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Bulk Mail Discounts

Are you running a business that sends large volumes of mail? We offer a range of discounts for national bulk business mail.

Domestic Bulk Mail Discount

An Post Commerce offers a national bulk mailing service at a discounted rate. Our Bulk Mail Service is the perfect solution for business customers who send large volumes of mail in the Republic of Ireland.

Domestic volume customers, who pay their postage by CeadĂșnas or meter machine, can take advantage of one of our five discount services

These discounts apply to mail sent in the Republic of Ireland and vary depending on factors such as:

  • speed of delivery required
  • type and weight of item sent
  • volume per mailing

We also offer separate discounts to volume posters of direct mail and publishers of magazines and periodicals.

Our five domestic discount services

For customers posting in the Republic of Ireland, our five discount services are:

  • Speed
  • Eco
  • Budget
  • Impact
  • Pre-Sort

Find out more about the five services or contact your Account Manager to find out which one best meets your needs and how to put it in place. 

Some of the key features of the different services are as follows:








Next day

Two days

Three days

Three days

Three days

Mail preparation

Machine sort 

Machine sort 

Machine sort 

Manual sort 


Time of presentation

By 3pm at mail centre or acceptance office

By 3pm at mail centre or acceptance office

By 3pm at mail centre

By 3pm at mail centre or acceptance office

By 3pm at mail centre or acceptance office

Entry-Level Volume







To avail of our discounts, you must:

  • Present your post by 3pm to allow off-peak processing and sorting
  • Ensure your mail meets the required size and weight dimensions
  • Meet the volume requirement for the service you want

Presenting your mail

We have three mail centres and 39 mail acceptance offices nationwide.

Our mail centres are located in:

  • Dublin - Oak Road, Knockmitten, Dublin 12, D12 V4AC
  • Athlone - Dublin Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath, N37 FF68
  • Portlaoise - Father Browne Avenue, Portlaoise, Co Laois, R32 A32F

Our mail acceptance offices are generally beside the city or town’s main post office in the following locations:

Ballina Bray Carlow
Carrick-on-Shannon Castlebar Cavan
Clonmel Cork City Drogheda
Dublin 2 Delivery Services Unit (Ravensdale) Dundalk Dungarvan
Ennis Galway Glenageary
Kilkenny Killarney Letterkenny
Lifford Limerick Longford
Mallow Maynooth Monaghan
Mullingar Naas Navan
Nenagh Newbridge (Droichead Nua) Roscommon
Shannon Sligo Swords
Thurles Tralee Tuam
Tullamore Waterford Wexford

How can I speed up my bulk mail deliveries?

We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) mail processing equipment which can sort through 40,000 pieces of mail per hour.

How quickly we can sort your post will determine how soon your mail gets to its destination. The speed at which our equipment sorts depends on a number of factors including:

  • the accuracy and legibility of the address
  • the font and spacing used in the address
  • the colour, size and weight of the envelope

To speed up your delivery, follow these guidelines:

  • Addresses should have a minimum spacing of 2mm and maximum spacing of 4mm between each line
  • Do not use colour, italics, underlining or punctuation including commas in the address
  • White and pastel-coloured envelopes provide the best background for OCR recognition while dark backgrounds such as red, blue or green are unsuitable and should not be used
  • The recommended address font is Arial black text on a white background. Letter Gothic and Helvetica can also be used

For more information, see our Guide to Speeding up your Post 

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