Before we get into specifics, let us be clear on our shipping “philosophy”:

  • We want to get things to you as quickly as humanly possible
  • To keep things simple, we offer Free Shipping within the UK on all orders over £100
  • If there is a shipping charge (for expedited shipping, for example), we are not in business to “profit” from shipping; you are charged what we are charged

Our primary shipping service is via the Royal Mail

Delivery Time

Delivery Time is dependent on 2 factors:

  1. “Availability”. Every product detail’s page will show a value similar to “Usually Ships in 2-3 days”. It is also noted in the Shopping Cart, and informs you of how quickly an item will be ready to ship out. For example, some items will ship within 24 hours, others in a couple days, while some may take as many as several weeks (especially custom products). The “Availability” value is an estimate. We do our best to ship items out as quickly as possible, so we often get orders out more quickly than is noted by the “Availability” timeframe, but please do not count on that.
  2. The method of delivery – our shipping method is with the Royal with options for next day delivery, standard 2-3 day delivery and specified time delivery.

Additionally, please note that delivery time is also based on “business” days. For example, if you place an order on Sunday, it’s impossible for us to ship an item the same day as all the shippers are closed.

Free Shipping Offers

Orders over £100 qualify for Free Shipping, which will be via Royal Mail standard delivery. If you require next day delivery or time specified delivery we hope you understand that a charge will be incurred even if the order is over £100. The offer of free standard delivery applies to the UK only.

Calculating Cost

We do not profit from shipping. Should you charge Rush shipping, or if we’re shipping your order internationally, your shipping cost will be exactly the same as we are charged by whichever shipping company is used to deliver your package. Shipping costs are calculated on the website automatically during Checkout based on the weight of the items you are purchasing.

International Shipping

If you’d like to make a purchase and have it shipped internationally, please send us an email at support@therustyrooster.com  Be sure to include a list of the products you’d like to purchase, your shipping address, phone number, and the email address to which we should send a Paypal invoice (we currently only accept Paypal payments for orders shipped abroad). A member of our Customer Service team will contact you to make all the arrangements.