UK Shipping Costs
Shipping costs are calculated at the checkout after you enter your address and according to weight and size of the items you purchase. To simplify things I have just four different postage sizes:
Large Letter: £2.75
This is usually flat items up to the maximum weight of 500g, for example up to four happy spoons, a tea towel or some cards. The envelope can not be thicker than 2.5cm otherwise it will count as a small parcel.
Small Parcel (up to 1kg): £4.75
This includes most items up to a maximum weight of 1kg.
Small Parcel (over 1kg): £6.50
This includes all items over 1kg up to the value of £75.00
All orders over £75.00 will be delivered free of charge within the UK.
PLEASE NOTE: I’m a one-man business and simply cannot absorb the cost of posting things out. I generally only charge what it costs me to post and pack although I do have to charge VAT on top of the actual cost, that's why the amount may seem higher than you would possibly expect but I generally make no profit from shipping.
Thanks for your support.
UPDATE FOR ALL MY EU CUSTOMERS:
I am now IOSS (International One Stop Shop) registered so you can order again without occurring extra costs on arrival of your parcel. That means I now collect all the necessary taxes and YOU, you just receive the parcel, no extra costs WHAT SO EVER. It's only valid for orders up to Euro 150 (about £135) but that's a good start.
All EU orders are shipped on a tracked service so costs may be a little higher but at least it streamlines the service and you know exactly where your parcel is at any given time.
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