What happens if I miss a delivery? You have a number of options available if you miss a delivery: Collect your item by bringing your ‘sorry we missed you notice’ (also called a Docket In Box or DIB notice) and personal identification, such as a driver’s licence, to your local Delivery Service Unit Nominate an agent to collect the item on your behalf. You (the addressee) must sign the ‘sorry we missed you’ notice and the agent must have this and their own identification in order to collect the item Arrange redelivery of the item online to the same or an alternative address. Redeliveries can take approximately 3 to 5 working days to be delivered. If you believe that your item should have been delivered, but you have not received a DIB, then it is most likely that your item is still in transit. How many times will you try to deliver my parcel? We will try to deliver to the address at least once, if there is no one available to accept the parcel we will leave you a “sorry we missed you!” notice explaining how to get it. This will explain the options to collect the parcel from one of our locations or you can arrange a redelivery online. If you're not going to be at home, you can avoid missing a delivery by setting a safe spot up. This can be a safe, dry place out of view or a neighbour. Sign up now at anpost.com/signup to set a safe spot. Why is my post late or delayed? Standard post items are normally delivered by An Post one to two days after posting. Most often, delays occur due to incomplete, illegible or incorrect addresses. Other reasons for late or delayed delivery include: Items posted after the final collection of the day Difficulty accessing the property International post being handled by multiple postal services and customs agents Handling of prohibited items If we have left a 'sorry we missed you' notice indicating that delivery was attempted at your address, please follow the instructions on the notice. If you have not received your standard post within five working days from the date of posting, or 15 days in the case of international post, we suggest you use our contact form or pick up an enquiry form at your local post office or delivery office. What should I do if my post is missing, damaged or opened? In the case of damaged post, it’s important to understand that: Damage is often caused by incorrectly-sized or poor quality packaging An Post may place damaged items in a plastic bag to prevent further damage While every effort is made to ensure your post arrives safely, unopened and in good condition, envelopes may occasionally be damaged during the machine sorting process We use waterproof delivery equipment but we cannot guarantee that post will never be wet in adverse weather conditions Be sure to keep damaged or opened post and any packaging for inspection. If your post is missing, damaged or opened please contact us through our contact form. If you prefer, you can pick up the form at your local post office or delivery office. Our goal is to resolve your enquiry and issue you with a final reply within the time frames shown below: Mail within Ireland 30 calendar days Mail to Europe 40 calendar days Mail to all other destinations 60 calendar days I have not received my ecommerce parcel order yet, what should I do? If you are expecting an ecommerce parcel from your online order, please note our staff are working hard within social distancing guidelines to get parcels delivered as quickly as possible. Some delays may occur. The fastest way to track your delivery is online. This information is updated throughout the day as we scan your delivery so please check back here later.