Category: Guides and FAQs

2020 Christmas Delivery Information & Opening Hours

We’re all familiar with the mad rush that engulfs the days and weeks leading up to Christmas. With all the frantic preparation, it’s easy to feel like you never have enough hours in the day. That’s why we like to be crystal clear about our dispatch and delivery dates over the festive period – to give you that extra peace of mind when ordering a special gift from Icons.com.

So, if you’re looking for our all-important delivery dates, opening hours and other important information, you’ve come to the right place. But, if you can’t find the info you need or you have more questions about our festive schedule, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by giving us a ring on 020 3904 7600, by emailing [email protected] or speaking to our team via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


Christmas Delivery

Our offices and warehouse are closed on Saturdays and Sundays so orders placed between 5.30pm (GMT) on Fridays and 9am (GMT) on Mondays will not be processed until we reopen the following week. We always aim to dispatch within 1-2 working days.

This year Christmas Eve falls on a Thursday. Orders received after the dates outlined below have no guarantee of being delivered in time for Christmas. Orders placed after these dates will be processed once our offices and warehouse reopen on January 4th, 2021.

Unframed, Gift Box & Display Case Items (via DHL)

UK, Europe & North America – To deliver for Dec 24th, orders must be placed no later than noon (GMT) on Dec 22nd

Mainland Europe & North America – To deliver for Dec 24th, orders must be placed no later than noon (GMT) on Dec 20th

Rest of the World (ROW) – To deliver for Dec 24th, orders must be placed no later than noon (GMT) on Dec 16th

Classic Framed & Pre-Framed Items (via DHL)

UK – To deliver for Dec 24th, orders must be placed no later than noon (GMT) on Dec 20th

Europe, North America – To deliver for Dec 24th, orders must be placed no later than noon (GMT) on Dec 17th

ROW – To deliver for Dec 24th, orders must be placed no later than noon (GMT) on Dec 16th

Standard, Licensed and Premium Framed Items (via FedEx)

UK, Europe & North America – To deliver for Dec 23rd, orders must be placed no later than noon (GMT) on Dec 10th

*Please note* Dispatch is guaranteed, however, at this time of year, couriers may experience difficulties with bad weather and high work loads. Imports and duties are the responsibilities of the customer and can cause delays.

Icons Office and Warehouse Opening Hours

Up to (and including) Tuesday December 22nd: Monday – Friday, 9am to 5:30pm (GMT)

Wednesday December 23rd: 9am – 12pm (GMT)

From Thursday December 24th up to (and including) Friday January 1st: Closed

Monday January 4th onwards: Monday – Friday, 9am to 5:30pm (GMT)


For more information on our Christmas schedule, or to track your order, please get in contact with our Customer Support team by using the contact field below. Please note our offices are closed on weekends so messages submitted between Friday 5.30pm (GMT) and Monday 9am (GMT) may experience a longer response time.



How to buy a genuine Lionel Messi signed shirt: A guide to avoiding fakes & unofficial dealers

When searching through Ebay and around the web for a Lionel Messi signed shirt you will be presented with a wide range of items and sellers. Naturally, without the proper experience or research, there can be many potential pitfalls involved in buying signed football memorabilia. So, here are some handy tips to abide by…

The most obvious of which is to be sure of the authenticity of the item. Many sellers will tell you a player has genuinely signed their product. But how can you know for sure that you are not purchasing a fake or printed signature? The techniques used by fraudulent sellers can be very convincing and it is not always easy to identify a fake. So, when you buy a signed Lionel Messi shirt from Icons, we try to put your mind at ease by providing you with the following:

  • An Official Messi Signed Merchandise certificate – Icons is the only place you can buy officially licensed Lionel Messi signed memorabilia. All of our products are supplied with a hologrammed Certificate of Authenticity, which provides key information and shows a photo of Lionel Messi signing the item.
  • Photo proof – We are happy to provide a wide range of photos that clearly show Messi at a closed signing session arranged and conducted by Icons.
  • Video proof – Icons have a unique style of authentication video, which showcase both our products and our connection to the players who sign for us.
  • Signing date & location – We know exactly where and when our items were signed and we’re more than happy to disclose this information for the sake of authentication. All our items come from closed signing sessions, ensuring not only the authenticity but also the quality of each autograph.

When you are looking for Lionel Messi signed shirts online, you should use these points as a checklist from which to compare other sellers. If they can’t provide any of these things, ask yourself why not?

 

More information about Icons Shop Ltd

Icons Shop Ltd is the world’s leading football memorabilia company and Icons is the most trusted brand in the game. Authenticity is everything to us, as it is everything to our customers.

In 2014, Icons launched the first ever individually licensed memorabilia range: the Official Lionel Messi Signed Merchandise collection. We are the only company Lionel Messi and his management team trust to work with and the 2015-16 season marks the tenth year of Icons’ working-relationship with the Argentine superstar. In fact, we signed with him when he had just broken into the Barcelona first team, way back in 2006.

All Icons products come from private signing sessions in which the player is paid a fee for their service. We never, ever accost players outside the training grounds and we never, ever buy products from companies who do this. We deal directly with the players’ trusted representatives. Very often the players will donate the fees to either a charity of their choosing or a foundation to which they are directly associated. And because we have worked with the players and their agents for many years, they trust us and often personally recommend us to one another.

For all these reasons and more, you can rely on Icons as a trusted source for signed memorabilia, so if you’re looking for a Lionel Messi shirt that has been signed by the man himself, we suggest you look no further.

 

Click here to view all our officially licensed Lionel Messi signed memorabilia.

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