Now that the UK is sadly no longer part of the EU, please note that packages shipped to EU countries may have import VAT and handling fees levied at the point of delivery, which are not the responsibility of Boomkat.
The IOSS scheme starting July 1st 2021 was designed to allow retailers in the UK to charge and pay VAT on behalf of customers in the EU to avoid import VAT and/or handling charges at the point of delivery. Unfortunately, as of early July 2021, it is not possible for individual companies to join this scheme without the use of an intermediary, and while HMRC expect that their own IOSS platform will become available soon, the timeline for this is unclear.
If you are a customer in the EU who orders from us regularly, we encourage you to get in touch with us as we are able to group your orders and send them in larger packages by courier using a Delivery Duty Paid service which would mean you would not have to pay additional taxes or handling fees as we would be pre-paying these on your behalf. If you would like us to arrange this for you, please contact us at [email protected] and we will endeavour to make this process as easy as possible for you.
We offer free postage on orders over £50.00 to the UK sent via Royal Mail.*
* To qualify for free postage the order must be sent as one package. Therefore, all items must be in stock or you should be happy to wait until all items become available to ship so they can be sent as one package. Downloads and Gift Vouchers do not count towards free shipping.
Please note that Pre-Orders do not count towards free shipping as their release dates are liable to fluctuate.
If your order contains items that have different estimated shipping dates (for example, ‘available to pre-order’, ‘in stock’, ‘available to ship in 1-3 days’) you will be given an option either to wait for everything to become available to ship in one package, or to ship each item as soon as it becomes available. Stock arrives at the office throughout the day so the stock status of items on the website can change several times a day.
Important Note: all items that are not currently displaying as In Stock need to be ordered in from our suppliers and the estimated shipping dates are only an indication of when we expect those items to come into stock. If there are any unforeseen issues with availability we will notify you immediately.
Additionally, if you opt to wait for everything to become available to ship in one package, please note that this option will automatically exclude pre-orders as they are often liable to delays.
At checkout you are able to select a premium packaging option for a fee of £1.50. We pack all of our orders using appropriate packaging, however when you pick this option we use a wider cruciform offering additional protection if you have a particularly heavy-handed postman.
UK AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OPTIONS
We offer two services:
First Class Royal Mail - for UK and for International orders: The package will be delivered by your national postal service.
Royal Mail sets limits on the weight of packages, so if the order becomes too heavy to ship in one package the order will be split into two or more packages. The packages will be marked accordingly, for example, if an order has to be sent over two packages the packages would be labelled ‘1 of 2’ and ‘2 of 2’.
Parcelforce tracked courier service:
This comprises a flat box fee for the UK (and some European countries), and a sliding scale based on weight for other countries. Parcelforce is a Monday - Friday service. Packages sent via Parcelforce can be tracked here: http://www.parcelforce.com/track-trace
Parcelforce can only ship to PO boxes in certain countries, details can be found once you have made your country selection at checkout.
Once you have added items to your crate you can select your country and choose either to send everything in one package or to ship as soon as the items become available. At this point the total given is a guide to the cost and more shipping configurations are available once you have logged in and proceeded to checkout. At the checkout you will still be able to add or take away items from the crate and change/compare your shipping options.
Pre-orders are treated as separate packages to items that are either in stock or available to order. If pre-orders share the same release date then they can be ordered and shipped together. However pre-order release dates are liable to change, if you have ordered two pre-orders with the same date to ship together and then one release date gets pushed back, we will ship the available pre-order straight away and the second pre-order as soon as it becomes available with no extra shipping charge.
If you choose to ship your order across more than one package you can select the Royal Mail service for one package and Parcelforce courier for the other.
If an individual item weighs more than 2kg and you are outside of the UK the package must be sent via courier as Royal Mail sets a 2kg limit on packages.
Royal Mail covers postage all countries, however Parcelforce is not available in every country.
If an order does not arrive, we can issue a replacement package. In the UK we consider a package to be missing after 25 working days. Most international orders are considered missing after 60 working days with the exception of France, South America and Africa - packages to these destinations are considered missing after 90 working days. Before we can issue a replacement, customers must have checked with their local depot/sorting office to see if their package is awaiting pick up. If we think there is an issue with the shipping address, or that packages are being stolen in the post, we reserve the right to refuse future orders to these addresses.
We automatically add an insurance supplement to orders over £30.
Orders between £30 - £49.99 are charged a 60p insurance supplement.
Orders over £50 are charged a £3 insurance supplement.
If a package is returned to us because of an incomplete address, or because it was not collected from a local depot, we will have to charge you again in order to re-send it. We will get in touch with you before any package is re-sent.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, international shipping times have suffered considerable delays because of a shortage of international flights and staff shortages at depots, sorting and customs offices worldwide due to social distancing.
The delivery times below are estimates. A lot depends on the efficiency of your local post service.
UK (inc. Northern Ireland): 1 - 7 working days
Western Europe: 3 - 21 working days
Eastern Europe: 5 - 30 working days
Rest of World: 5 - 90 working days
UK (inc. Northern Ireland): 1 working day except for highlands of Scotland and parts of Scotland, please get in touch for further information.
Western Europe: 2-14 working days for most countries but takes longer shipping to Finland, Greece, Italy, Norway, Portugal and Sweden.
Eastern Europe: 3-28 working days for most countries but can take up to 7 days for other countries, please get in touch for further information.
Rest of World: 3-30 working days for most countries, please get in touch for further information
Please note shipping times can vary within a country depending on the area - for further information please get in touch.
Please note that the estimated shipping times above can be affected by circumstances beyond our control such as bad weather, delays at customs, busy times of year etc.
If you require further information or assistance then please contact us at [email protected]