An Post launches US Address with AddressPal

This is very much a delayed post as I have been travelling. In July, An Post launched a US Address with their AddressPal service. With this new service, you can get parcels delivered to an address in New Jersey, USA where it will be opened, customs forms completed and then sent on to Ireland.  It will then be delivered to your address by An Post. This service starts at €15.99 for up to 2KG. I have not used the service yet so I can’t give my personal experience of how it works. Previously AddressPal didn’t offer a home delivery service,…

AddressPal to expand to offer a US Address?

AddressPal is An Post’s answer to Parcel Motel. They offer a virtual address in Mainland UK which is a big plus compared to Parcel Motel, Parcel Connect and Parcel Wizard. However, apart from this, there isn’t much going for the service in my opinion. It’s slow, got a very low included insurance amount and cannot be tracked. However, there is no denying its popular – they have over 100,000 registered customers and are processing 20,000 parcels a week. Edited to add – I found this link to this article from rabjoshu on boards.ie.  The An Post director of sales and marketing has…

The Race: Update 5 – The Race is Over!

The Race The Race: Update 1 – Parcels arrived to Virtual Address The Race: Update 2 – One has arrived! The Race: Update 3 – Second one has arrived! The Race: Update 4 – AddressPal has arrived The Race: Update 5 – The Race is Over!   The last parcel to arrive was DPD Parcel Wizard which actually arrived on Monday. I was away without my laptop which is why the update is only happening now – on Friday. I had selected the local store to collect the Parcel Wizard from using their new DPD Pickup service. When the parcel first was processed by PW…

The Race: Update 4 – AddressPal has arrived!

The Race The Race: Update 1 – Parcels arrived to Virtual Address The Race: Update 2 – One has arrived! The Race: Update 3 – Second one has arrived! The Race: Update 4 – AddressPal has arrived The Race: Update 5 – The Race is Over!   At first I expected Parcel Connect and Parcel Wizard to be in a fight for first place and Parcel Motel and AddressPal to be in a fight for last. Parcel Connect was ready for collection in Dublin the next working day coming first and Parcel Motel was delivered Sunday coming second. Well today I got the…

The Race: Update 3 – Parcel Motel delivered

The Race The Race: Update 1 – Parcels arrived to Virtual Address The Race: Update 2 – One has arrived! The Race: Update 3 – Second one has arrived! The Race: Update 4 – AddressPal has arrived The Race: Update 5 – The Race is Over! The last update on the Race was on Friday. I was expecting the Parcel Wizard parcels to be delivered on Friday – I was advised on Live Chat they would be. Originally they were due to be delivered on Thursday. Well it never showed up. Hopefully they’ll be ready for collection tomorrow but I’m not overly confident. Have to…