Although we have been able to keep prices static since 2013, unfortunately circumstances mean that we will have to increase prices for samples received after the 1st October 2017. This is largely due to the inflation of reagent costs, and sharply affected by the Brexit driven fall in the pound and knock on consequences on laboratory reagents which come from an international market.
The ethos of our operation is scientific, we do not run Ecowarwicker Ecological Forensics to make a profit and realise much of the ecological community runs on very tight margins as small businesses. For this reason we try to keep prices down as much as possible, and run on a cost basis - ie what we charge reflects what it actually costs to do. We have now reached the point at which we beginning to run at a loss. Our calculations show we need to add £10 to the price of our service to cover this changed environment. This may seem like a jump, but reflects the fact that we have not moved with inflation for the past 4 years. We very much hope you will understand, and we appreciate your custom.
For samples received after the 1st October 2017 the new pricing system will be:
Online payment: Standard £54 per sample including VAT. Premium £72 per sample including VAT. If paying online we do ask that clients do not make advance payment since we do not charge for fails and you will also need to quote our unique batID number which you will receive in your results letter. Online payments do not require us to raise an invoice and can therefore be charged at tab rates (see below). We can offer a VAT receipt if needed. Please email us to request this: bats[at]warwick.ac.uk.
TAB STANDARD: £45 per sample (+VAT). Estimated 2 week turn around. Payment via invoice.
TAB PREMIUM: £60 per sample (+VAT). Estimated 7 working day turn around. Payment via invoice.
NON TAB STANDARD SINGLE SAMPLE: £65 (+VAT). Estimated 2 week turn around. Payment via invoice.
NON TAB STANDARD MULTIPLE SAMPLES: £60 per sample (+VAT). Estimated 2 week turn around. Payment via invoice.
NON TAB PREMIUM SINGLE SAMPLE: £75 (+VAT). Estimated 7 working day turn around. Payment via invoice.
NON TAB PREMIUM MULTIPLE SAMPLES: £70 per sample (+VAT). Estimated 7 working day turn around. Payment via invoice.