CompareTheOilPrice.com was created to provide a cheaper and more convenient way for you, your family, friends and neighbours to order heating oil for your home or business.
A number of websites have come into existence over the last few years to offer price comparison services for heating oil, each with differing philosophies, but as ‘Which?’ reported recently, “these types of firms provide only guide prices.” Therefore ‘Which?’ recommended that “for precise figures it's best to check with as many local and online companies as possible once you've decided to buy.”
At CompareTheOilPrice.com we believe that you have come to our website to find more than just a rough guide price, and then do the legwork yourself to obtain the best deal available. You use comparison sites like ours because you simply don’t have the time for that!
So we have taken a fresh look at the overall market place for heating oil, including numerous comments made over the last five years by actual consumers on various online forums. From all of this information, and by adopting best practices whilst ignoring the more contentious aspects highlighted by those consumers, we have developed a new type of online resource that provides the best of all worlds.
Complete the Free Customer Quotation Form on any page by entering the volume of heating oil you require, then selecting the type of oil, your usage and required tanker size from the dropdowns. Add your delivery postcode and email address then press ‘Get a Quote’
Our own sophisticated software checks all suppliers on our database who deliver to your location, then displays for you, directly to the screen of your device, the best price available on that day. This includes suppliers who already have orders from other consumers in your area for that day, and are able to offer better unit prices as a result. There is no favouritism and, by always showing to you the best local prices available to us, suppliers are encouraged to always display their best price.
Other prices are also presented to you in a list below with delivery service options - the less urgent the delivery, the lower the price that will be available. Each option shows the quantity of oil requested, the unit price per litre (excluding VAT) and the total price including VAT at the applicable rate. You choose which price you want to pay, and the total price shown is what you will pay - no extras, no hidden fees, no surprises.
To order, simply press the ‘Order Now’ button alongside your chosen price and delivery option. This will open the account screen, with your details on the left-hand side, and the order details on the right. If you are a new user, you will be guided through the registration process first. When all of the information shown is to your satisfaction, press the 'Accept' button and your order will be sent directly to the chosen supplier. You will also receive e-mail confirmation of your order including the scheduled delivery date, and all of the information will also be added to your account so that you can monitor progress at any time.
Domestic Customers can order any quantity of oil for a reduced rate of 5% VAT. You may be asked to sign a statement confirming that you are a domestic customer.
Commercial Customers can order quanities of oil under 2,300 litres for a reduced VAT rate of 5%, but for any order over 2,300 litres they are subject to 20% VAT.