Some of my products can be shipped at an economic price but many cannot, mainly garden products. I have spoken to every carrier I can find and most will not consider taking the job. Tuffnells explained to me that each delivery passes through 7 transhipping points and the trucks are crammed to make it pay, making the chances of damage to products extremely high.
It is possible to ship a decorative plant support but it costs £15 postage and packing, doubling the £15 purchase price.
I’ve concluded that, unless you are local to East Devon, a ‘man and van’ is the best solution. Shared van loads can reduce costs, but bigger orders are really the only cost effective ones. To give an example, Axminster to SW London on a £205 order cost £100 to ship and that client decided to go ahead.
You are welcome to collect and I will deliver within the local area quoting a price each time, or it may work to meet half-way somewhere. We do travel around the country and if the timing works we have delivered to West Sussex and Poole so it is always worth asking.
I am sorry I cannot offer a more convenient delivery service, but despite the promises of the marketing material, carriers are only interested in square boxes.
If you wish to consider a purchase or talk about a commission based upon what you have seen please contact me. Purchases can be made either by cheque or I have facilities to take your payment by credit card over the telephone.
Telephone: 07770 720 373
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