FAQs

We are strictly a trade only website and do not sell to the general public. This means that in order to purchase with us you must be a registered company and be purchasing stock to resell and not for your personal use. We welcome customers who sell online as well as in retail shops.

Click here to register; this will only take a moment

We currently offer a no minimum order policy which means that our customers have the flexibility to purchase as few or as many items as they wish. Full details about this can be found here

To view our prices you will need to register your details by clicking on the register button which appears top right.

Please fill in the necessary details. Your user name will be your e mail address and you choose your own password. You will be logged in straight away and you will have access to the trade prices.

All prices listed on the website are for one item unless otherwise clearly stated.

The prices on the website do not include VAT. 20% VAT will be added to the order in the shopping basket at checkout stage. If you are in the EU and have a VAT registration number you can add this in the checkout to remove VAT from your basket

There are several ways in which you can place an order with us:

Our delivery charges vary according to country and delivery option. For UK customers (Excluding Highlands, Islands & Northern Ireland), delivery is free if you spend £100 plus VAT. Please click here for full details of all our delivery options including international shipping information.

Our standard delivery times vary per country, UK mainland standard delivery is 4 working days. We also offer premium delivery services to receive your order quicker. Please click here for more details

Once your order has been placed you will receive an email from us with details of your order and instructions on what happens next. Delivery dates can be selected at the checkout stage

Sorry we do not offer a dropship service

We accept all major credit cards and debit cards including Visa, Visa Debit, Delta, Mastercard and Maestro. We also accept Paypal

Unfortunately we do not accept American Express

Payments can be made online, over the telephone or via BACS

 

Yes. We offer a collection service at our warehouse via a collection online order. Please tell us that you would like to collect your order in the Additional Notes section of our online basket system. Please click here for directions to our warehouse.

The price that you wish to retail your items at really depends on your market, your overheads and your competition however, the general rule is to multiply the wholesale price excluding VAT by 2.4. For example: If you buy an item for £1.25 + VAT then you would expect to sell that item for £2.99. An item priced at £1.66 could be retailed at £3.99. If you are buying in volume and receiving the quantity discounts then you will be making a greater profit.

Our website is updated continuously. As items sell out they are removed from the site and as new products come into the warehouse they are added to the site so it is worth checking the website regularly to see what is new and back in stock

When you register your details on the site you will automatically be added to our mailing list to receive our regular mailshots.

This is an easy way to keep up with the new products added in the week and any good sellers that we have had back in. It also has links to any special offers or new ranges we think you may be interested to know about.

Also don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We keep these channels updated on a daily basis with new information and exclusive promotions.

We do our best to make sure that items featured on the website are all in stock however, occasionally there are surplus orders of particular items which can sell out before our website is updated. During the checkout process, you will have the option to choose if you wish to be notified of any out of stocks. Our usual process is to send the order with everything we have in stock and only charge you for those items.

We take great pride in our packaging and if you have any damages in your delivery it is important that you contact us within 48 hours (any claims after this will not be credited). Please send an e-mail and if possible an image of the damaged item to:

customercare@somethingdifferentwholesale.co.uk

We will reply and either put a credit on your account or request the damages are returned to us. If items need to be returned we will give you details of how we would like them returned and we will refund you the cost of the carriage or have them collected. Credits will be held on customers accounts for 3 months

Please note that all damages must be returned in their original packaging

Shortages - If your order is missing any items please contact us as soon as possible on 01792 793 610

In some circumstances you may receive a credit note from us to use with your order. Credit notes are not automatically deducted from your order total. If you would like to use a credit note with your order, please specify this in the Additional Notes section of the online basket. We will adjust the total manually before taking payment. Alternatively please contact our customer service team on 01792 793 610. Please note we only keep credit notes active for 3 months

We are happy for you to use any of the product images on the Something Different Website however please note that our Something Different Logo, any other subsidiary logo and our lifestyle images are copyright to Something Different Wholesale Ltd. If you would like to use a particular image and are unsure about anything please contact us to discuss. Please note that we do not hold high res images of all of our items however if you would like to request a high res image of a specific product, please contact us on:

customercare@somethingdifferentwholesale.co.uk

 

We are attending the following trade fairs:

  • NEC Autumn Fair from 3rd to the 6th September 2017. Hall 5, Stand H40-J41
  • NEC Spring Fair from 4th to the 8th February 2018. Hall 4, Stand E40-F41

Although it is something that we are occasionally asked, unfortunately we are unable to offer exclusivity to our customers.

At Something Different we have a large and varied customer base ranging from multiple retail shops to online retailers across the UK, Europe and Worldwide. Paired with our extensive and ever changing collection of products on offer, exclusivity is not something that we are able to offer.

We hope that you will understand our reasons behind our decision and we are hopeful that you can find something in our wide product range to suit your requirements.

If you are interested in discussing possible bespoke designs with our team please contact us at customercare@somethingdifferentwholesale.co.uk Please note, bespoke designs are subject to minimum order quantities.

Oil Burner & Candle Safety Information

At Something Different, we supply a large variety of candle holders and oil burners. All of our products come with the standard safety warnings that we advise our customers to follow at all times. We have also put together the following safety information regarding the use of these products. If you have any further enquiries with regards to any of these products, please contact our friendly customer services team for more information.

The following information should always be followed when using a candle holder or oil burner product:

Never leave a burning candle unattended
Burn out of the reach of children and pets
Always place a burning candle/oil burner on a suitable surface away from flammable objects
Extinguish candles with a candle snuffer, do not blow them out. Never use water to extinguish a candle
Always read and follow the manufacturer's instructions on candles. Remove all packaging before use
Do not allow hot wax to come into contact with skin
Always use a standard tea light candle for all oil burner products
Please take care when moving an oil burner/ candle holder as these may get hot while in use. Leave sufficient time for the product to cool down
Always ensure the oil is diluted before using with an oil burner
Not all oil burners are suitable for wax melt products
Candles for hanging or outdoor use should be carefully secured at all times

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