Royal Mail Bans Aersols, Spray paints, Lacquers, Solvents etc

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It’s not looking good for EBay sellers who are selling Aerosol products especially those that come as spray paints, lacquers, solvents, air fresheners, oven cleaners, grease, lubricants, line markers, WD40 etc. there are other items that are also banned see the Royal Mail Dangerous goods document to get a full insight into what can go and what cannot
It has become difficult to keep the postage and packaging charges down to make the items a viable purchase from EBay and other online stores, Royal mail have now banned these items through their delivery network, this now means only special couriers and carriers of dangerous goods  can deliver these items.
A standard aerosol can which is around 400ml normally weighs around 500grms, the best and cheapest courier to use to send anything up to 2000grm (2kgs) is Royal Mail, Unfortunately with these new regulations Royal mail cannot be used for these types of items any longer.
15th July 2013 was the deadline; from this day onwards Royal mail will not be delivering any packages which contain, spray paints, lacquers, solvents, air fresheners, oven cleaners, etc. through any of their services.

These items now come under Prohibited Items or Dangerous goods.

If you are a selling spray paints, lacquers, solvents, air fresheners, oven cleaners, etc. be aware that royal mail will not deliver these goods on to your customer, rather they will just simply destroy the goods and send you a letter warning you that it is illegal to send such items through their network, you may also get a letter from the aviation authority making you aware of such practice.
If you have a business contract account and you get three warnings, you could well face prosecution and account closure, Be warned, don’t make that mistake, Royal Mail are screening what goes through their network, especially items that have to be flown around the UK.
What you also need to take into account is you will not be refunded of any losses, which will leave you out of pocket by you having to fully refund your customer.
This can have a big negative effect on your positive EBay feedbacks.
In a nut shell if you are selling such items you cannot use royal mail any longer to send them out. There is no way round.
The good news is that you can still use a courier to deliver, but this will mean higher postage costs, will the consumer pay higher postage cost to get the item..? Or would they rather look for it in their local shop
The good news is also short lived as the couriers will be following the same rules sooner or later
These new regulations have been set by the aviation authority which applies to all couriers and carries and delivery companies in the UK, who use air service to transport goods around the UK and out of the UK.
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