FAQ

How do I place an order?

UK customers

Placing an order through the website is simple. Once you have found the product you are looking for, you may add them to the basket using the ‘Add to Cart’ button as displayed on the product page and proceed to payment. If you are purchasing multiple products, please visit the Bundles page

Collection is also available, please see the collection page for more details


Overseas customers

Overseas customers please note that all P&P prices quoted on the website are for the UK only. If you are interested in purchasing any of my products then please complete the overseas P&P enquiry form. Please do not use the checkouts, if you wish to order I will send you a separate invoice.

What payment methods do you accept?

The website uses a PayPal checkout and accepts payment using a PayPal account, Visa / Delta / Electron, MasterCard / Eurocard, Maestro and American Express. At this time, I do not have the facilities to accept payment over the phone.

If you are experiencing difficulties with any of the checkouts on this website or if you wish to discuss payment by cheque, then please email racheldances@hotmail.co.uk

What colours do you have in stock?

Please check the practice swords and sword pencils page for my current colour availability.

Once I place on order, how long will it take?

I aim to dispatch all orders within 3 working days of receipt of payment. For orders of more than 8 sets of practice swords, please allow up to 7 working days for dispatch. Should there be an unexpected delay in your order, I will email you as soon as possible. My holidays or any disruptions will be stated on my home page

Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there is the potential for unexpected disruption to courier/postal services which are out with my control.

How much is delivery?

The UK P&P is listed below. If you wish to order a larger quantity of practice swords, sword bags or sword pencils, please email racheldances@hotmail.co.uk There is no P&P for the results books or championship results books. If you wish to purchase multiple items, please visit the Bundles page

Practice Swords

1 set: £10.00

2 sets: £12.00

3 sets: £14.00

4 sets: £16.00

5 sets: £18.50

6 sets: £20.00

7 sets: £25.00

8 sets: £27.00

Sword Bags

1 bag: £5.50

2 bags: £6.50

3 bags: £9.00

4 bags: £10.00

Bundles

1 set of swords + 1 sword bags: £12.00

2 set of swords + 2 sword bags: £14.00

3 set of swords + 3 sword bags: £18.00

4 set of swords + 4 sword bags: £20.50

5 set of swords + 5 sword bags: £27.50

6 set of swords + 6 sword bags: £31.00

7 set of swords + 7 sword bags: £34.50

8 set of swords + 8 sword bags: £37.00

1 set of swords + 1 sword bag + 1 set of sword pencils: £12.00

1 set of swords + 1 sword bag + 1 results book: £12.00

1 set of swords + 1 sword bag+ 1 results book + 1 set of sword pencils: £12.00

Sword Pencils

1 sets: £1.60

2 sets: £1.70

3 sets: £1.75

4 sets: £1.80

5 sets: £2.45

6 sets: £2.50

Overseas customers

Overseas customers please note that all P&P prices quoted on the website are for the UK only. If you are interested in purchasing any of my products then please complete the overseas P&P enquiry form. Please do not use the checkouts, if you wish to order I will send you a separate invoice.

What is your delivery policy?

UK customers

Practice swords and sword bags - The courier aims to deliver within 2 - 5 working days. For Scottish Islands (HS & ZE) and remote postcodes, please allow up to 7 working days for delivery.

Results books, championship results books and sword pencils - Royal Mail 2nd Class, up to 3 working days delivery.


It is your obligation to enter the correct delivery address at the time of ordering. If you enter the wrong address, your package may be returned to us by the courier or Royal Mail in which case we will let you know straight away. You will then be charged for re-sending the item(s). Should you enter the wrong address and your order doesn't arrive either with yourself or with us, we are not obliged to re-send the order at our expense. Please reduce the risk of this happening by entering your full and complete postal address. If you make a mistake and enter the wrong details, please contact racheldances@hotmail.co.uk immediately.

Returns

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please email racheldances@hotmail.co.uk with your invoice number and then simply return the item to us in its original condition within 14 days of receipt.

Returned items should be unused and must be returned in original packaging with any enclosed documentation. I will issue a full refund on receipt, excluding the original delivery charge.

Please note:

  • Goods will only be accepted for return if they are dispatched within 14 days of delivery, unless I have notified you otherwise.

  • The item is your responsibility until it reaches us.

  • The cost of returning the item to us is your responsibility.

My order is a surprise present, will the box or label be marked from Racheldances?

I appreciate that many dancers will receive their practice swords as a birthday or Christmas present which is why I send all of my orders in plain packaging. If you would like your order sent to a different address, make sure you update the delivery address during the checkout

How long will your products last?

I pride myself on only using high quality materials to make my products so I am confident that they will stand the test of time. I also strive to support other local businesses when sourcing my materials.

The sword hilts are made from a flexible, but durable, plastic which should collapse if you stand on it whilst practising. However, the hilts should not be repeatedly stood on or played with as this significantly reduces the longevity of the practice swords.

Customers who have accidentally damaged their hilts can order a replacement set of hilts for £3.50

Replacement set of hilts, £3.50