Carriage Information

RTS ship all around the world so please check the carriage information below and if in doubt please get in touch.

RTS can ship items with CO2 Cylinders internationally to many European locations – if in doubt check in advance.

Shipping is quite complex due to the CO2 Cylinders which limit the courier options for some parts of the UK and International customers. The shipping options are set out here.

Flat Rate shipping applies on most items domestically in the UK. Order 1 item or 10 items and the shipping cost is the same in most cases and RTS endeavours to keep the prices competitive.
Items for shipping internationally usually have a small additional charge per item to cover the extra cost as weight and size of shipment goes up.
You can see the shipping cost in your basket prior to checking out.

NB. All locations – during Covid restrictions in the UK and Internationally expect some delays. The situation is patchy but in general terms an extra day for UK and an extra 2 days for International.

UK & Northern Ireland.

Standard Carriage 3-5 working days subject to location on all items.
Express Shipping (non CO2 items) next working day delivery for orders completed before 11:00am excluding weekends.
Express Shipping CO2 – next working day delivery for orders completed before 11:00am excluding weekends to English Mainland, Wales and Scottish Lowlands.
Express Shipping of CO2 to some parts of the Scottish Highlands, UK Islands and Northern Ireland is available but is only viable for larger orders as it is quite expensive. Please check first.

I use a combination of couriers and the Royal Mail for UK customers subject to the items ordered and the delivery location.

Channel Islands.

As the Royal Mail treats the Channel Islands as rest of UK any Non CO2 items can be shipped to the Channel Islands at the Standard UK rate.
CO2 Items are more difficult as Royal Mail will not handle. Channel Island Rates for CO2 items are for land/sea transport.

International Carriage (non CO2).

Standard Carriage typically takes 4-12 working days subject to location using Royal Mail International Signed.
Express Carriage – using a range of express couriers is typically is 2 – 7 working days.

The RTS shipping cost tables are set so that as the value of order increases, the express shipping becomes the better option, purely because sending high value orders by mail and/or over 2kg is also problematic and it is better to ship with a courier.

NB. In some locations the customs clearance procedures can create delays and the above times whilst typical, are a guide.

International CO2.

Standard Carriage 3-8 working days with overland transport to most European destinations. Banded Cost Price varies due to location.
Outside of Europe it becomes very difficult so please check beforehand. My website is set at a very high price purely because the shipping system insists that a price is offered. I can probably better that price but please contact RTS first.

If combining items you will only be charged once for shipping and that will be at the higher rate price of those items you have selected. Bear in mind that if you combine non CO2 items with CO2 items, the shipping options will be restricted based on the CO2.

Prices are all + VAT at standard rate for UK & Northern Ireland and may vary for overseas customers subject to their VAT status.

Non EU International orders will have the appropriate customs documents and maybe be subject to duty payable by the customer.

CO2 Gas Cylinders  are UN class 2 Dangerous Goods and although there are certain exemptions in place, they are not the easiest items to ship especially internationally. If in doubt please ask.

Republic of Ireland – if you use the Parcel Motel service I can deliver as if to Northern Ireland. You get UK & NI carriage rates from RTS and pay the small forwarding fee to Parcel Motel

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