The Shoe Lace Ltd are completely dedicated to your total satisfaction. If you have any suggestions or comments please email us by using the form on the contact us page.
Our Contact details:
The Shoe Lace Ltd
Unit 6 Rake Business Park Rake Hampshire GU33 7PN United Kingdom
Phone: 0845 838 8679
Email: francis [at] theshoelace [dot] co [dot] uk
Vat number: GB945014146
Company number: 6800778
Making A Purchase
Making a purchase could not be easier. Just browse our store, and add any items that you wish to buy into the shopping cart. After you have finished your selection, click on 'Checkout' and you will be asked for a few details that we need to be able to complete the order.
We accept credit card payment. If you are shopping from outside of the UK, place your order and your credit card company will convert the transaction to your own currency.
We accept most major credit cards which are handled by our credit card handling company or you may pay via PayPal. In both cases we do not see or keep your credit card details.
Please note payment is taken at point of order.
When confirmation of order is received, this is to indicate that we have received your order. It does not indicate that a contract exists between us. We will indicate acceptance of your order, and hence a contract between us, when we send you an invoice. We have included this term to protect us in the case that a mistake has been made in pricing, we have inadvertently under-priced goods, or we are no longer able to supply a particular product for some reason. In the case of a change of price, we will always contact you first to ensure that the price is acceptable.
Shipping And Handling
Shipping to all UK postcodes
Shipping is via 1st class Royal Mail or by courier at our discretion.
Shipping to Europe
Order value up to:
Shipping to Europe is via Air Mail for packages up to 2kg or by courier where the order exceeds 2kg.
These prices are a guide though on occasion we may have to contact you for further payment if the cost of the shipping significantly exceeds the guide prices.
Rest of World
Order value up to:
Shipping to the rest of the world is via Air Mail for packages up to 2kg or by courier where the order exceeds 2kg.
The prices below are a guide. For packages up to 2kg the prices shown should be correct for parcels over 2kg and usually over a value of £55 we will notify you of the additional cost after you have placed the order - you may contact us before placing the order though you will need to know what you are ordering! Overseas shipping costs can be all over the place depending on destination, weight, size and urgency of the product!
Order value up to:
£35.00 + excess
We are responsible for the insurance of your order until it reaches you.
We endeavour to ship orders within a couple of days of receipt of the order from our stock. Some items are made to order or are not kept in stock as they are less ordered items in which case there may be a delay of up to 2 weeks before you receive the item. Should there be a greater delay we will contact you.
Incomplete or Damaged orders
You are responsible for notifying us within three working days if your order is incomplete or damaged upon arrival. We bear the risk for any damage to goods during transportation, until you, the consumer, takes possession of the goods
You are also responsible for getting your address(es) correct. What you enter is what gets printed out on all paperwork. If you enter the wrong address we are not liable for the loss.
ROYAL MAIL - UK deliveries
We send the majority of UK orders via Royal Mail 1st Class delivery. Whilst the Royal Mail is generally excellent at delivering items within 1-2 days they do not always succeed. As such we are tied to their Terms & Conditions as are you for delivery. An item is not considered lost until 15 working days after the expected delivery date. Should you not receive your order within 7 working days please do contact us and let us know. But please note we will not be able to anything until the 15 working days has elapsed.
AIR MAIL - Non UK deliveries
The majority of non UK orders are shipped Royal Mail Air Mail. Orders are generally received 5-9 working days after dispatch but can be up to 20 working days - this length of time may be due to Royal Mail, your local postal service or customs. A non UK order will not be considered undelivered until 25 working days have elapsed from the day after we sent it.
If your item is not in stock, we will back order for you. If the item(s) are likely to take more than two weeks to be in stock you will be emailed with the option to cancel your order if you would rather not wait.
We are VAT registered. Our VAT number is 945014146.
For orders placed where the delivery address is outside the VAT collection area and to where we are sending the order directly the vat will be automatically deducted from the order when you enter your country of delivery in the checkout section of the website.
As a purely internet-based mail-order company, The Shoe Lace Ltd is legally ineligible to participate in the VAT Retail Export Scheme, which reimburses VAT to customers when they purchase goods for personal export outside of the EU.
Credit Card Security
We accept payment using SagePay combined with Barclaycard payment services and also offer the option of using PayPal's Credit Card handling service. You do not need to have an account with PayPal to use this method though you can use your account if you wish.
We can take credit card details over the phone if you are happy to use this method.
We do not store any payment method details on our own systems. The details are all handled on the secure servers of the above mentioned payment handling companies.
You may alternatively send us a cheque. Whilst we don't recommend sending cash through the post we will happily accept cash should you be mad enough to do so - if sending cash you must either send it via registered mail or special delivery mail!!
We guarantee your satisfaction. All of our products come with a 7 day no quibble guarantee.
All products come with a one year guarantee agains breakage or malfunction except our shoe stretchers which all come with a 2 year gaurantee.
If you need to reach us, please email us using the link on the store page, alternatively, you can call on 0845 838 8679 (International +44 0845 838 8679) or write to us at Unit 6 Rake Business Park Rake Hampshire GU33 7PN United Kingdom
Photographs: Copyright in the photographs taken by the company resides with the company. Any unauthorised use will incure a charge of £500 per use.
The Shoe Lace Ltd do not disclose buyers' information to third parties other than when order details are processed as part of the order fulfilment. In this case, the third party will not disclose any of the details to any other third party.
a. Take and fulfil customer orders
b. Administer and enhance the site and service
c. Only disclose information to third-parties for goods delivery purposes
We use our mailing list to email news and offers from The Shoe Lace Ltd. We do not sell, donate or give your data to any other companies or bodies - we have worked hard to get your consent so we feel it would be stupid to give it to others!
Our mail comunnications are clearly marked as being from us and you always have the option to opt out from our mailing list.
We keep the data you have given us as part of the order process. Should you like to be forgotten by us - please contact us.
Your rights to return goods are protected under the EU Distance Selling Directive which can be found at http://www.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2000/20002334.htm
You may cancel your order any time before dispatch. Once dispatched you have a right to withdraw from the sales contract and return the order/items. The period for the right to withdraw, which is 14 days, begins the moment you receive your order. Should you desire to withdraw from the sales contract you are still subject to our returns policy as outlined below.
Items that are returned for a refund will have the cost of the goods refunded but not the shipping charge refunded though at our discretion we may refund the shipping charge.
Items that are on 'Special offer' or in a sale may be returned for other product but not for a refund.
Items, unless defective, must be returned complete in as new condition. It is the responsibility of the customer returning the product to make sure it is packaged and protected suitably.
To make a return for any reason you must first contact us to request a Return Merchandise Authorisation (RMA) number. You will also need to fill in a returns form which can be found elsewhere on our website.
If you are seeking a refund and are applicable for a refund we shall refund you within 10 working days of receiving the product.
As you are responsible for the items until they are received by us we recommend that you insure them and that you have proof of sending or proof of delivery.