drivers, if appropriate, also check that delivery recipients are over the age 18 years old. We reserve the right not to supply any age restricted products where we reasonably believe that you are below the relevant legal age.
Paying For Your Items
Which payment methods can I use to place my order?
Does it cost me any extra to use PayPal?
Is it safe to send my debit/credit card details over the web?
If I don't want to pay online, what do I do?
Payment for your Order
Why isn't my discount code working?
Can I use a discount code if I order on the phone?
Can I use more than one discount code on my order?
Can I use a discount code with Price Match?
Can I use my discount code more than once?
Where do I enter my discount code?
Where can I get a discount code?
I'm a new customer and I received a discount code. How do I use it?
How can I claim cashback?
Do I need to know anything else about cashback?
How do I claim my Buy More and Save offer?
Prior To Delivery
What do I need to do before my delivery arrives?
Where can you deliver?
Who will deliver my item?
Our large products are delivered by our in-house 2 man logistics company, AO Logistics. For smaller items we partner with DPD. If your order is being delivered by DPD, we will let you know the night before, so you are fully informed on the delivery process. For deliveries to Northern Ireland and other selected postcodes, we partner with delivery specialists for the location.
What time will my delivery be?
Can I track the status of my delivery?
How do I find out when my item will be delivered?
We confirm this to you at the point of choosing your delivery option. In the few cases where we can't confirm this at the point of order, a member of our team will contact you to agree a convenient delivery day and confirm the stock is available. On selected TV & entertainment, computing, phone,smart tech, gardening and DIY products, you'll be given the latest possible delivery date when you place your order; these items will be delivered with DPD Precise. With DPD Precise you'll receive a text the day before delivery to allow you to choose a one hour timeslot for your delivery. For all other deliveries you'll then receive an email and an SMS when your order has been dispatched with information on how you can track your order. Your expected timeslot will then be sent to you on the morning of delivery.
What happens if you can't deliver?
What if I'm in a hurry?
If you’re in a real hurry to get your product, we offer a swift Next Day service. The cut-off date for next day delivery does vary depending on your location, so make sure to check this out before you buy. Selected TV, audio, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening and DIY products also qualify for Express delivery, which will get your order to you before midday the following day. Again, cut off times can vary depending on your location, so check it's available before you buy.
How much does delivery cost?
What is Eco Delivery?
Can I choose a delivery slot?
Delivery slots are great for making sure your new appliance arrives when you’re at home. You can choose from morning and afternoon time slots for an extra cost, and we’ll arrive with your delivery at a time that suits you. However, it’s important to remember that this option isn't available if you've paid for a cooking product to be connected. This service isn't available on selected TV & entertainment, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening and DIY products either, but if you choose Express Delivery, your order will be with you before midday the following day.
Can I change a delivery date I have already agreed to?
Yes, you can change your delivery date up to the day before using the 'Track Your Order’ page. If you need help, just give us a call on 0344 324 9222. On selected TV & entertainment, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening and DIY products, you'll be able to change your delivery date with our trusted delivery partner, DPD, once you've had the confirmation SMS and email. Simply follow the instructions in the SMS and DPD will take care of the rest.
Will it cost to change my delivery date?
Can I change my delivery timeslot?
Unfortunately not, as your delivery time has already been planned into your driver’s route. If you don’t think you’ll be at home to sign for your delivery, give us a ring and we can re-schedule delivery for another day. Not available for the whole day? We can offer you your very own timeslot. Simply choose from morning, lunchtime or afternoon delivery timeslots during checkout, and the charge will be added onto your purchase. On selected TV & entertainment, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening and DIY products, you won't be able to choose a timeslot.
Can I change my delivery address?
If you have ordered a kitchen appliance, TV or a selected audio, computing or mobile phone product you can give us a call before 5pm on the evening before delivery and we will be able to change your delivery address for you. On some TV & entertainment, computing, phone,smart tech, gardening and DIY products, we are unable to make any changes to your order once it has been placed. Selected TV & entertainment, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening and DIY deliveries will be made by our trusted delivery partner, DPD.
When I order more than one item, will they all be delivered at the same time?
We always try to deliver all your items together to make things as easy as possible for you. However, sometimes items will be delivered from different warehouses so will arrive separately. You can track your delivery to stay up to date with when your items will be delivered. If you need to change your home delivery on a DPD order, their in-flight options let you choose a different delivery date.
Why can't I have the delivery date I want?
With kitchen appliances, TVs and selected audio, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening and DIY products you'll be able to choose your delivery date in step 2 of the checkout process. You'll see the dates available over the next week, and you can view up to 5 weeks ahead. Available dates will be shown with the price for delivery. To give you the best possible service, the dates shown are based on your postcode and the availability of our drivers. Some days and times are more popular than others, and unfortunately at peak times of year you may find that dates get booked up quickly. Our checkout calendar is updated constantly to give you the next available options. On selected TV & entertainment, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening and DIY products, we can't guarantee a date for our standard delivery, but you can change it once our trusted delivery partner, DPD, confirm your date.
Can I amend my delivery details in my account?
You can amend your delivery details before your delivery day by using our 'Track Your Order’ page. Unfortunately, you can't make any changes on selected TV & entertainment, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening and DIY products. If there's a problem with your delivery date, you can use DPD's SMS and email service to have your order delivered on a different date. Simply reply to the SMS or email with your preferred option and DPD will take care of the rest.
My product is being delivered by DPD. When will I know when it's being delivered?
The standard delivery available on selected TV & entertainment, computing, phone, smart tech. gardening and DIY products will specify the latest date that they will be delivered. We will send you tracking information by SMS and email when the order is with the courier, and an ETA timeslot on the morning of delivery. When you get your tracking information you can also use DPD Precise to choose a convenient day for delivery, and you can even narrow it down to a one hour time slot. So there’s no need to wait in all day. If you've selected Express Delivery, you'll still get your order before midday if you don't respond to the automated DPD Precise text offering you a 1 hour timeslot. However if things have changed and you won’t be in at that time, you can still use this service to pick a new delivery slot for later in the day.
The delivery date I've been given by DPD isn't convenient, can I change it?
You can use DPD's in-flight options which allow you to change the delivery date. If you've chosen the standard delivery method, we will let you know the exact day of delivery by email and text message the night before delivery.
Can I cancel my order before delivery?
If you have ordered a kitchen appliance or selected TV, audio, computing and mobile phone product, you can cancel your product before delivery. If you have ordered any other TV & entertainment, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening and DIY product, we can't cancel the order after it has been accepted and entered the delivery process. You can refuse delivery of the product, or you can accept delivery and then arrange a collection. Both of these options are free of charge, and you will receive a full refund once we have received the item back in an unused condition. Software orders cannot be cancelled. However if you would like to move the software to a new device, you can call the software provider and request that the license is transferred.
When will my item be delivered?
If you have ordered a kitchen appliance or selected TV, audio, computing and mobile phone products, you will choose your delivery date in the basket. On TV & entertainment, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening and DIY products that don't qualify for nominated day delivery, you can choose Express, Next Day or standard delivery options in the basket. After you order we'll let you know exactly when your product will be delivered, and you can track your order here.
Where can I get an update?
To get the most up to date delivery time, visit our 'Track Your Order' page, or, for selected TV & entertainment, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening and DIY products, you can change the date using DPD's SMS and email service once you get your delivery confirmation. Simply reply to the SMS or email with your chosen date and DPD will take care of the rest. To change anything else on your order, please give us a call on 0344 324 9222
I live in Northern Ireland, when will I receive my delivery?
Due to postcode restrictions in your area we use our courier service Bon Delivery. After placing your order online, a member of our dedicated team will contact you within 48 hours to arrange the date in which your item will reach Bon Delivery, either a Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Bon Delivery will then contact you within 48 working hours to arrange delivery to your property on a day which is suitable for you. Unfortunately, we don't currently deliver selected TV & entertainment, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening and DIY products to Northern Ireland.
My delivery hasn't arrived yet, what should I do?
Can I speak to my driver?
There's no paperwork with my delivery
My driver was brilliant, how can I say thank you?
Help, I've ordered the wrong thing!
Oops! We all make mistakes sometimes. Give us a call on 0344 324 9222 and we’ll swap your product for something else. If you think you’re going to return an item, it’s important that you don’t use or install it as you may not receive a full refund. On selected TV & entertainment, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening and DIY products, you can refuse delivery of your order and it will be returned to us.
My product has not been delivered
You can keep an eye on your delivery on our track your order page. If your item is showing as delivered but you don't think it has been, please give us a call.
Will you deliver if the weather is bad?
We won't let a bit of rain or snow get in our way, so we'll always try and deliver your products whatever the weather. If your driver is delayed for any reason or needs to reschedule the delivery, don't worry, you'll be the first to know.
Something's gone wrong!
Don’t panic, we’re here to help. Give us a call between 8am-10pm, and we’ll do our best to sort it for you. If your item isn’t working properly, the manufacturer is often the best person to help. If this is the case, we’ll pass you over to them.
Handy hint: Keep a note of your serial number before your appliance is installed. This makes it easier for you to claim any promotions back, or to get help if there’s a problem.
Will it be installed by a professional?
What do you connect / disconnect?
How much does installation cost?
Will you be able to disconnect my old cooker / hob?
I've paid for disposal but don't need installation. Will you still disconnect?
What preparations do I need to make?
What is LPG?
I've bought a mains gas cooker. Can I change it to run off LPG?
What is a Hot Zone?
Will you connect at the same time as my delivery?
How long will it take?
If the installer can't connect for any reason, can I have a refund?
I've already had my cooker delivered. Can I order installation separately?
I need my cooker tomorrow. Can you install it next day?
I need a hob installing. Will you cut my worktop?
I need a built in / built under oven. Will you fit it into the unit?
I've bought an electric cooker but need a gas cooker disconnecting. Is that ok?
Will your engineers have the hoses or cables to connect?
I want my item to be installed at a commercial property. Is this okay?
Will you reverse the doors on my new fridge?
Door reversal is included as part of our premium connection service on integrated appliances. For qualifying freestanding appliances, you’ll need to select and purchase this as a separate service when you checkout. On the product page of your chosen model, scroll down the specifications and you'll be able to check the default hinge position and whether or not the doors can be reversed.
What do you connect / disconnect?
Will you take away my old TV?
Yes, we can dispose of your old TV for you. Once you’ve added your new TV to your basket, simply select our disposal service and follow the payment instructions. All you need to do is disconnect your old TV and make sure it's ready for us to take away.
Will you take away the packaging from my new TV?
Can I choose a delivery timeslot with my TV Installation?
I need my new TV delivered tomorrow, can you connect it too?
Do I need to do any preparation before you arrive?
I've already had my new TV delivered, can I order installation separately?
Will you connect my satellite box after you've connected my TV?
Will you set up my SMART TV?
It says I need a dongle for my new TV, what is this?
What do I do if I have a problem after my item has been delivered and connected?
Can I return an unpacked item?
Paying with Finance
Will you still price match my order?
What's the minimum/maximum spend?
Finance is available on orders of £199 or over. This is based on the total value of your basket, including any delivery or other services you’ve added. The maximum amount of finance offered by our provider is £15,000. Payments on finance can only be completed on a debit card. Credit cards won't be accepted. Please note, if you choose Click + Collect as your delivery method, you won't be able to pay on finance.
Will I still get promotions on my order?
What do I pay when I order? Is there any deposit?
Are timeslots/services included in the £199 minimum spend?
Will the price be the same if I pay on finance?
Can I still get next day delivery?
Can I still trade-in my old appliance?
Can I place an order on the phone?
I've got a question about finance, who can help?
V12 is closed, can you help?
When's my first payment?
Can I change my payment date?
Can I cancel my credit agreement?
Can I still return my product if I pay on finance?
How do I find out my balance or view a statement?
Can I still claim cashback when I've paid with finance?
Will I be credit checked?
Yes - when you apply for finance, the lender will run a credit check on your financial history to see if you are a suitable candidate for finance. This means that this search will show on your credit report. It is worth noting that as we work with two separate lenders you may be credit checked twice.
How do I register for an account?
Do I have to create an account to order with you?
What are the benefits of creating an account?
I recently placed an order, but I don't seem to have an account?
I can't seem to create a password. Can you help?
I haven't received my activation email. Can you help?
Will my address and payment information be secure?
Can you reset my password for me?
I saw an offer for money off when I register. How do I claim this?
From time to time we may also send you promotional offers and details, including when you first register for My Account. Our My Account registration discount offer applies to items worth £299 or more. Your discount code will have an expiry date and won’t be valid for use after that date. This is a promotional offer and can be withdrawn at any time.
Click + Collect Delivery
Why is Click + Collect not available on my order?
There are a few reasons why Click + Collect might not be available. Some of our items are too large or heavy to be delivered to a store, so we only offer this service on smaller products and accessories.
How do I find my nearest collection point?
Are there any postcode restrictions?
When are the collection points open?
When will my parcel arrive?
What do I need to take with me when I collect?
What is a valid form of ID?
What if I lose my CollectPlus collection code?
Can someone else collect my parcel?
How long will I have to collect my parcel?
What if I've collected my item and want to return it?
What if I need more time to collect my parcel?
Why isn't finance available on items delivered by CollectPlus?
Can I change my home delivery to Click + Collect?
If your product is suitable for Click + Collect delivery, we should be able to help. If you have ordered a kitchen appliance, a TV or a selected audio, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening and DIY product, you can give us a call before 5pm on the evening before delivery and we should be able to change your delivery option for you. Selected TV & entertainment, computing, phone and smart tech deliveries will be made by DPD so you can use DPD's in-flight options which allow you to arrange delivery to a local store.
After You've Ordered
Can I exchange my product?
If you’ve ordered a kitchen appliance or a selected TV, audio, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening or DIY product and it’s not what you were expecting or you’ve changed your mind, get in touch and we’ll exchange it for you for free. As long as your product is unused and has not been installed, you can get in touch with us to request an exchange within 100 days of delivery. If you have ordered selected HP Computing products, you can exchange for another HP item. Similarly, if you have ordered selected Apple Computing products, you can exchange for another Apple item. We cannot exchange selected other TV & entertainment, computing, phone, smart tech, gardening and DIY products - you will need to contact us to cancel the order and then place a new order for the product you would like.
Can I return my software?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds on software purchases. Your software will be emailed within 24 hours of placing your order, for you to download. The software isn't specific to any hardware bought and it can be downloaded onto other devices. If you need us to re-send, please contact us.
Can I protect my data on my Computing product?
We always recommend backing up your data to a remote or external data storage regularly. If your product needs to be sent to AO or the manufacturer for any reason it will be restored to factory settings and data will be lost. Please make sure all files, photos etc. are backed up as we cannot accept liability for any data loss.
Can I return my product?
Yes, all products (except software) can be returned for free within 100 days of delivery. Give us a call with the serial number of your product and we will arrange to collect the item, free of charge, on a day of your choice. You will receive a full refund as long as the product is confirmed as unused once we’ve collected it. If the product has been used we will issue a partial refund as we are unable to re-sell the product. All software sales are final and cannot be refunded due to the nature of the product.
Safety notice – KitchenAid 1.7 litre kettles
KitchenAid is offering to replace certain kettles manufactured between January 2013 and June 2017. This is because the handle can, in rare circumstances, separate from the kettle’s body and become unstable.
The affected model numbers are:
The serial number range is YA302***** through to YA724*****. You can find your model and serial number on the bottom of the kettle.
If you own one of the affected kettles, you can call KitchenAid for free on 00800 552 27777 or 00800 381 04026 between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, to arrange for a free replacement kettle.
Grenfell Tower and Hotpoint FF175BP/BG Fridge Freezer Update
The Metropolitan Police Service have identified that a Hotpoint FF175BP fridge freezer may have been the initial source of the blaze.
Both the FF175BP (white) and FF175BG (grey) were manufactured between March 2006 and July 2009 and neither have ever been subject to any product recalls. The technical examination will determine whether you'll need to take any further action.
In the meantime, if you believe you may own either a Hotpoint FF175BP (white) or FF175BG (grey) fridge freezer you can register your product to be kept up to date with any developments. To do this, just give the freephone hotline a call on 0800 316 3826 or visit http://www.hotpointservice.co.uk/fridgefreezer.
If you’re not sure what model your fridge freezer is, you’ll find a sticker behind the salad container on the cavity wall that displays the serial and model numbers. Or, take a look in your product manual.
At this time, the UK Government have said that there is no specific reason for owners to switch off their fridge freezer. Click here for the full statement.
I've heard there's a product safety notice on Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda appliances. Do I need to do anything?
Track Your Order
How do I track my order?
What is the AO App?
Can I change my delivery date?
Of course. We’re nice like that. Right up to the day before we’re due to deliver, you can use the Track Your Order page to make any changes to the date. You’ll need your order number (the one we sent you in the text message and email confirmation) and your postcode (we’re hoping you know that bit).
If you’ve ordered a computing product, selected TV and audio products, a Smart Home item, gaming product or garden and DIY product there’s a chance it’s being delivered to you by our trusted logistics friends at DPD. If so, you’ll receive a confirmation text message and email to let you know when it’ll be arriving. Right up to the day of delivery you can change your delivery date, have your parcel delivered to a nominated neighbour or safe place or collect from your local DPD pickup shop.
Can I leave my parcel with a neighbour?
Love your neighbour - particularly if they’ll look after your parcel for you. For certain smaller items delivered by our very own AO Logistics team, you can ask us to leave your order in a safe place or with a neighbour if you’re not going to be in.
What is the interactive map?
No need to hang around all day twiddling your thumbs, the interactive map on the Track Your Order lets you track the delivery van that’s carrying your order. You can’t use it to peek into the driver’s cabin but you can zoom in and out and check how far away your order is from your home. The location should update every ten minutes, but, if it stops moving it could be down to signal issues. Or, your delivery might be happening before your very eyes.
‘X deliveries before we get to you’
Not sure if you’ve got time to pop out for some milk? On the Track Your Order page, we’ll let you know how many deliveries we’re scheduled to make before we get your order to you.
What does my ‘delivery window' show me?
Time is precious and so is your parcel. To save you waiting around all day, on the morning of delivery you’ll get a four hour delivery timeframe, then as we get closer, we’ll be able to give you a shorter estimation. So, there’s no need to wait around. If the timeframe doesn’t change for a while, it could be down to signal issues in your area.
Can I leave my parcel in a safe place?
Not sure if you’ll be in? No worries - you can request that we leave your parcel in a safe place of your choosing. You can also send us some additional instructions if you need to. Please note that AO will not take any responsibility for any lost or stolen goods.