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Is Free Delivery Really Free?

Having spent over 25 years in the battery industry, we have been taking a look at the pros and cons of the so-called free delivery.

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We have often found that companies who offer free delivery will generally charge a higher price for their products; this is clearly to cover the cost of the delivery charge. Therefore, each product has an automatic, built-in delivery charge. Every time you add another product to your basket, it means you are effectively paying the built-in delivery charge multiple times. While this is fine if you’re only buying 1 item, it can mean you’re paying over the odds for multiple items.

Other online companies will choose to charge a flat rate per delivery. For example; £2.95 delivery on all orders under £30. In our experience, we feel this is also unfair on you, the customer. If you order a small item that may only cost £1 to post, you could be paying 3 times too much in delivery charges. Some companies will use this method to make a profit through their delivery costs.

If you are buying a low value item that is heavy, you might think you’ve hit the jackpot with a lowly £2.95 delivery charge but unfortunately, most companies will be aware of this and rise the price of heavier items to start with.

What is the answer?

At BuyaBattery, we set about the task of coming up with a fair and transparent way to offer batteries at fantastic prices, without deceiving our customers. Here at BuyaBattery, you will find top quality branded batteries at very competitive prices, together with a genuine delivery charge.

Every product is weighed, and this information is stored in the website so that every time you add a product to your basket, the weight of the parcel on the scales increases. In other words, the more you order; the heavier the parcel. We then apply a delivery charge to each weight band, based on Royal Mail and Nationwide carrier charges. This way, you’ll never be overcharged for your delivery.

We offer different delivery options, including 1st and 2nd Class post, Next Day Delivery, timed deliveries and even Saturday and Sunday delivery options. The available delivery options and, more importantly, the cost is very clearly shown on the shopping basket page. This way, you can see the complete cost of your order before you fill in your details or opt for the fast checkout.

Hidden charges

There is nothing worse than finding the product you want and complete all the necessary order details, only to find a whopping delivery charge appearing at the last minute, causing you to crash out and start another search.

At BuyaBattery, there will never be any hidden charges. We hope you find our clear and transparent system offers much better value. Our overall advice would be to compare the overall cost of your delivered order, and not simply search for free delivery. We understand that you as the customer will make your own decisions no matter what!

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