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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

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Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Ireland, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Ireland is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Ireland, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.


We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for Ireland Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Express 1-3 business days *
£ 60.05
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1kg Euro Saver 2-4 business days *
£ 43.70

As a discerning customer, you'll expect your parcel delivery to Ireland to be prompt, problem-free and great value for money - which is doubtless why you've come to Rapid Parcel's courier comparison website today. After you have keyed your requirements into our electronic form, our unique software will provide you with a list of reliable, high-speed couriers, all of whom will have met with our full approval and are leading carriers well known within our industry. All that remains then is for you to compare their prices, make your decision and book your courier using our online service. Just a handful of clicks, and your Ireland package delivery will be booked.

Whether your parcel delivery to Ireland is intended for the bustling centre of Dublin, or a destination in the dramatic countryside of County Donegal or County Galway on the West Coast, you can be confident that Rapid Parcel will ensure that your Ireland package delivery takes place on schedule and without incident. Our couriers make the best use of Ireland's transport infrastructure to ensure that your parcel delivery to Ireland arrives on time every time. With the help of our courier partners, your parcel delivery to Ireland is guaranteed to get there safely and securely.

Rapid Parcel are constantly endeavouring to create better and easier ways to facilitate your Ireland package delivery - or, indeed, your parcel deliveries to anywhere else in the world. Take our new bulk consignments booking feature, for example.

If you're one of our Amazon or eBay retailer clients, you can now save a huge amount of a time by bulk uploading your information into our system and then selecting the best deals available from a wide network of international couriers. So now delivering large quantities of products to customers in disparate locations all over the world can be organised with just a few keystrokes and mouse clicks. Our bulk uploading capability is great for your business, and it's just one of the many labour-saving features we have developed for our customers.

With 25 years of experience in this complex business sector, we have developed a thorough understanding of the industry and its best practices when it comes to courier services. When selecting a courier through Rapid Parcel to use for your Ireland package delivery, you can rest assured that we only work with the very best - something that should give you added peace of mind. Our courier comparison software will only ever present you with a choice of service providers who can ensure that your parcel delivery to Ireland is both swift and cost-effective.

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