Surcharges for branded products

Due to the exponential rise in shipping costs from the Far East over recent months to levels never seen before, a number of brands have issued freight surcharges to their pricing.

The shipping rate for a single container is now four times higher than it was back in October 2020. Although the European Commission, the European Freight Forwarders Association and the European Shippers’ Council are currently in the process of challenging these unprecedented increases with the carriers involved, it is unlikely they’ll see any positive outcome quickly. In the meantime, surcharges are necessary to ensure these brands can operate sustainably.

Freight surcharges will be reviewed again on 30th April 2021 and monthly thereafter as we track our incurred import costs and the published container rates at the Shanghai Shipping Exchange

When you place these items into your basket, the surcharge will be included in the price you pay and when you receive our invoice it'll summarise which branded products currently carry a surcharge to give you visibility.  

With effect from 1st March 2021, freight surcharges will be in place for all orders for the following branded items:

Brand / Supplier

Current Surcharge  - March 2021


Delta 4%
Eurospec 4%
Kore 4%
Mila Hardware 4%
Spear & Jackson 5%
Xpert 4%

If you have any queries, please contact us via our contact page, or you can contact your usual account manager directly.