ScratchyCats - Contact Us Quality Handmade Cat Scratching Posts at Affordable Prices

Call Martin and Clare at ScratchyCats

01404 851269

07501 450852

Customer Services and Information

UK Delivery Information

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Shipping your handmade cat scratching post to you is about the only thing that we don't do ourselves here at ScratchyCats. Like any other retailer or online shop we have to use a courier company. Unlike other businesses though, we think that honesty is the best policy and don't try to 'pretend' that the postage is FREE by inflating all of our product prices in order to cover our shipping costs. We believe that transparency is key so that you know exactly how much you're paying for the product, and the additional charge for shipping. It's an unfortunate fact of life that courier companies are not free, and neither are boxes and packaging materials. For the majority of our sales, we use UKMail who offer a fast, efficient and reliable service to both us (the business) and you (the customer).

UKMail offer a Next Day Service - however, please remember that your scratching post needs to be handmade before we can deliver it. Typically you can expect delivery within 2-3 working days following cleared payment unless we've advised otherwise.

The price you pay for shipping depends on what you buy from us and is worked out based on both a weight and volumetric equation, see below for a guide to our shipping prices. This table is for UK Mainland customers only. Those living outside of the UK Mainland should contact us before purchasing for a postage quote.

Shipping Level Box Size Shipping Price
(inc VAT)
Level 1
(ships with Royal Mail / Hermes)
Small
(up to 5kg)
£5.79
Level 2
(ships with UKMail)
Medium
(5 - 10kg)
£8.79
Level 3
(ships with UKMail)
Large
(10 - 15kg)
£12.49
Level 4
(ships with UKMail)
Extra Large
(15+kg)
£16.69

We are happy to use an alternative provider if you wish to specify your preferred courier. All we ask is that you cover any extra costs involved. Please conatct us for details.

Payment Methods

Our prefered payment is through Paypal. However, if you don't have a Paypal account and want to pay using an alternative method you have the following options.

Credit/Debit Card

When you proceed to the basket on the web site, simply select 'pay by debit/credit card' lower the down the page instead of signing into Paypal. Unfortunately we are unable to take card payments over the phone at the moment.

Cheque

Simply print off an order form and fill it out with all the details you'll find on the web site. Send the form to us along with a cheque for the full amount including postage costs. All prices are clearly displayed on the web site but if you have any queries please get in touch. Please make the cheque payable to 'Mr Martin Veale'.

Cash

If you're local to us you are welcome to call into out workshop and pay with cash.

Ordering

Ordering from ScratchyCats is simple. Choose the product you wish to order and follow the step-by-step on screen insructions. If you have any problems ordering, please contact us and we'll do what we can to help.

Returns

In the event of a problem please contact us in the first instance to discuss options to rectify the issue.

Should you wish to return a product to us under the Catisfaction Guarantee we regret that we cannot refund any postage charges.

Please send any returns to ScratchyCats. Unit C3B, Westleigh Willows, Feniton, Devon, EX14 3BN.

Pricing

We believe that our products are exceptional value for money. All our products are handmade in the UK and we only use top quality materials. We work out our prices based on the cost of materials used and the time involved to make each product. Every single one of of products is made from scratch by hand in Devon, England. Nothing is outsourced and we don't import cheap products to sell to you.

There are cheaper cat scratching posts on the market, but there are no comparable products on the market at lower prices than you'll find at ScratchyCats. Cheaper alternatives are often poor quality mass produced products made in China. These do not have longevity and cats don't use them. We can't compete with cheap Chinese imports on price, but then they can't compete with us on quality - as with everything in life you get what you pay for.

Postage charges are charged at the rate we pay, we don't make any money on postage.

We welcome wholesale/bulk buy enquiries.

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