Postal Charges & Package Weight
We charge for shipping based on the total weight of all items purchased. The checkout process adds up the weights and works out the shipping charge. We have included the weight of each item in its listing details so that you can keep track as you shop and work out the cost of shipping your purchases.
The table below lists the services available and the charges for each weight and zone, all prices in UK Pounds:
|Service||Up to 100g||100-250g||250-500g||500g-1000g||1000g-1500g||1500g-2000g||2000g-3000g||3000g-4000g||4000g-5000g|
|UK Second Class||£3.95||£3.95||£3.95||£3.95||£4.75||£5.75||£9.45||£11.45||£15.25|
|UK First Class||£4.75||£4.75||£4.75||£4.75||£5.45||£6.45||£10.95||£12.95||£17.45|
|Rest of World||£3.95||£4.25||£5.75||£7.95||£11.95||£14.95||£19.95||£29.95||£29.95|
Most non-UK destinations default to the 'Rest of World' shipping rate however there are some countries where there is a greater risk of parcels going astray and orders from those countries default to the 'International Tracked' rate, at present these rates cannot be over ridden.
This is the list of countries for which parcels are sent via International Tracked, it may change from time to time.
- Central America
- South Africa
We work hard to get the best deal we can on postage. Because of the volume of parcels we send out we are able to get a good discount from Royal Mail which we pass on to our customers.
We always use new, high quality packaging materials. Our boxes are made for us to our own specification and are tough enough to prevent all but the most determined mail workers from damaging the contents (of course we compensate if items arrive damaged - excluding deliveries to designated high risk countries - see above). We pass on the cost of boxes and materials at cost as part of the shipping fee. Our assumption is that our customers would rather pay a little more to get their items in good condition.