Our minimum / carriage paid order is £75 NETT ex VAT. We reserve the right to charge a handling fee on bulky items, on orders despatched to some offshore islands and on special delivery requests.

Unless otherwise stated, prices shown are for single items EXCLUSIVE OF VAT. VAT is charged at the current rate. There is no VAT on books. We operate a back-order system unless instructed otherwise.  We are always ready to help in giving product information and trade advice.

Our delivery policy only applies to items in stock and not bespoke kits. Please enquire for a delivery date if ordering bespoke kits.

Abacus Resources will not be liable for any delay in the delivery of goods however caused.

Back orders will only be held for 6 months. 


Our liability is limited to the replacement or repair of the goods at our discretion.



It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the goods purchased are suitable for his or her requirements.



Purchase of goods from Abacus Resources is an unqualified acceptance of all our terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change without notice, the current price being shown on each delivery note and the website. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in our literature and website. However, this information constitutes an invitation to trade and does not form any part of any contract. We reserve the right to withhold supplies at our discretion. These terms and conditions and all contracts shall be governed by English Law and subject to English Courts.

Payment terms: nett monthly account. On overdue accounts, deliveries will be withheld until the account is brought up to date. Damaged goods or shortages must be notified within two days of delivery.



5.1 Goods supplied to the Buyer will remain the property of Abacus Resources until full payment in cash or cleared funds has been received by Abacus Resources for those goods and for all other goods delivered or services supplied by Abacus Resources to the Buyer in respect of which payment if outstanding.

5.2 Until title to the goods passes to the Buyer:

5.2:1 The Buyer will hold those goods as Seller’s bailee.

5.2:2 The Buyer will protect, store and identify the goods by reasonable means so that they can be recognised as the property of the Seller.

5.2:3 The Buyer may use the goods or sell them in the ordinary course of its business.

5.2:4 If the Buyer is in breach of any of its obligations to the Seller, or the order or the contract for the supply of goods is cancelled under Clause 6 below, and provide the goods are still in existence and have not been resold, the Seller may (a) by notice the Buyer require delivery to it of the goods: and/or (b) with or without previous notice, retake possession of the goods and sell the goods. For the purpose of this clause the Buyer irrevocably authorises the Seller’s representatives to enter the premises on which the goods are situated and remove the goods at the Buyer’s expense.

5.3 Risk in all goods supplied to the Buyer will pass to the Buyer on delivery.



Should the Buyer enter into liquidation or if there is appointed a Receiver, Administrator or Administrative Receiver of the Buyer’s property or assets or any part of them, or a court order is made or a resolution is passed for the winding up of the Buyer (except for the purpose of amalgamation or reconstruction) or if the Buyer commits any act of bankruptcy, or any bankruptcy petition is presented against the Buyer (or any analogous proceedings under the law of any country outside the United Kingdom are commenced), the Seller may by notice in writing to the Buyer cancel all or any part of them remaining unfulfilled.



All contracts between the Seller and the Buyer where the goods are shipped to or services are provided in the Republic of Ireland, shall be governed and construed in accordance to the Laws of the Republic of Ireland, and the Buyer agrees to submit to the jurisdiction of the Courts of Law in the Republic of Ireland in respect of them.

Except as provided above, all contracts between the Seller and the Buyer shall be governed and construed in accordance with the Laws of England, and the Buyer agrees to submit to the jurisdiction of the Courts of Law in England in respect of them.



If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please contact us in writing within 7 working days of your delivery and return it to us with a form filled out within 14 days for exchange or refund. (Please ask our team for a returns form.) Refunds will be made within 30 days of the item being returned to us. Postage costs will not be refunded on unwanted items.

To be eligible for a refund the goods must be unopened or unused in any way at all. We must be able to resell the goods for full value once returned to us.
If returns arrive in poor or unsaleable condition the refund will not be available.

The goods must be returned at the cost of the customer, unused and in their original packaging, to the following address:-

Abacus Resources
Unit 8 Oakwood Way
Carnforth Business Park

Please remember to obtain Proof of Posting Certificate from the Post Office as we cannot be held responsible for items lost in the post. We will refund your money less any carriage charges within 30 days of receipt of the goods.

Some orders maybe subject to a 25% handling charge depending on the nature of the return and our discretion.

Any customised products (ie blockfoiled sketchbooks) cannot be returned. 

Cancellation of Orders

Where the customer wishes to cancel an order for non stocked goods, this cancellation must be made within 24 hours of the date the order was placed. If orders are not cancelled within this period a charge may be incurred.

Orders cancelled after payment and before dispatch will incur a 25% admin fee.

Abacus Resources also reserves the right to pass on any charges that may be incurred due to customers ordering in error.



We offer credit terms at our discretion upon receipt of two satisfactory trade references and a bank reference for businesses. However most schools and educational establishments qualify for credit within a day without the need to fill in forms. Payment is due 30 days from date of invoice. We reserve the right to add interest to overdue balances at the rate of 2% per month calculated daily. Processing of orders may be delayed without notice if accounts become overdue. An administration fee of £10 is charged to re-present an uncleared cheque. Payment with order for non-credit transactions.



© Abacus 2020. All rights reserved. No part of any Abacus Resources literature - either website, electronic or hard copy - may be reproduced in any material form (including photocopying or storing in any medium by electronic means) without permission of Abacus Resources. The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 applies.

10.1 No responsibility can be accepted by Abacus Resources for errors or omissions in any literature (either website, electronic or hard copy.)

10.2 Warning: Any unauthorised act in relation to a copyright work may result in a civil claim for damages.


All website details, including prices, are subject to change. Payment must be tendered with the order and orders will only be accepted on receipt of cleared funds unless a credit facility has been put in place. All images on Abacus Resources website and literature are and will remain the intellectual property of Abacus Resources and are digitally embedded. Any unauthorized use of these may result in legal proceedings.
Whilst we strive to show images that are as accurate as possible in some cases this is not achievable, therefore we state that images are for illustration purposes only. All sizes and weights quoted are approximate. Please see our Privacy Policy for more details.


T&C's: 1. Competition closes Tuesday 31st May 2022. 2. Entries are only valid upon signing up for the newsletter and following @abacuscreativeresources on Instagram 3. This competition is open to art educators only. 4. The winner will be picked at random but will be verified inline with point 3. 5. Prizes can be chosen by the winner up to a value of £1000RRP 6. Abacus Creative Resources reserve the right to withdraw this competition at any time