Estimating Amazon Shipping Rates to Ireland

In an earlier post, we gave you the guidelines when shopping at Amazon.com from Ireland. In this post, you will learn how to compute the shipping fees of the item you bought from Amazon.com to Ireland.

Amazon Global offer three (3) methods of shipping, which are as follows:

  1. AmazonGlobal Standard Shipping – transit time from Amazon USA to Ireland takes 13 to 30 days but the fee is cheaper. Take note that Standard Shipping is only available for Books, VHS videotapes, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, Music Cassettes, and Vinyl.
  2. AmazonGlobal Expedited Shipping – transit time takes 8 to 19 days, a few days faster than the first but with minimum added cost on postage.
  3. AmazonGlobal Priority Shipping – with this method, you will feel like you have ordered from a local store as transit time is only ranging from 2 to 3 days. Of course, this comes with an extra cost.

Shipping Rates

Before ordering at Amazon.com, it is better to have an estimate on the cost of shipping so you can compare the total cost with the amount of money you have to pay when you order locally. Here are the shipping rates from Amazon USA to Ireland:

Standard Shipping

As mentioned earlier, standard shipping is the cheapest among the available shipping methods that Amazon Global offers. However, transit takes more time than the others and it is available only for a few range of products.

Product CategoryPer ShipmentPer Item
Books, VHS videotapes $3.99 $3.99
CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, Music Cassettes, Vinyl $3.99 $2.49

Sample Computation: Ordering three (3) books from Amazon.com would therefore cost $15.96 to ship to Ireland. Per shipment would cost $3.99 and per item would cost $3.99 each.

Expedited Shipping

Expedited Shipping is our most recommended method because it is faster than the first one, available for most products, and cost less than Priority Shipping. Here are the rates for Expedited Shipping:

Product CategoryPer ShipmentPer Item
Books, VHS videotapes, Video Games $6.99 $3.49*
CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, Music Cassettes, Vinyl $6.99 $2.99*
Jewelry, Watches, Clothing Items $6.99 $2.99/lb
Shoes $6.99 $2.99/lb
Video Games Consoles $6.99 $2.99/lb
Automotive, Baby, Computers, Electronics, Home, Personal Care, Kitchen, Outdoor Living, Sports, Tools, Toys $6.99 $2.99/lb
Luggage $13.99 $2.99/lb
Any combination of the above items $6.99 As Above

Sample Computation: A tablet computer with a shipping weight of 6 lbs. would cost $25.93 to ship to Ireland with the Expedited method. That is, $2.99 x 6 lbs plus $6.99.

Priority Shipping

If it is necessary that your order be delivered to you the soonest possible time, then select Priority Shipping. This is however the most expensive method. Here are the rates to Ireland:

Product CategoryPer ShipmentPer Item
Books $25.99 $5.49
Software, Video Games, CDs, Music Cassettes, Vinyl, Blu-ray, and DVD, VHS Videotapes $25.99 $2.99
Jewelry, Watches, Clothing Items $25.99 $4.99/lb
Shoes $25.99 $4.99/lb
Video Games Consoles, Computers, Electronics $25.99 $4.99/lb
Luggage, Automotive, Baby, Home, Personal Care, Kitchen, Outdoor Living, Sports, Tools, Toys $25.99 $4.99/lb
Kindle or Kindle Accessories $14.99 $5.99
Any combination of the above items Highest Applicable Per-Shipment Charge As Above

Sample Computation: The Priority shipping cost when you buy a Kindle device from Amazon.com is $20.98, which is $14.99 plus $5.99/item.

Depending on the volume of your order, Amazon.com may charge surcharge for heavy and bulky items. This would cost additional $1.99/lb for Standard and Expedited Shipping and $2.49 for Priority Shipping.

If after reading this post you are still not sure on how much it would cost to ship your desired Amazon product to Ireland, you can simply log in to your Amazon account, add you Ireland address as your primary shipping address then, check on the product description. The product description page will show you the available shipping methods and the estimated cost. It will also show you the applicable Import Fee Deposit.

Note: All rates are indicated in US Dollars.

*Post thumbnail image from money.cnn.com

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