Terms of trading


Fair Trade Shop
Terms of trading
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We aim to keep our customers satisfied, or even delighted, with the quality of our services and goodies.  We hope to earn your recommendations to your friends and family to trade with us.  Please bear this in mind and be assured of our commitment in serving you well.  You can email, phone, or mail us with your order so we can invoice you, or mail us with your payment for prompt despatch.

Postage, packing and handling costs are a flat 3.95 to UK addresses.   
Flat rate postage means that no matter how many items you buy, the p&p charge is the same.  This brings the unit cost down when several items are purchased, much like a multi - buy discount.
All orders sent
UK 1st class large letter / 2nd class packet, or standard parcel for heavier orders.  Usually (approx 98%) sent within 1 working day of receiving payment

Overseas buyers should check shipping costs with us first, we will charge all overseas shipping at approx stamp cost only (minimum 3.95). packing costs applied on fragile items only).  You may contact us for a quote to your country.
  You can if you wish go ahead with your order and payment - we will invoice you if there is more to pay.
You can use the
Extra postage for Airmail function on the Extra Postal services Page

Signed For (Previously called 'Recorded') Delivery is available at an extra 1.20p (making total UK P&P 5.05), which requires a signature on collection
Special Delivery is available at an extra 3.99 (making total UK P&P 7.94)  Guaranteed delivery next working day, insured to 500.00, requires a signature on collection.  
There is the option to pay for Recorded or Special Delivery (or giftwrapping) on the Extra Postal services Page

On heavy UK orders  24 or 48 hour guaranteed services are available at an extra 12.50 or 7.50 respectively (making UK P&P 16.40 or 11.40 respectively
It may be worth contacting us if you have any special delivery requirements, and we'll be happy to serve you

Goods are dispatched promptly (usually within 1 working day)  once cleared payment has been received.


Postage, packing and handling costs are a flat 3.95 to UK addresses

Flat rate postage means that no matter how many items ordered, UK P&P (sent by 1st class Large Letter or 2nd Class Packet, or parcelforce standard) will cost you only 3.95.   
Overseas buyers 
may contact us for a quote to your country, please state which items are required so we can weigh them
Overseas buyers can also go ahead and complete the checkout process - we can easily invoice you if additional postage fees are due



Should you receive goods that arrive to you in faulty condition, or feel that our goods fail to live up to our descriptions of them, you may be confident that we will resolve matters fairly and do our utmost to ensure your satisfaction.  We offer a no-quibble 14 day refund / replace policy whereupon you can return the goods to us, unused & in the same condition as received, within 14 days of receiving them for refund or exchange.
Where we are at fault we will reimburse you postage costs as well as item cost, upon return.
Where the item has been supplied in accordance with description, say if the buyer has merely changed their mind, we will refund the item price and the buyer is liable for postage & packing costs. 

If items are lost or damaged in the post we will assist you by either 1, providing you with the proof of posting certificate with our section filled in so you can claim, or 2, we claim on your behalf and send out another item or refund to you when we receive the compensation from Royal Mail. 
Without additional insurance, compensation amounts are limited to the value of the goods up to a maximum of around 40, and jewellery items are not covered at all unless sent by Special Delivery.  Special Delivery includes full insurance for the value of the goods, covers all items including jewellery, is guaranteed to arrive next day from posting and requires a signature on delivery.  Customers can be assured that losses in the mail are extremely rare.

You are welcome to check our feedback (straight from customers and unedited) on the Ebay site, which you should find reassuring, details on the About_us page of this site

Images and text on this site are copyright Global Citizen Fairtrading


We are keen that you enjoy shopping with us and will return here, also that you tell friends about us.  Thank you!


To Place Your order; 


Quickest & easiest  -  please using the 'add to cart buttons',   which will enable you to make simple and secure online payment,

  Job Done!  That's all you have to do!  A UK P&P charge of just 3.95 will be added per consignment, regardless of how many items are in your order.  Your goods will be with you shortly.  We will acknowledge your order and let you know when it's been sent.

  or ;-  choose from A - D, below

 make your selections, then...

A;  If you wish to pay by another method than Paypal (eg Google Checkout, cheque, BACS...) or for heavy overseas orders where a quotation for shipping is required

1. copy the title of your desired item

2. Please start an email to us by clicking this link  info@thefairtradeshop.co.uk  then paste the title of your desired item into the email

3. Copy the title of next item desired, paste into the same email, repeat this process until each item is in the email - You can tell us of any  preferences, such as  postage methods, etc. - and simply send the email

4. We'll then confirm your order and send an invoice to the return email address (unless you specify another).

B;  You get to speak to a person

Phone us on 01594 860175 , or 07834455072
with your order
 - we can email you an invoice to pay online with your credit / debit card via Google checkout or Paypal.
(you can combine this by emailing us from the link above, to ensure we have your email address spelt correctly)

C; You can make online payment yourself by Bank Transfer or Paypal

Bank Transfer.  We'll send our bank details on request, for quick and secure payment
or via Paypal to   sales@thefairtradeshop.co.uk  

D;  slow but sure, by post

You can mail us with your order, payment by cheque or money order, and delivery address 

Cheques, made payable to Global Citizen Fairtrading - or  G.C.F for short.   Cheque payments take 6 working days to clear before goods dispatched and are acceptable from any UK bank in sterling.


Cash - Special Delivery (a.k.a. registered post) is strongly recommended for sending cash.  Immediate despatch


Postal order Payable to G.C.F, or Mr G. J. Williams, and from any UK bank in sterling.  Immediate despatch



Please send payments to:-                                                                              

G. J.  Williams, G.C.F.  

Hillview,  Brierley Banks, 

Nr Drybrook, Glos  

GL17 9DH


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If you would like goods or services not featured on the 'add to cart' buttons we can easily email you an invoice

Please let us know if you need any help with your order - it's what we're here for!

Goods are dispatched promptly (usually within 1 working day, same day often achievable) once cleared payment has been received.