What is a UK Virtual Address

The ‘original’ virtual address from the UK to Ireland was deliverme.ie but Nightline’s Parcel Motel launched in 2012 was the first that became popular with the masses. Since its success there have been numerous other couriers jumping on the bandwagon – DPD launched Parcel Wizard, FastWay launched Parcel Connect and An Post recently launched Address Pal. What is a UK Virtual Address? Each of the services will provide you with a ‘virtual address’ in the UK. You can then get parcels delivered to this address and they will bring it down to Ireland and deliver it to you – either to your house…

eBay Global Shipping from the US to Ireland

eBay launched their Global Shipping Program in partnership with Pitney Bowes in 2012 and have been expanding it ever since. The program allows sellers to send the item to a domestic address where Pitney Bowes relabels the packages, processes the import charges and then dispatches the item to the buyer. The buyer pays for import charges when purchasing the item on eBay and therefore does not need to pay anything else on receiving the item. eBay is also keen to point out that due to the discount Pitney Bowes has negotiated for shipping in bulk the shipping costs are cheaper then if the…