Ordering, Delivery & Returns FAQs

What is the best way to place an order with you?

You can order either by telephone, email or directly on this website. You can decide which is the easiest and most convenient way for you for you to place your order. If you are an established customer or have an account with us, then you can email your order together with a Purchase Order number. You will receive confirmation of receipt of your order and an estimated delivery date.

Is it possible to buy any of your products from a shop near me?

We only sell our products directly through our website. We do this so that we have control over the amount and quality of technical information that is available for our customers and, where possible, ensure that we are able to give the best information and assistance. You are welcome to collect your order from us once payment has been made as long as you make an appointment.

How can I pay for my order?

You can pay for your order by PayPal or most types of Credit or Debit cards with orders placed via the telephone or on this website. We can also issue a Proforma invoice and will accept payment by bank transfer or cheque. If you have an account with us, then you will be invoiced with terms of 30EOM with final payment accepted by any of the above methods.

Will I receive confirmation of my order?

If you place your order via this website then, once the ordering process is complete, you will receive an automatic order confirmation. If your order is placed over the telephone or by email then the order confirmation will be sent once the order details have been entered onto our system. You will also receive a confirmation when your order is despatched together with a receipt or invoice.

Do you have any vouchers or offers?

From time to time, we send news and special offer discounts and voucher codes to our customers. These are sent by email to customers who have given us their email address and opted in to the newsletters when placing an order, if sending feedback, requesting that their email address is added to our marketing list or by contacting us separately to make such a request. These email offers are entirely optional and customers can opt out at any time. We do not send contact information to any third party. If you are not on our marketing list currently and would like to be, please contact us.

Will I receive a receipt?

For orders placed on the website then, as soon as your order is complete, you will be issued with a receipt by email. For all other orders your receipt will be sent once payment has been confirmed. For credit accounts, you will receive monthly statements showing your order and payment history.

Can I set-up a trade account?

We are more than happy to set-up a trade or credit account for you if you are going to be a regular customer. You will need to complete an application form and, once established, your account will change your payment terms to 30 days EOM. Your account will also allow you to log-in to this website and place your orders using a Purchase Order number.

Can I order with a Purchase Order number?

Different customers use purchase order numbers in different ways. Some insist that a number is used for every order placed and others only when an order is placed on account.For either way, we are happy to take an order number and it will be shown on the appropriate paperwork including invoices, statements, receipts and delivery notes. If you are placing an order using your credit account, then we will insist on an order number before we despatch goods.

How long does delivery take?

Providing that the goods you have ordered are in stock then we aim to dispatch orders within a few working days depending on the time of year. Orders are normally sent on a next day service with a few exceptions such as palleted goods and a delivery address in some parts of the Highlands and offshore. Many orders are with our customers the following working day, especially if the order is placed before midday. If you choose our 'priority' despatch option, then your order is treated as urgent and it will be sent at the earliest possible time. However you place your order, either by telephone, email or directly on our website we will inform you, as soon as possible, if your goods are not in stock and when they will be available

What is the cost of delivery via www.spcb.co.uk?

As the type of products can vary significantly then delivery charges are calculated according to each order. Our standard delivery rate is £15.00 (ex VAT) per first bundle, and £10 per subsequent bundle or from £50 per pallet within most of mainland United Kingdom. This covers the packaging, paperwork and the actual delivery to your chosen delivery address. There may be an additional charge for some Highland and Central London locations as well as Northern Ireland and islands.Deliveries to Northern Ireland and Ireland can be quoted for when we know the size of order and products to be ordered so that we can estimate weights and dimensions. For Ireland, there may now be customs fees and VAT to be paid on arrival. Please CONTACT US with details of your potential order for a quote.Given that many of our products are either heavy, bulky, or liquids there can be additional charges depending upon the volume and type of goods ordered.At the checkout, you will have the option of adding priority handling and despatch or timed deliveries for an extra charge.Your delivery charge will be confirmed during the check-out process and before you are asked to pay for anything. If there are any questions then do call us on 01673 895130 or use our CONTACT US page.

What do I do if my order has not arrived when expected?

Tell us as soon as possible. Orders can take a few days to be handled depending on the time of year and so we give the option of priority despatch at the checkout. All deliveries are sent by a specialist courier and tracked until arrival. You will be informed when your consignment is on its way by email or text if provided. Delivery should then usually be expected within 1 - 3 working days. We do check on the progress of orders but may not be aware if there is a delay. If your delivery has not turned up within the estimated time, then please CONTACT US online or call 01673 895130 so that we can investigate and help to resolve any issues. It is important to us that your delivery arrives as expected and in good condition as soon as possible.

My item is damaged / not complete. What do I do?

It is very important to inspect your delivery before accepting it from the courier. If it is damaged or parts are missing, then you can refuse the delivery. If this is not possible at the time, then any damage must be reported to us within 5 days so that we can investigate and arrange a replacement and we may ask for photos to help with any potential claim we may have to make. The most important thing for us is that you have the goods you ordered and, in the condition, that you expect.