How to order from Amazon in Ireland

Tommy Buckley

Travelling or moving to the Emerald Isle? You may be wondering how you can order your bits and pieces online directly to your doorstep. As an expat or even local, ordering from Amazon in Ireland can be a confusing process with currency conversion, customs duties and regulations relating to imports.

Let's be honest, we all love online shopping. It's the window shopping of our generation or as the french say “faire du lèche vitrine” - which literally translates to window licking. Amazon is probably the most well-known internet retailer in the world and a go-to for many looking to order online as its one of the most trustworthy, but is it possible to order from Amazon in Ireland?

In this guide, we’ll give you everything you need to know about buying items from Amazon in Ireland, including which Amazon site you should use, details about delivery, and tips on currency conversion fees.

We’ll also show you a very cost-effective payment method while using Amazon internationally - with the Wise international debit card.

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So let’s get to it.

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Is Amazon in Ireland?

Although Amazon is one of the biggest employers in Ireland in the tech sector, yet there is still no dedicated Irish website. Recently a fulfilment centre was opened near Dublin¹, which should imply faster shipping, a wider selection of products, and could indicate that an Irish Amazon website could be coming soon!

In the meantime, you don’t need to search for Amazon alternatives in Ireland because customers in Ireland can use an Amazon website that delivers to Ireland, such as (UK) or (Germany).

How to order from Amazon in Ireland?

There are two ways: you can use either the UK or German websites or go to the Amazon International Shopping page.

Whichever method you choose, there is an essential step that saves a ton of time. Before adding items to your basket, you must set Ireland as your delivery location. You can do it by simply clicking in the top-left corner of the screen, close to the Amazon logo, and selecting your country from the list.

You should be aware, though, that your options will be restricted to items that can be shipped to Ireland. Taking this in consideration, has a bigger product selection or more local products than Amazon Germany, and free shipping is applied to many products, but import taxes may apply for deliveries outside the UK.

Ordering from in Ireland

Shopping through a desktop on Amazon UK or the Amazon mobile app function similarly. On a desktop, follow these instructions:

  1. Visit
  2. On the upper left, close to the Amazon logo, change your location to Ireland.
  3. Shop as you usually would, comparing items and prices before adding anything to your cart. ‘Deliver to Ireland’ should be indicated to the right of the price and delivery details.
  4. Enter your Ireland delivery address when requested during checkout.

If you’re buying through the Amazon mobile app, you can choose your location on the ‘Deliver to’ menu. You might need to first navigate to ‘Settings’ if your country isn’t listed.

What you should do is:²

  1. At the bottom of the app, touch the three bars symbol
  2. When you reach ‘Settings’, scroll down and tap it to enlarge the menu
  3. To set your preferences, click on ‘Country & Language’.

It’s crucial to keep in mind that if you purchase something from, Amazon may need to convert the price from British pounds (GBP) to euros (EUR), your local currency.

Amazon will utilise its own exchange rate to perform the conversion, and this rate is likely to include a margin added on top of the mid-market exchange rate. As a result, you pay extra for the item. Amazon also adds a fee for the exchange rate guarantee.³ If you want to avoid that, keep reading to find out a solution for it.

Effect of Brexit on Ordering from Amazon UK

When ordering from Amazon UK for delivery outside the UK, you need to be aware that import taxes may be applied.

If so you will be given a rough estimate of the import fees during checkout. This is a deposit for import fees that will be used to cover any import duties or taxes that are owed on your behalf.⁴

Although if you stick to things sold or fulfilled by Amazon UK, Irish VAT alone will be charged, not UK VAT. So it’s still safe to use Amazon UK in Ireland even after Brexit. Import duty only applies to items sent to Ireland from non-EU countries over €150 (about £133) in value.⁵

Ordering from

If the item you want can’t be bought through Amazon UK, you might try Amazon Germany. The good thing is that, the German website, is easily switchable to the English language. To view the various language choices, click on the German flag besides the search field.

Also, your credentials to sign in at usually work on any of the other Amazon sites, so you won’t need to create a new account or anything.

The bad thing is that you won’t get free delivery to Ireland, and the electrical devices sold on Amazon Germany often come with a two-pin EU socket, so you’ll need an adaptor for Ireland. Additionally, the instructions may be in German. But it’s still a good alternative, especially if you want to avoid duty charges on more expensive items.

The procedure to buy through is very similar to the one for the UK website.

  1. Go to
  2. On the upper left, close to the Amazon logo, change your location to Ireland.
  3. Besides the search field, click on the German flag and change the language to English.
  4. Shop as you usually would, comparing items and prices before adding anything to your cart. ‘Deliver to Ireland’ should be indicated to the right of the price and delivery details.
  5. Enter your Ireland delivery address when requested during checkout.

Save money on Amazon Currency Conversion Fees with Wise!

Are you receiving your income in EUR, but want to buy on Amazon UK and need to pay in GBP? Or do you still have those GBP with you, but what you want needs to be paid in EUR? Are you wondering if there’s a way to avoid paying high exchange rate costs? Don’t worry. Wise can help!

If you use a Wise international debit card, your Amazon purchase can be paid for in the currency you need, because it will be converted instantly at low fees and margin-free exchange rates. Or it’s free if you already have the currency in your Wise account.

In this way, Amazon is not required to convert the currency or collect any fees from you related to that.

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Opening an online Wise multi-currency account and ordering your own Wise card is quick and easy.

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After reading this guide, you should be prepared to begin shopping on Amazon in Ireland. Although having a specific Amazon Ireland website would be ideal, it’s currently out of reach.

However, it’s good to know that you can still access various products on Amazon UK or German website, eliminating the need to hunt for other Amazon alternatives in Ireland. Enjoy your shopping!

Sources used:

  1. - Amazon Ireland fulfilment
  2. - How to switch to a different regional Store in the Amazon App
  3. Amazon - Currency Converter
  4. Amazon UK - About import fees deposit
  5. Taxation and Customs Union - Buying goods online from a non-EU country

Sources last checked on date: 18-Apr-2023

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