Advance notice of a postage increase.(October 10, 2010)
We have resisted putting up our postal charge for as long as possible, and it has not changed for several years, but from 1st January next year the minimum charge will increase from £2.50 to £3. The standard postage and packaging cost on website purchases is £2.50, and for 3 1/2" bears that is all you pay. For the larger bears we adjust the price of the bear to take account of any additional postage charge, for example on the 5 1/2" bears you pay an extra £1 on the bear making a total postal and packaging cost of £3.50. From January the extra amount payable on the bear will be adjusted to 50p so you will still only pay £3.50 on this size of bear.
With the extra 50p being added to the website postal charge the minimum you will pay will be £3 for 3 1/2" bears, £3.50 for 5 1/2" bears and a range of £5 to £12 on larger bears depending on their size.
We are sorry for this increase, but as all our bears are sent by Royal Mail "First Class Signed For" we have found that £2.50 no longer covers the cost of postage and packaging.