Shipping FAQs

Important information: Movement of goods into Europe and other countries

Updated 13 January 2021:

We have received a further update from DPD regarding their service into Europe and the Republic of Ireland, this remains on pause currently and a further update will be provided on Friday 15th January.

Updated 08 January 2021:

DPD have put a temporary pause on shipments to Europe and Republic of Ireland due to the additional documentation requirements post Brexit. They intend to recommence the service on Wednesday 13th January, so please be aware that shipments may experience a slight delay until then.

Can I track my order?

If you recently placed an order with us and you’re wondering where it is, you can track your order by following the steps below:

  1. Click "My Account"
  2. Click "My Order"
  3. You should then be able see details of the order you're expecting. The "Order Status" will be listed as one of the following:
  • Order acknowledged: This means that your order has not yet entered the dispatching process. This may be because the order has only just reached us.
  • Dispatching soon: This means that your order has been sent to the warehouse, but has not yet been picked and despatched. If you have ordered items with different availabilities (e.g. one item is in stock, but another item is available in 4-6 weeks) for normal delivery everything will be sent to you when the entire order is ready. If you have asked for express delivery, we will part deliver items.
  • Dispatched: This means that your order has left our warehouse, and is on its way to you. 

Do I have to pay shipping?

Yes, we have to charge for shipping (although this doesn’t apply to downloadable products.) The amount of shipping we charge is dependent on the weight of the item(s) and where in the world we’re shipping to.

Shipping Charges

Our standard UK shipping starts at £4.00 and will take three to five working days to deliver.

This pricing will increase depending on the weight of your order. Prices to ship outside of the UK will vary. You can calculate your shipping costs at the checkout page.

If you require a shipping quote for an order (when creating a purchase order, for example), then please get in touch.

We also offer an express delivery service, which will guarantee delivery by the next business day if you place your order before 1:00 pm. This service starts at £8.00 and will increase depending on the weight of your order.

How is international shipping calculated?

International shipping is automatically worked out on a weight, destination, speed of shipping and per-order basis during the online check-out process.

Different items have different weights so please progress through the checkout process where you will be able to see what the shipping cost will be.

What are my shipping options?

We offer two types of shipping:

  • Standard 1st class – between one and three days within the UK; and as fast as standard airmail allows outside the UK.
  • Express delivery – the next business day in the UK (business days are typically Monday to Friday and exclude all UK public bank holidays); and approximately 2 - 4 days outside the UK, depending on destination.

Risk in delivery 

Deliveries using normal mail services to a small number of countries have a high risk of non-arrival. We recommend that, if you wish to have a product delivered to a 'high risk' country, that you use our express courier service. This service requires a signature on delivery.

If you choose to use standard delivery, risk in the product will pass to you immediately we despatch it: in other words, if it goes astray, we will charge in full for replacements. Countries currently affected include South Africa and Nigeria.

Please note:

  • The cut-off time for orders for next-day delivery is 12.00pm; orders placed after 12.00pm will be despatched the following business day. For example a order place at 4pm on a Wednesday will be dispatched on the Thursday and will (usually) arrive on Friday.
  • We cannot send express deliveries to PO boxes, as a signature is required on delivery.
  • Delivery times on international orders will vary - you can look up delivery times for you country here.
  • We do our best to ensure that all goods arrive within the agreed time frame and in good condition. Please notify us immediately, at, if goods have not arrived or if they are in less than perfect condition.

Downloadable products and eBooks

Non-OGC eBooks and toolkits purchased by credit card are available for download as soon as you have checked-out - unless we feel we need to seek evidence of cardholder authorisation of the purchase, in which case goods will be released as soon as we have received written authorisation from the named cardholder.

OGC eBooks are made available to you for download within 24 hours of purchase.

Still have a query? 

To help us resolve your issue quickly, please include the following information in your email:

  • Your order number (this can be found in the title of the confirmation email).
  • The date of purchase.
  • The email address used when the order was placed.
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