Amazon UK Free Delivery to Ireland

There is still no or “Amazon Ireland” website yet. The size of the market here in the Republic of Ireland might not be big enough to justify a separate website.
Shopping at Amazon has been even more popular than usual in Ireland during this coronavirus crisis as more people move to online shopping.
The Amazon UK site has provided a good service to online shoppers in Ireland for several years – and that continues after Brexit.

All delivery times from the UK to Ireland were longer during January and early February 2021 due to Brexit related delays at ports and Covid related staff shortages everywhere. But the delivery speeds seem to be getting back to normal now.

Amazon UK Prime members get FREE priority delivery to the Republic of Ireland on all orders. (of Prime eligible items) .
You can click here to get a free 30 Day Trial of Amazon Prime

Free Delivery to Ireland on Orders Over £20

Amazon  offers free standard delivery * to Ireland for everyone on all orders over £20 that are dispatched by Amazon.
Orders that include £10 or more of eligible media items, including books, DVDs, music, software, video games and videos, that Amazon dispatches, also qualify for FREE Standard Delivery. So – a single book sold for £10 will be delivered free to Ireland.
However – even though it is “free” delivery you will still have to pay VAT on the delivery charge if you are not a Prime member.
This is because they discount the delivery fee at checkout – but they can’t discount the VAT. See below.

Amazon’s free delivery to Ireland usually takes 3 to 6 days. It could take longer during busy periods.

*To qualify for free delivery, all the items  in the order need to be dispatched by Amazon. It excludes certain electrical items and very large items (this is stated on the item’s product’s detail page).

Read more about Amazon Prime Ireland here.

VAT on the Delivery Charge

By law – Amazon is obliged to charge Irish VAT on the delivery charge, even when they discount the shipping fee. So you will see an extra £1.38 at checkout on the total because of the Irish 23% VAT on the £6 delivery charge. If you qualify for free delivery because your order is over £20 – the £6 delivery charge is deducted at the end as a “promotion”.

However, if you are a Prime Member this extra VAT charge is not added – so with Amazon Prime , delivery is completely free to Ireland on all orders (of Prime eligible items).

You can click here to get a free 30 Day Trial of Amazon Prime

Read More About Shopping on Amazon UK After Brexit

Amazon UK standard delivery charges to the Republic of Ireland are as follows: (Non Prime Members)

  • Books / Music/ DVD/Video Games,   – £4 per delivery
  • Other products £6 per delivery.
  • For any combination of items from the categories listed above the highest “Per Delivery” rate applies.
  • Priority delivery £7.49
  • VAT is charged on these delivery charges.

Figures correct as at October 2021

Amazon Currency Conversion

Tip –  Don’t let Amazon UK convert the Sterling price to Euros if you are in Ireland. Amazon’s currency converter will always work out more expensive than paying in Sterling with your Irish bank card. Always pay in GBP.

Read an explanation of why it is better not to use Amazon’s Currency Converter.

Amazon UK recently announced that from 19 January 2022, they will no longer accept any Visa credit cards issued in the UK. This change will not affect the use of Visa credit cards issued in Ireland. Irish Visa credit cards will still be accepted on Amazon.

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Amazon Prime in Ireland

Amazon Prime members in Ireland can get FREE priority 2 day delivery to Ireland on all orders (of Prime eligible items) .

You can click here to get a free 30 Day Trial of Amazon Prime

(The price after the free trial is £79.99 a year – but it  also includes access to hundreds of free films and TV programs on Prime Video)

Amazon Priority Delivery to Ireland should take just 2 days. The normal charge for this is £7.49 per delivery (£7 for Baby / Beauty /  Grocery  ) . Brexit and Covid19 has slowed down deliveries.

Third Level students in Ireland can get a 6 months FREE trial of Amazon Prime.

At first glance, it might look like it is just for students at UK universities  – but the free trial is definitely also available to students who are studying in the Republic of Ireland. More about Amazon Prime Student for Irish Students

You can sign up for Student Amazon Prime Here

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Amazon in Ireland

Amazon started off as just an online bookshop in the USA – but has expanded into a “one-stop” worldwide online shop for almost everything –  from books to budgie food, CDs to Cameras, Ipods to Ink, Toys to Televisions. Their Echo devices with their “Alexa” assistant are very popular –

Amazon has 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.

In October 2020 , Amazon opened a delivery operations centre in Dublin which utilises local delivery companies to deliver Amazon orders . At the moment , this setup is only delivering to Dublin and the surrounding area.
It will mean deliveries on Sundays and quicker 1 day deliveries for some items for Prime customers in the Dublin area. DPD and An POst also deliver items for Amazon in Dublin and the rest of Ireland. ?

It was revealed in late January 2021 that Amazon id to open a warehouse at Mountpark Logistics, Baldonnell Business Park, Dublin in Spring 2022. This will be a fulfilment centre that could store goods for delivery in Ireland and Northern Ireland. So they would no longer have to be sent direct to customers from the UK.
In addition, the internet retailer is opening a second delivery station, at Park Development’s Northwest Logistics Park in Ballycoolin, serving customers in Dublin and the surrounding areas..
So – hopefully, it might not be too long until we get

Money-Saving Tip

If you shop a lot online at Amazon and other UK online shops – it might also be worth your while signing up for an account at the online bank  N26.
Their debit card has no fees on spending in foreign currencies.
Some Irish banks charge as much as 2% on card purchases made 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 but nothing with N26!

See how much the other banks charge here :

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