Amazon are still offering free delivery to Ireland on all orders over £25 GBP. (*) They have been doing this free “super saver” delivery to Ireland for several years now. The free Irish delivery option isn’t automatic – you have to select it at the checkout and all the items in the order need to be sold by Amazon UK or “fulfilled by Amazon” to qualify for the free delivery to Ireland. The free delivery usually takes 3 to 5 days.
Standard Amazon delivery charges to Ireland for orders under £25 are as follows: (Usually takes 3 to 5 days)
CD,DVD, Software,Video Games, Books – £4 per delivery
Other categories (including Video Games consoles) – £6 per delivery.
For any combination of items from the categories listed above the highest “Per Delivery” rate applies.
So – opting for the Amazon free super saver delivery to Ireland can save you a maximum of £6 . OK – you might end up buying a bit more stuff than you planned to – but Amazon sell loads of cheap everyday items that everyone uses – such as bin liners , stationery etc – so you can just add on some small items to bring your order up to £25 to qualify for the free delivery.
Amazon also do a Priority Delivery option to Ireland which they say takes 2 days. The charge for this is £7.49 per delivery (£7 for Baby / Beauty / Grocery )
There is no Amazon.ie website – the market here in Ireland isn’t big enough to justify a separate website – but the Amazon UK site provides a great service to online shoppers in Ireland.
Amazon daily Deals can be found here
Amazon started off as just an online bookshop – but has expanded into a “one-stop” online shop for almost everything – from books to budgie food, CDs to Cameras , Ipods to Ink , Toys to Televisions. Their Amazon Kindle is the best selling e-reader in the world.
Amazon have a fairly large physical presence in Ireland with bases in Dublin where they have an IT centre and in Cork – where they have a call centre. Amazon provides jobs for hundreds of people in Ireland – so when you buy from Amazon – at least some of the money is staying in the Irish economy. They also pay VAT to Ireland on all Irish sales.
Tip – If you shop a lot online at UK shops – it might be worth signing up for an account at N26 . Their debit card has no fees on transactions in foreign currencies.
Some Irish banks charge as much as 2% on purchases outside the Eurozone. If you were to spend the equivalent of €2000 on UK shopping sites in a year – that would cost you an extra €40 in bank charges ! See how much the other banks charge here :