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Delivery & Returns

We aim to make the processing, delivery and handling of your orders as quick and painless as possible at prices that reflect our actual costs. To make our delivery and refund process as fair and simple as we can, there are some procedures that we follow.

If you experience problems with our delivery or refund process, please get in touch and we will try our best to make things work for you.

Payment by Cheque or Postal Order

Beads and More is no longer trading as a limited company.

If  paying by these methods they must be payable to Barbara Squires, and not Beads and More.

Stock picking

We go to some lengths to ensure that our catalogue and shopping basket reflect the current levels of our stock. Occasionally, we may make a mistake or an item from your order may be out of stock. If this should happen, we will contact you to ask whether you would like an alternative item or a refund. If you find there is an error in your order you should notify us immediately by email and we will make every effort to rectify. Queries on deliveries will only be accepted within 7 days of despatch.

We aim to pick and dispatch your order within 1 working day, Monday to Friday. Orders placed during very busy periods, weekends and bank holidays may take longer.


Here to help….

If you are in a hurry for your beads you may request Special Delivery or Signed for, but you will liable for the additional cost of these services, see below for charges. Where possible orders are processed on the day received, but during busier times this may not be possible.   Please add a note to your order if you require urgent despatch or require any further information and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Tracking details will be emailed after despatch.

We use Royal Mail Second Class for the majority of our deliveries. For international or very large orders we may use other carriers.

For delivery within the UK, we price our delivery according to the value of your order. Our delivery rates are outlined below :-

Please note that we cannot deliver to PO Boxes.

For larger deliveries, please ensure that you sign for your delivery. Should you miss a delivery the carrier will usually leave a card with collection or redelivery information. If your package should be returned to us we will refund the cost of your order minus the postage.

Please do not contact us regarding missing packages until 14 working days have elapsed from date of order, as the post office will not investigate prior to this.

United Kingdom deliveries

Orders are usually delivered within 2-3 working days from dispatch. Please allow longer at peak postage times i.e. Christmas. Orders up to £29.99 attract a delivery charge of £2.90 or an optional charge of £3.50 for first class delivery. Orders over £30.00 up to £100 are delivered free or you can pay £5.00 for next day delivery, see information above. Orders over £100 will be charged £10.00. This also applies to BFPO deliveries.

Order TotalAvailable Delivery Methods
£0 – £29.99£2.90 – Second Class Royal Mail
£3.50 – First Class Royal Mail
£30.00 – £99.99FREE – First Class Royal Mail Signed-For
£5.00 – Guaranteed Next Day Delivery
£100+£10.00 – Signed for service most suitable for weight and size of package.
Tracking number and shipping details supplied after dispatch.

If you would like guaranteed next day delivery on smaller orders please contact us for details. There will be an additional charge.

European Deliveries

This service is suspended until further notice.

North American deliveries

This service is suspended until further notice.

Cancelling or changing your order

If you would like to cancel your order, please get in touch with us immediately. If your order has not been dispatched, we will happily cancel your order and make a full refund.

If you would like to change your order, please get in touch immediately. If your revised order is of the same value as your original order, we will amend your order prior to dispatch. For amended orders of a value different to your original order, please contact us by telephone or email and we will assist you to proceed. Alternatively you can cancel the original order and place a new order advising us in comments that this is a replacement order, we will then refund the payment on the first order in full.

Please note that we cannot cancel or change orders once they have been dispatched.

Returns & refunds

We will refund all orders for up to 14 days from delivery. After this time we will only offer replacements for purchases that are damaged/faulty, or refunds on a discretionary basis. Where no replacement can be made, due to stock depletion, we will offer you a refund.  Please note some items are not eligible for refund i.e. cut lengths, please check the appropriate product page for clarification.

If you are unsure whether your purchase will qualify for a refund, please contact us to discuss the matter before sending any goods.

If you are returning items to us, please ensure that you :-

  • Include a copy of the packing slip indicating which items are being returned, the reason for the return and whether you would prefer a refund or replacement.
  • Wrap your items carefully and securely. If returned goods are damaged due to poor packaging, and cannot be returned to stock we reserve the right to withhold the refund.
  • Post your items to us ensuring the appropriate postage is paid and obtain free “proof of postage”. Failure to pay the correct postage on the return item may result in the post office not delivering the package to our business address, and therefore we will be unable to offer a refund. Please note that all packages containing beads will need Large Letter Postage as a minimum.
  • Please note that we will not refund the delivery portion of any orders, except where goods are damaged or faulty and cannot be replaced.

Once we receive your returned items, we will issue the appropriate refund or send replacement at the first available opportunity. Due to delays within banks, refunded monies may not reach your account immediately. Refunds will be made via Paypal for card payments and by cheque for postal payments.

Whilst we are happy to accept the return of unwanted items within the above guidelines, due to the high cost of postage consideration should be given to the cost of returning small packs against the possibility of using them in a future project.