Christmas delivery - Last posting dates for guaranteed delivery for Christmas:
International items: 7th December.
Europe: 14th December
Great Britain and Northern Ireland: 19th December standard postage
21st December NEXT DAY SPECIAL DELIVERY
All our prices include VAT but exclude delivery costs. The VAT part is shown as you go through checkout and on your invoice.
We offer FREE delivery for basket value of £50 and over - this will go 2nd Class Signed For and will require a signature. All other post will go first class small parcel.
Postage rates:These are the actual amounts we pay ourselves and we do not make profit on postage - unfortunately we are obliged to add VAT - that is a legal requirement. Rates are: 1st Class small packet £3.12 + VAT = £3.74; 2nd Class Signed For delivery £3.67+ VAT = £4.39 (up to 3 days); 1st Class Signed For (1-2 days) £4.17 + VAT = £5.00, Guaranteed Next Day is £10.40 + VAT = £12.90; Saturday Guarantee £15.48 + VAT = £18.58. This last rate should be done up to Friday 12 midday or can be done any other time if you are only home on a Saturday.
We can normally get orders dispatched within 3 working (Monday - Friday) days, however, we don't guarantee this as there are sporadic very busy periods, Christmas being the busiest but sometimes after a successful ad campaign. Please note that we do not post on Saturdays. If you need an order urgently please select NEXT DAY before midday.
The new default setting for all post is 1st Class small packet and can take anything up to 4 days after we post unless they are large items in which case they will go by a carrier. The carrier will need a signature or your permission to leave somewhere safe. Please give us your phone number - if there is a problem we need to contact you - we have no other interest or use for it.
If you would like your item by the following day please select Next Day in the shipping option section. Please note that the cut off time for 1st Class Post and Next Day is 12 midday Monday to Friday only - we do not work over the weekends. These are sent via Royal Mail's Special Delivery service and must be signed for. If you do an order on Friday before 12 midday and you want it for Saturday you need to select the Saturday Guarantee option or it will arrive on Monday. You can always phone to make absolutely sure we have received your Next Day order – 01886 853 615.
We can send gifts all over the world and only charge the rates we are charged ourselves.