. VATShipping Rates
UK postage using Royal Mail 48 – £3.90, free for orders over £60
UK large letter post (for small items) – £1.75, free for orders over £50
UK postage using Guaranteed by 1pm next day – £9.00
We use tracked post for international orders.
European postage – £10.00 less VAT per order. VAT rates vary by country.
Postage to everywhere else – £12.00 per order
These rates mean we cover some of the international postage costs, especially on larger orders.
EU customers – for orders under EUR150 (£135) we use a service which collects VAT and remits it to your tax authority. This should mean that there are no additional charges to pay and that your parcel will clear customs more quickly. Orders over £135 will be sent without VAT being collected by us, so charges will be made by your customs authority. You can split larger orders to remain under the £135 threshold.
If you’d like your order sent by courier please ask us for a quote.
We like to get your goods sent to you as quickly as possible, and if you order before 1400 GMT on Monday to Friday your parcel will be dispatched on the same day. We’ll send a dispatch notice once your parcel is collected to let you know it’s on the way to you.
We offer flat rate shipping on all orders.
On the day your order is being posted you’ll receive an email confirming your order is complete and giving you a tracking number. Orders can be tracked via the Royal Mail website.
International orders are transferred to the post carrier in that country and when this is done an option to continue to track the parcel becomes available.
Delayed or Missing Parcels
We send all parcels by either Royal Mail 48 or airmail. UK parcels should arrive within 2 days, airmail within 5-7 working days. If your order qualifies for free postage it will be sent by 2nd class post in the UK and may take a day longer to reach you.
If a UK parcel hasn’t arrived within 3 working days, please check with your sorting office to find out if they are holding a parcel for you but haven’t left a card. Unfortunately this seems to be increasingly common, and it’s where most of our missing parcels turn up. Royal Mail 24 and 48 allow us to track receipt of parcels sent within the UK.
For UK post we cannot make any claim against the post office until 15 working days have passed from the posting date, so don’t offer refunds or replacements for this period. Almost every parcel does turn up within 15 days, so while we appreciate that it can be frustrating, we’ll ask you to wait. Overseas parcels are not considered as missing by the post office for 3 months, and we apply a two month waiting period before refunding. This allows time for parcels to be returned to us.
After 15 working days for UK customers and 2 months for everyone else we will refund your paypal account/ credit card or arrange a replacement.
We will not refund you if you give us an incorrect or incomplete address so please check that the details you have provided are correct. In the event that a parcel is returned to us after incorrect details are given we will offer you the option of having the parcels sent to the correct address at your cost or receiving a refund of the parcel value less postage costs.
If you ask for your parcel to be left in a safe place we will put this information on the parcel for your post person. Please note that we cannot take responsibility for missing parcels with leave in a safe place instructions.
If you have parcels which do not arrive we may ask that all further orders are sent as tracked and signed for.
All parcels sent outside the UK have customs labels with the correct value of the goods shown. This includes any postage charged.
Countries We Don’t Ship To
New regulations mean that we need to register and sign up for a packaging recycling scheme for EU countries. Unfortunatley at the moment there isn’t a central scheme. We’ve signed up for Germany – that cost EUR8 for the year.
However there are countris where it’s either very difficult or very expensive to register, so for now we will no longer ship to these counties :
If and when there’s an affordable solution we’ll start shipping to those countries again.
We do not ship to Russia or Belarus