Invoicing & Payment

We offer a choice of invoicing and payment options during the checkout process

  • Credit / debit card (Minimum £10 (Inc VAT) for credit card orders)
  • Request a new business account and use it for this order
  • Use of an existing trade account (online or offline account)

*All orders placed with CPC will be subject to our Terms of Purchase.

NOTE: If you are an existing phone, fax or email customer, your existing account(s) will be linked to your online username / profile once your first order has been placed on the web.

Requesting or selecting an account

If you do not have an account number or name showing here, just select "Request New Account." You can also request a new online account, even if you already have an offline account.

See more info on opening an account

Selecting your payment method

You may select thae credit/debit card purchases option during checkout or select one of the available invoicing methods available to you. Please see the terms and conditions for opening a trade account for the first time.

Card Security Number (CV2)

For Card purchases, you can find the location of the CV2 Security Code based on the type of card listed below.

Location of Security Code

MasterCard, Visa Card:
The security code is on the back of the card. Please enter the last 3 digits from the end of the signature box.

American Express Card:
The security code is on the front of the card. Please enter the smaller 4 digits that appear above the credit card number on either the right or left side.

Placing Orders

Q: What does it mean when a part is on backorder?
A:Occasionally, demand for certain products can lead to them being temporarily ‘out of stock’. However, if you still want this item we are happy to accept orders and despatch it once stock becomes available.
Q: Can I download or email my shopping basket?
A:Yes. At the bottom of your shopping basket you can select the option to download or Email your shopping basket. Choose a file name and location where you would like it to be saved and the complete shopping basket will be saved as a .csv file. Saved Shopping Baskets.
Q: How do I apply a voucher code to my order?
A: You can enter a voucher code on the shopping basket page. When you have entered a valid voucher code, press the “Apply” button and the shopping basket total should display the updated discounted total.

Related Links

Q: Can I save my shopping basket and complete my order later?
A:Yes. In the shopping basket, you can save your basket by entering the name of your choice in the Save shopping basket field, then click “Save shopping basket”. The saved shopping basket is then available in My Account.
Q: What are delivery instructions and order comments?
A:Delivery instructions and order comments let you attach information to your order. They will appear on correspondence regarding your order. As you checkout, the delivery page has a field named “Delivery Notes”, just enter your notes into this field.
Q: How do I receive a quote for a large order?
A:See the Quotes section for more information.
Q: Can I add notes to items in my shopping basket?
A:Yes. In the shopping basket, use the Line Notes field to enter information to help you or your staff. Line notes will appear on your paperwork. Keep in mind that line notes are only for use by you and your company internally.
Q: Do you have volume pricing?
A:See the Quotes section for more information.
Q: Do you offer Saturday delivery?
A: The only delivery we can offer is Standard Monday – Friday delivery.
Q: What are your delivery options?
A:Go to the Delivery Information page to view all our delivery options.
Q: Why can I only deliver to a IE address?
A: Due to additional exporting charges and safety or security measures, we must be contacted first (Email: before we can export goods. This will enable us to check if delivery to your region is possible and to fully inform you of any charges and regulations applicable to your order.
Q: How long will my saved baskets be stored?
A: We'll store your saved baskets indefinitely as long as they've been accessed in the past 12 months. Baskets that have not been accessed in the past 12 months will be deleted automatically.
Q: What is the latest I can place my order for the same day despatch?
A: To get the same day despatch, orders must placed before 1pm, please do note however that we reserve the right to delay despatch for a number of reasons, including to perform any necessary credit or anti-fraud checks or procedures so please try to order as much in advance of the cutoff as possible
Q: How do I open a trade account?
A: See the Trade Account section for more information.
Q: I have no credit card, can I still buy from CPC?
A: Yes, visit our Trade Counter and pay by cash (Preston, UK), or alternatively email or call us on to open a trade account or find out other payment methods that would suit you.
Q: Can I pay my account balance online?
A: Unfortunately there is currently no method for you to settle your account online. We are looking into this facility for future use.
Q: Can I order if I am on credit hold?
A: Yes. If you are on credit hold for being over your account “credit limit”, you can still place orders using a credit card. If you are on credit hold due to a “being on stop” (old invoices that are overdue), you must contact the credit control department on 03447 880000