Amazon UK Free Delivery to Ireland

There is still no or “Amazon Ireland” website. The size of the market here in Ireland isn’t big enough to justify a separate website.
Shopping at Amazon has been even more popular 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 years – and that can continue after Brexit. Hopefully it won’t be too long until we get Amazon-ie.

Delivery times have been longer since Brexit due to delays at ports and Covid related staff shortages everywhere.)

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

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

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Amazon  offers free delivery * to Ireland for everyone on all orders over £20 GBP. They have been doing this free delivery to Ireland for several years now. (Prime membership is not required) .

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).

VAT on the Delivery Charge

By law – Amazon is obliged to charge Irish VAT on the delivery charge, even when they give you free delivery. So you will see at checkout an extra £1.26 on the total because of the Irish 21% VAT on the £6 delivery. The £6 delivery charge is deducted at the end as a “promotion”
If you are a Prime Member this extra VAT charge is not added – so with Prime , delivery is completely free to Ireland on all orders (of Prime eligible items).

Read More About Shopping on Amazon UK After Brexit

Standard  Amazon UK delivery charges to Ireland for orders under £20 are as follows:

  • 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.
  • VAT is charged on these delivery charges.

Figures correct as at Jan 2021

Amazon Currency Conversion

Tip –  Don’t let Amazon UK convert the 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 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.

You can sign up for Student Amazon Prime Here

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

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Amazon Daily Deals can be found here

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.

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 :

Also – read  Why you shouldn’t pay in Euros on Amazon UK

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