Shipping & Returns
Table of Contents
- General Subject to Stock Availability
- Shipping Costs and Options
- Return Due to Change of Mind
- Warranty Returns
- Delivery Terms
- Transit Time Domestically
- Transit Time Internationally
- Despatch Time
- Change of Delivery Address
- P.O. Box Shipping
- Items Out of Stock
- Delivery Time Exceeded
- Tracking Notifications
- Parcels Damaged in Transit
- Duties and Taxes
- Value Added Tax
- Import Duties and Taxes
- EU Sales
- Process for Parcels Damaged in Transit
- Process for Parcels Lost in Transit
- Customer Service
Main Layer Ltd (“we” and “us”) is the operator of (https://www.mainlayer.com) (“Website”). By placing an order through this Website you will be agreeing to the terms below. These are provided to ensure both parties are aware of and agree upon this arrangement to mutually protect and set expectations on our service.
General Subject to Stock Availability
We try to maintain accurate stock counts on our website but from time-to-time there may be a stock discrepancy and we will not be able to fulfil all your items at time of purchase. In this instance, we will fulfil the available products to you, and contact you about whether you would prefer to await restocking of the back ordered item or if you would prefer for us to process a refund.
Shipping Costs and Options
Shipping costs are calculated during checkout based on weight, dimensions and destination of the items in the order. Payment for shipping will be collected with the purchase. This price will be the final price for shipping cost to the customer.
Option 1 UPS Next Day – up to 10kg – 1-2 business days – £6.99 plus VAT
Option 2 UPS Next Day – up to 15kg – 1-2 business days – £8.99 plus VAT
Option 3 ParcelForce 24hr – up to 25kg – 1-2 business days – £12.99 plus VAT
Option 4 Freight – over 25kg – 1-2 business days – £59.99 plus VAT
Please note above estimated arrival times are only for the UK mainland.
Return Due to Change of Mind
We will happily accept returns due to change of mind as long as a request to return is received by us within 14 days of receipt of the item and are returned to us in original packaging, unused and in resell-able condition. Return shipping will be paid at the customers expense and will be required to arrange their own shipping. Once returns are received and accepted, refunds will be processed to store credit for a future purchase. We will notify you once this has been completed through e-mail. We will refund the value of the goods returned but will NOT refund the value of any shipping paid.
We will happily honour any valid warranty claims, provided a claim is submitted within 30 days of receipt of items, this applies to small tooling only. Any electrical items purchased from new will be supplied with a 12 months warranty period. Customers will be required to pre-pay the return shipping, however we will reimburse you upon a successful warranty claim. Upon return receipt of items for warranty claim, you can expect us to process your warranty claim within 7 days. Once your warranty claim is confirmed, you will receive the choice of: (a) refund to your original payment method; (b) a refund in store credit; (c) a replacement item sent to you (if stock is available).
Transit Time Domestically
In general, domestic shipments are in transit for 1-2 days. Dependent on the location and the time your order was placed, please take this into consideration when placing your order.
Transit Time Internationally
Generally, orders shipped internationally are in transit for 4–22 days. This varies greatly depending on the location and courier you have selected so please bear this in mind. We are able to offer a more specific estimate when you are choosing your courier at checkout.
Orders placed before 2:00PM will be dispatched the same day, otherwise, within the next business day. Our warehouse operates on Monday – Saturday during standard business hours, except on national holidays at which time the warehouse will be closed. In these instances, we take steps to ensure shipment delays will be kept to a minimum.
Change of Delivery Address
For change of delivery address requests in most cases items must be sent to the registered address however there are instances where we are able to change the address at any time before the order has been dispatched.
P.O. Box Shipping
We are unable to offer P.O Box or counter couriers services to these locations at this current time.
Items Out of Stock
If an item is out of stock, we will dispatch the in-stock items immediately and send the remaining items once they return to stock.
Delivery Time Exceeded
If our delivery time has exceeded our advised time frame, please contact us so that we can conduct an investigation and deal with your query as soon as possible.
Upon dispatch, customers will receive a tracking link from which they will be able to follow the progress of their shipment based on the latest updates made available by the shipping provider.
Parcels Damaged in Transit
We recommend that parcel is checked for damage upon receipt from the courier, if damage is present please reject delivery and get in touch. If the parcel has been delivered without you being present, please contact customer services where we can advise you on your next steps. Defective and damaged goods must be reported immedietly on arrival.
Duties and Taxes
Value Added Tax
The standard rate of VAT currently is 20% and has already been applied to the price of the goods as displayed on the checkout.
Import Duties and Taxes
Import duties and taxes for international shipments may be liable to be paid upon arrival in the destination country. This varies by country, and we encourage you to be aware of these potential costs before placing an order with us. If you refuse to pay duties and taxes upon arrival at your destination country, the goods will be returned to us at the customer’s expense, and the customer will receive a refund for the value of goods paid, minus the cost of the return shipping. The cost of the initial shipping will not be refunded.
We will no longer be charging tax on orders shipped into the EU. Tax still needs to be paid at your local rate, but this will not be taken by Main Layer Ltd at the time you place your order. Duty and tax will be collected by the shipping company instead.
If you change your mind before you have received your order, we are able to accept cancellations at any time before the order has been dispatched. If an order has already been dispatched, please refer to our refund policy.
Parcels are insured for loss and damage up to the value as stated by the courier.
Process for Parcel Damaged in Transit
We will process a refund or replacement as soon as the courier has completed their investigation into the claim.
Process for Parcel Lost in Transit
We will process a refund or replacement as soon as the courier has conducted an investigation and deemed the parcel lost.
Alternatively, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page, which has dedicated shipping and returns sections.