Delivery / Postage COVID -19 & BREXIT 2021 

Thank you for your support of needessentials.  


Please note that all orders placed through are dispatched/shipped delivered duty paid (DDP)**, customers should not be asked to pay any additional customs fees; however, in certain regions customers maybe ask by the courier for a proof of identity as so the delivery can be completed i.e. NiF or DNI 


Local Taxes and Duty are all included in the Price paid at checkout on


As Europe and the UK manage COVID protocols and new shipping procedures and checks, some deliveries are facing delays; however, on an order being dispatched a unique tracking number will be shared by email for the customer to track the parcels delivery and progress. 


DISPATCH timelines 

• Orders placed by 12:00/Noon, Monday – Friday, will be dispatched the same day. 

• Orders placed after 12:00/Noon, Monday – Friday, will be dispatched the following day. 

• Orders placed between Friday 12:00/Noon - Sunday 23:59, will be dispatched on the following collection date (Monday, Except on Bank Holiday). 

Our couriers deliver from Monday – Friday (Except during UK/EU Bank/Public Holidays). Please also be aware that UK Bank Holidays can affect dispatch schedule listed above. 

We pride ourselves on our customer service and do everything in our power to deliver orders on time. However, please be aware that on the rare occasion, due to reasons out of our control, these timelines may not be met, and deliveries could take longer. 

A message to our customers regarding COVID-19 & BREXIT Shipping 

During these uncertain times, we thought it necessary to reassure our customers that we are doing everything we can to meet your needs and expectations of needessentials. 

Against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 outbreak, we are continuously adapting our business and following the guidelines as set out by our Government in the UK and those across Europe to ensure orders are dispatched safely and professionally. 

All orders placed through are shipped delivered duty paid (DDP)** and the price paid at check-out is inclusive of any local taxes and duty. In certain regions customers maybe ask by the courier for a proof of identity as so the delivery can be completed i.e. NiF or DNI. On this being shared by email or on delivery the item can then be delivered with minimal delay. 

Our shipping partners DHL, UPS and the Royal Mail continue to delivery parcels at this time, closely following Governmental policy across Europe. These couriers have each built in safe and secure protocols to ensure that parcels and orders are continued to be delivered in a timely and professional manner, that is both safe and secure for all. The additional customs checks and paperwork can on occasion effect the estimated delivery timeline, but these delays are increasingly being managed as we head through 2021 and the new practises becoming common place. 

We are well positioned to continue to assist with enquiries by email or messenger and continue to ship daily following the procedures in place with our couriers. 

Our top priority is to continue to offer well priced wetsuits and surf accessories in a professional and responsible manner. 


Shipping Fee - Europe

Orders over €200.00 = FREE - ECONOMY DELIVERY (5 DAYS plus) - EU Mainland only*. 

Orders €50.00 - €200.00 = €10.00 - ECONOMY DELIVERY (5 DAYS plus).

Orders under €50.00 = €20.00 - ECONOMY DELIVERY (5 DAYS plus). 



For delivery addresses outside of the European Common Market please make sure that you are aware of your country’s import tax and or duty charges before you order. needessentials Europe will not except liability for any additional import tax and or duty charges issued by your country’s national import office. Such charges are issued by the country’s national import office to the recipient and are not controlled by needessentials Europe. Import duty is usually calculated by the value of your purchase and the tax rate can vary from country to country. If in doubt please consult your country’s governmental or national import office website for further information.

We are able to ship to some European countries / islands without VAT if they don’t come under EU rules such as channel Islands, Canary Islands, Isle of Man, Switzerland etc (list is not exhaustive). If you live in a country where VAT might not be applicable please contact us to discuss the best options for purchasing and recovering VAT.

Dispatch or Delivery Delay?
needessentials Europe, continually tries to improve customer experience by monitoring internal processes and work closely with couriers in order to achieve good delivery timelines. Due to the level of care taken throughout the process, very few orders should ever experience delays, however mistakes happen and delays may occur in which case we will contact you:
  • Despite rigorous controls stock items can go missing and in the unlikely event your order item is found out of stock we will contact you to discuss the options.
  • Typo mistakes are the most common cause of a delay; If the details you have supplied require verification we will contact you to gain clarity.
  • Fraud prevention is getting tighter and checks are regularly made to authenticate card numbers against postal addresses and post codes. Occasionally there are issues matching this information and you might need to be contacted.
needessentials Europe will not be held accountable for parcels that are delayed or go missing if the delivery address supplied by the customer is incorrect or incomplete.
needessentials Europe will not be held accountable if a delay in the delivery is caused by direct or indirect strike action, adverse weather, customs clearance or any other event beyond needessentials control.
needessentials Europe offers a range of delivery options for you to select during the checkout process (See “Shipping Fees” for more information). Your purchase will be handled and delivered by one of the world’s leading courier companies, who ensure the safe delivery of your product. If you wish to track your parcel you can email us quoting your order number, we will happily check the progress of your parcel and report back.
Our couriers will leave a card explaining where your package is, along with the package tracking number. Please then follow the instructions on the missed delivery card, to organise collection or a new delivery time.
Very few orders should be delayed but the most common delays are due to;
an attempted delivery has been made but no-one was in (a card should always be left by the courier to notify you of this).
bad weather.
direct or indirect strike action has created delays.
Incorrect address supplied
Clearing a customs boarder check
To maintain efficiency, we would encourage you to receive your order via a courier. However, feel free to contact us if you’d prefer to collect via our warehouse we will endeavour to organise a time for this to take place. We apologies in advance, if in the event we are unable to allocate a preferred time for you to collect your item (some periods can be extremely busy)
To maintain efficiency, we would encourage you to send your return via a courier. However, feel free to contact us if you’d prefer to return directly to our warehouse and we will endeavor to organise a time for this to take place. We apologies in advance, if in the event we are unable to allocate a preferred for you to return your item (some periods can be extremely busy). Regardless of whether your product is returned in person (during allocated time) or via post, please ensure the returns procedure has been followed prior to returning.
All Goods are packaged with great care, using courier provided bags which are Durable, lightweight, and waterproof. Please notify us immediately if you are unhappy with the condition of your delivery.
On behalf of the customer, needessentials Europe are happy to note any specific delivery details for the courier to follow. However, in following your request, needessentials Europe transfer all liabilities to the receiver if the item is lost once delivered. This unfortunately means you will liable for all communication with the courier, and any costs associated in the event of a missing parcel. needessentials Europe therefore advise against requesting this service.
Sometimes you may need to cancel...
Shopping with needessentials Europe should be simple and hassle free. We hope you will always be entirely satisfied with the products you purchase however; in the event you need to cancel an order for whatever reason we have a simple straight forward policy and process to help you.
Cancellation policy statement
If you wish to cancel an order please notify us as soon as possible to help mitigate any processing costs. If you cancel before your order is shipped we will issue a full refund upon written instruction and confirmation.
If you notify us after your order has been shipped we will not be able to refund the shipping cost nor the cost to return the goods to us. We will only be able to refund the cost of the goods once they have been returned in as new saleable condition.
Cancelation process
Contact needessentials Europe as soon as you can once you realise you would like to cancel your order
Cancellation notice received before shipping
needessentials Europe will cancel shipping and refund in full your order.
Cancellation notice received after shipping
needessentials Europe will mark the order as under cancellation
will provide a returns form
will process a part refund on return of goods to us in as new saleable condition (Refund would be less shipping/handling)
Returning the cancelled order
Once the order has been received by you arrange for the return collection. Please don’t open the packaging if you have no intention of keeping the items. This best ensures there is no damage to the product and speeds up the return process when it gets back to us.
See the returns policy for details on returning items
The customers responsibility for cancelled items
It is the customers responsibility to arrange the return carriage of goods, ensure the goods are packed and protected against shipping damage to arrive back at needessentials Europe in as new condition.