buying rope online

5 things to consider when buying rope online

Looking to buy rope online? It can be a bit of a minefield – especially if you’ve never bought rope online before.

Type ‘rope for sale’ into Google search and you’ll get 800 million results in a matter of seconds. So, how on earth do you know where to shop? Here we outline just a few things you should consider when selecting a rope supplier and purchasing rope on the web.


Is it the right product?

Buying things online is safe and reliable when you choose the right vendor. Of course, you can’t see the product in person. That’s why it’s so important that you read the product description carefully and double-check the details before making your purchase.

Here at RopesDirect, all of our product pages have a ‘technical specification’ for your convenience. Our website is also packed with lots of information about the ropes and cords we sell. And if you’re unsure about what to buy, we’ve also recently launched RopeFinder – a handy online tool, that helps you to narrow down your search and select the best option for your requirements.


Tool to help you buy rope


How much stock does the supplier have?

This is particularly important if you need to buy rope in bulk or plan to repeat the order regularly. There’s nothing worse than discovering the perfect product, only to find that it’s out of stock, or there isn’t enough available. So, be sure to select a supplier who can meet your ongoing needs.

Here at RopesDirect, we continuously maintain our stock levels. Our warehouse buildings are filled from floor to ceiling with rope ready to go.



How much is it?

When buying rope online, the price is also something you should take into consideration. Do a quick comparison across a few different rope suppliers. Does it seem like a fair price for the product?

Our advice is to look for an exclusively online stockist – like RopesDirect. Without a physical store, it’s much easier to save on overheads, and those savings can be passed on to you as the customer. That’s how we’re able to offer our high-quality ropes for such an amazing price.


Is it easy to make a purchase?

Buying rope online should be a quick and straightforward process. Ask yourself:

  • are products priced clearly?
  • can you see what you’ve added to the basket?
  • is the check-out system easy to use and navigate?
  • are there different payment methods to choose from?

If the answer to any of these questions is no, it may be worth shopping elsewhere.

Here at RopesDirect, the ‘user experience’ of our website is something we’ve put a lot of effort into. All prices quoted throughout the site are inclusive of VAT. It’s incredibly quick and easy to checkout. And payment can be made securely online – via debit/credit card or PayPal – or, if you prefer, you can give us a call and we’ll be happy to take payment over the phone. It’s entirely up to you.


man buying rope online


How long will it take for the rope to be delivered?

Last but not least, it’s important to check the supplier’s delivery options – particularly if you need the product to arrive as soon as possible. The estimated delivery may vary depending on the type of rope you wish to buy, the current location of that rope, and where you would like it to be delivered.

Again, this is one of our strong points. Here at RopesDirect we treat your order as a priority and can deliver to any location, in the UK and internationally. We always say allow 1-2 working days for delivery. We usually despatch products on the same working day when they’re ordered before 12pm. All being well, customers in mainland UK can enjoy next day delivery, and orders travelling further afield will typically arrive in 2-7 days.


RopesDirect – your go-to rope supplier

Ultimately, when you’re making an online purchase, you want to be sure you’re getting the best product – at the best price. And although we may be biased, when it comes to buying rope, we believe you really can’t go wrong with us as your go-to supplier. Why not browse our full collection? See what RopesDirect has to offer? Or perhaps use our new online RopeFinder?

If you shop with us, we promise, buying rope online is super easy.


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