John Croft, Glan Tanat, Llanyblodwel, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 8NQ, England.
Tel: (+44) 01691 828850
2022 PARCEL DELIVERY COSTS
Unless customers instruct me to do otherwise, I always use ROYAL MAIL ‘SPECIAL DELIVERY’ to deliver instruments. This service includes:
NEXT DAY DELIVERY GUARANTEED BEFORE 1.00 PM
FULL TRACKING AND (USUALLY) SIGNED FOR ON DELIVERY
FULL INSURANCE UP TO A MAXIMUM OF £2,500
* Please be aware that if you read their Terms and Conditions, other UK parcel services offer only minimum insurance on Musical Instruments of between £25 and £100, and some of them offer no cover at all.
** IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE YOUR ROYAL MAIL SPECIAL DELIVERY ON A SATURDAY, FOR REASONS BEST KNOWN TO THEMSELVES THE ROYAL MAIL ADDS 20% VAT TO THE CHARGE, WHICH MEANS THAT I HAVE TO CHARGE CUSTOMERS AN EXTRA £6 FOR THIS SERVICE)
In addition to this
I PACK THE INSTRUMENTS SECURELY INSIDE THEIR OWN CASES
THEY ARE THEN WELL PACKED INSIDE A STRONG TRIPLE-
A FULL RECEIPT IS ALWAYS ENCLOSED INSIDE THE INSTRUMENT CASE
Throughout the last decade and beyond I’ve been charging £30 for this service, but it has been at an actual loss to myself of at least £5 or £6 per parcel, which so far I have been happy to stand. However, my costs have been steadily rising over this period and the costs of my boxes alone have recently increased by over 50% and are likely to increase in price even further due to recent huge increases in the cost of the box-
All of this means that in order for me to cover my costs I am reluctantly having to increase my charge for UK deliveries of instruments from £30 to £40 as from January 5th 2022. Nevertheless, customers will continue to receive the same excellent service as before.
Over 45 years of Experience and Expertise with Ukuleles and Banjo Ukes
Website founded in 2001
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