COVID-19 Update : We are continuing to process orders as usual and have updated our Shipping Policy for greater ordering flexibility. Thank you for your continued support. Read More.

Shipping Policy

 

Shipping Policy

 

We supply sole traders, schools, colleges, small and medium sized businesses and registered charities as well as corporate and public sector organisations. We can only deliver to business addresses and as such are unable to supply members of the general public.

We are a business to business supplier and as such supply sole traders, schools, colleges, small and medium sized businesses and registered charities as well as corporate and public sector organisations.

Supporting our home working business customers through the COVID-19 crisis, we are now offering delivery to home addresses via Fedex through our Office Paper Store. Read More

All other stores were already able to deliver to both business and home addresses

Delivery Coverage

Delivery Coverage

  • UK mainland
  • N. Ireland
  • Isle of Wight
  • Certain of the Scottish Islands
  • Isle of Man
  • * Unfortunately we do not deliver to the Channel Islands or PO Box addresses.

Please note additional charges may apply for deliveries to certain areas.

Delivery Coverage

For ease of use, products on our website are split between different "stores". Items from all stores may be ordered as part of the same transaction with one invoice generated for the total amount. However, each store will have a separate delivery.

For full details of charges, lead-times and delivery
requirements by Store, please click into tabs below :

 
  • Free delivery on orders £75 ex vat or over (delivered via HGV vehicles for orders over 85kg or containing SRA/Folio/Wide Format sizes and packaging items) Adequate access for HGV's required at delivery address.

    For business customers working from home and smaller orders:

    • No minimum order value*

      *Except orders containing SRA/Folio/Wide Format sizes and packaging items which are subject to a £75 min order value

    • Delivery charge £5.95 ex vat for orders less than £75 ex vat - delivered via Fedex vehicles. This option is only for A4 and A3 size paper/card and envelope orders with total order weight up to 85kg. Any other combination of size/heavier weight will be delivered by HGV and be subject to a £75 min order value

    COVID19 safety:

    Fedex Deliveries:

    • For the safety and wellbeing of drivers and customers, no signature is required by Fedex couriers. Drivers currently only seek a verbal confirmation of delivery.

    HGV Deliveries:

    All HGV drivers follow strict guidelines which include hand washing/sanitising and keeping their vehicles clean. During a delivery, drivers;

    • will maintain a minimum 2 metre distance between themselves and others

    • will agree a ‘kerbside’ delivery with you to ensure this safe distance is maintained

    • will follow any specific coronavirus instructions or procedures you may have unless it conflicts with our own, or that laid out by the Government

    • are authorised to write "coronavirus" in your signature area on POD’s informing you at the time that they are doing so

    • are legally able to access your facilities to use the toilet and wash their hands, having the jurisdiction to refuse delivery if this access is refused

    Where locations have restricted or have limited access, a note should be included in the customer notes section on the "Review and Submit Order" page during the checkout process. However please note that drivers will not complete deliveries if a 2 metre safe distance is not achievable – your wellbeing and that of our drivers is paramount.

  • Order cut off time now 4pm to accommodate reduced staffing levels. Orders placed after 4pm will be processed next working day.

  • Next working day delivery on eligible products. Some items, including non-stock specials, have extended lead times as indicated against individual product listings.

  • Returns – to ensure safety and service, our returns service has been suspended (T&C's 7.10) for the foreseeable future.

  • The following areas of the UK have exceptions to standard delivery timescales and charges due to their locations:

    Area Delivery timescale exceptions Additional delivery charges
    Scottish Highlands & Islands Ring for details Ring for details
    Minehead
    Bridgewater & surrounding area
    Swanage
    Isle of Man
    Whitby & North Yorkshire
    Northern Ireland Up to 72 hrs delivery N/A
 
  • Free delivery on orders £300 ex vat or over

    Delivery charge
        - £4.95 ex vat on orders £100 - £299.99 ex vat
        - £10.95 ex vat on orders less than £100 ex vat

  • Lead time is usually 1-2 working days. Some items, including non-stock specials, have extended lead times as indicated against individual product listings.

    The following areas of the UK have exceptions to standard delivery timescales and charges due to their locations:

    Area Delivery timescale exceptions Additional delivery charges
    Scottish Highlands & Islands Ring for details Ring for details
    Isle of Wight
    Isle of Man
    Northern Ireland
 
  • Free delivery on orders £275 ex vat or over

    Delivery charge - £8.95 ex vat on orders less than £275 ex vat

  • Lead time is usually 1-2 working days.

    The following areas of the UK have exceptions to standard delivery timescales and charges due to their locations:

    Area Delivery timescale exceptions
    Scottish Highlands & Islands 2-3 working days
 
  • Free delivery on orders £300 ex vat or over

    Delivery charge
         - £4.95 ex vat on orders £100 - £299.99 ex vat
         - £10.95 ex vat on orders less than £100 ex vat

  • Lead time is usually 1-2 working days.

    The following areas of the UK have exceptions to standard delivery timescales and charges due to their locations:

    Area Delivery timescale exceptions Additional delivery charges
    Scottish Highlands & Islands Ring for details Ring for details
    Isle of Wight
    Isle of Man
    Northern Ireland
 
  • Free delivery on orders £200 ex vat or over

    Delivery charge - £6.75 ex vat on orders less than £200 ex vat

  • Lead time displayed under product listings.

Delivery Schedules

Delivery Schedules

  • Monday - Friday, excluding Bank Holidays
  • 8am-5pm

Customers must ensure that someone is available at the delivery address to check and sign for goods. Any discrepancies should be notified to us within 48 hours of delivery.

Orders placed over a week-end or bank holiday will be processed on the next working day for delivery the following working day (for eligible orders) eg. an order placed on Saturday will be processed on Monday (except bank holidays) for delivery Tuesday.

Any orders placed after 4pm will be processed next working day.

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate requests for a specific delivery date or fixed delivery time.

Delivery Restrictions

Delivery Restrictions

Orders can only be delivered to ground floor locations. Where locations have restricted or limited access, specific instructions should be made on the order in the customer notes section.

Whilst our delivery partners will attempt to deliver to most parts of mainland UK and N Ireland, there may be occasion when they are unable to complete a delivery to certain locations (e.g. if there are access issues, or if the delivery address is remote or far from a regular route). In such instances we will advise you via email or telephone.

Delivery lead times

Delivery lead times

Lead times shown on the website are for guidance only and assume that products are in stock at the warehouse at time of ordering. Delivery lead times exclude any regional exceptions.

Products shown on the website as Next Working Day delivery are normally in stock at the warehouse. Products which go temporarily out of stock will be flagged on the website to prevent backordering. However, there may be occasions where products go out of stock before the website can be updated. In such circumstances, if you place an order for out of stock products, we will contact you to let you know and where practicable, offer alternatives.

Some specialist items on our website have longer lead-times than others as standard eg. XE, Curious Metallics and Non-Stock Specials. Where applicable, these products are clearly marked with expected lead times.

 

This shipping Policy is subject to our Terms and Conditions

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