Irish customers ordering online could now get their parcels much quicker and not have to worry about added tax because of the Brexit factor.
It comes after reports that Amazon is planning to open a huge 650,000sq feet fulfilment centre on the outskirts of Dublin.
The reports say the online retail giant is at an advanced planning stage for the huge plant at Baldonnell.
The company already operates a delivery warehouse in Rathcoole for Amazon Prime customers, which opened last year.
But the new plant would be its first proper order fulfilment centre where products are picked and packaged by Amazon staff.
At the moment the vast majority of Amazon’s tens of thousands of Irish customers get their orders in the UK before they are sent to Ireland and delivered across the country by An Post.
A new plant would mean faster delivery times and also a cutting out of tax as parcels come via the UK.
An Post, which handles much of Amazon’s Irish deliveries, told the Irish Times it welcomed the news that it appears to be opening its first Irish fulfilment centre.
“This is good news for Irish Amazon customers who will get their purchases faster,” said Gillez Fernandez, the commercial director of An Post Commerce.
“By avoiding the Brexit pipeline, Amazon can get their parcels to us in An Post faster for immediate delivery to the customer. We work closely with Amazon who value our logistics and local expertise.”
An Post added that “Amazon continues to be an important customer as we grow our business”.Tags: