Established in 2002, Allcam has evolved from a pure online retailer to a mixed role of designer, importer, retailer, and wholesaler. Our main product lines include TV stands, Monitor Arms, Projector Screens, Photographic Film & accessories, Data Storage & computting accesories, LED lights, and various electric & electronic accessories.
A large portion of our products are designed and produced based on feedback from our customers. We are pround to be a bridge between our customers in UK & EU and our factories in the far east.
In the age of over-supply, there are abundance of clearance stock from top brands and leading retailers such as Fujifilm, Kodak, Sandisk, Philips, Belkin, Targus, Tesco, Wilko etc. We use our expertise to analyse why these products failed in the marketplace, and how we can create value by searching for potential unfulfilled demands in related market sectors. This distinct approach differentiate Allcam from the majority of online retailers who only focusing on price competition and ever-decreasing margin.
Our Ethical Policy
Allcam is committed to a greener environment. We never encourage our customers to buy anything unnecessary for their purpose. Most of our packaging materials are recycled in our own warehouse. We have honoured our obiligation for recycling electric and electronic waste. Our WEEE Reg No is 9067, our customer can return their waste electric and elctronic goods via their local WEEE recycling points managed by Valpak (www.recycle-more.co.uk).
Allcam is also committed to a better future for UK. The habit of import-cheap and consume-big were proved to be unsustainable. We are trying to boost our export and aim to balance our import and export in 5 years, which is important for UK economy to regain its strength weakened by decades of trade deficit.
Q: How to contact you if I have a question on your product or a problem with my order?
You can send us an online message (the Contact US form, 24/7 365 days), or phone us 0115 8226589 / 0121 4408900 (Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 17:30, excluding bank holidays). All emails are answered within 24 hours (normally within 4 to 6 hours). Everyday we see several emails get rejected / un-noticed because customers supplied wrong email addresses or their spam filters are too zealous.
Q: Do you offer wholesale discount? Will you drop-ship to my customer directly?
Yes we do offer wholesale discount but you normally need to buy at least two whole boxes (box quantity varies from 2 to 20pcs per box). Please contact us directly as per answer in previous question.
Yes we can also drop-ship to your customer. However you will need to meet the min. order quantity mentioned above to qualify for wholesale discount.
Q: Where are you based?
Allcam is based in Birmingham in the UK, and your order will be dispatch from this base.
Q: Can I collect my order from your Birmingham address?
Yes. We are open to the public Monday to Friday 9:30 to 17:30 (excluding bank holidays). You don’t really need to order in advance either; you can check the stock and only pay if you are satisfied. We can accept cash or credit/debit card over the counter.
Appointment is not required but it is better to verify the stock status especially when it is showing 5 or less in stock.
Q: Is delivery always free? What are the postage costs?
- For UK mainland addresses, we do offer free economy service for most items (except Heavy & Bulk prodcuts such as TV trolleys and projector screens which costs £9.99), we also offer express delivery service for £3.99.
- For other UK addresses like Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands, and Isle of Man we also offer free economy service for items under 1.5 Kgs. Delivery for anything over 1.5 Kgs cost £9.98
- For orders shipped outside UK, we normally charge postage on top of the item cost, please check each individual listing for details.
Q: Where is my order? The tracking link/number is not working?
We offer free postal insurance as standard. Your order is safe with Allcam.
Our system automatically send you dispatch confirmation email on the day we shipped your order, which normally contains information like which shipping company /service, and any tracking info/link (if available).
Any tracking only starts to work after the courier collected the parcel and unloaded the van into their depot, normally late evening on the dispatch date.
If your order has been dispatched several days ago but you have not received it, the first thing to do is to check the tracking info in our dispatch notification email, and if there is a tracking number, please also try to track your parcel online. Sometimes your family or neighbour already signed the parcel for you; sometimes there are problems with delivery. Believe it or not, we spend 4 hours everyday trying to contact customers regarding failed delivery attempt and incomplete/un-accessible addresses.
Q: What happens if I will not be available on the delivery date? What to do if I missed a delivery?
The courier or the postman usually leaves a 'calling card' for all missed deliveries. The details for re-arranging delivery (or collecting the parcel in person from a nearby depot) are printed on the card.
Sometimes the courier or postman may leave your parcel with one of your neighbours, and they normally leave you a card to inform you which neighbour received the parcel for you. We understand this is a mixed blessing which people live in a friendly community love but people who live in difficulty community hate.
On rare occasions couriers/postmen for whatever reason fail to leave a calling card. In this instance we will quickly locate your parcel and resolve the issue and make a complaint to the courier company involved.
If you have experienced any problems with delivery please contact us and let us know. We will not tolerate courier companies who let our customers down.
Q: If I missed a delivery, will the parcel left my local post office?
No. However if your order was shipped via Royal Mail or ParcelForce, you can arrange re-direct the parcel to your local post office following the instructions on the calling card. Please note Royal mail may charge you a fee for the re-direction.
Q: If I missed a delivery, can I re-direct it to my work / an alternative address?
Sorry, we are not allowed to change your delivery address as per Paypal policy. We do understand most customers also work during the delivery hours; and we recommend customers set their work address as their delivery address when they place the order.
Q: Will the courier/postman phone me prior to delivery? Can you pass my special delivery requirements to the courier/postman?
Yes and No.
Couriers/Postmen are under great pressure to improve efficiency, which brings nice savings to online shoppers, for example, most professional e-tailers offer free economy postage. However this also means couriers/postmen don’t have much time to phone the customers or check the “Special Instructions” (in small print, on a 4”x4” or 4”x6” label).
So even though we can happily print your “Special Requirement” on the label, it is possible it will be overlooked by the couriers/postmen. The more effective way is to leave a big note on your door, for example: “Dear TNT Driver, Leave the parcel in the garage at the back, and take this signature strip as your proof of delivery”, or “Dear Postman, Leave the parcel with neighbour at Number …”
Q: How do I know my order has been dispatched? Will you send me the tracking information?
Our system will automatically email you the delivery confirmation on the evening your order was shipped. The email typically includes the shipping service (company & service level), tracking number and tracking link (if available), your delivery address, and the products you ordered.
Everyday we see several emails get rejected / un-noticed because customers supplied wrong email addresses or their spam filters are too zealous, so please make sure your email address is also up to date.
Please contact us with any despatch enquiries as we can usually resolve any questions very quickly.