02 October 2023
'Domestic' or 'International' postal region?
Over the past couple of months, we’ve been contacted by many of you who wanted us to investigate why you are not able to receive goods from UK retailers that had previously delivered to Jersey.
We took your concerns to Jersey Post and asked them to answer your questions.
Here’s what they told us…
Q: Is it correct that Jersey has been reclassified from a 'Domestic' area to ‘International’?
A: Jersey is no longer classed as ‘Domestic’, but it still enjoys the advantages of UK rates and has not been reclassified as ‘International’.
Q: Please could you clarify when and why the classification change was made?
A: The reclassification was to allow two things:
1) moving ‘due date’ by one day and this facilitated the removal of the mail plane. In the previous ‘domestic’ scheme, the ‘due date’ was next day.
2) to allow pre-advice, which both Royal Mail and Jersey Post need for customs manifesting and to plan operational processing.
Q: What is the difference in the price of postage from the UK to Jersey, as an International postal area?
A: The price of postage from the UK to Jersey has not changed. This will be a matter for Royal Mail going forward and their price reviews usually happen at the end of each year for implementation in the new year.
Q: Will this change mean that some retailers will now not deliver to Jersey?
A: There is absolutely no reason why retailers shouldn’t be delivering to Jersey and Jersey Post are very happy to support UK retailers if they are having difficulties.
Q: What else does this mean for Jersey? Are there wider implications to this reclassification, such as online shopping, online applications, competitions, insurance etc.?
A: There are no such implications.
Thank you Jersey Post, for taking the time to answer these questions.
If any UK retailers tell you they're unable to deliver to Jersey due the reclassification, you may wish to share the information in this article with them, or let us know.