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“Why are your prices different online compared to in-store?”
This is one of the more simple questions we receive but one that has one of the more complex answers, and the reason our prices are different happens for a number of different reasons:
1: Delivery costs with our couriers vary from province to province. In some instances where it's appropriate, we subsidise those costs to offer a more attractive delivery price to customers, and in others, we don't. As such, we will sometimes build a portion of the shipping cost into product prices.
2: To further complicate reason #1, for freight such as ours the cost of shipping a particular item depends on both its weight and its volume. An example of this might be a very light but very large item that could cost a lot more to ship than a smaller, heavier one. This concept is called "shipping weight", or "volumetric weight", and our pricing factors this in.
Due to their shipping weight, some products are considerably more costly to ship than others. Rather than penalise all products, we weigh our pricing smartly to penalise the products that cost a lot to ship, and not penalise products that don't.
If a product is so expensive to ship that it is unviable, we would choose not to sell it rather than sell it for an excessively high price. Jaffa Cakes Yard Stick would be an example of this.
3: Volume shipping discounts; as we took a hiatus from shipping while we set up our first physical location, as well as our import warehouse here in Nova Scotia, our couriers were quick to rescind the volume shipping discounts we earned in 2021. Many of our customers will know the cost of shipping items at retail rates and how they are at times, unfathomable, especially when shipping parcels the size of ours, as we are just starting back up, our prices are not far off retail pricing. As we did back in early 2021, we will pass our shipping savings onto you as we get them.
These are some of the factors that lead to pricing differences between online and brick & mortar locations. Our goal is always to offer the best value overall price for the service we provide. Again, our pricing takes these variances into account. You can be rest assured that we have worked the pricing out carefully to make sure that we raise as few prices as possible!
We are committed to being transparent and honest in every aspect of our business.
Packaging accuracy: We always strive to make sure the information about the products we sell is always as accurate as possible. However, because products are regularly improved, the product information, packaging, ingredients, nutritional guides and dietary or allergy advice may occasionally change.
The Great British Shop is one of Canada’s leading and trusted British food distributors.We ship across Canada, including Vancouver, Victoria, Surrey, Burnaby, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, London, Markham, Windsor, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Oakville, Burlington, Sarnia, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Laval, Gatineau, Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John, Charlottetown, Halifax, Dartmouth, Sydney, St John’s, Corner Brook and all points in-between!More on our physical British store!
We are home to the largest and most authentic range of British baked goods this side of the Atlantic! We are committed to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients where possible and pride ourselves in the quality we provide, both in product and service. Our imported grocery is one of the largest in Canada, from your favourite British chocolate, crisps, Marks and Spencer and Battenberg cake to imported frozen goods including Warburtons bread, crumpets, Quorn, Linda McCartney and so much more. We carry a wide range of British style meats, including black pudding, British bangers, British bacon, Haggis and, Chipolatas and square sausage!
Established in 2019.
Our Halifax location is our first in Atlantic Canada, our family business stems from our chain of British Pride Bakery locations in Ontario. We opted to continue our growth in the Maritimes under the name in which our online shop operates to enhance our reputation online as well as add our own mark on the brick & mortar stage. We are Canada's largest chain of family owned British specialty stores and we've built our reputation on quality, service and authenticity.
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