Railwayscenics have now added a courier delivery service to our delivery and shipping options. This is an up to five working days service and not an overnight next day delivery.
There are a few restrictions on what the courier will carry, and these will be pointed out on the product information pages. Any orders that include prohibited items will be amended and the prohibited item will be removed and a refund issued.
When you select a courier delivery, we use a signed for service as standard, and a signature will be required on delivery. Because of this, please do not ask to have the parcel left in a safe place as it will not happen.
Insurance is also offered on this service as standard so all goods are fully covered whilst in transit. Please check your order on arrival and if the package is damaged in any way please let us and the courier know. We are unable to make a claim unless you have mentioned to the courier that the parcel was damaged, and you will not be covered for damaged or missing items.
We do hope that you find the pricing satisfactory. As the business grows we will negotiate new prices with the couriers to ensure that you are always getting the best deal possible.
Our courier charges extra for remote deliveries which includes the following postcode areas IM, HS and ZE. We do not pass on these extra costs.
Courier prices correct as of 01/02/2018.
|0 - 1kg
|1kg - 2kg
|2kg to 5kg
|5kg to 10kg
|10kg to 15kg
|Signed for (included as standard)
|Insurance and Packaging Costs (included as standard)
Royal Mail Deliveries
Railwayscenics appreciate that waiting for deliveries can be an inconvenience, so with this in mind we try to make every parcel we send out letterbox friendly. This means we try to keep packages as thin as possible so they fit through most letterboxes. It is not always possible as some of our larger boxes will not fit.
We do not penalise you because of where you live! Whether its Northern Ireland, Shetland, Isle of Man or Inverness. If you have a UK postcode you will pay the same delivery costs as a customer who lives in Manchester. Please note that delivery time to most outreach locations is an additional two working days.
Large & Restricted Items
Over size orders are defined as over 60cm in length or where the length plus the width plus the height are more than 90cm. Restricted items, such as enamel paints, flammable products and liquids, aerosols and some other liquids can not be sent via Royal Mail or Airmail and must be sent via a courier.
UK Parcel size guide
Below is a table showing the maximum sizes of different parcel types that can be posted using Royal Mail deliveries. We always pack using the smallest padded packaging or box as possible, and we never use Royal mail for anything larger than Small Parcel size or anything weighing over 2kg.
|Letters - Up to
|Large Letters - Up to
|Small Parcels - Up to
Royal Mail Prices
We have updated all the Royal Mail module prices, and they do seem to be fair to everyone. If you have any complaints over the pricing of the delivery please contact us before placing an order, but we are restricted to what we are charged.
We have used the table below as a base for our Royal Mail delivery costs. These are the standard costs taken from the Royal Mail website.
|Weight Up To
||RM 1st Rec
||RM 2nd Rec
Rest of World
|Int Tracked Signed
|Int Tracked Signed
Rest of World
The compensation offered by Royal Mail has also been lowered. With standard first and second class postage, this has been reduced to only £20-00. We have decided that any order over £30-00 will be sent by Royal Mail signed for. This offers greater compensation should an item go missing, and will also be protected under the PayPal protection scheme as the delivery method is tracked. This benefits both me as a business and you as a customer.
We then add on a small cost to cover the printing, label and packaging costs. This cost barely covers the actual cost of the materials used, which is why we try to recycle as much packaging as we can.
Royal Mail prices correct as of 26/03/2018.
Please do not blame us for the shortcomings of the current postal system, we do not set Royal Mails tariffs but do have to work within them!