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Does Amazon Ship To Hawaii

By David Krug 4 minute read

Things that are readily available on the mainland may not be as easy to come by in Hawaii.

Is Amazon shipping to Hawaii? If you’re one of those people, you may be wondering. So I did some research of my own, and here’s what I discovered!

In 2022, will Amazon be shipping to Hawaii?

Just like in any other state, Amazon will begin shipping to Hawaii in 2022. Typically, shipping products from Amazon to Hawaii requires an additional 2-3 days, but it is possible. Amazon Prime Members in Hawaii can still get standard free shipping, while non-members will be charged $5 to $32 for the service.

Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Amazon shipping to Hawaii, including how long it takes and how much it costs.

Is Amazon shipping to Hawaii expensive?

Amazon typically charges more for shipping to Hawaii, but the prices are listed online so you can expect them.

Shipping to Hawaii is priced based on the weight and value of each package, not per shipment (see below for Prime shipping options).

Shipping costs range from $5.00 to $12.99 per shipment, with each item costing between $0.99 and $1.99. Expedited shipping, on the other hand, costs anywhere from $15.99 to $20.99 per shipment, each of which costs $1.99.

You can pay as little as $1.99-$6.98 apiece to expedite the delivery of your order to Hawaii with expedited shipping.

As you consider shipping costs, keep in mind that Amazon has a few restrictions in place for residents of the Hawaiian islands.

There are some items that are prohibited from being shipped, such as lithium batteries and other hazardous materials.

On the product page, if an item is not eligible for shipment to Hawaii, you will see the restrictions.

How long does it take for Amazon to deliver packages to Hawaii?

In spite of Amazon’s reputation for fast shipping, packages may take a few extra days to arrive in rural areas of the United States (2-3 days longer). Some items may take up to a week or more to arrive via standard shipping.

In order to get your Amazon order to Hawaii within a few business days, you’ll have to pay extra for expedited and priority shipping.

For Hawaii shipments, Amazon provides an estimated shipping time with a range of dates rather than a guarantee due to the difficulties of freight shipping and the possibility of air freight disruptions.

Always double-check shipping options and expected arrival times before making an Amazon purchase with a delivery to Hawaii in mind.

Non-Prime members, as well as Prime members, can benefit from free standard shipping.

If so, where is the Amazon distribution center located?

On Oahu, Amazon is planning to build a distribution center, but it is not yet operational.

Even though Amazon flies freight to Hawaii every day, shipping speeds will be limited until the multi-level facility is built in the next few years.

One-hundred and eighty-five of Amazon’s fulfillment centers are spread across the globe, with the majority of them in the United States.

Amazon’s global fulfillment facilities are expected to reach 200 by the time the Hawaii fulfillment center is completed.

Delivery partners in Hawaii accept cargo from international airports and complete deliveries for Amazon.com.

It is not just in Hawaii that the United States Postal Service and UPS are reliable delivery partners for Amazon.

Is Amazon Prime’s Free Shipping Program Available to Customers in Hawaii?

Amazon Prime’s free shipping benefits have made it a popular subscription service.

Shipping to Hawaii is still free for Prime members, but it takes a little bit longer than it does elsewhere.

Standard shipping to Hawaii is free for Prime members, which takes an average of 3-7 business days.

Amazon Prime members pay a discounted rate of $5.99 per item for expedited shipping within 2-5 business days.

You can also get expedited delivery in 1-4 business days for just $11.99 per item.

Keep in mind that the cost of expedited and priority shipping to Hawaii varies depending on the size and weight of the order.

Check out our related posts for more information on where Amazon ships from, if Amazon ships to Alaska, and the Amazon late-delivery refund.

Bottom Line

Amazon does ship to Hawaii, which is great news for anyone who lives there or plans to visit there.

As with Alaska and Puerto Rico, the cost of delivering a package to Hawaii is higher.

For Amazon shipments to Hawaii, standard, expedited, and priority shipping times are all slightly longer.

The planned construction of a fulfillment center on Oahu, Hawaii, should reduce shipping times and costs for both Prime and non-Prime members in the future.

David Krug

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