Delivery Information


We aim to deliver within 2 working days to the UK mainland, with free delivery on orders over £150 exc VAT. A £4.99 delivery charge is applicable on orders below this value. Deliveries to offshore UK and Ireland may take an extra 1-2 working days to arrive.

We also offer the following premium services for the UK mainland. Orders must be placed before noon by phone.

*Premium delivery services are as follows:

Next Day Before 12 – £15.99

Next Day Before 10 – £28.99

Saturday Delivery – £10.99

Orders will usually be sent by courier, smaller orders may be sent by parcel post. Delivery rates are correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change. Empire Distribution must be notified of non-delivery within three days of the invoice days and of shortages and damages within seven days.

Export Delivery – Charges as of August 2019

Unless informed otherwise we will find the most cost effective method of transport. We can also deliver to a UK freight forwarder (rates as above).

Please Note – Delivery lead time may vary for countries that require additional export certification. There may also be an extra charge for the processing of legal export documentation. Each document to be quoted separately, required for specific needs as per individual country requirements.

The following standard rates are based on average weight, carton size and exchange rate, and are subject to change. We will always inform you of changes to the standard tariff, and of any exceptional costs in relation to shipping.

Zone 1 – Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg

Orders under £400/€480 – Shipping charge £10/€12 Orders over £400/€480 – Free Shipping. Average transit time 2-5 working days.

Zone 2 – Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway

Orders under £500/€600 – Shipping charge £15/€18 Orders over £500/€600 – Free Shipping Average transit time 3-4 working days

Zone 3 – Andorra, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland and Slovenia

Orders under £500/€600 – shipping charge £25/€30 Orders under £500/€600 – Free shipping. Average transit time 3-4 working days

Zone 4 – France

Orders under £250/€300 – shipping charge £12.50/€15 Orders under £250/€300 – Free shipping. Average transit time 2-5 working days

Zone 5 – Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Sardinia, Sicily, Latvia, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Gibraltar*, Romania, Lithuania, Madeira, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro

Orders under £750/€900 – Shipping charge £45/€50 Orders over £750/€900 – price on enquiry. Average transit time 5-6 working days

* A surcharge may apply for documentation

Zone 4 – Spain, Poland and Italy

Please contact us for shipping charges and delivery time.

Zone 7 – Rest of the World

Deliveries to a mainland UK freight forwarder: Free shipping on orders above £150. Orders below £150 will incur a £4.99 charge. Door to door deliveries will need to be quoted on a per order basis.


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