Payments

Secure payment

All payments are made using secure encryption to ensure the safety and privacy of customer data. Web browsers which use SSL (secure sockets layer) technologies which are considered insecure (e.g older versions of internet explorer) may not be able to complete checkout successfully. We recommend using a TLS (Transport Layer Security) enabled web browser such as a recent version of Google Chrome.

Payment methods

Our usual method of accepting payment is by Paypal, credit or debit card, either online through our website, or by telephone. Please note that we cannot accept telephone orders from overseas customers, orders must be completed and successfully authenticated online. We sometimes accept/require payment by bank transfer or cleared cheque, this applies especially to higher value International orders.

Deferred payment

We use a 'deferred' method of card payment authentication via our online payment processor, 'SagePay'. This means that your card will be checked for security and available funds at the time you place your order but will only be charged once we have manually accepted the transaction and confirmed that your order will be despatched that day.

Paypal payments

We are able to accept payment for most orders via Paypal. Please note that Paypal is not always able to confirm the legitimacy of a transaction, in which case an alternative payment method may be required. Additionally, we are only able to despatch to your registered and verified Paypal address, use of an alternative delivery address may result in orders being rejected.

Bank transfer payments

In certain circumstances, and by mutual arrangement, we are able to accept payment by direct transfer to our bank account, this is our preferred method for higher value orders. There are not normally any charges associated with payments from UK banks to our UK bank account, goods will be despatched once payment has been received. International bank transfers must be made in pounds sterling (GBP) and there is normally a charge levied by the sending bank as well as the receiving bank. When making an International bank transfer you accept responsibility of all associated bank charges, including those made by our (receiving) bank.