What effect is COVID-19 having on our business?
As we are already a well established internet based mail order business, the effects of Covid-19 have been quite limited.
We are still despatching orders, as usual.
While Royal Mail and other Carriers continue to operate, this will remain the case.
Importation & Supply Chain
Affects on our supply chain:
Stanley Gibbons and Davo products, plus some Showgard items, are expriencing delays, this has
necessitated a change to the lead times quoted being increased to approximately 28 working days.
This is due to SG only keeping a small stock, While Davo, in the Netherlands, has serious supply issues.
Davo GB Albums are currently unavailable, as are a growing number of Davo easy mounts.
Regretably, some items are taking a very long time to come through due to lack of stocks.
As for our European supply chain:
Hawid are operating as normal, no delays or stock issues, so just as efficient as ever.
Lighthouse are operating as near normal as possible, but have lost a lot of man hours on the production side.
However, as this has been going on for many months now, it has resulted in major shortages of 'core' products.
If you need anything within the normal time scale please enquire first and we can advise if available.
Some out of stock items have lead times of 2 months!!.
You can order with confidence, knowing that we will despatch your order within or very close to the timescale stated on our web pages.
We have taken all reasonable steps to remain safe and well, as per HM Government guidelines.
We hope that you too remain in good health and safe at this time.