How we charge for postage
Our charges start from as little as £1.25.
As a result of the new pricing in proportion rates from Royal Mail we are now able to mail all items with the cost calculated dependant upon the weight of your order.
Some orders will be delivered by Royal Mail - First Class letter post or Parcel Post. Usually software will come to you by First Class letter post and orders containing heavy books and archive storage products will be sent by parcel post or courier. You may choose your method of delivery at the checkout where the price (excluding vat) is clearly shown. We try to be fair with our postage rates, we never charge you more than it costs us. We offer an economy option with prices up to £3.50, however we are restricted by the Royal Mail to 2Kg for 2nd Class parcels so any order weighing in excess of this will be offerred 1st Class or courier services only.
We don't include postage in our prices because if you ordered two items from us, then you would end up paying postage twice. It costs us very little extra postage to add extra items in a package. We think this is fair to all our customers whether they buy one item or many.
If you place your order today (Mon - Fri) before 3.00pm you may well receive it tomorrow, but that is only guaranteed with the Special Delivery and Next Day Delivery options.
The majority of our packages are sent out to you by Royal Mail (RM) due to their weight being less than one kilogram. At the moment RM appear to be the only organisation that actually deliver these lightweight packages to your door, therefore we are unable to turn to any other company to get our delivery to you at our usual postage rates. During times of industrial disputes or severe weather we urge you to carry on ordering and we will do our best to keep sending out parcels.
We think the fairest way to charge export postage is to charge according to where you are in the world and not charge you the UK VAT (purchase tax) if you are outside the EU (European Community). In many cases this means you will pay a little less than UK customers and in a few cases this may mean you pay a little more.
If you purchase more than one item the postage rate is reduced on the second item and reduced again on the third item.
We have abandoned using Seamail post as it takes so long and does not save much money when compared to Airmail rates.
Guide to Airmail rates
Australia, Canada, New Zealand & USA
1 item - £6, 2 items - £11, 3 items - £15.00, 4 items or more will incur a £3 charge per item. All prices are approximate as they differ dependent upon the weight of the items bought.
1 item - £4, 2 items - £7, 3 items - £9, 4 items or more will incur a £2 charge per item.
For estimates of delivery rates to other countries select your items and proceed to the check out to view postage amount. You will not be obliged to order.