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The British/Irish relationship is a close one, which has led to a substantial cross-over of people moving between the mainland and Ireland for work and to retire.

This North Atlantic island has played a huge role in shaping British history, literature and culture, also providing such delights as Guinness and whiskey.

Ireland is also home to three infinitely precious World Heritage Sites - Brú na Bóinne, Skellig Michael and the Giant's Causeway.

This close affinity and love affair between Ireland and mainland Britain means parcels are passing back and forth every day, in larger numbers.

Partly due to its low-lying mountains and stunning coastline, Ireland still has large rural stretches, but major cities and towns, particularly Dublin, are growing fast.

This means that sending parcels from the UK to Ireland can involve journeys across a diverse landscape. So, you will want to be sure your delivery is in the hands of experienced couriers.

ParcelBroker has established working relationships with trusted delivery companies in Ireland, who are also able to offer highly competitive shipping prices.

This ensures that your parcel to Ireland is delivered swiftly and safely, at a price that will make you feel like you have “the luck of the Irish”.

Our online booking system - and friendly, flexible service - make it as easy as possible for your parcel to go door-to-door from the UK to Ireland.

FAQ

Do I need to deal with customs when sending from the UK to Ireland?

Currently mainland UK and Ireland are part of the EU, which means that there are no customs obligations for gifts and goods passing between them.

How much does it cost to send a parcel from the UK to Ireland?

The cost of door to door delivery of your parcel from UK to Ireland starts from just £10.30 +VAT, which includes a high level of care and security. You can also add on extra services to suit your needs, including protection cover for valuables and signature tracking. From the affordable base point, you create a bespoke parcel delivery service to Ireland.

How should I address my parcel for delivery to Ireland?

Ireland uses an address system that echoes the one used in mainland Britain. Please write addresses clearly and in full. This adds extra reassurance that your parcel will reach its destination promptly.

 

How much will I save?

Parcel Weight Parcelforce ParcelBroker Savings
5kg £31.90 +VAT £14.95 +VAT £16.95 Save 53%
10kg £40.40 +VAT £16.09 +VAT £24.31
Save 60%
20kg £51.40 +VAT £17.99 +VAT £33.41
Save 65%

Prohibited Items

What items can I send to Ireland?

The things you can put in a parcel to go to Ireland would be the same as items you would send anywhere in the UK.

Though clearly, these days there are general restrictions on deliveries of such things as weapons, explosives and flammable substances.

If in doubt, you could check your parcel contents with Irish Tax and Customs.

Getting a quote and arranging delivery of a parcel from UK to Ireland is straightforward and transparent with ParcelBroker's tried and trusted service.

Use our experience and contacts in Ireland to ensure that your parcel remains in the best hands for swift delivery, not least as we are a company that takes personal responsibility for each and every item we handle.

C'ead Mile Failte (a thousand welcomes) to our dedicated page for sending parcels to Ireland! Sending a parcel to Ireland is a doddle with ParcelBroker. We ship to both Northern and Southern Ireland (or Eire) on a daily basis so if you are looking for cheap parcel delivery to Ireland ParcelBroker has the best rates.

No matter how big or small your parcels are we have a carrier that will take care of your goods and get them delivered on time. Anything you send is trackable online in real time so you always know the status of your delivery. We also have a friendly UK based customer service team that waiting to help you arrange your deliveries.

Ireland is one of the most popular first steps a UK mainland business can take to expand their customer base. Along with shipping parcels and pallets, we can also arrange for imports and returns back to the mainland using our online booking portal.

We offer a next day delivery service to most of Northern Ireland from just £8.99 and a two day service from just £14.49 to most of Southern Ireland. If you need an urgent delivery, then we can ship overnight to most major towns and in Southern Ireland too.

Below we've given you some great information about exporting to the Emerald Isle and some useful tips on decoding their interesting address formats as Southern Ireland doesn't have any postcodes.

Summary

Ireland imports more from the UK than any other country in the world. They're our fifth largest export market and we account for 34% of the total imports into Ireland. Just to give you an idea of the scale, in 2012 the trade from the UK to Ireland for products and services was a staggering £27 billion!

Ireland tops the list for our export markets for food and drink, followed by fashion (clothes and shoes). Bilateral trade between the UK and Ireland stands at £1 billion per week, so we're also importing plenty from Ireland.

UK mainland businesses have some great benefits from trading and exporting to Ireland:

  • They speak English (always handy).
  • There is no difference in time so you can co-operate during the same business hours.
  • Our couriers have great transport links with the ferries and close proximity for overnight air transport.
  • There are plenty of cheap ways to travel and meet with your customers.
  • The legal and regulatory framework is similar to the UK.
  • It's a great market to test export.
  • The consumer market is educated and used to the quality and importation of British goods.
  • The Euro (for Southern Ireland) can be transferred by SEPA and BACS bank transfer to save on costs.

If you are having success with your business in the UK, then there is a very high chance you'll also be successful in the Irish market. However, be mindful of the following:

  • Ireland's economic situation is improving but they have had a challenging time recently.
  • There has been an overall decline in disposable income for Irish families.
  • Consumer confidence is unsettled.
  • You would be competing against an established domestic market.
  • Costs of trading with Ireland will be higher than the UK.

Trade info for UK and Ireland

In 2013 the UK accounted for £19 billion in exported goods to Ireland.

Here's a list of top products Ireland are importing from the UK:

  • Petroleum and related products.
  • Natural Gas.
  • Medicine and pharmaceuticals.
  • Clothes, shoes and fashion.
  • Perfume, deodorants and oils.
  • Electrical parts and machinery.
  • Vehicles.
  • Cereals.
  • Telecoms and audio recording devices.

VAT in Ireland and Customs Information

There are several rates of VAT in Ireland and pretty much all products and services are subject to it.

Some common VAT rates include:

  • Standard rate 23%.
  • 13.5% to labour services.
  • 9% for tourism.
  • 4.8% to livestock.
  • 0% for services provided which are in the public interest, eg childcare, education, medicines.

As the UK is a member of the "Internal Single EU market" goods and services attract no import duties and allow free movement! This is great news for UK exporters as sending to Ireland is just as easy in most cases as shipping a parcel or pallet within the UK!