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Payment & Delivery Overview

Below is a summary of our detailed terms and conditions.


Orders, Payments and Pricing

AUTHOR prices are quoted in sterling and include VAT at 20%.

Prices are exclusive of delivery charges, duties and/or export taxes.

Prices may be subject to change without notice and at the discretion of AUTHOR.

AUTHOR’s preferred method of payment is through the website platform.

Lead times and estimated delivery date/s will be advised subsequent to ordering.

For bespoke, custom and personalised pieces AUTHOR’s office will contact you directly to confirm order specifics and details.

AUTHOR holds stock of certain pieces ready to deliver, but also works with small independent manufacturers resulting in possible lead times for other pieces. AUTHOR makes every effort to inform you of current lead times and will also make every effort to obtain the chosen piece as quickly as possible.

We pride ourselves in our first-class concierge services and make every effort to fulfil each and every delivery need worldwide.

No minimum order quantity is required.

AUTHOR reserves the right to discontinue items without notice.

If in the unlikely event we are unable to supply your order we will notify you in writing or by email and refund according to our refund policy.


AUTHOR products are often handmade and mostly to order, which means that items can take up to 12 weeks to complete your order depending on the item and also where it is to be delivered. We will keep you fully informed by email/phone as to the progress of your order throughout the manufacturing process. AUTHOR always endeavours to deliver as quickly as possible, but asks you to appreciate the logistics involved; if different pieces are coming from different suppliers there may be differing lead times and delivery costs related to individual pieces. We aim to be as efficient (both time wise and financially) as possible with delivery scheduling and will communicate with you to work through the optimum delivery outcome; we may be able to despatch some items from an order immediately with others to follow, or could request a faster turnaround from our suppliers. Please feel free to communicate with AUTHOR with any special requests.

If you would like to know how your order is progressing at any point please contact us at or phone on 01674 820746.


UK Delivery Price Guide




Orders under £250




Orders over £250




Large-sized interior pieces
(eg. Larger Chairs, Dining Tables, Sofas, etc)
A fee will be incurred depending on your location and the size and weight of the piece


*Delicate or non-standard pieces
(eg. Some ceramic sculptures, artworks, highly fragile pieces and larger furniture pieces require a special delivery service)
A fee will be incurred depending on your location and the size and weight of the piece


International Delivery Price Guide



Shipping will incur a charge. The fee is calculated based on product size, weight and the location of the delivery address.

This cost is calculated after your order and invoiced separately. Payment will be required prior to despatch of goods.


From as little as £15




*Delicate and non-standard pieces will require a specialised delivery service to reach you in perfect condition. This will incur a delivery fee depending on your location and the weight/dimensions of the piece. If you are unsure whether the piece you have selected incurs a delivery fee, please refer to the delivery section on the item’s specific product page. Our customer service team will get back to you with exact delivery costs. Any queries please contact us at or 01674 820746.

For more information on non UK shipments or large order quotes, please do email AUTHOR at

Next day delivery is possible on certain items; please contact the AUTHOR office. A fee will incur depending on the item.

We deliver using a variety of competitive logistics partners depending on the size of the item and destination.

If you have any special requests regarding your delivery we will always try to help as best we can, but this may be subject to additional costs, please contact us to discuss on

If you choose to arrange shipping with your own couriers, AUTHOR will take no responsibility for damages incurred in transit when using your own shippers. A signature from your chosen courier on collection confirms that they are receiving your order in good condition, and that boxes have been labelled in accordance with their specifications. Your shippers should provide you with the necessary insurance to cover your order.

Receiving Goods

On receiving goods, AUTHOR requests customers to open packaging carefully, and check contents for damage prior to signing/accepting delivery, this allows any issues that may have been caused during transport to be addressed sooner rather than later.

Cancellations, Damages and Returns

If you need to cancel an order once it has been processed, please contact AUTHOR, and we can work out the best way forward. Unfortunately, bespoke, customised pieces and fabric cannot be cancelled without incurring a charge; please contact AUTHOR for further advice. Orders cancelled once manufacture is under way or fabric is cut, will only be accepted at AUTHOR’s sole discretion.

AUTHOR hopes you will be delighted with your order when it arrives, but in the event of an issue arising or if you need to return something to us please contact us as soon as possible after receiving your piece. Please do not automatically send your purchase back to the manufacturer nor to AUTHOR’s head office, but instead please contact AUTHOR on to discuss the issue.

In the event of receiving damaged or missing goods, AUTHOR will endeavour to rectify the situation as promptly as possible. All damages must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of goods. You can do this by phone or email. Please take photographs of the damaged item and email them to us detailing the issue on

AUTHOR shall provide a return slip and address for the item to be returned to; please contact for further details. Unfortunately, for items that are returned as unsuitable or you have just changed your mind, the cost of return delivery will be deducted from your refund. Where goods are accepted for return, it is your responsibility to ensure that they are received back in perfect condition and in its original packaging (so please be careful when opening your parcels).

If your goods have not arrived after a week from receiving tracking information from us, you must notify us immediately so we can try to rectify the situation to the best of our ability.


Once your return is received and inspected, we will contact you to advise you of the next steps and work out with you the best way to proceed with the refund.

There are certain situations where we cannot grant a 100% refund; for example, any item not in its original condition, if it is damaged or has missing parts for reasons not due to our error, or if you have the items for longer than 30 days. A cost of £15 will incur for international refunds and £10 for UK refunds as this is the cost price 3rd party services charge us to issue the refund.

Bespoke, customised pieces and fabric orders which have been cut to order cannot be refunded. We highly recommend ordering samples.

Certain wallpaper manufacturers cannot accept returns due to print runs being carried out to your specific order. We highly recommend that you order a sample of a wallpaper and make sure you purchase multiple rolls together to ensure that the wallpaper is printed from the same batch.

In the event of there being any conflict between the terms of this overview and our detailed terms and conditions, the terms of our detailed terms and conditions shall prevail.

Company Details

Company Reg. No: SC519347

VAT Reg. No: 318211533

Registered in: Scotland

Registered address: AUTHOR Interiors Ltd., The Glebe House of Farnell, by Brechin, Angus, United Kingdom, DD9 6UH

Directors: J. Adams & R. McKelvey

Information Commissioner’s Office Registration Number: ZA265841

Data Controller: J. Adams


Please see our detailed terms and conditions.

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