At BMS we despatch goods worldwide although the majority of our orders are from UK based customers. Our online shopping cart will calculate the cost of deliveries within Europe and beyond. A quick cost estimation is shown just above this text on the right and you can select your country from the drop down list. If you are a registered customer and login then this updates automatically for your region or postcode.
Web Orders Courier Services Costs:
We use Parcelforce as our courier and prices start at £5.95 +vat for a single, small, light weight package on a 'within 5 day" service for standard UK mainland. Standard costs of courier start at £7.50 +vat for a 'within 5 day' service, or £9.50 +vat for a 1-2 day service. This cost is for us to send out a single package but we can send up to 30kg in one package (our website will calculate the costs for you). We aim to despatch all goods the same day the order is received (cut off time 15:30) but this is not guaranteed. The 1-2 day service is sent on Parcelforce 24 hour service and should, under normal circumstances be received the next working day although we allow 2 days. The 'within 5 days' service is sent on Parcelforce 48 hour service and should, under normal circumstances be received within 2 to 5 working days depending on how busy we are. You will receive tracking information from us once your goods are sent through the ParcelForce network so long as we have your current email address. If you require a same day despatch to be guaranteed (prior to cut off time) then please select the “priority despatch” option during checkout (there is an additional charge to prioritise your order).
Examples of Courier Rates to Mainland UK:
ParcelForce 1-2 day service costs: 1 package £9.50 +vat and then an extra £5.00 +vat for every additional package sent.
ParcelForce 'within 5 days' service costs: 1 package £7.50 +vat and then an extra £5.00 +vat for every additional package sent.
ParcelForce Pre-10 costs: £12.50 +vat per package
ParcelForce Pre-12 costs: £12.00 +vat per package
ParcelForce Saturday Pre 1pm costs: 1 package £15.00 +vat and then an extra £6.00 +vat for every additional package sent.
For overseas orders we normally use FedEx or ParcelForce Euro Priority and goods are normally despatched within 24 hours of the orders being received and full tracking information is sent as soon as the goods are collected from us.
In more detail:
Our shopping cart calculates the approximate weight of your order and depending on how heavy the total shopping basket is you are given a number of delivery options. A signature will be required when the goods are delivered as we use ParcelForce as our delivery courier company.
The total courier cost that you will incur will depend on the weight and number of packages that we send. We aim to pack the goods to minimise the number of parcels being sent as the costs are subject to a minimum value and then a cost per package once that minimum has been reached. Some parts of the UK incur a surcharge because of the distance to delivery. The current surcharge areas are shown in green on the image and typically include the Isle of Mann, Isles of Scilly, Scottish Highlands & Islands, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Wight. The surcharge affects the following postcodes: IV, HS, KA27-28, KW, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH17-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE, BT, IM, TR21-25 and some PO postcodes (for the Isle of Wight). Our shopping cart will automatically work out the delivery price based on your postcode or region in the World.
We will always try to process your order the same day and the vast majority of our orders do go the same day that they are received subject to stock availability. If you require your order urgently and a same day despatch is essential to you then please tick the "priority despatch" box at the shopping cart and a surcharge will be added. If we are unable to despatch the same day you will be notified by email and the additional charge will not apply.
We can offer a Pre-10am, Pre-Noon and a Saturday morning delivery service but these are much more expensive. These options, and all the above as applicable, are shown at the checkout should you require them.