FAQs

General

How can I contact you?

By email or telephone, see our contact page for full details.

What are your opening hours?

We're open 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Where are you based?

Our warehouses are based in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire.

What's your VAT number?

Our VAT number is 508268734.

What's your company number?

Our company number is 2265990.

Do you have a bricks and mortar showroom or shop I can visit?

We don't have a shop or showroom as such, we do however operate a trade counter service at our warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne.

I'm looking for support with a technical requirement.

We can help with that! Get in contact with our team.

Do you have sales representatives who can come out to see me?

Unfortunately not, to keep our prices low we don't have external sales reps available to web customers.

Are you ISO 9001 accredited?

We certainly are, find out more on our quality management page.

Orders

Can I order by email or telephone?

Yes, for orders placed by email or telephone we'll send you a WorldPay card payment link by email.

Are the prices the same online and on the phone?

No, they can differ. You'll find our cheapest prices online. You can order by phone but prices may be higher than those here on our website.

How do I modify an existing order?

Please contact us directly (telephone is usually quickest) to request an amendment to your order. Once an order has been processed it cannot be changed.

Can I add a PO number to my order?

Of course, there's a comments box at the checkout where you can add this.

Do you accept orders from outside of the UK?

Yes, we do.

Can I issue a purchase order to you?

Unfortunately not, you'll need to order online or by telephone and pay by credit/debit card.

Can you fill out our supplier questionnaire?

Unfortunately not, as an online store we don't accept or reply to requests to complete supplier questionnaires.

Products

I can't find the item I'm looking for or it is not in stock.

If you can't find what you're looking for, or the item you need is out of stock you can contact our team.

Is test certification available for my product?

Yes, where available you can request this using the comments box at the checkout.

I'm looking for a product code starting with ME, MS, SH, RP or RW, why can't find it?

These are codes generated by our internal system for customer special (one-off) items, these aren't part of our standard range so you'll not find these on our website.

I need further details about one of your products.

Most of our datasheets are online, if not you can always contact us for more details.

Do you offer discounts for bulk orders?

In many cases, we can. Contact our team with your exact requirements to discuss this further.

The price has changed on an item I've previously bought or been looking at, can you match the old price?

Our prices change frequently, sometimes daily. The price you see on the day is the price you'll pay, we're unable to match previous prices.

Payments

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept payment by credit and debit cards issued by Visa, MasterCard or JCB.

Do you have a minimum order?

Yes, we have a minimum order value of £15.00 inc VAT.

Is there a payment limit?

For card payments, there's a limit of £5000.

Do you accept American Express (AmEx)?

At this time we're not able to accept American Express.

Do you accept PayPal?

At this time we don't accept payments via PayPal.

Do you accept payments via Apple Pay or Google Pay?

At this time we're unable to accept mobile payments. This includes Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay among others.

How do we request a VAT invoice?

A VAT invoice will be emailed to you automatically when your order is shipped, or for collection orders, once your order is ready to collect.

Can I pay by bank transfer?

Yes, we accept payment by FPS (Faster Payments Service) for amounts over £5000. Anything below this can be paid for by credit or debit card.

I'm collecting, can I pay when I get to you?

Unfortunately not, all orders must be paid for in advance. If you don't complete payment, your order doesn't complete and never comes through to us!

Delivery

Which couriers do you use?

Generally, we UPS for standard boxes and Tuffnells for bulk items, if you're in our area we may use our delivery vehicles. We may also ship directly from the manufacturer.

Can I track my order during transit?

Check your order history for a tracking number, if no tracking number is shown please contact us directly.

Can I redirect an order in transit?

Some carriers will allow this, check the order tracking to see if this option is available. We cannot redirect a shipment on your behalf.

How do we request proof of delivery (POD)?

POD's can usually be obtained directly via the couriers delivery tracking page, if not please contact us directly.

Can I collect my order?

Yes, just select "Collection" at the checkout. We'll let you know when your order is ready for collection.

What do I do if my order has not arrived?

Check your order online to see if it's been shipped and if there's a tracking code, if so that's your best place to start. If there's no tracking number you can contact us.

Can I have a same-day delivery?

Our carriers don't currently offer same day deliveries.

Do you offer international shipping?

Yes, we do, on orders over £100 ex VAT. See our delivery page for more details.

My order is over £250 ex VAT, but there's no free delivery option?

You probably have a product in your cart that's excluded from the offer, or your postcode is excluded. If you think there's something has gone wrong please contact us.

Can I specify a time or time slot for delivery?

Our carriers don't currently offer timed delivery services.

My delivery is delayed, can I have my money back?

Unfortunately not. Our transit times are estimates only and not guaranteed. However, if you've paid for a pre-noon delivery that arrived after midday please contact us.

Can you offer plain-label/drop-ship delivery?

Yes, to discuss this further please contact our team.

My delivery is more expensive than expected?

Our delivery costs are weight-based so heavy orders cost more to ship, surcharges also apply when shipping to some areas such as the Scottish Highlands or the Isle of Wight. Full details can be found on our delivery page.

Returns

A product I've purchased has arrived damaged, what should I do?

Please fill out our returns form describing the issue and we'll be in contact.

You've delivered the wrong item to me, how do I return it?

Please fill out our returns form and we'll be in contact.

I've ordered the wrong item or no longer want/need the item I've purchased, can I return it.

Within 14 days of receipt, fill out our returns form and we'll review your request. If we accept your request we'll provide you with return instructions.

Do you arrange collection or do I have to send it back to you?

You will need to return the goods to us, we're not liable for any return shipping costs. You can find our full terms & conditions here.

I've placed an order for collection but cannot arrange transport, can I cancel my order?

If this is the case please fill out our returns form and we'll be in contact. Cancellation is normally allowed subject to our standard 30% restocking fee.

Do you charge a restocking fee on returns?

Where we accept a return request on a non-faulty product we may charge a 30% restocking fee.

My Details & Account

I've forgotten my password, can you help me?

No problem, just request a new password.

How do I change my password?

You can change this from your account dashboard. If you've forgotten your password you can request a new password.

How can I update my contact details or saved addresses?

You can update all of your details from your account dashboard.

Can I open a credit account with you?

We offer credit accounts with Besseges VTF for regular customers, contact our team for further details.

I have an account with Besseges VTF, can I use it online?

No, the website runs separately from the rest of our business and is strictly cash only. Contact Besseges directly to place an order on your credit account.

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