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Creating an Account

Click on "Register" at the top right hand corner of the page.

Now you can either click on "Create Account" or opt to sign in using Facebook or Google+, which will use your existing Facebook or Google+ details as your user name and password, saving you having to remember them. We do not have access to your Facebook or Google+ details, so it's totally safe to do so!

Creating a new account - If you are creating an account from scratch, you will be asked for your name, a valid email, and to choose a password. You will also have opt-in  and opt-out tick boxes for newsletters and other information. You will then need to add a billing and shipping address, including a telephone number - click on the "edit address" or "manage addresses" option on the Account page to do so. Please ensure you fill in all the required fields (denoted by a red asterisk).

Signing in with Google+ or Facebook - Click on the relevant option, and an account will be generated for you with the email address from your Facebook or Google account. You will also have opt-in  and opt-out tick boxes for newsletters and other information. You will then need to add a billing and shipping address, including a telephone number - click on the "edit address" or "manage addresses" option on the Account page to do so. Please ensure you fill in all the required fields (denoted by a red asterisk).

Once you've done that, you're good to go!

My Account Menu

The My Account Menu contains eight sections. They are as follows:

Account Dashboard - An overview of your account, showing your Recent Orders, your Points balance, Contact Information, and Address Book.

Quick Order - From this screen you can quick order any product you know the product code for.

Account Information - Edit your name, email address, password, and email contact preferences here.

Address Book - Add and edit billing and shipping addresses in this section.

My Orders - View information on orders you have placed.

My Product Reviews - View the product reviews that you have written on the Tarpaulins Direct product pages.

Newsletter Subscriptions - Sign up to our newsletter here.

My Points and Rewards - View your Points Summary, Earnings and Spendings information.


To order from us, click the green "Buy Now" or yellow "Pre-order" button on the product you wish to purchase. You may also change the quantity of the item by changing the value in the quantity box. All products selected will be added to your basket (and a status message on screen will confirm this). When you have finished shopping and are ready to complete your order just click on the basket icon or the price total in the green box at the top right corner and you will next be taken to the "Shopping Basket" screen.

The "Shopping Basket" screen shows you the product/s you have chosen, the quantity of each item you have selected, the price (excluding delivery), and how many Points you will earn for your purchase.

If you have any Points in your Tarpaulins Direct account you can apply them here for a discount equal to 1 penny per point (eg. 100 points = £1) using the "Spend Your Points" slider bar. You can also enter any discount code you may have received from us in the "Discount" box.

Once you are happy with the contents of your basket just click the green checkout button to complete your purchase. If you decide you need to add more items then just click on the Tarpaulins Direct logo at the top left corner or navigate via the category menu bar. Of course, you can return to your basket at any time by clicking on the green basket icon or price total at the top right corner of the screen.

At the "Checkout" screen you will be asked to select a Billing Address from your address book. You can select to ship to the same address using the tickbox, or select to ship to an alternate address. Please note, you must have an alternate address available in your address book, or you will have to select "New Address" from the drop down menu.

Next, choose your preferred shipping method from the options available, then select your payment method from either Credit/Debit Card, or Paypal.

Please review your order details carefully before clicking on the "Place order now" button.

Paying by Credit/Debit card - Carefully enter your card details in the "Payment details" screen, making sure to fill in all the required fields. Card Number, Expiry Date, CSV (the last three digits on the signature strip), and Issue Number (where present) are all required. Press Continue to make your payment. Your details will then be verified with your card provider or bank, and your order will be approved and completed, or declined. If you have any issue with paying by credit card please contact your bank or our customer services on 01904698813.

Paying with Paypal - You will be redirected to the Paypal site to complete your order. You will require your Paypal username and password to log-in. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete your transaction.

You can now view your completed orders in the "My Orders" section of the "My Account Menu."


We accept payment in Pounds Sterling or Euros.

Payment can be made by VISA, Mastercard, Maestro, Paypal or AmazonPay. We do not accept American Express.

Shipping and Delivery

Delivery Times

Standard delivery is 5-7 working days, however we can offer a 'Next Working Day' or '48 Hour Delivery' service if you require your order quickly.

Please note that we don't deliver on Sundays, and Saturday delivery needs to be specifically selected if you require a weekend delivery. Any deliveries for next day and 48 hour have to be placed before 2.00pm. Any orders placed on a ‘Next Day’ delivery on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays will be despatched the next working day.


Can I have my order delivered to a different address?

Yes. When you place your order you can add a different delivery address. If the billing address is different to your delivery address the invoice will always be sent to your billing address. Please remember your billing address is the address at which your payment card is registered.


Delivery Costs

Method                Cost
Standard            £4.99
48 Hour             £6.99 Minimum Charge (depending on weight)
Next Day            £8.99 Minimum Charge (depending on weight)

24 Hour and 48 Hour delivery is available in most areas (excluding Highlands, Islands and Northern Ireland), please call for details.

Items under 30kg will be sent as parcels. Items over 30kg will be sent as pallets.

The Standard Delivery charge for a large single item weighing over 30kg is £40 (Deliveries to certain locations may cost more)

Items being delivered to Highlands, Islands and Northern Ireland may incur an extra delivery charge. If the cost for postage is different to the above we will contact you to advise you. Your parcel will not be sent out until you have agreed to the delivery charge.

Latest Time For Next Day Delivery

2.00pm is the latest time you can place an order over the internet for next day delivery.

Carrier Services

We use a variety of carriers depending on the size of the parcel and shipping address, including DHL and DPD


Order Tracking

We can track all orders via our parcel tracking system and will advise you where your order is at any time. Please either e-mail our Customer Services Department or call 01904 698813 within the following hours:

Day            Hours
Mon-Fri     8.30am - 4.30pm

Viewing Orders

To view the status of any order you have placed, please Log-In to your Account, then select "My Orders" from the Account Page Menu.

You can now view details and check on the status of an order by clicking the "View" link located next to any particular order line.


Order Status Explanation -



Your order has been accepted and will start processing shortly


Your order is processing through our system

Picking in Progress             

Your order is being picked and packed in our warehouse

Pending Payment 

Your order is awaiting successful payment

Pending Paypal                     

Your order is awaiting payment from Paypal

Payment Review                   

Your order is on hold due to a payment issue, please contact Customer Services

On Hold

Your order is on hold due to a payment issue, please contact Customer Services for further details


Your order is on its way


Your order has been cancelled. Please speak to Customer Services if you have not requested this

Back Ordered

Your order is out of stock or a pre-order item and will be processed when stock is available


Our goodwill returns policy, which is in addition to your statutory rights, allows you a refund or exchange of goods bought online or in the shop with proof of purchase within 30 days of purchase. The goods must be returned unused and within their original packaging. The original postage charge will not be refunded unless the item is faulty or damaged. Please refer to our returns information for more details.

Returns Information

  • Cancelling an order -

If you have placed an order on our website and you wish to cancel it, please contact our Customer Service team on 01904 698813 as soon as possible. If the order has already been despatched we can attempt to request for the couriers to return the items here, or you can refuse delivery when delivery is attempted. 

  • Failed deliveries –

We send all of our items on a Leave Safe service, meaning they can be left with a neighbour or in a safe place if you are not at home. The courier will photograph the item and where it is left as a proof of delivery. If this is a problem, please contact our Customer Service team on 01904 698813 before ordering so we can discuss alternative delivery options.

The couriers will attempt delivery a total of three times before returning the parcel to us. If the courier has been unable to deliver and there has been no safe place or neighbour to leave the parcel with, it will be returned to us and we will process a refund. 


Returns & Replacements

Faulty Items:

Before returning a faulty item to us please contact our Customer Service department on 01904 698813. We will usually ask for a photograph showing the fault with the item but in some cases we may ask for the item to be returned to us for inspection. If the item is faulty, we will either repair or replace as necessary.

We will not reimburse postage charges for any items sent back to us without confirmation from our Customer Service department. 


Non Faulty Items:

If any item does not meet your expectations you can return this to the postage address below. It must be returned unused within 30 days of receipt of your order. We advise that you obtain proof of the return from the carrier.

Please note: We can only cover the cost of return for faulty or damaged items.


Address for Returns:

Tarpaulins Direct
Unit 12 Shires Bridge Business Park
York Road
YO61 3EQ


Privacy & Security

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998) and according to the 'Which?' Web Trader Code of Practice. We collect information about you for two reasons: firstly, to process your order and second, to provide you with the best possible service.

We will not email you in the future unless you have given your consent. We will give you the chance to refuse any marketing email from us or from another trader in the future. The type of information we will collect about you includes:

  • your name
  • address
  • phone number
  • email address

Please note - We DON'T store your credit card details onsite. We will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent.

The information we hold will be accurate and up to date. You can check the information that we hold about you by emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly.

The personal information which we hold will be held securely in accordance with our internal security policy, the law and the 'Which?' Web Trader Code. If we intend to transfer your information outside the EEA (European Economic Area) we will always obtain your consent first.


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