How Much Does It Cost to Send a Pallet to Ireland?
The price for sending a pallet to the Republic of Ireland can fluctuate, depending on the specific county and where you're shipping from in the UK.
In the UK, we have different zones, each with its own pricing structure based on postcodes.
To get a quote for your pallet delivery, simply provide the UK postcode and the county name in Ireland where it's headed.
Our Ireland pallet delivery service caters to both business-to-business and business-to-residential shipments, but please note that we do not handle deliveries of private goods within Ireland.
Additionally, we do not offer a service for residential-to-residential deliveries.
Customs and paperwork
One of the delivery requirements is that a company should have a valid EORI number.
Good news! The expenses related to export paperwork are already included in our pricing.
When it comes to customs fees, they're determined by HM Customs when your goods pass through. As a rule of thumb, this typically amounts to about 20% of the total value of your goods.
EORI (Economic Operators' Registration and Identification)
To send goods from the UK to Ireland, you'll want to make sure you've got a valid EORI number.
Getting one is simple - just visit the UK government website, and they'll provide you out with a free EORI number.
Keep in mind, it might take a few days for your EORI number to become active. So, if you're planning to ship goods to Ireland, it's a smart move to prepare in advance.
Valid UK EORI numbers always start with 'GB' and are connected to your company's VAT registration number. Irish EORI numbers start with 'IE'.
Sending from a business to a business?
For businesses in the UK, you'll need to make sure your EORI number stars with 'GB', and for Irish businesses, it's got to start with 'IE'.
When you're sending goods from one business to another, it's absolutely crucial that you add both EORI numbers onto your commercial invoice.
Sending from business to a residential address?
Please make sure to input your valid UK EORI number for the exporter.
For the importer details, feel free to use the default residential EORI for Ireland, which is IE000000 (that's six zeros).
Don't forget to include both EORI numbers on your commercial invoice.
When shipping to a residential customer, it's essential to use DDP incoterms (International Commercial Terms).
With DDP, the exporter is responsible for any possible customs costs, so it's a good idea to keep that in mind before you send your shipment.
Should you miss any detail, the paperwork will be rejected by HM Customs and this will cause significant delays.
Full product line list:
- - Commodity codes for products (there must be full 10 digit codes)
- - Manufacturer country of origin
- - Full importer and exporter details, including addresses and names
- - Valid EORI numbers for both import and exporter
- - Value of goods
- - Incoterms to be used (explained below)
- - Invoice number
- - Total weight
Incoterms (International Commercial Terms)
On your commercial invoice, you must enter the correct incoterms.
Doing this will advise the customs department on who is responsible for paying any potential Customs fees.
We have listed the two most common incoterms that are used:
- - DDP (Delivered Duty Paid)
- This will make the exporter responsible for any customs charges. This option must be used when sending to a residential address.
- - DAP (Delivered At Place)
- This option places the responsibility of customs costs onto the importer of the goods. The receiver of the goods will be contacted for payment of customs charges prior to delivery.
You'll need to include one of the above incoterms when sending pallets to Ireland with PalletOnline.
Please note that delivery dates on our website are estimated and may be delayed slightly if customs do not pass through as quickly as possible.
Sending Pallets To Northern Ireland
If you're planning to ship goods to Northern Ireland, you can go ahead and book your shipment just like you normally would.
Instead of using the county, you can simply use the postcode when addressing your goods for Northern Ireland.
The good news is that you won't have to bother with any customs paperwork – we'll take care of all that hassle for you.
Just a heads-up, though: delivery times might have a little wiggle room compared to what you see on our website when shipping to Northern Ireland. This slight delay is because your goods will go through customs, a process that typically takes anywhere from 1 to 3 days to wrap up. Unfortunately, we can't provide an exact date for when customs clearance will be completed.