How Much Does It Cost to Send a Pallet to Ireland?

The cost of sending a pallet to the Republic of Ireland will vary depending the county, as well as the sender’s location in the UK. 

All parts of the UK are divided into zones and priced separately based on postcodes.

When getting a pallet delivery quote, please enter the UK postcode and county name (for the Irish location). 

Our Ireland pallet delivery service is business to business or business to residential; We do not have a service offering in Ireland for private goods.

We also DO NOT offer a residential to residential service. 

Customs and paperwork?

One side of the delivery MUST be a company with a valid EORI number. 

The costs involved with export paperwork are covered within our price. 

Customs fees are decided when passing through HM Customs; Generally, this is around 20% of the total value of the goods.

EORI (Economic Operators' Registration and Identification)

To ship from the UK to Ireland, you will need a valid EORI number. 

You can get a free EORI number from the UK government website. 

It can take up to 3 days for your EORI number to activate, so please prepare ahead of time if you wish to send goods to Ireland. 

Please note that valid UK EORI numbers start with ‘GB’ and link to the companies’ VAT registration number. 

Irish EORI numbers start with ‘IE’. 

Sending from a business to a business?

The UK business must have an EORI number starting with ‘GB’, and the Irish business’ EORI must start with ‘IE’. 

When shipping business to business, you MUST include both valid EORI numbers on your commercial invoice.

Sending from business to a residential address?

Please enter your valid UK EORI number for the exporter. 

On the importer details, you can use the default residential EORI for Ireland; This will be IE000000 (six zeros). 

Remember to include both EORI numbers on your commercial invoice.

You must use DDP incoterms (International Commercial Terms) when sending to a residential customer.

DDP means that the exporter is accountable for any potential customs costs, so please be aware of this prior to sending. 

Commercial Invoice 

When sending goods to Ireland, a commercial invoice is a legal requirement and it’s crucial that you understand this fully before arranging your Ireland pallet delivery with us. 

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 MUST 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 are looking to send goods to Northern Ireland, please proceed to book as usual.

You can use a postcode rather than county when sending goods to Northern Ireland.

You DO NOT need to complete any customs paperwork, we will process this for you. 

Just to make you aware, delivery dates can vary slightly from what is shown on our website when sending to Northern Ireland. 

This is because your goods will need to clear customs, which usually takes between 1 and 3 days to complete. 

Unfortunately, the date of customs clearance can't be provided right away. 

This concludes our introduction to sending pallets to Ireland.

Please get in touch through Live Chat if you have any further questions. 


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