Panel orders

All orders are dispatched from our UK factory. Most of our panels are made to order and we hold very limited stock. Expect lead times for most orders as follows:

  • 2-4 weeks for orders of 1-3 full sheets
  • 3-8+ weeks for orders of 4+ sheets

Cutting and fabrication can add an additional week onto the production of your order. Please contact us to discuss your requirements prior to placing your order.

Due to the nature of our products, seasonal increases in demand and factors beyond our control; there may occasionally be longer lead times. We will inform you of any significant delay to avoid disappointment.

Samples

Our sample sets take approximately 1 week to arrive within the UK and 2 weeks outside of the UK, from point of order.

Sample sets are sent mainland UK via Royal Mail on a first-class service and on a tracked and signed service for most parts of the EU and rest of the world.

Domestic Shipping

Full sheets are shipped on double / oversized pallets in order to protect their integrity.

Shipping of cut sheets / smaller formats, up to 1200mm x 1000mm, can be arranged by parcel.

Please note that if your order is being shipped on a pallet, you may be responsible for unloading the pallet from the lorry or truck. It will also be your responsibility to dispose of the pallet after delivery.

If you need any assistance with this, please let us know when you place your order so we can look into alternative arrangements.

Smile Plastics standard conditions of sale apply.

International Shipping

We ship internationally via Delivered at Place (DAP) incoterms, which means you won’t need to pay additional charges at the checkout but you will be responsible for picking up any customs duties or taxes. For all orders outside of the European Union, we remove UK VAT (where applicable).

We try our very best to ensure that all taxes and duties are levied at point of invoicing, but this may not always be possible due to local laws and restrictions. As we are unable to advise you on the exact cost for the taxes and duties, we recommend contacting your local Customs office or tax authority before placing a DAP order.

Full sheets are shipped on double / oversized pallets in order to protect their integrity.

Shipping of cut sheets / smaller formats, up to 1200mm x 1000mm, can be arranged by parcel.

Please note that if your order is being shipped on a pallet, you may be responsible for unloading the pallet from the lorry or truck. It will also be your responsibility to dispose of the pallet after delivery. If you require any assistance with this, please let us know when you place your order so we can look into alternative arrangements.

Smile Plastics standard conditions of sale apply.

Can I track my order?

Once your order has been dispatched you will receive an email confirmation. If your order is on a tracked service this will include your tracking details. Please note you must track your delivery directly with the courier.

Sample sets for mainland UK are sent via Royal Mail on a first-class service. Tracking can be arranged upon request and prior to completing your online order.

Brexit

For customers ordering to a EU member country, we request the provision of an EORI number at point of checkout. Without a number, you could face increased costs (such as storage fees at customs) and delays to customs clearance. If you complete your order without this information, we may still contact you to request these details, prior to arranging shipping with our delivery partners.

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