Amazon Germany and Delivery to Ireland

Thousands of Irish residents shop online at Amazon every day.
Since Brexit, a lot more people have been wondering which Amazon site is the best to use in Ireland, the UK Amazon or Amazon Germany?

We will explain the pros and cons of both and also how to view Amazon Germany in English
We also answer the common questions : –

  • How much is delivery from Amazon Germany to Ireland?
  • How long is delivery from Amazon Germany to Ireland?

All of the European Amazon sites will ship to Ireland – with some restrictions.
However, the only one that can be viewed in English is the German Amazon (Amazon.De).
To save you time – here is a link straight to the English Language Version of Amazon Germany

Amazon Germany Delivery to Ireland
Amazon Germany in English

(Tip: The email address and password you use to sign in at usually works on any of the other Amazon sites.)

Amazon UK after Brexit

Amazon UK is still fine to use in Ireland since Brexit – especially if you stick to items sold or fulfilled by Amazon-UK.
No UK VAT is charged, just Irish VAT instead.
Import or Customs Duty only comes into play on orders over €150 and wiil be shown at checkout as the “import fees “However, many products are duty-free anyway.. (More on Customs Duty in Ireland here).

If there are any customs charges – they will be made at checkout when ordering items sold by or delivered by Amazon UK. So there will be no extra customs charges to pay on delivery to Ireland

Read more here about Duty on sales from the UK to Ireland After Brexit

More here about Shopping on Amazon UK After Brexit

Which Amazon Site is Best to Use in Ireland?

If you can’t find what you want on Amazon UK or are concerned about import duty charges on high priced items – there are some alternative Amazon sites you can use in Europe. (France (.fr) , Italy (.it).
But you won’t get free delivery to Ireland on any of them.

We still think, for orders under €150, you are definitely better off sticking with Amazon UK – especially when ordering items sold or fulfilled by Amazon. It can work out cheaper if you join Amazon Prime

  • If you need to use another Amazon site because of duty charges on more expensive items – then the German Amazon site is probably the best option for Irish shoppers. (There is no option of free delivery to Ireland – even for Prime members. More about Amazon Germany delivery charges to Ireland below.)
  • The French Amazon site can’t be viewed in English and it seems to have a lot of restrictions on items that can be delivered to Ireland.
  • The Dutch Amazon site can be viewed in English but they don’t deliver to Ireland.

How much is delivery from Amazon Germany to Ireland ?

Unlike the Amazon UK site, the German Amazon site does not have the option of free shipping to Ireland.
Even Amazon Prime members in Ireland have to pay the same as everyone else for deliveries to Ireland.

Amazon Germany Shipping Charges to Ireland

(Not Including Irish VAT)

Standard Delivery Books, music, DVD, software, video games , consoles.€5 per delivery plus €1.30 per kg
Standard Delivery all other items not mentioned above* €7.50 per delivery
plus €1.30 per kg
Express Delivery (2 working days) only on eligible items* €8 per delivery
plus €2 per kg
Free Delivery To Ireland is Not Available

  • Amazon say that some individual products cannot be delivered at the above rates due to properties that require higher delivery expenditure. (Size/Weight etc) Any items affected will have the higher delivery rates shown.
  • Items declared as hazardous materials can not be delivered to Ireland.

We found that sometimes the delivery charges shown on the individual product pages do not match the actual delivery charge shown at checkout. On many of the examples we checked – the final figure was lower .
Whilst these are the published delivery rates on Amazon Germany – we found that the actual delivery charges sometimes didn’t always match these figures exactly, but they were not far out.

Some examples of Amazon Germany delivery Charges to Ireland (Including VAT)

  • A PS4 Standard Delivery to Ireland – €11.97 weight 1kg
  • A Laptop , priority delivery to Ireland. €11.40 Weight 750g
  • A Soup Maker Standard delivery to Ireland – €11.40
  • A Suitcase Standard delivery to Ireland €11.33
  • Mens Jacket – standard delivery to Ireland €9.35

  • Amazon Echo Dot – Delivery not possible to Ireland.
  • Kindle Fire Tablet – Delivery not possible to Ireland

Checked October 2021

How long is delivery from Amazon Germany to Ireland?

Amazon Germany say that Standard Delivery to Ireland will take 3-5 working days.
There is an option for 2 day delivery – but this costs a bit more. See above for delivery charges.

Amazon Germany in English

On the German Amazon site, it is easy to change the language from German into English. You just click on the German flag at the top, next to the search box, and you will be shown the different language options.
To save you time – here is a link straight to the English Language Version of Amazon Germany

Plugs on Electrical Items From Germany

Just be aware that the majority of electrical items sold on Amazon Germany will usually come with a 2 pin EU plug – so you will need an adapter for Ireland. Also – some of the instructions might come in German.

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