How can you reduce the standard lead time to 3-4 weeks?

Standard lead times by sea freight are 10-12 weeks, but here is an air freight option.

This will reduce lead times to 3-4 weeks, however, this will increase the sqm cost by £140, as you’re paying to fly your shutters from China to the UK, so for the average window, this could be £200-300 per window.

If you are choosing air freight, be aware there is more chance of the shutters arriving damaged. Although the packaging is increased with air freight, there are multiple couriers handling the shutters and different modes of transport.

It doesn’t happen that often, it’s just something to be aware of and any damaged shutters would be replaced, it’s just the inconvenience of having to wait another few weeks for replacement items to arrive.