Why is delivery to Northern Ireland so expensive?
We often hear the argument that delivery to Northern Ireland should be the same as the rest of the UK as the post office doesn’t charge any extra for delivery. But we don’t use the post office to ship our parcels, we use couriers.
All our delivery charges are based on what we are charged by our courier to that location. Unfortunately, they charge a lot to ship to remote locations like the Scottish Highlands & Islands and to Northern Ireland than they do to the UK Mainland.
But Northern Ireland does still seem to be more expensive than you would expect, given that delivery to the Republic of Ireland is cheaper. We have queried this apparent anomaly with our courier and the reason is apparently that all Northern Ireland parcels go across to Republic of Ireland first, and are then sent across the border to Northern Ireland.
So hopefully that explains why Northern Ireland customers are charged more than other UK customers, and also why it is more expensive than RoI.