If you are ordering from outside of the UK just take a minute or two to read through the information below before placing your order. It contains a few handy facts that may answer any questions you might have about postage, shipping and placing your order.
Our minimum requirement for all overseas orders remains at £100.00GBP plus postage.
We ship all our orders via courier, or via freight forwarder for larger orders. Unfortunately we do not accept customers arranging their own shipping companies to collect.
Please place your order online as this is the most efficient way to process your order. You will need to create an account on our website if you haven't already. Then continue to place your order by choosing items from our online shop. When you have finished ordering and go through to the checkout, you will be guided through the process and prompted to give us all the information we need to process your order efficiently. You will be given the shipping cost before you finalise your order if it is available, and before you have to give your payment details. If for some reason you are not given the shipping cost you will need place your order as usual and we will then email you a quote for shipping within a few working days. Please choose to pay by telephone or fax if this is the case. If anything is out of stock, please remove it from your order to continue.
We have a lead time of up to 10 working days for all orders containing bulk sizes (100ml, 500ml, Litres & KG's), so please allow plenty of time when ordering bulk sizes.
You may have to pay import duty on goods you purchase from us. Please check with your local Customs office.
EEC customers who at the time of ordering that provide us with a valid VAT/EEC Trade number will not be liable to pay UK VAT. If a VAT number is not provided with your order then VAT will be charged. All other customers outside of the EEC do not pay UK VAT.
Transit times can vary, usually from 2 to 5 working days under most circumstances by courier, maybe longer if by freight forwarder. Customs occasionally carry out random security checks which can sometimes cause a delay of a day or so for clearance. Please allow plenty of time for orders that are needed by a specific date.
UK Delivery is free of charge for orders over 100.00GBP - We are more than happy to post your order to a friend or family member in the UK. We will need a full name, address and telephone number of the recipient. A person at that address will need to be home to receive and sign for the goods. We have to charge UK VAT for all orders delivered within the UK, but the postage is free to most UK addresses for orders over 100.00GBP. Unfortunately we do not offer a VAT reclamation service. If you order goods by mail order in the UK, you cannot reclaim your VAT.
We are unable to ship to BFPO addresses.
Payment can be made by most major credit/debit cards (Visa, Switch/Maestro, Mastercard, American Express) via our secure online shopping or by bank transfer (details available upon request). Any bank charges incurred for bank transfers must be paid for by you, the customer. Goods will only be dispatched upon receipt of full payment. Card transactions are not processed immediately online. A real person processes the payments manually when the order is complete. When you make a payment online your bank is instructed to hold the payment until we actually take the payment.
Payment must be made by bank transfer for all orders over £1000.00GBP.
Some of our products are Considered Dangerous Goods for Transport, because some products are flammable or are environmentally hazardous in larger amounts. Regulation dictates that we cannot ship these items to some countries. All of the Dangerous Goods on the website are clearly marked with a red diamond symbol on the product page. This includes the majority of essential oils and fragrances.
Orders containing bulk sizes (anything over 30ml per bottle) of Dangerous Goods have to be accompanied by special documentation and need to be packed to specific Air Transport Association requirements and therefore they levy a standard static Dangerous Goods Surcharge of £45.00GBP on top of the shipping cost. This charge is from the shipping company not Amphora. Shipping 10ml bottles does not have a Dangerous Goods Surcharge.
Here is the list of countries we can currently send Dangerous Goods to:
If your country is not in this list, please enquire. Our freight forwarder may have another option. We will not be able to send dangerous goods with your own freight forwarder. We use our own preferred freight forwarder for all dangerous goods freight. Please be aware that a freight forwarder is mainly for larger shipments (pallets) and can be very expensive for smaller orders. Please enquire.
Export Office Hours 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday. All orders placed online over the weekend or public holidays will be processed the next working day.
If you have any further questions please contact us and we will be happy to help.