|Carriage Charges For The UK,
Republic Of Ireland & Channel Islands
Our delivery charges are now based on order weight
- see chart below.
Items weighing up to 1.0 kilos are dispatched via 1st class post, and the rates are the same regardless of location for mainland UK.
Consignments weighing over 1.0 kilos are dispatched via either Fedex or UK Mail carrier for Zones 1/2, or by 2nd class post / parcel post for the rest of the UK.
All carrier consignments are dispatched on an overnight next working day service.
Due the high carrier surcharges for certain area zones (£20 +), it is uneconomical to send heavier consignments via our normal carrier, so the postal service is used for these consignments for zones 3 and 4. The rates are set at approximate cost or below, it is not our policy to profit from carriage charges.
We believe setting rates based on order weight is a fairer system than the previous order sub-total method, whereby very light items of higher value carried a higher delivery charge. Also we are able to supply more remote locations at reasonable cost.
Delivery Charge Discounts
As previously, all orders for customers in zones 1/2 that are £150.00 nett or over will be dispatched overnight free of charge, regardless of order weight.
Customers in zones 3 and 4 will be charged carriage but at a discounted rate (set rate less £6.95).
A next working day overnight option is available to customers in zones 1/2 where overnight carrier is not the default dispatch method (ie for consignments under 1.5 kilos), and will be displayed on step 3 of the checkout process, together with your order summary and current standard delivery charge. The cost is £5.95 + VAT for next working day delivery, via UK Mail. As stated above, orders valued at £150.00 nett will be dispatched overnight at no charge.
We regret that for customers in zones 3,4,5 & 6 an overnight option is not available for these areas.
Timed overnight deliveries are available for zones 1/2:
By 12am - £6.00 extra
By 10am - £12.00 extra
Due to new Post Office guidelines we are unable to send any liquids by post.
This applies mainly to the Republic of Ireland air mail service for smaller items weighing under 2 kilos.
If you order falls into these criteria please phone us before completing your order.
All postage & carriage charges are subject to VAT.
Click on the required zone number below to reveal the shipping rates.