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Companies who deliver to Shetland & Courier Agents


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#1 admin

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 05:09 PM

[mod]Will add additional items to this list and sticky for easy access. Title altered on 14/03/2009 to include & Courier Agents[/mod]

Mainland Courier --> Shetland Agent
DHL --> Northwards
FedEx --> Streamline
ANC (FedEx) --> Streamline
City Link --> Local Agent WDA Parcels - 01595 692811 - Link to parcel tracking website: City-Link Tracking
Amtrak --> Northwards
UPS --> Northwards
Parcelforce --> Royal Mail
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Retailers - Mainland Delivery - Shetland Delivery
Dell Computers --> Ian Reid
Marks & Spencers --> Streamline (if you spend more than £30 do not charge postage to UK (and that includes Shetland!))
Ikea
Next
Mothercare
Mamas and Papas
Play.com - like amazon but postage is free on everything no matter how little you spend,
Amazon.co.uk - but some of its shops i've found don't deliver up here
Boots
Amazon Delivered my new TV and Home cinema very quickly without any extra deliver charges ( all from amazon not external businesses )
Ebuyer
John Lewis No Delivery Charges
Furniture Choice ( only delivered to Shetland transport Aberdeen, but very helpful and thoroughly recommend them if you want a sofa )
Office Furniture online Delivery was costly for office chair ( so got from SOS ) other items were reasonable and friendly service via emails.
Fornisca Claimed free delivery but then phoned me to say it would cost £47 for delivering a bed up here was I still happy to go through with the order. which is still to arrive but it is still within the time frame they gave me.
Cube 247 very easy people to work with and free delivery
Asda Direct
The Cot Mattress Company
MoreComputers.com for computers, hardware, cameras, etc etc.
Tesco Direct are delivering here for a trial period. Charges are quite expensive. Ordinary delivery £4.95 to mainland. Delivery here surcharge of £15 on small items and £55 on larger items!
7DayShop photographic and blank cd's/dvd's etc. postage included in the price. Comes with Royal mail.
Mattress Man Free Delivery & very good deals which are constantly updated.
Argos --> Shearer Shipping (or SBS)
tekheads.co.uk delivered my new monitor to Lerwick in 3 days for about 7 quid. (28" flat screen)
bigpockets CityLink --> WDA
Viking Direct

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Companies providing FREE Delivery
artifolk - art supplies. Free delivery (even to ZE) over £40. Excellent service too and prices are stunniing.
oyyy - mostly computer stuff. Same rates as shipping on the mainland. Prices are often lower than Amazon!
blinds-2go - Orders over £75 free to Shetland and ALL orders on genuine VELUX blinds free.
staples
Wiggle.co.uk do free delivery on everything "except bikes".
chainreactioncycles do free delivery on everything INCLUDING bikes
eurocarparts - fantastic 2 day free service
Empire Stores - do not charge for deliveries and if you checkout myvoucehercodes you can often find items with up to 20% discount
bigpockets CityLink --> WDA
ScrewFix
http://www.nitecore.co.uk/
http://www.fenixtorch.co.uk/
http://www.ledfire.co.uk/
All sell high quality torches and ship them to Shetland free of charge
Best Pet Pharmacy - FedEx/Streamline

Carrier Contact Details
ANC
Charleston Dist Centre
Nigg
Aberdeen
AB12 3LL
TEL: 01224 891122
FAX: 01224 891133

DHL
DHL International (UK) Ltd.
West Avenue
Phoenix Industrial Estate
Paisley
PA1 2FB

M. & H. CARRIERS (ABERDEEN) LTD
CRAIGSHAW ROAD
WEST TULLOS INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
ABERDEEN AB123AR
01224 248 191
01224 879 617 (fax)


The above information was thought to be correct at time of addition but please note that delivery agents are subject to change and the above information may or may not be correct. If you happen to notice a mistake please let us know by posting a reply to this thread.

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Hi

Just wanting to know what companies deliver to Shetland without huge delivery costs. I'm getting fed up looking up Christmas presents, clothes or housey things only to find that they don't deliver up here.

So far I've discovered:

Ikea
Next
Mothercare
Mamas and Papas
Play.com
Amazon.co.uk - but some of its shops i've found don't deliver up here
Boots

If you could add to the list it would be great.



#2 shetlandcars

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 09:48 PM

eurocarparts.com - fantastic 2 day free service

These are the makes and availability of products:
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Amazon.co.uk don't charge extra for islands

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:19 PM

www.play.com
like amazon but postage is free on everything no matter how little you spend, prices tend to be as good as or better than amazon

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:47 AM

okbay.co.uk DVDs no extra charge for shetland isles

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:25 AM

Thanks, guys.
This will be useful for me.

#6 JustMe

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 10:47 AM

I have just looked at e-buyer and they charge a massive £12.99 + 36p a kilo for deliveries to Shetland which counts as Scottish offshore which is why they did not get my order which went to Amazon despite the product being £6 dearer from Amazon.

Already said this elsewhere but a warning about people who ship from the Channel Islands as Play.com do. Imports over £18 can leave you as the buyer and therefore the importer liable to both vat and customs duty. Something to be aware of before placing a big order.

#7 shetlandcars

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:18 PM

Ebuyer does quote extra shipping to scottish island on their website, however as long as you're not ordering a massive item and you pick 3 day delivery it is at no extra charge, although it isn't free

as a test I tried to order a 17"tft and it didnt charge extra - however a 37" plasma they wouldnt ship to anything other than mainland.

So small electrical items seem ok for the moment

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 09:58 PM

Made several orders with eBuyer over last few weeks, from monitor to small parts, leads etc. Selected 5 day super saver (free) and it automatically changes to 3 day and charges approx. £6, always arrives on time thanks to City Link.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:14 AM

John Lewis ( never knowingly undersold! ) don't charge for delivery - even for furniture!

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:38 AM

Thanks, guys.

Keep these tips coming, please !!

#11 Evil Inky

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 12:25 PM

Wiggle.co.uk do free delivery on everything "except bikes".

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 01:10 PM

Empire Stores Catalogue do not charge for deliveries and if you checkout
myvouchercodes.co.uk you can often find items with up to 20% discount

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 01:37 PM

I buy almost all my "goodies" from Bigpockets now, and have done for some time.

They charge no extra for delivery here, are lighning fast (Citylink-WDA) and they always have a stock of Free Delivery items, so if you add one of them to your order, delivery is free, even if the free delivery item is a £5.99 set of speakers you can sell for a tenner on Ebay.

(some amazing bargains on there too just now, check out the Bag o Crap :-) )

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 11:45 AM

http://www.chainreac...om/Default.aspx
do free delivery on everything INCLUDING bikes ;)

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 11:50 AM

:)

Great stuff, guys.
Any more recommendations?