Delivery And Packaging

Delivery & Packaging

Order Processing Times

Parts and Components

Orders placed before 13:00 GMT/BST for components (excluding configured systems) are, in most cases, processed and dispatched on the same day. PLEASE NOTE: You must select UPS or DPD shipping options for same-day dispatch before 13:00 GMT/BST. Orders with Royal Mail shipping selected will not be dispatched until the next business day, if ordered after 08:30 GMT/BST.

Configured Systems

Note: All systems sold through our site are configured to order. Current estimated order processing times for such orders are as follows:

Servers and Workstations (1-5 Units)
Estimated: 2-3 business days.

Laptops and PCs (1-5 Units)
Estimated: 2-3 business days.

Bulk Orders (5+ Units)
Estimated: 2-4 business days.

Whereas OEM manufacturers such as HP & Dell require up to 2 weeks to fulfil a custom configured server or workstation, we hold an enormous inventory of both OEM and generic parts so all configured systems can be built, tested and dispatched in a timely manner.

All inventory advertised on our site is in-stock and available unless otherwise stated on the product detail page. If a product is out of stock you will not be able to add it to your basket, however you can subscribe to receive a notification for when the product is back in stock.

Shipping Prices & Times

All shipping prices are based on the weight, destination and speed of service. Prices and shipping times are automatically calculated in the shopping cart after items are added.
In order to provide the most accurate and competitive item pricing, we are currently unable to offer free shipping. Instead of building shipping costs into our items, we simply pass on the exact costs we incur for the total shipment.

Shipping Services Information

Bargain Hardware can ship to most countries around the world. All import duties, taxes, entry documentation and permission on international orders are the responsibility of the customer. All shipping options will be displayed during checkout.
Not every country is enabled for shipping in our online store. We are however happy to ship to any country in the world (excluding those currently under UK sanctions: UK Importing/Exporting Guidelines). If your country is not listed below then please contact our sales team directly with your requirement and we’ll be happy to help.

All delivery estimates exclude weekends, holidays or weather delays and are the responsibility of the parcel carrier. Please be reasonable with your expectations and understand that even with the best parcels carriers, delays can occur which are entirely out of our control.

Parcel Delivery

Parcel delivery options are available for orders with no single item weighing over 30Kg (when packaged) and with a total order weight not more than 90Kg.

Note: We cannot deliver any parcels to PO Boxes.

Royal Mail - (Worldwide Small Parcels)
UK’s national mail and parcel delivery network. They provide an economical solution for small (under 1.5kg) and low value (under £50 GBP) orders. Royal Mail operate their own extensive network in the UK and are likely to use the national postal service of international destinations.

DPD - (UK & EU Road)
DPD are our main parcel carrier for all UK deliveries. Their award winning ‘1 hour delivery window’ technology provides a level of convenience for customers that other carriers have not yet been able to emulate. Watch the video here:

UPS - (UK & EU Road, Worldwide Air Express)
UPS provide both UK & EU Road services as well as global air express options for time critical shipments.

Pallet Freight

Pallet freight delivery is required for orders with any single item weighing over 30Kg (when packaged) or with a total order weight of more than 90Kg.

Note: You must be able to receive pallets for freight delivery.

The Pallet Network (FDC) - (UK Road)
FDC provide an economical solution for pallet delivery within the UK, connecting with other Pallet Network companies to ensure nationwide coverage. Online tracking is not provided for these shipments.

Kuehne + Nagel - (EU Road, Worldwide Air & Sea)
Keuhne + Nagel are our primary partner for road freight pallet deliveries to mainland Europe and air-freight pallet shipments worldwide. If your shipping destination is outside of the UK, your order is likely to be shipped with Keuhne + Nagel, providing highly competitive rates and online tracking to most destinations.

For pallet freight deliveries which do not include live tracking, the carrier will make contact with you prior to their delivery attempt (using the details supplied with your order).

You must be able to receive pallets for pallet freight delivery. Please consider the physical size and weight of your purchase. The driver will deliver your shipment to the curb side/door, but is not responsible for any further movement of the shipment.

Other Delivery Options


We do not operate a store-front premises so cannot offer on-site collection. Our order management process is optimised to offer efficient fulfilment through one of our many shipping options.

Customer Provided Logistics

For orders over £500 GBP, where prepayment is made by bank wire transfer and where booking of the collection is handled by you the customer, we are able to ship using your own logistics account. Please contact us before ordering to make arrangements.

Blind Shipping

We can offer blind shipping as an option for orders. Please contact us before ordering to request blind shipping.

Secure Custom Packaging

Our Server Packaging

Cardboard & Custom Recycled Foam

Bargain Hardware securely ships products to customers worldwide. We’ve worked hard with our suppliers to create a custom solution that is both strong and environmentally friendly. We use packing foam with 30% recycled content and corrugated boxes containing 76% recycled fibres. The tried and tested strength of our packaging reduces shipping damage to a bare minimum, while the recyclable materials give you the peace of mind that you are helping environmental sustainability!

Anti-Static RAM & CPU Trays

Bulk quantities of refurbished RAM and CPUs will be dispatched in our purpose made RAM and CPU trays for maximum protection.
Anti-static protection is of paramount importance and all sensitive components such as hard drives and memory modules are handled under ESD controls.
Smaller volumes of used and refurbished components, such as graphics cards, redundant PSU’s and network controllers will be carefully sealed in ESD safe bags before a suitable air bubble or foam void fill is used, appropriate for the size and weight of shipment.
Anti-Static Packaging
Laptop in AirSac Packaging

AirSac Cushioning

It’s important that all your items arrive safe and undamaged, which is why we use Air-Sac packaging for laptops and screens. This fully recyclable, lightweight packaging solution utilises low-toxicity plastic and consists of 98% air, saving on both shipping weight and delivery emissions. Easy recycling at your local supermarket reduces the environmental impact of your delivery even further!

Expert Handling

Two decades of experience in ecommerce sales mean that our dispatch team are experts in ensuring the secure and safe delivery of every order. We have continually improved and revised our packaging and handling methods, arriving at solutions which offer the very best in strength and sustainability. 

For each individually packaged system we use a double-walled cardboard box, sealed at the bottom with tamper-proof reinforced gummed paper tape. Custom foam inserts ensure a tight fit, with more reinforced tape giving a rigid and secure top seal. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your order will arrive in the same condition as it left our facility.

Expert Packaging