Shipping Dates

The next shipping date for Tecla printed items will be mid-March 2020 (exact date not yet known). If you order now, we will ship your item(s) with tracking in March 2020. You can of course order our digital items at any time.

Why not until then??

That’s an interesting question, especially if you are interested in politics!

It’s because we moved our warehouse from the UK to Spain and it had to be done in a hurry because of the threat of an imminent “no-deal” Brexit twice in 2019. A “no-deal” Brexit would have meant no customs arrangements in place during the move and that could have meant big problems for us, so we had to move in a hurry. We did it, but it wasn’t as smooth as it would have been if this problem had not happened and we are still not fully set up. We will be fully set up before long.

Why Brexit at all?

Every economic forecast in the UK in 2019, so I read, forecast an economic downturn for the UK that would result from Brexit. So why leave? What a disaster.

I read that during the year 2019 all the opinion polls in the UK without exception showed that if a new referendum were held, Remain would win. Yes, without exception, that’s what I read. In that case leaving the EU now can scarcely be said to be carrying out the wishes of the British people of today. What a disaster.

By the way, if you ever have a problem in ordering, for example if something doesn’t work (it does happen sometimes), do please tell us so that we can fix it. Thanks!

About our new shipping charges!

Our shipping charges are higher than they used to be, and I’m sorry about that. Let me explain.

We are now shipping out of Spain and we are using the post, Correos de España. They give tracking and so far the parcels have arrived well and the tracking works. But the cost is higher. A UK customer asked about this and here is what he wrote and what I wrote:

He: “I’ve just ordered this, though admittedly was shocked at the shipping cost! Where is it coming from?”

Me: “Many thanks for ordering. It’s coming from Spain. Yes, I know and agree about the shipping cost. We recently moved from the old warehouse in the UK to a new warehouse in Spain where I have a house, so the shipping is now by Spanish post (Correos de España) which is like this:

Sor Sixteen Easiest Pieces weighs 100g.
The box weighs 190g.
Total 290g.
Spanish post (Correos de España) for sending 290g to anywhere else in Europe charge 15,83 euros which is about £13.65 GBP. I subsidize that to get it down a bit, in this case to £9.55.

It’s too much, but the non-postal carriers don’t charge any less. I’m going to see Correos de España to see whether they can offer a better price with a contract.

In one way Correos de España is better because it offers tracking. In the UK for sending to UK we used to use MyHermes which costs far less and offers tracking but quite often their tracking didn’t work.

The Royal Mail contract service which we had for shipping to outside UK didn’t give tracking and you can’t ship nowadays without that; also, parcels with Royal Mail to countries like Brazil sometimes used to take literally two or three months and sometimes didn’t arrive at all.

Seen from the customer’s point of view, the answer is to order several books at once, because they would go for the same price or very little more.

Maybe I should put all this on the website.

Anyway, thanks for being in touch.

Brian Jeffery”