Shopping in Ireland can be frustrating at times. It can be difficult to get certain products that our UK neighbours have in vast supply. This is where Amazon.co.uk is the perfect solution, offering free UK delivery to Ireland
Why shop on Amazon.co.uk?
Amazon is one of the world’s biggest online retailers. You’ll often find items on there that you couldn’t dream of picking up on the high street in Ireland. There’s also a fair chance you’ll pick items up cheaper from the UK.
Beyond the vast catalog is the impeccable customer care. Amazon considers itself the most customer-centric experience in the world. I recently forgot to cancel my Amazon Prime trial and was charged the annual membership rate. That’s about €95. After five minutes on web chat, I was refunded with a full apology. Yes, an apology for my mistake. I digress.
Shopping on Amazon opens up a world of choice and the piece of mind that they care about customers. Go a step further, and get yourself an Amazon Prime trial to really live it up like royalty.
But isn’t Amazon.co.uk just for the UK?
This is where things get a little interesting. Many of the sellers on Amazon.co.uk offer delivery to Ireland, whether it be free or for a fee. Others will only ship to UK addresses. This is where you can save money by paying attention.
Free UK delivery to Ireland with Parcel Motel
You’ll often see sellers offering some sort of delivery options to Ireland. Others will only ship to the UK. In either case, you should consider Parcel Motel as an option. Parcel Motel provides you with a virtual UK address that you can ship items to. They’ll then sit in a locker near you until for 48 hours until you’re ready to pick them up. You’ll pay €3.95 per day your package waits in a Parcel Motel.
Of course, this is handy when sellers only ship to the UK, but you should always check UK shipping costs. You’ll often save money by choosing free UK delivery to your Parcel Motel over standard delivery to Ireland.
While it’s a great service, you do need to know a few things. If you’re shopping around Christmas, give yourself plenty of time. There are limited lockers and if someone doesn’t pick up their package, you could be waiting for a space. The lockers also have size restrictions. Big packages or bulk orders might need to be collected from the depot. Finally, the delivery date Amazon provides is the date your package reaches Parcel Motel. They will usually take at least another day to get your package to you.
There you have it. The handiest way to save some money, shop online and have your package wait for you. If you have any questions, pop them into the comments below.