Postcode Penalty For Scots As Firms Levy ‘Shocking’ Delivery Fees

Scotland

 

By Chris Green in iNews.

 

People who live in the north of Scotland are regularly charged up to 50 per cent more in parcel delivery fees than those in other parts of the UK, according to research published on Tuesday.  With Christmas approaching, the study found that living in the north of the country carries an often severe “postcode penalty” when it comes to ordering shopping online.

Customers in northern and north eastern Scotland pay an average of around a third more for delivery than those in other parts of Britain, the research by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) found. The penalty increases to around 50 per cent for those who live in the Scottish islands. For heavier items, delivery costs can be almost quadruple what they would be for those on the mainland.

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