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Register For A Trade Account

Why Should I Apply?
SBT trade accounts offer endless benefits - From Ordering Quicker, To Consolidating Admin, we are here to make your life easier! Benefits Include:
Pay Monthly via Invoice
Access to our In-House Delivery Service for FREE
24/7 Callout Availability
Track orders using Purchase Orders (PO No.)
Competitive Rates & Price Matching Available
Premium Order Processing & Delivery Times

Trade Account Benefits & Requirements


SBT are happy to offer trade credit accounts to anyone based in the UK. Please see more information below on what we look for when you apply for an account, and why applying is worth while:


  • Buy Now, Pay Later using your SBT credit account. Place your order online, over the phone, by E-Mail or In-Store and pay at the end of the month under our standard trade account terms. Contact us for information on account terms.
  • Consolidate Admin by reducing the amount of paperwork you and your colleagues need to process. We condense all of your orders down onto one monthly invoice/statement. With delivery note options for each delivery.
  • Direct contact with SBT and Full order traceability. Get 1-1 contact with your account manager when you open your trade account with SBT. Discuss all your needs, and how we can help.
  • Access to our full range of products. We have thousands of items listed online, but did you know that this is just a fraction of what we can provide to your business? - Open a trade account today and enquire about all of your workplace requirements. 
  • Flexible Credit Limits, Discuss with your account manager what credit limit you require, and we are happy to adjust to your needs.
  • Local Delivery - If you are based within 50 Miles of our head office (TS18 2QR), you will be eligible for our local delivery service. Directly from our own fleet, speeding your processing and order time up.


*Please note, the below points are just guides. SBT reserve the right to open or deny credit accounts to anyone at their own discretion, contact us for more information.

  • You will have a greater chance of being accepted for a trade/credit account with some previous order history. Typically, 3-5 previous online orders or 10+ In-store, Email or Phone orders. 
  • Full Account Forms, Complete company details will provide a better chance of becoming eligible for a credit account. Although we don't require VAT numbers, they are helpful to show your organisations establishment.
  • Uploading your company or business information on letterheaded documents will allow SBT to perform more accurate checks when verifying your business. Provide any documentation you may have using the upload file option.
  • We cannot open an account if your business cannot be verified. Please ensure all details you provide are correct, and appropriate. Failure to do so may result in denial of a credit account.
  • We cannot open an account with an improper delivery or invoice address. Please ensure all address details are correct, so we can send your orders and invoices to the correct place.

Trade Account Not Accepted? Heres Why:

There can be many reasons SBT may choose to deny you a credit account. If we do, not all is lost! We usually explain the issues on our response, but here is a guide you can follow to avoid being ineligible for your SBT credit account:
  • No Order History - If you haven't placed any online orders with us before, or if you are yet to call, E-Mail or visit us, you may be refused a trade account. We look for an order history of 3-5 previous online orders, or 10+ orders in-store, over the phone or by E-Mail. This allows us to build a background of orders before offering credit to you.
  • Your Company or Organisation Cannot Be Verified - SBT Perform checks on your company details provided on the account form. If we struggle to verify your business address, trading name, domains or similar, we may refuse you a credit account. Make sure you upload your company details on letterheaded paper to help us verify your business. 
  • Previous Trade Account Closure - If you have history of an SBT trade account closure, we may refuse to re-open a credit account for you. SBT may close your account if any of the following applies: Account Dormancy - Unused for 12+ Months, Failure To Pay - Unpaid invoices remain outstanding, No Contact - If your contact details have changed and we cannot contact you. Low Volume of Orders - if you frequently spend less than 200GBP per Annum.
  • Your Delivery Address is not in the UK - Although we do offer trade accounts to those located in Northern Island & the Scottish Highlands, we cannot provide you a trade account if you are based internationally.
  • Your Delivery Address Cannot Be Found - We need to be able to send both your orders and your invoices/statements to an address in the UK. If we cannot find the address you provided, we may refuse to open your trade account. Delivery addresses in the Scottish Highlands, or Islands may impose an additional carriage charge. Your account manager will be in touch to discuss this if necessary. 

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