How we work out postage charges

It’s a challenge to work out postage charges, as they vary with weight, width, breadth, depth, shape and destination, not to mention the items ordered.  We tried to work out a fair estimate and to charge a sensible postage fee without leaving the charity at a loss. Sometimes a slight loss happens, but mostly we get it right or you overpay by a small amount.  However, all income, including excess postage, goes to the Trust to further our charitable aims.  The Trust has no paid staff and no salaries… all of our parcels are packaged and dispatched by two particularly special Trustees in their own time – Gordon’s brother Ian, and his wife, Chris.

How much we charge

To get an accurate delivery price for your destination, go to our online shop and add items to your basket, then use the delivery calculator in the checkout, selecting your destination.  However, to give you an estimate, here is a summary of our delivery tiers:

UK delivery

This includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  The tiers are:

  • Royal Mail large envelope: £3.95  (examples include a music book and/or a CD, or a couple of CDs, or a book and a T-shirt)
  • UK small parcel: £5.95 (examples include a hoodie, more than one book and a T-shirt, or more than 2 CD’s)
  • UK medium parcel: £6.95 (multiple products)

International delivery

Gordon would love being international.  The world was his inspiration.  However, we can’t ship everywhere….unfortunately things aren’t so simple, but we try to ship as far and wide as we can.  Find your shipping destination below to see the charges.  If you aren’t listed here you won’t be able to go through checkout as your country won’t be available; but please send us a message via our contact form, and we’ll see what we can do!

To Europe

To the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azeraijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy,  Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.  The tiers are:

  • Royal Mail large envelope: £4.45  (examples include a music book and/or a CD, or a couple of CDs, or a book and a T-shirt)
  • Small parcel: £6.45 (examples include a hoodie, more than one book and a T-shirt, or more than 2 CD’s)
  • Medium parcel: £10.95 (multiple products)

To the rest of the world

To the following countries: Antigua, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Curacao, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Korea South, Kuwait, Malaysia, Martinique, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, St Martin, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates.  The tiers are:

  • Worldwide small/medium parcel: £9.95
  • Worldwide large parcel: £15.95

Pick-up

We also offer a pick-up or collection service for those who are able to meet up with us at events.  This is strictly by prior arrangement.  Please contact us to make sure we can accommodate your pick up before selecting this in the checkout.