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Shipping Policy

GK Authentic

SHIPPING POLICY

    
We are based in the United Kingdom; however, we do ship all over the world to over 230 destinations via Royal Mail, UPS, DHL or FedEx services.

We ship Domestic (UK) orders via Royal Mail economy mail service and International (Rest of the World) orders via Royal Mail standard mail service by default. These services are automatically selected for you at checkout. Please note that these are the cheapest, most affordable shipping methods available, however they are not tracked and are based on longer delivery timescales as a consequence.

Tracked and/or signed shipping services where applicable are available for selection during checkout, these are at an additional cost to the buyer therefore must be actively opted for.

All shipping options costs are automatically calculated for you based on combined item’s weight, package dimensions, destination location and the type of service opted for during checkout. All the buyer is required to do is select the shipping method and provide their shipping address during checkout to see the estimated shipping cost for the chosen shipping method.

In order to offer the cheapest possible shipping rates to our customers, we opt to compromise by flat-packing orders and omit to ship all retail product carton boxes, which are 99% of the time thrown in the bin on receipt. Each item resides inside its own cellophane bag; therefore, it is protected, in addition we include only the minimum product boxes required to protect the products during transit, thus we minimise the shipping weight and therefore the costs we must pass onto the customer. We do this to also minimise the impact we have on our environment.

If your order is intended as a “Gift”, please contact us in advance or immediately after placing your order, so we can ship your order including all retail boxes.

All orders are shipped same working day Monday to Saturday provided the order is received before 3pm weekdays, or 11am on Saturday.

UK SHIPPING

We offer both economy and premium shipping services during checkout, the shipping methods and their respective delivery timescales are listed below.

The stated timescales for shipping services are aimed for as provided by Royal Mail, they are not guaranteed.

Service Aimed Timescales
Royal Mail 1st Class 1~3 working days
Royal Mail 2nd Class 3~5 working days
Royal Mail Tracked 48 2 working days

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING – EUROPE

IMPORTANT NOTE: GK Authentic is offering its services to EU customers on the basis of Delivered-at-place (DAP), whereby GK Authentic is responsible for packaging, documentation, export approval, shipping charges and delivery. The buyer is responsible for paying import duties and any applicable in-country taxes, including clearance and local taxes, once the shipment has arrived in country in order to ensure the delivery of your parcel.

What does this mean for EU customers?

Because we have opted for consistency in processing of orders below and above the €150 threshold, this means that we do not charge EU customers VAT at point of sale like in-country retailers do automatically for you, therefore;

For orders up to €150, customers are likely to be charged Import Tax/VAT of 17~21% dependant on the country, plus a handling fee by the courier.

For orders over €150, customers are likely to be charged Import Tax/VAT of 17~21% dependant on the country, plus a handling fee by the courier and an additional Import duty charge which can vary but is typically around 5% of the value of the shipment.

In either case the customer is responsible for paying these fees in order for the parcel to be released for delivery by customs.

We offer both economy and premium shipping services during checkout, the shipping methods and their respective delivery timescales are listed below.

The stated timescales for shipping services are aimed for as provided by Royal Mail, they are not guaranteed.

Service Aimed Timescales
International Standard 3~5 working days
International Signed 3~5 working days
International Tracked & Signed 3~4 working days

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING – ZONE 1 (CANADA, ASIA, M. EAST, S. AMERICA)

IMPORTANT NOTE: GK Authentic is offering its services to international customers on the basis of Delivered-at-place (DAP), whereby GK Authentic is responsible for packaging, documentation, export approval, shipping charges and delivery. The buyer is responsible for paying import duties and any applicable in-country taxes, including clearance and local taxes, once the shipment has arrived in country in order to ensure the delivery of your parcel.

What does this mean for Zone 1 customers?

Customers could be charged Import Tax/VAT dependant on the country and your country’s trading agreements with the UK, plus a handling fee by the courier.

If the case the customer is responsible for paying these fees in order for the parcel to be released for delivery by customs.

We offer both economy and premium shipping services during checkout, the shipping methods and their respective delivery timescales are listed below.

The stated timescales for shipping services are aimed for as provided by Royal Mail, they are not guaranteed.

Service Aimed Timescales
International Standard 6~7 working days
International Signed 5~7 working days
International Tracked & Signed 5~7 working days

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING – ZONE 2 (AUS, N. ZEALAND, SINGAPORE)

IMPORTANT NOTE: GK Authentic is offering its services to international customers on the basis of Delivered-at-place (DAP), whereby GK Authentic is responsible for packaging, documentation, export approval, shipping charges and delivery. The buyer is responsible for paying import duties and any applicable in-country taxes, including clearance and local taxes, once the shipment has arrived in country in order to ensure the delivery of your parcel.

What does this mean for Zone 2 customers?

Customers could be charged Import Tax/VAT dependant on the country and your country’s trading agreements with the UK, plus a handling fee by the courier.

If the case the customer is responsible for paying these fees in order for the parcel to be released for delivery by customs.

We offer both economy and premium shipping services during checkout, the shipping methods and their respective delivery timescales are listed below.

The stated timescales for shipping services are aimed for as provided by Royal Mail, they are not guaranteed.

Service Aimed Timescales
International Standard 6~7 working days
International Signed 5~7 working days
International Tracked & Signed 5~7 working days

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING – ZONE 3 (UNITED STATES, INC. ALASKA)

IMPORTANT NOTE: GK Authentic is offering its services to international customers on the basis of Delivered-at-place (DAP), whereby GK Authentic is responsible for packaging, documentation, export approval, shipping charges and delivery. The buyer is responsible for paying import duties and any applicable in-country taxes, including clearance and local taxes, once the shipment has arrived in country in order to ensure the delivery of your parcel.

What does this mean for Zone 3 customers?

Customers could be charged Import Tax/VAT dependant on the country and your country’s trading agreements with the UK, plus a handling fee by the courier.

If the case the customer is responsible for paying these fees in order for the parcel to be released for delivery by customs.

We offer both economy and premium shipping services during checkout, the shipping methods and their respective delivery timescales are listed below.

The stated timescales for shipping services are aimed for as provided by Royal Mail, they are not guaranteed.

Service Aimed Timescales
International Standard 6~7 working days
International Signed 5~7 working days
International Tracked & Signed 5~7 working days

WHY WE CHARGE FOR SHIPPING

Our shipping fee covers our costs to post the products and contributes to the packaging materials we use to ensure that your products reach you in as expected condition.

We only cover the cost of shipping. We believe that in conjunction with the promotions and discounts we offer as well as our outstanding customer service, overall we offer very good value.

We may opt in to offer Free Shipping to select regions or customers via a limited promotions and/or coupons, at our discretion.

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