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Delivery Countries And Charges

We try to provide a fair service at a reasonable cost to all left-handers worldwide and to break-even overall on packing and delivery costs and charges to customers.

We are based in the United Kingdom but we want to treat all our customers all round the world fairly. To keep things simple, we charge a fixed amount for delivery depending on your location and the value of your order as shown in the table below.
Click the region name in the table or scroll down to see the full list of countries in each region.

[Hover mouse here if these charges seem high to you]

Region
Orders
up to £40.00
Orders
over £40.00
Normal
delivery time
**
United Kingdom
£4.95
£4.95
2-4 days
Europe (EU)
£5.95
£6.95
4-7 days
Worldwide Airmail zone:
Europe (Non-EU), North America, Australasia, Japan and all other airmail areas
£5.95
£7.95
5-10 days
Countries for Courier delivery only
(see below)
£18.95
£22.95
3-6 days
Countries that we cannot deliver to
n/a
n/a
n/a

Click here for more information on the thinking behind our delivery charges

Click here to see a full alphabetic list of countries with their delivery zones

 

** This is the delivery time from the day you place your order online, e.g. for UK, we despatch the next day and First Class post should arrive the working day after that.

Charges in other currencies (Euro at 1.07 and US Dollar at 1.42)

Region
Orders up to Eur £42.80
Orders over Eur 42.80
Europe (EU)
Eur 6.37
Eur 7.44
Region
Orders up to USD 56.80
Orders over USD 56.80
Worldwide Airmail zone:
Europe (Non-EU), North America, Australasia, Japan and all other airmail areas
USD $8.45
USD $11.29
Countries for Courier delivery only
(see below)
USD $26.91
USD $32.59
Countries that we cannot deliver to
n/a
n/a


The charge for your order will be shown on our checkout screen once you have chosen your delivery country.

United Kingdom

Normally parcels will be sent by First Class mail but depending on the weight and your location we may use the UPS tracked parcel service at no additional cost to you.

United Kingdom
Guernsey
Jersey

 

Europe (EU)

Parcels will usually be sent by airmail post

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden

 

Worldwide airmail

These are the countries outside the EU where we are happy to send parcels by airmail and have not had problems with deliveries

Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Bermuda
Canada
Croatia
Egypt
Falkland Islands
Hong Kong
Iceland
Israel
Japan
Kuwait
Liechtenstein
Macedonia
Mexico
Monaco
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Norway
Oman
Puerto Rico
Qatar
San Marino
Singapore
Switzerland
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United States
Vatican City State (Holy See)
Virgin Islands (British)
Virgin Islands (U.S.)

 

Courier delivery only

There are some countries where the local postal delivery service does not seem reliable and in our experience most parcels do not arrive with the customer if sent by standard airmail. We are happy to deliver to these countries but will only do so using a tracked courier service with UPS, which costs more but does guarantee your parcel will arrive.

Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Angola
Anguilla
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Faroe Islands
Fiji
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea (South)
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Macau
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Northern Mariana Islands
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Reunion
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Swaziland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Wallis and Futuna Islands
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

Countries and areas we cannot deliver to

For countries where UPS do not provide a delivery service, unfortunately we will not be able to accept your order.

Afghanistan
Antarctica
Bouvet Island
British Indian Ocean Territory
Burma
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Cuba
East Timor
French Southern Territories
Heard and McDonald Islands
Iran
Korea (North)
Myanmar
Nauru
Niue
Norfolk Island
Pitcairn
S. Georgia and S. Sandwich Isls.
Sao Tome and Principe
Somalia
St. Helena
St. Pierre and Miquelon
Sudan
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
Tokelau
US Minor Outlying Islands
Western Sahara
Yugoslavia
Zaire

 

The thinking behind our delivery charges

Our delivery charge is an averaged amount to cover the cost of our packing the order, the padded envelope or other packing materials and the postage cost. It may seem like a lot if you only order a single ruler, but it is very good value of you order heavy products like, books, knives or folders!

Our charges compare favourably with other web businesses and avoid lots of complications:

  • We could charge a fixed price and then so much extra per item, like Amazon, but often people order a number of small items like pens and sharpeners and this would give an unfairly high charge.

  • If we charged by weight, we would be undercharging for items like writing mats that are light but very large

  • The UK post office now charge not just by weight but by size and packet thickness as well which adds more complexity

Overall, we hope we have got the balance right and that the simplicity of a fixed charge is better than the other option of calculating individual order delivery charges based on weight of products and geographical location.

We are not able to calculate special reduced postage charges for individual orders that happen to be for lightweight items and we will not try to charge you extra if you only order heavy things!

If you need any more information, please contact us

Click here to see a full alphabetic list of countries with their delivery zones

 

Information on our delivery charges

Customers sometimes ask if our delivery charge is too high, particularly when only ordering a single low priced item, but there is a good reason for it...

The actual postage cost to send a single peeler may be between £1.50 and £3.00 depending where it is going but we also have to pay for the fulfilment of the order (warehousing, pick, pack, despatch), which costs us a minimum £2.50 plus the cost of a padded bag, document printing, document envelope to stick on the outside.

For larger orders, the packing cost and postage goes up but we keep the charge to our customers at the same fixed rate for all orders up to £40.00 then a little more above that as the weight of the items means the postage cost goes up rapidly. That fixed charge doesn’t seem as big for people ordering £30 or more of products, which is around the average for our orders.

If we are going to stay in business and continue to search out and supply left-handed products and also provide all the free information, newsletters and personal advice for our site visitors, we have to make sure we are at least covering our costs. I can almost see you crying on our behalf!

But really, we do have a lot of fixed cost in processing an order and it is just not viable if we charge less, even though it can seem like is a lot if you are only ordering a single low value item like a peeler. Best to add a few more items you really want to your order at no extra delivery charge to make it worthwhile :)

I hope that makes sense.

Why am I being charged for UPS tracked courier delivery? (hover mouse here for details)
Tracked courier delivery by UPS

We have sent thousands of parcels all round the world over the last 40 years and in our experience airmail parcels to some countries just don't seem to reach the customer. If your parcel gets "lost" it involves a big delay for you and your time spent chasing it around and, usually, the cost of sending the whole thing again, often more than once!

That does not give the high standard of customer service that we always aim for, so where we think there could be delivery problems with standard airmail we will still deliver your order, but only using a tracked service from UPS so we know it will definitely get to you.

Unfortunately, there is a much higher cost for that as we have to pay for the UPS service, but we hope you will agree it is worth it to make sure you actually get the left-handed items you are ordering.

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