UK Mail Order Companies
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All the companies listed here sell online but will, in addition, send you paper mail order catalogues on request.

We have split the shops into three sections - starting with traditional "catalogue shops".
We have sorted all of the clothing mail order shops onto one page.
Below catalogue shops we list other mail order companies.


"Catalogue" Shops:

Headers: Furniture, Homewares, Household Appliances, Sound & Vision, Office PC & Phone, Photography, Sports & Leisure, DIY Garden & Pets, Toys & Games, Baby, Personal Care, Jewellery & Watches
The retail giant Argos sells an enormous range of (mostly) household goods and usually at very competitive prices. Also, they very often have sales on, so its always worth while checking out the website if you can't get down to your nearest store - I know we've managed to get some good bargains in the past! The site is fast loading and easy to navigate. Argos was founded in 1973 and now has over 500 stores throughout the UK and Ireland. Argos is headquartered in Stafford.
Special Features: Free 16 returns days policy for non faulty items. Either return to your nearest store or they will collect free of charge. You can also set up gift lists with Argos for weddings, anniversaries etc.

Headers: Womens, Mens, Kids, Interiors, Electrical, DIY & Outdoor, Extras
Clothes for all the family plus home accessories and furniture, audio visual and computer equipment, garden and outdoor equipment - in short all the things you would expect to see in the Grattan catalogue! Buy online or request a catalogue. Grattan belongs to the same group of companies as Freemans and Kaleidoscope.
Special Features: Interest free credit terms available plus there is a free 14 day returns policy on unwanted items.
Free Delivery
• Special Offers: - 20% off first order (excluding electrical and sale items)

Great Universal
Headers: Womens, Mens, Babies & Kids, Electrical, Home & Garden, Leisure
The website is operated by the catalogue people, Great Universal. This means that you can either pay immediately by credit or debit card, or you can open an account with them. Account holders get 20 weeks interest free credit and 40 weeks for some items such as computers and mobile phones. There is a large choice of clothing, electrical and home and garden goods - just what you would expect from a catalogue.
Special Features: Free 14 day returns policy
Free Delivery
• Special Offers: 10% discount is available for first timevisitors and up to 20% off Great Universal catalogue prices when you buy online.

Headers: Shoes & Accessories, Coats & Jackets, Dresses & Skirts, Lingerie, Nightwear, Tops, Trousers, Swimwear, Home & Living
Stylish clothes and accessories for the more mature woman plus a range of home and garden accessories. There is also a selection of dining, living room and bedroom furniture. Buy online or request a catalogue. Based in Sheffield, Kaleidoscope belongs to the same group of companies as Freemans and Grattan.
• Special Offers: 15% off first orders.
Special Features:Credit options available plus there is a free 14 day returns policy on unwanted items.

Headers: Women, Men, Kids & Toys, Sport & Leisure, Home & Garden, Appliances, Electronics, Jewellery & Gifts
Littlewoods, famous for many years for its catalogue service, now offers over 40,000 products online, including clothing and footwear for all the family, sports equipment, toys, furniture and home accessories, electrical equipment plus a wide range of garden equipment, tools and accessories. Request a catalogue or buy online.
Special Features: Interest free payment plans available. Free 14 day returns policy.
Free Delivery
• Special Offers: £15 off when you open a credit account

Headers: Womens, Mens, Babies & Kids, Electronics, Appliances, Home & Garden, Sports & Leisure, Toys & Games, Jewellery & Gifts
Isme is the online arm of Marshall Ward - many of you may be familiar with the Marshall Ward catalogue. Like most catalogues, they sell a wide range of clothing for all the family, plus household and leisure items. If you don't want to pay for goods immediately, you can set up an Assist account with them and pay monthly. No credit charge is made if you pay by the due date. If you prefer, you can order a catalogue online. Marshall Ward also offers a range of financial services including loans and insurance.
Special Features:Free 14 day returns policy - goods will be collected. Sign up for the newsletter and be entered in a monthly draw to win £1000 to spend online at Marshal Ward.
• Special Offers: 10% discount with your first order.

Headers: Fashion, Lingerie, Nightwear, Footwear, Men, Home & Leisure, Electricals
Part of the JD Williams home shopping group, Oxendales offers value for money clothing in wide ranging fittings (12 – 34, with selected styles in 10 – 36) plus furniture, home accessories, audio visual equipment, small electricals, PAYG mobiles and kitchen appliances. Buy online or request a catalogue. Oxendales is based in Manchester.
Special Features: You can add up to 12 different delivery addresses in your Oxendales address book.

Headers: Homeware, Clothing
Tchibo is a German retailer who opened its first store in the UK in 2000. There are now 30 shops nationwide, with a home shopping service based in Liverpool. Originally coffee specialists, they now sell a wide range of non food items for the home - its difficult to say exactly what they sell as they have new ranges in every wednesday! Tchibo has over 60 shops within the UK. Buy online or request a catalogue.



Other Mail Order Companies.
All have catalogues, and nearly all of these are free.

B&S House of Health
Headers: Joints & Mobility, Skin Care, Nutritional Oils, Antioxidants, Diet & Fitness, Women's Health, Men's Health, Wellbeing, Vitamins & Minerals, Heart & Circulation,Health Foods, Educational, Pet Care
Large range of health supplements at competitive prices. They operate a "smart service" whereby you can have your usual supplements delivered to you automatically. Everyday answers to common heath questions dealt with the the Healthnotes section. Buy online or request a catalogue. BS House of Health is based in Thornton Heath, Surrey.
Special Features: Free personalised health report. Simply ring their free 0800 phone number for free health information, personalised health assessment report, individual diet plan and nutritional advice and support!
International Delivery Available

Headers: Surf Skate and Snowboarding Clothing, Watches, Accessories
Large range of streetwear for both men and women from brands such as 4ce, 686, Adio, Clive, Games, Logie, Nixon and many more. All items shown on the website are in stock, which means fast delivery times. Blackleaf is owned by Stobes Ltd of Kings Bromley, Staffs. Buy online or request a brochure.
Special Features: Monthly prize draw. 30 day returns policy.
• International Deliveries Available

Boys Stuff
Headers: Gadgets, Boys Stuff, Fun & Games, Bachelor Pad, Sport, Experiences, Good Luv'n
Founded in 1997, Boys Stuff is a well established internet retailer, with a large and varied range of gadgets and fun items to suit most tastes. (Not just boys!) Owned by Dream Internet Ltd, Boys Stuff is based in St Albans. Buy online or request a catalogue.
Special Features: 30 day returns policy.
International Delivery Available

Bradshaws Direct
Headers: Pond Liners, Pond Pumps, Pond Filters, Pond Maintenance, Pond Water Treatments, Food & Chemicals, Pond Kits & Water Features, Garden Lighting, Pond Accessories, Pond Plants & Planters, Pond Books
Established in 1979, Bradshaws Direct is a leading UK mail order supplier of water gardening products, offering a wide ranges of pond products from all the leading manufacturers. Buy online, order a catalogue or visit their warehouse shop at James Nicolson Link, Clifton Moor, York.
Special Features: 30 day returns policy.

Bump To 3
Headers: Bump, Sleep, Nursery, Feed, Clean, Safety, Play, Out & About, Gifts.
A mail order specialist, Bump To 3 offers a comprehensive range of branded products for pregnant mums, babies and toddlers - everything you could possibly need plus a few things you didn't know you needed! Buy online or order a free catalogue. Bump To 3 is based in Ashburton.
Free Delivery on orders >£75

Coopers of Stortford
Headers: Clothing & Accessories, Garden & Outdoors, Household, Personal & Health, Gifts & Leisure, General Utility
Founded in 1994, Coopers is a family run mail order company selling an eclectic mix of small garden and household items - from dog ramps to mini tables, briquette makers to car sunshields. Plus a dose of more conventional items, of course. Buy online or request a catalogue. Coopers is based in Bishop Stortford.

de Cuisine
Headers: Barware, Bakeware, Ceramics, Cookware, Glassware, Kitchen Storage, Kitchen Tools & Gadgets, Kitchen Trolleys, Knives & Knife Blocks, Scales, Silk Flower Arrangements, Textiles, Mills & Grinders, Oil Drizzlers & Sprays, Outdoor Living, Tea, Coffee & Chocloate, Woodware
Extensive range of kitchen accessories (including children's cookware), plus picnic essentials and of course the chocolate! de Cuisine is a specialist mail order company and is based is Poole, Dorset. Buy online or request a catalogue.

Dr Gadget Ltd
Headers: Gadgets, Drink & Gambling, Party Supply, A Bonk....., Watches, Adult, Adventure Days, Electronics, Hot Spicy Sauces, Lifestyle, Other Stuff, Shares, Sports Equipment, Spy & Security, Top Trumps, Trampolines, Outdoor Fun & Games, USB
Dr Gadget sells toys, gadgets and novelty items via mail order and this is the same catalogue online. They sell a little bit of everything and have some quite cool gadets suitable for all ages on offer.
• International Deliveries Available

Evans Cycles
Headers: Bicycles, Bicycle Accessories, Bicycle Clothing, Buying Guides
Evans Cycles is the UK's largest specialist cycle retailer so don't be surprised to see a huge range of bikes, cycling equipment and cycle clothing on the webiste. The range covers mountain biking, BMX, road cycling, commuting, folding bikes and kids bikes and most major brands. Visit the website to get details of the Evans Cycles Trail Rides which are held throughout the country. Evans Cycles has over 20 retail stores throughout England and Scotland with head office in Camino Park, James Watt Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9TZ. Buy online or order a catalogue.
Special Features: Real time interactive cycle assistant. Competitions plus sign up to the newsletter to be entered in their £250 prize draw. Finance available to customers spending over £250.
Free UK Delivery on orders >£500 for bikes
Free UK Mainalnd Delivery on orders >£50 for accessories
International Delivery Available

Expert Verdict
Headers: Electronics, Gifts, Home Innovations, Travel, Outdoor, Bed & Bath, Technology, Personal Care, Tools For Living
Expert Verdict has a rather eclectic range of goods from a portable power station to cocktaill shakers, from heated mittens to an electronic mosquito repeller. Many unusual and innovative products available - the best thing is just to browse and see what they have! Expert Verdict is a mail order business based in Groundwell, Wiltshire.

Ferndale Lodge
Headers: Headers: Vegetable Garden, The Potting Shed, Greenhouses & Equipment, Propagate & Protect, Feed & Pest Control, Storage & Furniture Covers, Cultivators & Weeders,Cutting & Long Reach Tools, Lawn Care, Watering Equipment, Training & Climbing, Tub, Planters & Baskets, Garden Features & Outdoor Leisure, Light and Water Features & ornaments, Wild Bird Care, Garden in Comfort, Fetching & Carrying, Clearing & Composting
For the serious gardener. Large range of over 500 garden accessories and equipment plus greenhouses and a small range of garden furniture. Buy online or order a catalogue. Fast, easy to navigate website. Ferndale Lodge is operated by Suttons Seeds and is based in Paignton, Devon.

Field and Trek
Headers: Clothing, Equipment, Footwear, Technical Guide, Gift Vouchers
Outdoor clothing and equipment, supplying everything you would need for walking trips, camping holidays, backpacking and trekking expeditions, mountaineering & climbing, adventure racing and travel. There are also substantial discounts available for organisations buying in bulk. Founded in 1973, Field and Trek is an established mail order retailer based in Laindon, Essex, with 11 stores throughout England. Buy online or request a catalogue.
International Deliveries Available. Contact for delivery details.

Flint Edge
Headers: Shave, Face, Body, Hair Styling, Sports, Gifts & Packs
Flint Edge is a grooming range made exclusively for men. The name "Flint Edge" was chosen to celebrate the (probably) first grooming tool - a flint edge. Things have moved on a little since then and now there is a whole raft of grooming products out there for today's discerning male, from shaving cream to hair putty! The website also features several articles on male grooming, including how to combat smelly feet! The Flint Edge Range is owned by Rimas Enterprises Limited. Buy online or request a catalogue.
Free Delivery on orders >£25
International Delivery Available


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