Postage stamps and prepaid stationary for letters and parcels to Ireland and abroad

Stamps are the best postage option if your annual postage costs are less than €5,000.


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Buy Stamps

We have a number of different ways to buy stamps:

  • From Irish Stamps, where you can also buy pre-paid envelopes and other stationery and have them delivered direct to your door, within 48 hours.
  • At your local Post Office  
  • or CallSave 01 705 7000


Online Stamp Discounts
Buying 200 stamps or more? Get discounted national and international stamps.
 
'EasyPost’ Stamp Printer
If you’re spending €5,000 or more per year on stamps then try EasyPost instead. Manage your postal costs and print stamps at your desk. Find out more about EasyPost Stamp Printer.
 
Postal Rates
Check out our calculate the postage tool to find out exactly how much sending your mail will cost. Find out more about pricing with our full range of post services or print our handy wall chart to display in your office.

Get the most from your mail
You put a lot of thought and care into writing a letter, so why not do the same for your envelope?

 

Quick Guide to Sending Letters:

  • Seal the envelope
  • Place Stamps or Meter Franks on top right hand corner
  • Always use a return address
  • Use a full and complete postal address

Find out more about getting the most from your mail or for mail preparation guidelines for business customers see Speed Up Your Post.

Quick Guide to Sending Parcels:

  • The largest most stable side of your parcel is the base; the opposite side is the top.
  • Place the correct postage in the upper right-hand corner on the top of your parcel.
  • Please use the full postal address. Where an address has a postal/zip code, please make sure to include it.
  • Always include your return address When sending parcels abroad you will need a customs declaration form.

    • International parcels with a value greater than €300, use the CP72
    • All other items should have a CN22
    • Complete the relevant form in full and attach to your parcel, these forms are available at your local Post Office.
  • Fragile items need appropriate packaging & labelling.
  • Please affix the service label to the top of your parcel.
  • (The largest most stable side of your parcel is the base; the opposite side is the top).
  • If you choose a signature service, please remember we are unable to deliver to a PO Box. 


     

International Mail

You can select from a number of services tailored to meet your needs. Reach your customers and target new ones cost effectively using our International mail services.
   
Marketing by Mail
An Post's Mail Media Unit is set up to promote excellence in the Direct Marketing industry and to become a valuable resource for any business that wants to make Direct Mail work for them.

Direct Mail is a proven marketing tool that can increase your revenue, build your brand and grow your customer base. Our Mail Media Unit offers a host of innovative products and services, along with practical support and helpful advice when you need it most.

Find out more about Marketing by Mail.

Contact Us
Contact our Business Desk on 1850 262 362 for any queries relating to Business Mails or visit your Local Post Office for more details and advice.

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Size & Weight Guide

Dimensions
Once your item's dimensions or weight exceeds the limits of any category it automatically moves to the next category of mail.

Letter/Postcard

Limits:
The Letter/Postcard rate of postage caters for items no larger than C5 in size (i.e. the size of an envelope containing a folded A4 sheet of standard paper).


Any item below this size needs to be inserted into an envelope of at least these dimensions to meet regulations. Failure to do so may result in the item being charged at a parcel rate.

Dimensions:
Minimum:  Length 140mm; Width 90mm; Depth 0.18mm 
(with a tolerance of 2mm)
Maximum: Length 235mm; Width162mm; Depth 5mm

Weight:
Items which qualify for the Letter/Postcard rate of postage must weigh no more than 100g.
If you cannot fold your items to fit this size, or they are bigger or heavier than the maximum size and weight limits, they may be classed as large envelope, packet or parcel items.

Large Envelope

Limits:
The Large Envelope rate of postage caters for flat items, such as an A4 sheet of standard paper, no larger than the maximum dimensions below and weighing no more than 500g.

Dimensions:
Minimum:   Length 140mm; Width 90mm; Depth 0.18mm 
(with a tolerance of 2mm)
Maximum:  Length 400mm; Width 300mm; Depth 25mm


Weight:
Items which qualify for the Large Envelope rate of postage must weigh no more than 500g.
If you cannot fold your items to fit this size, or they are bigger or heavier than the maximum size and weight limits, they may be classed as packet or parcel items.
 
Packet

Limits:
The Packet rate of postage caters for items within the following dimensions.

Dimensions:
Minimum dimensions: 100mm(L) X 70mm(H) X 25mm(D).
Maximum dimensions: for a packet are a combined length, height and depth of 900mm. No individual dimension can exceed 600mm, with a tolerance of 2mm.

In tube form the maximum dimensions are the length plus twice the diameter 1,040mm with no one dimension exceeding 900mm, with a tolerance of 2mm.


Weight:
Items which qualify for the Packet rate of postage must weigh no more than 2kg.
Items that are bigger or heavier than the maximum size and weight limits of a Packet will be classed as a Parcel.

Parcel

The Parcel rate of postage caters for items up to the following size dimensions and is subject to a physical & dimensional weight limit of 20kg.

Dimensions:
Maximum dimensions:
Length: 1.5 metres
Length: + Girth 3 metres
To calculate the Girth: 2 x (Depth + Width)



Weight:
The maximum weight limit per item is 20kg.

Sometimes, large items with a light overall weight - such as a box of pillows - can be charged according to their Dimensional  Weight. This reflects the additional cost of transporting light but sizeable items. It is recommended that you calculate the Dimensional Weight for every shipment that you send, then compare this to its actual weight. The greater weight of the two is used to work out the price that we charge you.

To calculate the Dimensional Weight:
(L x W x D) / 6,000
L = Length in centimetres
W = Width in centimetres
D = Depth in centimetres

Example:
A 10kg item, which is 62cm long, 49cm in width and 39cm in depth will have a Dimensional Weight of:
(62x49x39)/6000 = 19.75 which is rounded up to 20 giving you a Dimensional weight of 20kg.

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