Ireland and the UK are extremely close in terms of culture, language and geography which means it is unsurprising that there is huge demand for shipping between the two countries. In fact, Ireland is one of the few countries in Europe with which the UK runs a trade surplus – exporting £34billion worth of goods and services over the Irish sea.
If you or your business are looking to ship goods to Ireland, a pallet may be the most cost-effective option – ParcelBroker will make the process easy.
Send pallets to Ireland from just £14.95 + VAT
How to Book a Pallet Delivery to Ireland
Fill out our online order form with your pallet information. Select from a variety of standard sizes or enter specific dimensions.
We’ll display a range of quotes from our couriers. All the information you need will be listed here, including estimated delivery times, prices and any further requirements.
Decide on the service you need, then select “Book Now” to select a collection date. We’ll need you to provide details on the pallet’s contents and value, and choose any additional cover required.
Before completing your booking we’ll ask you to sign in to your ParcelBroker account, or to register if you don’t already have one. This takes less than 60 seconds, and helps us provide a high level of service to all our customers.
After final confirmation of your order details, we’ll take payment in your preferred method - on account, via PayPal or through a credit/debit card.
How to prepare the pallet for shipping to Ireland?
Ensure that your goods do not overhang the edge of the pallet base. This can lead to damage which will not be covered, as well as additional charges for more delivery space.
Palletised goods must be made fast with shrink wrapping, ratchet straps, rope or banding. The pallet may be re-loaded up to 8 times during delivery, and must be stable; take care to avoid packing a top-heavy pallet.
Ensure that your goods are given sufficient protection against damage by wrapping them in bubble wrap, cardboard, polystyrene, or other packaging materials.
Pallets may be stacked to maximise usage of space in delivery vehicles. If this is not appropriate for your goods, ensure that this information is displayed on the outside of the pallet.
Engine parts and gearboxes must be shipped through our dedicated delivery service - call us on 0871 288 5741 for a quote.
What size pallet will I need?
When you ship a pallet to Ireland with us, you only pay for the services you need. Check the height of your pallet against this chart to see which delivery option you’ll require. Particularly heavy pallets can still be shipped, but will need the attention of our team; simply get in touch with us to arrange your oversized pallet delivery.
1/4 Pallet Max Weight - 250kgs Max Height - 80cm
1/2 Pallet Max Weight - 500kgs Max Height - 110cm
Full Pallet Max Weight - 1000kgs Max Height - 200cm
Do I need to deal with customs when shipping a pallet from the UK to Ireland?
As it stands, there are no customs barriers between the UK and Ireland due to the EU’s free trade agreement. However, the UK is set to leave the EU which has created uncertainty over what customs arrangements will look like after Brexit. In terms of trade with Ireland, this is especially pertinent due to their land border with Northern Ireland. Whatever the developments, ParcelBroker will keep you up to speed on customs arrangements.
Can I send an engine or gearbox to Ireland?
Yes, but only on a special service dedicated for these types of goods. These goods cannot be shipped via the pallet services displayed on our website. To get a quote, please contact our team on 0871 288 5741 or email us via the contact page on our website.
Can you order a pallet delivery to be collected at the weekend?
Our couriers offer business-day collections and deliveries, but not weekend collections.