Amazon is one of the biggest and the best known online shopping web sites in the world. There isn’t currently a separate Amazon.ie website for Ireland , but it might be on the way in the near future.
Brexit has possibly made Irish shoppers warier of shopping on UK websites – but until we have an Amazon.ie website , Irish residents can still buy most things without any problems at Amazon UK.
Brexit and Amazon
In 2021 – with the value of the Pound against the Euro still fairly low – the prices on Amazon are good value for Irish shoppers .
Brexit has resulted in even lower prices for Irish customers because there is no longer any VAT on orders under €22 that are delivered to Ireland.
On larger orders – if there is any extra VAT or import duty, Amazon take care of it and charge you at checkout. You will not get any demands to pay customs charges on delivery.
Amazon still offers Free delivery to Ireland on all orders made up of items sold by Amazon that total more than £20 Pounds.
If you want Amazon’s 2-day priority delivery to Ireland it will cost £7.49 per delivery (£7 for Baby / Beauty / Grocery ) .
Amazon Prime members get FREE priority 2 day delivery to Ireland on all orders (of Prime eligible items) .
Not all items sold on Amazon are eligible for Prime – but there are plenty that are. You can get a free 30 Day Trial of Amazon Prime here .
Third Level students in Ireland and the UK can get a 6 months FREE trial of Amazon Prime. You can sign up on the Student Amazon Prime sign up page .
At first glance it might look like it is just for students at UK universities – but the free trial is definitely available to students who are studying in the Republic of Ireland .
Amazon UK will deliver almost all items to Ireland – ie : Kindles ,electronics ,video games, toys, cameras, consoles, tools, clothes, shoes , books, smaller televisions, cameras. They even deliver things like pet food, washing powder, nappies, and some grocery products.
Amazon accepts Visa and Mastercard debit or credit cards. They don’t accept Paypal.
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All orders for more than £20 on Amazon qualify for free delivery to Ireland (as long as the goods are sold by Amazon). To get this free delivery to Ireland you just have to select it at checkout – Ie. it is not automatic.
The free delivery takes maybe 1 or sometimes 2 days longer than the standard delivery – but in my experience, it always arrives within 5 days if all the items are in stock. (Covid and Brexit may cause delays of course)
Free delivery from Amazon UK is also available to all the following European countries on orders over £20:
Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Finland, Gibraltar, Iceland, Portugal, Sweden, and Poland.
So if you have any friends or relatives in these countries you can send them gifts with no postage charges.
Important Note : Amazon allows other sellers to sell items on the Amazon website – but many of these “marketplace” sellers don’t deliver to Ireland.
To be sure of getting products delivered to Ireland with free delivery check that the seller is Amazon.co.uk . You can select the seller as one of the search options on the left hand side of the screen.
Amazon – IE – Standard Delivery Charges to Ireland : correct at January 2021 ( for orders under £20) )
- 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.
Tip 1 – when paying on Amazon you will get the best price by paying in Sterling .
Tip 2 – Open an account with N26 online bank and get their Visa Debit card which has no fees or charges on purchases in Pounds or any other non Euro currency.
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