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Trade Counter

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Trade Counter remains closed until further notice.

We sincerely apologise to all our customers for the inconvenience this may cause. Customers can still order online and deliveries made to their home or work premises.

Located at our distribution centre in Severalls Lane, Colchester, our Trade Counter is open 6 days a week to the trade and general public. It is a convenient way to pick up items you need for your day’s work, while you can also use our click and collect service to save on delivery costs. Choose from Rapid’s complete range of products, including 40,000 in-stock items, and take advantage of special in-store services such as cable by the metre.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Rapid Trade Counter!

Inside the Rapid Trade Counter
At the till

Visit the Rapid Trade Counter today!

  • Over 2000 products on display
  • Complete range of products available
  • Average order wait time 10 – 15 mins
  • Minimum online order value for Trade Counter Collection: £1
  • Technical help available

Trade Counter Opening Times

Monday - Friday:

07:30 - 18:00

Special Services only available via the Trade Counter

Cable by the metre*

Description Order code
3 Core 6A Black Mains Cable 01-0232
3 Core 13A Black Mains Cable 01-0234
1.5mm2 Twin and Earth Cable 20A 01-0236
Satellite / Digital Coaxial Cable 75Ω Solid Copper Core 02-0251
Cat6a U/FTP Shielded Cable 01-0246

*More types of cable available in the Trade Counter

Check what our trade counter customers think of our service


Severalls Lane, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JS

Contact Details

Fax: 01206 835565

Want to have your order ready to collect?

Place your order online and have it ready to collect within one and a half hours. Simply select 'Trade Counter Collection' when ordering online. The service is available for all online orders over £1.

How late can I order to collect on the same day?

Orders placed for Trade Counter collection should be placed before 4.30pm for same day collection, Monday to Friday. Orders placed after this time will be available for collection after 9am the following day. On Saturdays you will need to place your order before 11:30am for same day collection. All orders placed after this time during weekends will be available for collection the next working day.