Shipping Large Maps, Globes or Selected Personalised Items Overseas or Off-ShorePlease note that shipping charges in your shopping cart are for deliveries by 1st class post or carrier to a mainland** address in Great Britain, or small items (folded maps, small rolled maps & light to medium books) by 1st class post or air-mail to off-shore or overseas countries.
**Mainland GB is defined by carriers as excluding Scottish Highlands & Islands. If your postcode falls within the following postcodes (we use different carriers, but the following postcodes are usually regarded as Highlands and Islands) All AB, DD7-11; FK17-22; G83; HS; IM; IV; KA27-KA28; KW; PA20-50; PA60-78; PH17 - PH44; ZE; This list is subject to change at any time, and may not cover all the carriers we deal with.
Larger items such as rolled wall maps longer than 90cm (including packaging) have to be despatched by courier at much higher prices than standard air-mail and the shopping cart program cannot show these higher charges which are very individual to the product depending on the weight, dimensions and destination.
We also stock a number of personalised products. These are produced by specialised companies with their own distribution arrangements which are invariably more expensive than standard airmail for shipping outside mainland GB. If you would like to send a personalised product overseas (even if the product you require is of average size), please follow the same procedure below as for large maps etc. Sometimes the shipping costs are quite reasonable, but as each cost varies according to the product, size, destination address and warehouse despatching your order, every order is different so we will need to give you a quote for the costs involved before processing your order.
Most framed maps cannot be sent long distances overseas, they are too vulnerable to damage.
Some globes can be sent to European countries, but at a higher price.
Placing an order
If you would like a quote to ship a product to Scottish Highlands and Islands or off-shore or overseas please place an order in the usual way but on the payment page, make sure you choose the Payment Method "Telephone". This will accept your order but will not ask you for card details.
(Ignore the first email you will receive immediately on placing your order - this is the automated order acknowledgement and will show the cost of shipping by air-mail for normal sized products).
After the order is downloaded we will advise you by email of the correct shipping cost by courier. If you accept this revised charge we will change your order and will contact you to arrange payment.
No globes or framed maps can be despatched outside Western Europe.