The PTSD UK supporters shop is the only place you can buy our official supporters merchandise. As we’re a small charity there are some key differences between us and other charities that we’d like to cover here.
Who runs the PTSD UK Supporters Shop?
The shop is run directly by the charity and no third parties are involved. Our staff and volunteers are involved with all aspects of the shop – from designing and selecting new products, to packaging up and dispatching your order.
Am I helping the charity by ordering items from the shop?
Absolutely – you are helping in two ways – firstly your purchases raise funds directly for the charity – which allows us to continue to do the vital work we do. Secondly, by using your items you help us raise awareness of PTSD, and of our charity. You can’t underestimate how important this is.
What happens to profits from the shop?
Because the shop is run by the charity, 100% of the profits go back into the charity to support our mission.
What payment methods do you support?
We accept all major UK Debit and Credit Cards – American Express, Mastercard, Maestro and Visa via our primary payment partner Stripe. We also offer the use of PayPal as it is quick and convenient if you already have an account with them.
Is it safe to shop online?
Absolutely. The entire PTSD UK website uses the most up to date SHA-256 encryption certificate (you should see the padlock on your browser address bar) and the secure https:// protocol throughout your entire visit.
When you pay by debit or credit card your details are handled exclusively by our payment partners (either Stripe or PayPal based on what you select at checkout.) None of your payment information is stored by the charity.
What determines shop prices?
As a small charity we don’t yet have the opportunity to place big orders like much longer established charities do, so this means items are sometimes more expensive for us to purchase from our suppliers – and therefore slightly more expensive for you to buy.
With each item we sell we look for there to be a modest profit margin – as this profit goes straight back into the charity!
Why do you charge postage seperately?
This is to keep it fair for everyone. Small orders will receive lower postage charges and larger ones will be slightly more to cover the costs of the postage and the packaging.
Can you post internationally?
We currently don’t offer this option as we are a UK Charity, but will keep this under review.
What happens when you receive my order?
Once you have made your purchase, our orders team receive the details and will package and dispatch your order during the next batch of orders. Again due to the size of the charity we don’t send orders everyday so this is why we quote up to five working days for orders to be dispatched – but don’t worry its usually much faster and we’ll email to let you know its on the way!
What postage service do you use?
We currently use Royal Mail for the majority of orders but will also use couriers like Hermes or DPD when it is prudent to do so. When an item is ready for dispatch we will email you. We quote up to five working days for you to receive your order – usually it will appear much faster.
What will I receive in my order?
We’ll of course send you what you’ve asked for and we will also include some PTSD UK information leaflets and a small information card. People have told us these are really useful to have so we’ll always include these.
We’re mindful of environmental impact so if you don’t want them please just add a comment to your order asking us to leave them out and we will respect this request!
How often do you add new items?
We’re always on the look out to expand our range as ultimately we want to find new ways to get the message out! We review how different items perform so top sellers will be renewed and less successful items removed over time and replaced with new ideas.
If there is something you are desperate to see you can always drop us a suggestion via the contact us section.
Is there any other way I can support PTSD UK?
Of course, there are many other ways to fundraise for the charity which we suggest here. Just being a positive voice for the charity and being able to support others are also invaluable things you can do.
What happens if there is a problem with my order?
We try to avoid this of course but we are only human – if something goes wrong just let us know (instructions are on our emails) and we’ll do our upmost to put it right.
Thanks for reading this section and for your support of the charity. We’re so grateful. If we’ve not answered a question you had please contact us and we’ll do our best to help!