All deliveries move F.O.B. our regional warehouses unless otherwise specified. Deliveries will be made in any manner requested by the customer – Regular or Air UPS, Express Mail, Parcel Post, air freight, bus, motor freight or other common carriers. In the absence of routing instructions, we will ship via the least expensive way. We usually try to ship all orders UPS if size and weight permit. Because of size or weight restrictions, we sometimes have to ship via common carrier. As a service to you, we have designated a space in your computer account file to put your choice of common carrier. If you wish to ship via a certain common carrier, contact us at and ask them to put that carrier’s name into your account file. The following are the different methods of shipment available for most orders:

UPS (United Parcel Service)
Ground Service

Items can be delivered to all addresses within the UK and Northern Ireland (unless otherwise stated) as well as Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly, Orkney, Shetland and Western Scottish Islands. We may be able to deliver to the Republic of Ireland or other selected EU countries. We find that this service for small packages gives the best results and we use it whenever possible. However, we are limited by the following:

  • Maximum weight per package is 150 pounds (68 kg)
  • Maximum size per package is 108″ (2.74 m) in length and girth combined.
  • Maximum length for cut material to deliver UPS is 96″ (2.43 m)

UPS Next Day Air* (Red Label)

  • Guarantees next working day delivery of packages.

*To ensure service, next day orders must be placed with PAR Shop in your service area before noon your local time.

2nd Day Air* (Blue Label)

  • Maximum weight per package is 70 pounds (30 kg)
  • Maximum size per package is 130″ (3.3 m) in length and girth combined. The maximum length on any package is 108″ (2.74 m). Packages under 25 pounds (11.3 kg) having a length and girth size over 84″ (2.13 m) will be charged at the 25 pound (11.3 kg) rate
  • No aerosol cans or hazardous materials can be shipped Air UPS

*Guarantees delivery to any UPS service area no more than two working days after pickup by UPS. Alaska and Hawaii are served by UPS Blue Label Air Service.

3 Day Select*

  • Guarantees delivery to any address in the UK and Northern Ireland (unless otherwise stated) as well as Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly, Orkney, Shetland and Western Scottish Islands within three business days.

*This service features same day tracking and guaranteed delivery at approximately 30% savings over 2nd Day Air. Size and weight restrictions of 2nd Day Air apply to 3 Day Select. UPS Next Day Air Saturday Delivery*
Guarantees Saturday delivery of UPS Next Day Air packages. An additional charge will be added to the Next Day Air charges. Weight, size and hazardous material regulations that apply to UPS Next Day Air deliveries also apply to Saturday delivery.

*Shipment via these methods do not qualify for Freight Allowance.

Air Freight*
All air freight deliveries will be sent collect, only at the request of the customer. Because of the high cost of air freight, we suggest our customers use it only when absolutely necessary. We will be glad to rush any air freight order for you, however, we are limited by the following:

  • No aerosol cans or hazardous materials can be shipped Air UPS
  • Federal Express Next Day Service guarantees delivery by 10:30 the next business day, only in areas served by Federal Express Next Day Service. Contact your local Federal Express office for details. There is no shape or size limit. Weight limit is 150 pounds per package

*Shipment via these methods does not qualify for Freight Allowance.

Motor Freight or Common Carrier
We will ship by common carrier only when weight and size limitations require that we do so. Each regional warehouse usually has 8 to 12 freight companies that make daily pick-ups and cover all the areas to which they ship. If you wish your shipment to go by a specific freight company, please request it when you place your order. We will make every effort to ship your order by that carrier.

  • Maximum weight per package is 100 pounds (45 kg)
  • Size limit: Packages may not exceed 60″ (1.52 m) in length or 144″ (3.65 m) in combined length and girth
  • C.O.D. deliveries cannot exceed a total invoice value of $250.00
  • Maximum insurance rates are $250.00 in locations in which warehouses are located, and $1,000.00 in all other locations

*Shipment via these methods do not qualify for our Freight Allowance, by Policy.

Our prime objective is to have your goods delivered as fast as possible. However, we ask you to please understand we cannot always provide same-day shipping. It takes approximately three to four hours from the time the order is taken (if there are no problems) until it is packed and ready for shipment. Orders called in late in the day, or orders which have problems (such as exceeding credit limit, account past due, address change, etc.) take longer. We may hold your order for a day or two because we are out of stock on an item and we anticipate receipt of the item in a few days, allowing us to ship your order complete by holding it until the merchandise arrives. We would like to have three to five days to process your order. That way, if we ship your order the same day you will be happy, but if we take a couple of days, you will understand. Sometimes an emergency will come up and you will need the merchandise immediately. We understand this can happen. If you tell us this when you place the order, we will stock check the merchandise you need, and make every effort to get it out the same day. When requesting this service, be sure to get the name and telephone extension of the person you deal with, as it is that person’s responsibility to follow this order through. Should any problem arise, contact that person directly.

For questions regarding our freight allowance policy, contact us at