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4Candles UK offers its candle making materials at the best possible prices; we also set fair postage prices that reflect the actual handling, packaging and shipping costs of each item. All our deliveries up to 1kg are carried out by Royal Mail. The pricing is weight based. The basket will calculate the weight and show the cost at checkout. Up to 1kg is sent by Royal Mail (Up to 2kg for EU Airmail) - Over 1kg is sent by Courier Service.

We will despatch your order within 2 working days (unless the order is delayed due to waxed wick)

Express Service is given priority over Economy Service orders.

Orders with wick from the waxed wick page may be delayed. Details of the length of the current wait are on the waxed wick page. Orders with a lot of waxed votive or tealight wicks may also be delayed.

Royal Mail Packets

Orders placed up until 12.00PM will be made ready for despatch the same day unless there is waxed, votive, or tea light wick included in the order which may cause a delay. At very busy times Economy Service orders may not be despatched sameday. Royal Mail collects the packets at 3.00PM and in 95% of cases will deliver the packets next working day; Express Service orders are always given priority over Economy Service orders.

Airmail packages are usually delivered within 5 working days. Some remote countries with a slow mail system can take considerably longer and is out of our control.

Price
  • Royal Mail UK - Up to 250g = £1.99 +VAT
  • Royal Mail UK - Up to 500g = £2.75 +VAT
  • Royal Mail UK - Up to 750g = £3.65 +VAT
  • Royal Mail UK - Up to 1kg = £4.49 +VAT

  • Tracked Airmail EU - Up to 250g = £8.99 +VAT
  • Tracked Airmail EU - Up to 500g = £9.99 +VAT
  • Tracked Airmail EU - Up to 750g = £10.99 +VAT
  • Tracked Airmail EU - Up to 1kg = £11.99 +VAT

UK Courier Deliveries

Orders placed up until 12.00PM will be booked for despatch the same day unless there is waxed, votive, or tea light wick included in the order which may cause a delay. At very busy times Economy Service orders may not be despatched sameday. Couriers collect the packages at 2.00PM and in most cases will deliver the packages the next working day; Express Service orders are always given priority over Economy Service orders. No deliveries are made on a Saturday.

You can choose between DPD and Parcelforce couriers for delivery. You will receive emails with your package's tracking details. SMS texts are also available with the courier orders but you must leave your mobile telephone number (At the bottom of the checkout page). We will always try to use the courier you have selected to deliver your order; there may be circumstances where we are not able to do this. We then reserve the right to change the courier. We will only change the courier if it enables us to dispatch your parcel sooner. If you have a problem with your delivery please call our helpline and we will do all we can to help.

There is an extra charge for all Highlands and Islands Postcodes PH15−26, PH30-44, PH49-50, PA20-49, PA60-78, FK17-99, IV All postcodes, KW All postcodes, ZE All postcodes, HS All postcodes, KA27-28

Price
  • Economy Service - Up to 8kg = £6.25 +VAT
  • Economy Service - Up to 28kg = £6.99 +VAT
  • Economy Service - Up to 56kg = £13.98 +VAT
  • Economy Service - Up to 84kg = £20.97 +VAT
  • Economy Service - Up to 112kg = £27.96 +VAT
  • Economy Service - Every Additional 28kg = £6.99 +VAT
  • Economy Service - Over 308kg Please contact us

  • Express Service - Up to 8kg = £7.25 +VAT
  • Express Service - Up to 28kg = £9.15 +VAT
  • Express Service - Up to 56kg = £18.30 +VAT
  • Express Service - Up to 84kg = £27.45 +VAT
  • Express Service - Up to 112kg = £36.60 +VAT

  • Highlands and Islands - per 28kg = £9.99 +VAT
  • Northern Ireland - per 28kg = £9.99 +VAT
  • Isle of Man - per 28kg = £12.99 +VAT

EU Courier Delivery

Orders placed up until 12.00PM will be booked for despatch the same day unless there is waxed, votive, or tea light wick included in the order which may cause a delay. At very busy times EU Courier orders may not be despatched sameday. Expected length of time of delivery is between 2-5 working days. No deliveries are made on a Saturday.

These prices are per 28kg. For packages up to 2kg use the EU airmail option. Purchases by EU companies or individuals with a valid EU VAT number are exempt from UK tax. Checks are made before despatch of validity.

Price
  • Austria - per 28kg = £17.99 +VAT
  • Belgium - per 28kg = £12.99 +VAT
  • Bulgaria - per 28kg = £27.99 +VAT
  • Czech Republic - per 28kg = £18.99 +VAT
  • Denmark - per 28kg = £15.99 +VAT
  • Estonia - per 28kg = £24.99 +VAT
  • Finland - per 28kg = £24.99 +VAT
  • France - per 28kg = £14.99 +VAT
  • Germany - per 28kg = £12.99 +VAT
  • Greece - per 28kg = £24.99 +VAT
  • Guernsey - per 28kg = £9.99 +VAT
  • Hungary - per 28kg = £24.99 +VAT
  • Ireland - per 28kg = £12.65 +VAT
  • Italy - per 28kg = £18.99 +VAT
  • Jersey - per 28kg = £9.99 +VAT
  • Lithuania - per 28kg = £34.99 +VAT
  • Luxembourg - per 28kg = £12.99 +VAT
  • Netherlands - per 28kg = £12.99 +VAT
  • Poland - per 28kg = £24.99 +VAT
  • Portugal - per 28kg = £24.99 +VAT
  • Romania - per 28kg = £28.99 +VAT
  • Slovakia - per 28kg = £22.99 +VAT
  • Slovenia - per 28kg = £24.99 +VAT
  • Spain - per 28kg = £18.99 +VAT
  • Sweden - per 28kg = £24.99 +VAT