Sellers can soon expect the ability to charge extra for deliveries to outlying areas of the UK.

Amazon has finally recognised the additional costs associated with certain carriers, however, these changes will only apply to merchant-fulfilled orders. Amazon Prime customers can continue to expect free delivery throughout the UK.

Sellers with large/bulky shipments are expected to welcome this change – however, consumers in these outlying areas will likely view these surcharges as a deterrent.

Regional shipping charges are expected to apply to the following locations:

  • Inverness
  • Scottish Highlands
  • Shetland Islands
  • Outer Hebrides
  • Kirkwall
  • Northern Ireland
  • Channel Islands
  • Isle of Man

All other UK addresses are to be charged the same shipping fee or be offered free shipping (applies to England, Wales, and Scotland). This change won’t affect sellers using Royal Mail due to their flat fee throughout the UK.