If you are sending 30 or more parcels per week, then you will need a reliable delivery partner and that’s where An Post Parcels can help. We deliver to every address in Ireland and worldwide.
We can schedule a collection of your items from any Republic of Ireland address, five days a week.
An Post Parcels is Irish owned with unrivalled local knowledge and a nationwide network of over 1,100 post offices, so we are always ready to help you to get your parcels to where they need to go! Helping you to grow your business is at the heart of what we do, so talk to your local Account Manager to find out about our prices and discounts today.
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Choice of Parcel Delivery Options
Use our handy chart to find out the best way for you to send your parcels. Ask yourself what’s important to you and let us do the rest...
Parcel Postal Services at a glance
Express Post guarantees delivery by close of business on the next working day to any address in the Republic of Ireland. You can track delivery online and, for an additional fee you can have a signature proof of delivery and insurance.
Standard Post offers a reliable way to send your parcels without any additional costs. Every working day we deliver more than 2.5 million items to over 2.2 million addresses up and down the country. You can rely on An Post to deliver your parcel, via our extensive network.
With Priority Parcel International we make your parcel our priority. Available to account customers, Priority Parcel International offers a reliable international parcel delivery service to destinations worldwide including Great Britain, USA, France, Germany, and Australia. With internet tracking, proof of delivery, recipient signature and inclusive transit liability, we're with you every step of the way.
The quick, simple and secure way to send a document or parcel worldwide*, delivered by An Post and DHL Express. With internet tracking, signature proof of delivery and insurance cover included, you can be guaranteed we're with you every step of the way.
*Available only at selected Post Offices.
Registered Post provides you with a signature to verify delivery and limited insurance to anywhere in Ireland and just about anywhere in the world. You can even track your delivery online for items sent within Ireland and certain international destinations.
Sending Parcels Internationally?
Getting into the international market can be daunting so it’s important to make sure you’re working with the right people.
An Post Parcels provides large and small businesses with the complete parcel delivery package. We work directly with international postal services – so you know you’re working with the parcel specialists.
See International Export for more details.
Prepare your Parcel for Postage
- 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.
Features and Benefits of An Post Parcel Delivery
The An Post Parcels delivery service is provided by fully uniformed Postal Operatives driving An Post branded vehicles. All our collections are scanned by Real Time Scanners at the collection point by experienced and well trained staff who have all undergone an official security check.
Our hubs and delivery networks are all monitored to ensure safe onward delivery of your goods. We also offer a dedicated collection service from your business premises saving you time and money- ask your An Post Account Manager for more details of this service.
Delivery Notification and Redelivery
If we are unable to deliver your item, we always leave a delivery notification docket for your customer. This outlines all the information on how to collect the item(s). The customer can collect their item(s) from their local delivery units or they can arrange redelivery to the same or alternative address. At an Post, we do not leave deliveries on doorsteps, gardens or garages in the interests of security for your parcel.
Find out more about the Redelivery service.
Tracking and Tracing Parcels
Real Time Scanning and Reports
Get Real Time updates and customised reports which is ideal for better customer service.
Autolynk – integrated labelling system
At An Post we know that if you are sending large volumes of parcels you need to have an efficient and easy to manage system so that’s why we have developed Autolynk which is capable of producing an all-inclusive single posting label at your business premises. You can even link your customer’s order number to their tracking number which saves time and ensures that you have an accurate record of your parcels which helps tracking and tracing.
An Post iPhone App
An Post’s iPhone app enables you and your customers to find your nearest Post Office, calculate your postage and track delivery all from the palm of your hand.
Get email alerts directly to your mobile or your customer’s mobile. We can take your information from Autolynk and update you and your customers on your item’s status at each of the delivery stages (within the republic of Ireland only).
Track your item online.
Customer Service Helpline
If you have a question regarding a delivery, we have a dedicated team of operators who are always happy to take your call. Our team can be contacted on 01 705 7600 or email email@example.com contact your Account Manager.
Customised Returns Solutions for e-Retailers
We offer customised solutions to businesses that need a return service for their goods. This service is tailored to meet the various needs of our customers, talk to your An Post Account Manager for full details.
If you are an online retailer looking to break into the market, or simply looking for a new way to target online shoppers, then www.iloveshopping.ie is an ideal way to get their attention. To promote your business with a free trial listing, simply log on to www.iloveshopping.ie and register your business.
The World Wide Web is the new virtual shop window for businesses of all sizes – so why not make sure your business is online. An Post, in association with Google, Blacknight and County Enterprise Boards, developed www.gettingbusinessonline.ie to help any business without a website to get online for free. What’s more, the site also includes lots of useful tips and tools.
DeliveryBox™ is the convenient and secure new way to receive letters, packets and parcels from An Post at your own home or business. It’s ideal for sending and receiving parcels and ensuring confidentiality of your mail. Stylish and secure, your parcels are in - even when you're out and about! Suitable for residential and business use, your current letterbox is unaffected.
DeliveryBox™ is currently available in counties Kildare, Carlow, Wicklow and Wexford and will be extended countrywide shortly.
Box-ing Clever – An Post makes deliveries simple and secure.
Other Business Services
At An Post we are dedicated to helping you grow your business both nationally and internationally.
Have a look at our other business services.
Why choose An Post as your Parcel Partner?
We are independently regulated and renowned for reliability and security. Well known names such as Boohoo.com, Arnotts, The Irish Cancer Society and The Jelly Bean Factory, to name but a few, have come to rely on An Post to deliver to their valued customers throughout Ireland and worldwide. So, your company will be in good company!
Size and Weight Guide
Once your item's dimensions or weight exceeds the limits of any category it automatically moves to the next category of mail. What do you want to send?
The Packet rate of postage caters for items within the following 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.
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.
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.
Length: 1.5 metres
Length: + Girth 3 metres
To calculate the Girth: 2 x (Depth + Width)
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
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.