Although some people think King of Shaves are an American business, we are British and have been proudly making our shaving and skincare products here in Britain since 1993 (the year our business started).
We decided to join the Made in Britain campaign to try and do our bit to help raise awareness about how many great products are made here in Britain.
WHY BUY BRITISH
Obviously buying British supports British jobs and our economy. We are also a very inventive lot and buying British encourages British business to invest in research and development, which helps bring bright ideas to market.
However, the main reason is that the world’s a very competitive place and British labour costs will always be higher than those overseas in the likes of China and India etc. and as consumers we are a very demanding lot. British made goods won’t always be the cheapest; they do have to offer fantastic value for money, with very high quality and high levels of customer service, just to stand any chance of competing in the market and staying alive. Therefore, as shoppers and consumers we can be confident that British manufacturing really values our custom and will always do the utmost to try and exceed our expectations.
We also all know (often through costly personal experience) that cheap, is cheap for a reason and generally not for a good one.
At the end of the day all we can respectfully ask is please give a thought to the country of manufacture when making your buying decisions.
SOME BEST OF BRITISH?
There are 1000s of examples of British manufacturing that manages to really deliver in terms of product, service and price and here are a couple that stand out for all three of the above reasons, from our personal experience:
Dehumidifiers and the only UK made washing machines: www.ebac.com
Exceptional bicycle parts: www.hopetech.com
Our King of Shaves online shop at shave.com now accepts Amazon Payments for product orders (sorry, not for subscriptions or shave plans at the moment). You can pay using your Amazon account using the payment methods your have registered there.
Of course we still accept Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards through our standard checkout as well as PayPal.
Our King of Shaves online shop at shave.com now accepts PayPal as a payment method for product orders (sorry, not for subscriptions or shave plans at the moment). You can pay using your PayPal account or by using a credit or debit card via PayPal if you wish.
Of course we still accept Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards through our standard checkout.
From midday today (24 July 2015) we have reduced the order total that qualifies for free UK delivery down from £25 to £20 (not including any discounts or shipping costs).
We have also reduced our standard UK shipping charge down from £4.99 to £3.99 for orders under £20.
Shave.com is now using Royal Mail 2nd Class post to despatch standard UK orders, however you can now upgrade to Royal Mail 1st Class or Courier Next Working Day on the Checkout page for a small additional charge.
Courier Next Working Day delivery is available for completed UK orders placed Monday to Thursday (excluding Bank Holidays) before midday GMT. Orders placed on a Friday will be delivered the following Monday. Courier Next Working Day will require a signature on receipt.
As ever, if a package for free or standard delivery is too heavy or valuable to be sent via Royal Mail, it will be sent by courier at no extra cost to you.
For all other overseas destinations, delivery is by Royal Mail Airmail or International Courier and is charged at cost. The price is based upon the weight of the products ordered.
Our delivery costs are comprised of picking and packing charges, storage, the actual packaging, plus the cost of delivery itself. We strive to keep delivery costs as low as possible whilst ensuring the quick and safe delivery of customer’s purchases.