07 Jan 2021

Draper Tools support independent retailers with drop shipping

After the announcement last night for a National Lockdown in England and in light of the restrictions that have changed across the rest of the UK and Republic of Ireland Draper Tools have introduced extra support to Bira members, with their drop shipping service, a hassle-free way for your customers to receive their tools with as little social interaction as possible by delivering their order direct to their home or business

Draper Tools offer drop shipping to support independent retailers through these tough times. No one could predict what’s happening in the world, but it’s important to Draper to offer support in whatever way they can.

Open to all

We have to work together which is why Draper Tools are opening up their drop shipping facility to all. It’s a hassle-free way of a customer getting their tools with as little social interaction as possible.

Reduced carriage cost for drop shipping and account premises delivery

If an order is placed by phone, email, fax or through your Draper representative, then the drop shipping facility is free of charge for order spend over £125.00 net. If that order is placed through the Draper Tools B2B website, then this is reduced to £70.00 net.

For orders that don’t quite meet these spend requirements, Draper Tools are reducing their delivery charge from £6.50 to £4.95. You’ll see this when you’re at the checkout. This reduced rate applies to drop ship deliveries and all deliveries into your account premises.

Please note additional charges will apply for delivery to Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Scottish Islands, Scottish Highlands, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Please contact your Draper representative for POA.

Why are they doing this?

In these times, more and more people are working at home and so this change will hopefully enable you to attract extra business with their carriers delivering directly to your customers.

How do I place an order for drop shipping?

It’s simple. Just put the items in your basket and enter a different delivery address at the checkout. Instead, you could speak to your Draper representative, call or send an email or fax to and they’ll sort it for you.

Their drop shipping service is available from Monday – Friday, excluding bank holidays and weekends. Orders must be placed before 3pm on a Friday otherwise it won’t be despatched until the following Monday (excludes bank holidays).

If you’ve got any questions, please contact Draper's customer services team who are on hand to help during Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5pm.

To access Draper's latest promotions including the January Sale, Snow Removal, Water Pumps and Decorating offers click here.

To get started with Bira Direct or to find out more about the service click here

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