Life in Hawaii is great, but sometimes things that are readily available on the mainland aren’t as easy to find.
A lot of people like shopping on Amazon, and if you’re one of them, you may be wondering does Amazon ship to Hawaii? I wanted to know the same thing, so I looked into it, and here’s what I found!
Does Amazon Ship To Hawaii In 2021?
Amazon does ship to Hawaii as of 2021, just like any other state. Typically, ship products to Hawaii from Amazon does take 2-3 extra days but it definitely is possible. Additionally, Prime Members living in Hawaii can still get standard free shipping, while non-members will be charged $5 – $32.
If you want to know more about Amazon shipping to Hawaii and what to expect in terms of time and cost, then keep on reading for the full scoop!
How Much Does Amazon Shipping To Hawaii Cost?
Typically, Amazon charges more for shipping to Hawaii, although prices are outlined online so you know what to expect.
Shipping rates for Hawaii are calculated based on a per item and per shipment cost (see below for Prime shipping options).
Currently, standard shipping is generally $5.00-$12.99 per shipment and $0.99-$1.99 per item, while expedited shipping ranges from $15.99-$20.99 per shipment and $1.99 per item.
For even faster options, priority shipping to Hawaii is $22.99-$32.99 per shipment and $1.99-$6.98 per item.
While thinking about shipping costs, also remember that there are some restrictions to Amazon shipping for Hawaii.
Certain hazardous materials like lithium batteries may not be shipped, as well as some oversized items.
If an item is not available for shipment to Hawaii, the restrictions will be listed on the product page before you buy.
How Long Does Amazon Shipping To Hawaii Take?
Although Amazon is known for its reliably fast shipping times, it may take a bit longer (2-3 days longer) to get packages compared to the mainland U.S. Standard shipping could take around one week or even longer on some items.
Expedited and priority shipping cost more but could get your Amazon order to Hawaii within several business days.
Due to the complexities of freight shipping and the potential for interruptions to air freight, Amazon usually provides an estimated shipping time with a range of dates, rather than a guarantee for Hawaii.
When buying on Amazon with an order destined for Hawaii, you should always check the shipping options and estimated arrival timelines.
This is true for all shoppers, both non-Prime members and Prime members making the most of free standard shipping.
Does Amazon Have A Distribution Center In Hawaii?
Currently, Amazon does not have a distribution center in Hawaii, although there are plans to build one on Oahu.
Until the multi-level facility is built within the next few years, shipping speeds will be slightly limited, even though Amazon flies freight to Hawaii every day.
Amazon currently has 185 fulfillment centers, with 110 in the U.S. and the rest located around North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.
By the time the Hawaii fulfillment center is built, it is expected Amazon will be nearing the 200 mark for global fulfillment facilities.
Amazon has delivery partners across Hawaii to accept freight from international airports and finish off the deliveries.
United States Postal Service and UPS are reliable delivery partners for Amazon, not just in Hawaii but throughout the rest of the U.S. as well.
Does Amazon Prime Free Shipping Apply To Hawaii?
Amazon Prime is extremely popular due in large part to its free shipping benefits.
Prime members who live in Hawaii or want to send packages there can still take advantage of free shipping, although it takes a bit longer.
Prime members get free standard shipping to Hawaii, which takes an estimated 3-7 business days.
For expedited shipping in 2-5 business days, Prime members pay a discounted rate, starting at $5.99 per item.
Then there’s priority shipping, with orders arriving in 1-4 business days and costs as low as $11.99 per item.
Just remember that Prime expedited and priority shipping prices for Hawaii vary by item size and total weight.
The good news for anyone living in or visiting Hawaii is that Amazon does ship to the Hawaiian islands.
The main thing to keep in mind is that shipping costs to Hawaii are higher, similar to Alaska and Puerto Rico.
Standard, expedited, and priority shipping times are also slightly longer for Amazon shipments to Hawaii.
Prime members can still get discounted shipping to Hawaii, and the planned development of a fulfillment center on Oahu is likely to eventually improve shipping times and costs for both Prime and non-Prime members.