Ultimate Shipping Guide from Ireland

Ultimate Shipping Guide from Ireland

ParcelDirect is about simplifying courier services as much as we can for the customer. Below we have made a list of some of the most common questions about couriers and answered them in one place.

How do I send a parcel by courier in Ireland?

ParcelDirect makes it as easy as we can for you. Just follow the below and you will have your parcel booked in to be collected.

  1. Get a quote for your parcel on our quote tool.
  2. Choose your price.
  3. Enter the collection and delivery details.
  4. Choose your collection date.
  5. Review your order to ensure all the details are correct.
  6. Pay via credit or debit card.

That’s it! Our courier will collect it from the collection address you provided and ship it to the delivery address. Everything is tracked so you can keep an eye on the delivery.

If you need any help, contact our customer support and we will be happy to help.

How to ship cheap in Ireland?

ParcelDirect provides you with the cheapest rates around! The economy couriers like DPD and GLS are great for this. Economy options are slower for delivery but provide you with a cheaper alternative if you are not in a rush! They also come with a tracking number so you can keep an eye on delivery.

Which courier service is best for Ireland?

ParcelDirect offers you a wide option of couriers in one place, all for some of the cheapest prices in Ireland. Check out our quote tool to get your price now!

How much do couriers charge?

Prices for couriers can vary depending on the size and weight of the parcel, which courier you choose and the speed. You can get a specific quote for your parcel on our quote tool.

Within Ireland, prices start from €6.50 and if they are leaving Ireland, prices can start from €20.

*Prices above are approximate and based off small parcels.

Who is the cheapest courier in Ireland?

If you ask us, ParcelDirect is all you need, we compare prices for your parcel with all of the couriers and then let the customer choose a price and speed that suits their budget. From our experience, GLS is the cheapest provider within Europe with prices starting as low as €6.50 on our website.

Can a courier pick up a parcel for me?

In short, YES! ParcelDirect is your one stop shop for shipping, we offer various options of couriers and they all collect from your home, workplace or one of our convenient drop off locations if you cannot wait at home for the courier.

How do I pay for shipping a package?

We try to make it as easy as possible for both customer and the courier, you pay via credit or debit card on our site. You just need to get a quote, choose your price, enter your collection and delivery details and then pay. Just make sure to review the address details before completing your order.

Don’t worry if you have made an error on the details, just contact our customer support and we can change it for you.

Will a courier pack an item?

Unfortunately, our couriers cannot pack the parcel for you but we do sell packaging on our site. You can also buy packaging from most stationary shops and supermarkets. We also provide excellent packaging tips here to ensure your parcel arrives in the same condition as it left you.

Do you need a name to post a parcel?

To send a parcel, you would need the name of the receiver so that the courier knows who to deliver the item to when it gets to the destination. If you are sending a parcel to a company, you can use the company’s name as the delivery name.

What is the difference between courier and parcel post?

Generally, courier services are faster and cheaper to send parcels, the local postal service mostly specialises in documents and small parcels but couriers can ship both parcels and documents weighing up to 65kg. Our quote tool will only offer couriers who can send your parcel.

Couriers also offer a tracking number with each of their services but the postal service has untracked and tracked services with the tracked service coming at an extra cost to the customer.

How do I post a Parcel without a printer?

ParcelDirect offers a courier which will print the label for you before collection meaning you can send your parcel without access to a printer. The option you need to choose is “GLS” when you get a quote on our site. GLS can only ship within Ireland and other European Destinations, we do not provide GLS to countries outside of Europe.

If you are shipping to a destination outside of Europe, you would need to print a label before the driver collects your parcel, we provide you with the shipping label. If you do not have access to a printer, you could go to your local library or print shop and they will be able to print it for you.

How much is express delivery in Ireland?

Prices can vary depending on where they are going and the dimensions of the parcel but just to give you an idea, express options within Ireland start at €17 and will deliver your parcel the next day after it is collected. If you are looking to ship express to a European country, rates start from as low as €35 and they will be delivered 1-2 days after it is collected.