Sustainable solutions for shipping to Ireland with An Post

Sustainable solutions for shipping to Ireland with An Post
Hugh Corcoran
Hugh CorcoranAn Post Ireland

Posted: Fri 31st May 2024

As SMEs across the UK face new challenges after Brexit, expanding into the Irish market might seem daunting. An Post, Ireland's national postal service, is dedicated to supporting and educating SMEs on shipping to Ireland.

With our commitment to sustainability and comprehensive logistics solutions, An Post stands out as an ideal partner for UK businesses aiming to grow their presence in Ireland.

Navigating challenges after Brexit

The UK's exit from the European Union has introduced new complexities for SMEs, particularly in terms of cross-border trade. Customs regulations, tariffs and logistical hurdles can be overwhelming for businesses trying to establish a foothold in Ireland.

This is where An Post comes in. We aim to demystify the process and provide practical solutions to help UK SMEs seamlessly transition into the Irish market.

Sustainable initiatives at An Post

At An Post, sustainability is at the heart of our operations. We're dedicated to limiting our environmental impact and promoting eco-friendly practices across all facets of our business. Here are some of our key initiatives:

Green fleet

One of our most significant strides in sustainability is deploying a large fleet of electric vehicles (EVs). This initiative has made An Post one of the largest EV fleet operators in Ireland.

By replacing traditional fossil fuel-powered vehicles with electric alternatives, we significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to cleaner air in urban areas.

Renewable energy

Our commitment to sustainability extends to the energy we use. At An Post, we've invested heavily in renewable energy sources to power our operations.

Our facilities use energy with solar and other renewable sources, making sure that our day-to-day activities are as green as possible. This transition not only reduces our carbon footprint but also supports the broader adoption of renewable energy in Ireland.

Carbon-neutral delivery

An Post is committed to making all its delivery services carbon-neutral. We achieve this through a combination of reducing emissions and investing in environmental projects that offset the remaining carbon footprint.

Our investments include reforestation programmes and renewable energy projects, which not only neutralise our emissions but also promote environmental sustainability worldwide.


Watch this webinar to find out how to make shipping to Ireland as simple as possible:


Why partner with An Post?

Expertise in cross-border shipping

An Post has extensive experience in cross-border logistics, making us a reliable partner for SMEs looking to expand into Ireland.

Our deep understanding of the complexities involved in international shipping allows us to provide tailored solutions that make sure your goods are delivered efficiently and cost-effectively.

Comprehensive support

An Post provides UK SMEs with comprehensive support throughout the expansion process. We offer valuable resources and expert guidance on navigating customs regulations, understanding tariffs, and optimising logistics.

Sustainable practices

Partnering with An Post means partnering with sustainability. Consumers are increasingly seeking businesses that prioritise eco-friendly practices.

By choosing An Post, you demonstrate your commitment to sustainability, which can boost your brand's reputation and attract a broader customer base.

How we support your business


An Post hosted a number of webinars covering various aspects of cross-border trade. These sessions are designed to provide practical insights and actionable advice on shipping logistics, complying with customs, and sustainability practices.

Personalised assistance

For businesses seeking more personalised assistance, our experienced sales team is on hand to provide tailored advice and solutions to address specific challenges and opportunities related to expanding into Ireland.

We encourage you to contact us to discuss how An Post can support your business's growth and success in the Irish market.

Building a sustainable future together

An Post isn't just a logistics provider – we're a partner committed to your success and sustainability.

By shipping with An Post, you gain access to a wealth of expertise, innovative solutions and a commitment to environmental responsibility. Together, we can overcome the challenges posed by Brexit and foster growth for UK SMEs in the Irish market.

Join us on the journey

We invite UK SMEs to join us on this journey towards growth and sustainability. For more information and to start your expansion into Ireland with An Post, get in touch today. Let's work together to build a more sustainable future.


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