John Croft, Glan Tanat, Llanyblodwel, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 8NQ, England.

Tel: (+44) 01691 828850

Email: theukuleleman.com@gmail.com

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-LAYERED CARDBOARD BOX

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-maker’s raw materials.


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.


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