International shipping options from the U.K. explained
A few words on the international shipping options and costs for those outside the U.K. For any queries or concerns, please send me an email (at firstname.lastname@example.org).
I've charged carriage costs as quoted on-line, and done it for most areas of the world. Apologies if your area does not yet have a shipping option available, please email me and I will add a quote for your region straight away.
I will endeavour to despatch within 2-3 working days. Delivery for Royal Mail International is typically quoted as up to 4-7 working days for most destinations, but this does not include delays passing through customs. I appreciate your patience.
Royal Mail Standard Airmail: For the lowest shipping price, individual items can be sent standard airmail, without tracking (though still usually very reliable). This is only available for single items so if you want to send multiple items by this method, please purchase in separate shopping carts, as I will not combine items for the same destination delivered without a tracking number. Please note that items sent separately might arrive days apart, even though they were handed over the Post Office counter together. Proof of Postage can be supplied on request.
Royal Mail International with Tracking: Items can be sent together with a tracking number supplied (up to a maximum of three). Full refunds in the unlikely event of items getting completely lost (as confirmed by delivery service) are only available if a with-tracking/signed-for service is purchased. As with all such services requiring a signature, P.O. Boxes cannot be used.
DHL Express Worldwide: Only for multiple items (up to £200, about four to five watchbands), a DHL courier service is available at very reasonable rates. A phone number is required by DHL and can be included at check-out. I regret that in the case of cause for a return, pro-rata shipping costs via DHL are not refundable.
In December and January, delivery of all Royal Mail items are severely delayed because of the volume of seasonal mail, the backlog extending well into January. Please be mindful of last posting dates to reach your destination by December 24th as advertised at http://www.postoffice.co.uk/christmas/last-posting-dates (and remember to make allowance for the 2-3 days despatch time after placing your order).