Making an online purchase
Making a purchase could not be easier. Browse our products by section, price range or simply enter the product code and add the products you wish to purchase into your basket. A quick order form can also be completed. The quantity you require can be changed by viewing the product in your basket.Product Prices/Descriptions
Prices quoted supersede all previous catalogue prices. Every effort will be made to maintain the prices in our catalogue however Early Years Resources / M & S Mercantile reserves the right to amend, change or cancel product prices without prior notice. Early Years Resources aims to ensure that all product pictures and descriptions are accurate. Colours and product details may however be subject to change without prior notice.
Value Added Tax
All prices quoted are exclusive of VAT. VAT will be added where applicable and also applies to carriage charges.
New Customers /Non Account Holders
Private individuals are required to pay for goods at the time of ordering. Private establishments may be required to pay for their first order. A new customer credit facility may be available after completing a credit check with our Customer Care team. Payment can be made using any major debit / credit card, BACS or cheque. Please make cheques payable to Early Years Resources.
Where a credit facility has been agreed, payment of invoices is due strictly within 30 days. We only invoice for products that have been delivered, with the exception of ‘made to order’ products (delivered directly from the manufacturer). Any product that is out of stock at the time of dispatch will be marked ‘to follow’ on your sales invoice
and will be charged separately. Failure to adhere to our credit terms will result in further action being taken. Further costs may be incurred and will result in the credit facility being withdrawn.
Orders can be made via our website, telephone, email, fax or post. Early Years Resources will not be held responsible for any duplication of orders. If it is believed that an order has been sent to us on numerous times in error, please inform our Customer Care team immediately. When an order is placed please ensure that correct product codes are used to guarantee that the correct items are ordered for you.
Title of Goods
The ownership of goods does not pass on to the purchaser until payment of the appropriate invoice has been received in full.
Delivery - Mainland UK
All orders placed over the total value of £150.00, excluding VAT, will be delivered free of charge. Orders with a total value of under £150.00, excluding VAT, will be subject to a £5.95 carriage charge. Furniture, large play equipment etc. may incur an additional delivery charge. If this is the case you will be contacted prior to our processing of your order.
Delivery - Outside Mainland UK
Orders placed for delivery outside mainland UK will be subject to a minimum carriage charge of £15.00. Each order will be reviewed on an individual basis and if the carriage charge exceeds £15.00 you will be contacted prior to our processing of your order.
Our 2 Day Delivery Service
Your order will be processed immediately upon receipt and goods which are in stock will be dispatched within approximately 2 working days. This does not include ‘made to order’ products. At times of high demand the delivery timescale may have to be extended, however we will endeavor at all times to meet our estimated timescale of 2 days. Early Years Resources will not accept liability for loss, damage or expenses arising from the delayed delivery of any goods. Please contact our Customer Care team for further details.
This can be offered as an optional extra at a charge of £10.00 plus VAT. Opting for this will ensure goods, if in stock, will be dispatched within 24 hours of us receiving your order. To qualify, your order must be received before 10.00am; otherwise the order will be dispatched as normal. Please contact our customer care team on 0161 865 3355 option 1 to add express delivery to your order.
Made to Order Products
Some products in our catalogue may come directly from our manufacturers and some products may be made to order with a delivery timescale of approximately 2-30 days. In both instances this will be indicated on your sales invoice. All deliveries are made Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).
If a delivery is refused once it has left our warehouse, Early Year Resources reserves the right to charge for the cost of delivery and the cost of returning the goods to our warehouse, the minimum charge is £15.00. To assist with deliveries during school holidays please indicate opening times when placing orders.
Our Customer Care team must be notified of missing, damaged or faulty products within 48 hours of receipt. A signature made against a delivery is confirmation that the goods have been received as stated on the sales invoice. Claims outside this timeframe will not be accepted. Each claim is individually investigated. If it is found that goods have been damaged in transit, the goods will be replaced. However, if the replacement is refused and cancelled by the customer cancellation charges will apply. Please do not sign for the delivery of goods unless you have carefully examined them for damage or missing products.
Goods should not be returned without first contacting our Customer Care team. Goods are not supplied on a sale or return basis. Should an item need to be returned it must be returned in its original packaging and in a re-saleable condition. To make a return there will be a minimum £25.00 collection fee as well as a 15% administration charge plus VAT. This charge may vary if ‘made to order’ items are being returned. If you wish to return goods at your own cost the Customer Care team must first be notified for instructions to be given. We will not accept goods returned without prior authorisation. If this occurs, you will still be charged for the goods. When an item is faulty, we reserve the right to repair or replace. If this is not possible, a credit may be issued. For further details please contact our Customer Care team.
Cancellation of orders will be accepted providing the goods have not yet been dispatched from our warehouse, or in the case of ‘made to order items’, the goods have not left our manufacturer’s warehouse or production has not started. If goods have been dispatched then the returns policy will apply.
Special Offers / Special Prices
Special offers throughout our catalogue are not available to purchase via our website. To obtain special offers / prices you must place your order via telephone, email, fax or post and quote the special offer catalogue reference number.