Amazon Free Delivery to Ireland

There is still not an or “Amazon Ireland” online store yet. The size of the market here in the Republic of Ireland might not be big enough to justify a separate website.
The likelihood of Amazon setting up a separate Amazon site for Ireland was increased when they announced the opening of a new warehouse at Baldonnell Business Park, Dublin. This fulfillment centre was opened in early August 2022 and means that Amazon can now deliver thousands of items to Prime members with next day delivery in Ireland.

Online shopping at Amazon became even more popular in Ireland during the coronavirus pandemic as more people moved away from buying in-store and used online shopping instead.
The Amazon UK site has provided a good service to online shoppers in Ireland for several years – and that has continued since Brexit.

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 Amazon 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 dispatched by Amazon that include £10 or more of eligible media items, including books, DVDs, music, software, video games and videos 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 can take 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 how to get free priority delivery with Amazon Prime Ireland here.

VAT on the Amazon 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. Even if you qualify for free delivery (because your order is over £20) – the £6 delivery charge will be deducted at checkout as a “promotion” – but the £1.38 VAT will remain.

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

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How Much are Amazon UK delivery charges to the Republic of Ireland ? (Non Prime Members)

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

Figures correct as of August 2022

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.

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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 will be £95 a year or £8.99 a month – 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.

WIll there Be an Store?

Amazon recently opened a new massive warehouse at Mountpark Logistics, Baldonnell Business Park, Dublin .This will be a fulfilment centre that stores millions of items for delivery in Ireland and Northern Ireland and the rest of Europe. So they will no longer have to be sent directly to Irish customers from the UK.
In addition, Amazon is opening a second delivery station, Northwest Logistics Park in Ballycoolin, serving customers in Dublin and the surrounding areas. The opening date of this Amazon warehouse is expected to be mid 2022.
So – maybe, it might not be too long until we get our own

Money-Saving Tip

If you shop a lot online at Amazon and other UK online shops – it might also be worth your while to sign 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 :

Check out why you should not use Amazon’s Currency Converter.

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