Amazon update delivery expectations

Amazon FeatFrom the 2nd of March, Amazon are due to update the delivery promises that they make to customers on your behalf. In some cases you’ll get more time to ship, but in many you’ll be expected to ship faster.

Craig from Bedrooms Plus Ltd shared an email with further information which states: “We are writing to inform you that from March 2, 2015, shipping transit times will be updated for professional sellers in all categories. To provide improved accuracy in estimated delivery times for buyers, Amazon is adjusting estimates to match the average transit times of the major shipping carriers in the UK for domestic and international deliveries. Shipping transit times can vary for BMVD (Books, Music, Video and DVD) and non-BMVD products“.

You’ll want to check that your carrier arrangements fit with Amazon’s new stipulations, although the good news is that they should increase sales in those instances where transit times have been reduced (for instance promising standard delivery in the UK in anything up to 12 days is way outside the norms for 2015 and the new 5 day delivery much more realistic).

New Amazon transit times from 2nd March 2015


Shipping transit times for Books, Music, Video and DVD shipments

Delivery from UK to Current shipping transit time New shipping transit time
UK Street (UK excluding BFPO) Expedited Shipping
1-1 days
1-2 days
UK Street (UK excluding BFPO) Standard Shipping
3-12 days
3-5 days
Europe Standard Shipping
5-12 days
3-12 days
Rest of World Standard Shipping
7-35 days
6-19 days

Shipping transit times for non-Books, Music, Video and DVD shipments

Delivery from UK to Current shipping transit time New shipping transit time
UK Street (UK excluding BFPO) Expedited Shipping
1-2 days
1-2 days
UK Street (UK excluding BFPO) Standard Shipping
3-5 days
3-5 days
UK P.O. Box
3-5 days
3-5 days
BFPO
3-5 days
3-5 days
Europe zone 1 Standard Shipping
3-7 days
3-7 days
Europe zone 2 Standard Shipping
3-7 days
4-10 days
Europe zone 3 Standard Shipping
8-12 days
4-12 days
North America Standard Shipping
6-10 days
5-10 days
Asia 1 Standard Shipping
6-10 days
5-8 days
Asia 2 Standard Shipping
8-12 days
6-12 days
Rest of World Standard Shipping
8-12 days
6-19 days