Delivery Information

We use recycled packing materials where possible and AnPost for all deliveries.  We charge their standard rates, plus 50c-€1 for processing and packaging.  The delivery costs are calculated by the server and it does a good job, but the exact combination of goods in your order will effect both the overall accuracy and packaging required.

Please bear in mind that many of our packages won't fit through a standard postbox flap so you need to have someone there to accept delivery.   If the package is returned to us, we will refund your payment, minus the postage and 5% restock fee.     

If the actual cost is more than the estimate we will  notify you as soon as possible and will have to receive the difference before we can release the goods.  If the actual cost is less than the estimate we will refund the difference.  

AnPost Rates

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

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).

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.

 


 

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.


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.


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 AnPost will 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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