Ireland is one of Britain’s key trading partners; a relationship that is worth more than £1billion in trade every year. Beyond trade, however, Ireland is known as one of the warmest and most welcoming nations in the world. Ireland has much to offer holidaymakers and those looking to move to pastures new. As such, it is no surprise that the number of parcels being sent from the UK to Ireland is always increasing.
Postage to Ireland from the UK
Opting to book your parcel through an experienced intermediary such as Worldwide Parcel Services means that you can benefit from an easy, fast, and convenient service. When you’re looking for a courier company to send your parcel to Ireland, you need a company that you can trust, and that’s why Worldwide Parcel Services work with only the most reputable courier companies to ensure that you always get the best service, whether you’re sending a birthday present or a product you sold online.
Cheap Parcel to Ireland
Whether you are looking to send a parcel to Cobh, a letter to Dublin or a gift to Galway, sending a parcel to Ireland used to be a complicated, expensive, and time-consuming process. But it doesn’t need to be that way! Book your parcel to Ireland through an experienced parcel intermediary such as Worldwide Parcel Services and you can benefit from affordable prices, an easy booking process and a reliable, customer-friendly service that attracts countless five-star reviews. Your parcel can even arrive in the Emerald Isle in just 2-3 days! You can rest assured knowing that your parcel is in safe hands.
Our prices might be cheap, but we never sacrifice quality and customer services. That is why we offer £100 free parcel cover on every parcel that we send, and why our customers leave us five-star reviews.
Heavy Parcel Delivery to Ireland
If you need to send a heavy parcel to Ireland, that doesn’t need to be fraught with complication and unnecessary expense either. Worldwide Parcel Services are able to ship parcels weighing up to 500 kilos, and pride themselves on the same levels of outstanding service whatever the size of your delivery.
Sending Food and Drink to Ireland
As is common, there are tight restrictions on what food and drink can be sent to Ireland. Liquids over one litre in volume are prohibited, as are alcohols over 24% (such as rum, whisky or vodka).
There are vegetable, fruit, meat, fish, dairy and seed products that can be shipped to Ireland, however make sure that you do your research beforehand so you don’t get caught out. Some products of animal origin need a permit or may only be sent from specific authorised locations around the world.
Where possible, you should ship any food or drink that can be sent to Ireland in the original manufacturer’s packaging.
Things to Keep In Mind
As with many countries, there are certain things that you cannot send to Ireland, and before getting any parcel ready to go, it is important that you take the time to ensure that your intended contents are not prohibited. Items that are prohibited from entering Ireland include firearms, plants, coins, hay, straw, fireworks, and tobacco-based products to name but a few.
As a result of the UK leaving the EU as of the 31st of December 2020, there are some changes that you need to be aware of when sending a parcel to the Republic of Ireland. One change is that shipments from the UK to Ireland will require a commercial or pro forma invoice to be generated, but if you book your parcel delivery through WPS, we will take care of the invoices and send them straight to the courier for you.
When it comes to addressing parcels to the Republic of Ireland, make sure to include the one- or two-digit postal district number after the city name if the parcel is being sent to Dublin or Cork. As the parcel is international, you also need to write “IRELAND” in capital letters on the last line of the address.
In 2015, Ireland developed a new seven digit postcode system that should be included in all addresses, other than those for PO boxes. The new postcode should be the penultimate line for international deliveries.
Find out more and get a quote for your parcel to Ireland online today at WPS.