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Postcodes for Mainland UK and for Highlands and Islands

Double Hammocks
We mainly use UPS for shipments around the UK. Understandibly they charge a different rate when shipping to remote Scottish Highlands areas or the Islands surrounding the UK. Jersey and Guernsey are treated as international locations.

These are the postcodes which are regarded as highlands and islands. The shipping price is about 80% higher than the standard UK postcodes.

Extended Area Surcharge Zone
AB37-38
AB44-45
AB53-56
CA18-27
HS1-9
IM*
IV14-28
IV30-32
IV36*
IV40-56
IV7*
IV9-12
KA27*
KA28*
KW*
PA20*
PA21-38
PA41*
PA42-49
PA60*
PA61-78
PA80
PH17-26
PH30-44
PH49-50
TR21-25
ZE*

..and here are the other UK postcodes in the shortest possible format with wildcards

AB10-36
AB39-43
AB46-52
AB57-99
AL*
B*
CA1-CA17
CA28-95
CB*
CF*
CH*
CM*
CO*
CR*
CT*
CV*
CW*
D*
E*
F*
G1-G90
GIR*
GL*
GU*
HA
HD
HG
HP
HR
HU
HX
IG
IP
IV1-6
IV29
IV33-35
IV37-39
IV63
IV8
IV13
KA1
KA2
KT
KY
L*
M*
N*
O*
PA1-19
PE*
PH1-PH16
PL*
PO*
PR*
R*
S*
TA*
TD*
TF*
TN*
TQ*
TR1-20
TR26-27
TS*
TW*
UB*
W*
YO*

And the channel islands all have these postcodes

JE  – JERSEY
GY   – GUERNSEY

Hopefully this list is useful for our hammock customers – both retail and trade and for anyone else who stumbles accross this blog. I am using it for a woocommerce upload for our Hamaca trade site, but will also use it for our main site which is based on Magento.

Resources
this page was useful for finding the ranges of UK postcodes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcodes_in_the_United_Kingdom
All of UPS ‘extended area’ zones are on a spreadsheet which can be found here
https://www.ups.com/content/gb/en/shipping/cost/zones/area_surcharge.html

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