Massive Polybags savings for Irish customers

Welcome to Polybags.ie - the website dedicated to Irish customers from Polybags, the UK's number one polythene manufacturer.

Polybags has always offered our valued Irish customers great savings, delivery and service, but today the savings to be made are greater than ever.

Not only does the weak value of Sterling make your Euros go even further but, if your company is registered for VAT (CBL) in Ireland, then we can supply your products at a zero VAT rate, saving you a further 23%!

Add to that a massive range of quality polythene products, a fast and cheap delivery service - free for larger orders - plus a no-quibble returns policy and you've got the perfect solution to all your polythene needs. Céad míle fáilte!

VAT-busting - save 23% on everything!

VAT free

If your business is registered for Value Added Tax (VAT) / Cáin Bhreisluacha (CBL), then every purchase you make from Polybags is subject to VAT at zero rate (0%) - a 23% saving on products purchased in Ireland.

To avail of the savings, simply add a quick note including your VAT number to the 'Additional Information' box in the checkout. Once verified, we'll fully refund the VAT and then all future orders you place will be automatically VAT-free.

Alternatively, simply call our sales team on +44 20 8575 8200 and ask to be set up with an online account, so you can start shopping online with us VAT-free.

If you're not a VAT-registered company, don't despair - as UK VAT (20%) is less than Irish VAT (23%), you'll still get a saving with Polybags! Add to that our other fantastic offers, our price-buster price range and cheap fast delivery, and you have an unbeatable mix on both price and quality.

Too good to be true? Well, we also offer a no-quibble guarantee so give us a try and, if you're not happy, you'll get a full refund!

Poly bags and other popular polythene products

With over a million poly bags in stock along with a massive range of plastic film and sheeting on the roll, Polybags' range of polythene products is second to none.

There are too many ranges to list them all on this page, but here are a few of the most popular ranges with Polybags customers today:

Polythene bags

Polythene bags, also known as 'polybags' or 'poly bags', are strong, elastic, weather-resistant bags used in their millions for a massive variety of jobs in our day-to-day lives. They can be manufactured using either low-density (LDPE) or high density (HDPE) polyethylene which is either transparent or opaque - plain or coloured - depending on whether product visibility is required. Poly bags come in all shapes, sizes and styles, to suit a huge of functions and tasks. A number of these are outlined below.

High-impact metallic mailers

Mailing bags

A fantastic alternative to traditional paper envelopes and parcel packaging, mailing bags are lightweight, strong and waterproof polythene envelopes that are ideal for posting items by mail or courier. Clear polythene mailing bags - with or without an external address label - allow you to display the contents of your mail, whilst high security mailing bags with tamper evident strips provide excellent content confidentiality.

Polybags sell these and every mailing bag in between, in a huge range of colours from classic white through to bright, high-impact metallic mailers (pictured), or you can always personalise your own printed mailing bags to make your business really stand out from the crowd.

Carrier bags

The most popular polythene bag in the world, carrier bags are a vital shopping accessory for consumers everywhere, providing a simple, ergonomic means of transporting purchased goods away from a store. Carrier bags are available in a huge range of styles to suit both the type of contents being sold and the image that the retailer wishes to portray.

Economy vest carrier bags - often known as crinkly carriers - are the staple of supermarket chains and larger retailers, made from strong but lightweight polythene that gets the job done at great value for money. Other popular carriers include patch handle, flexiloop and clip close carriers, whilst Polybags' printed carrier bag service helps many retailers to advertise their business and reinforce their brand with customers.

Resealable poly bags

As the name suggests, resealable polythene bags can be sealed to protect bag contents, but then opened and resealed again when required. The most popular type of resealable poly bag is the grip seal bag, also know as the minigrip bag, which provides a convenient storage solution for a wide range of small- to medium-sized items and can be opened and closed through a squeeze-shut seal that runs along the top of the bag.

Other popular resealable bags with Polybags customers include stand-up pouches, header bags and other crystal clear retail display bags that can give a range of products some added sparkle on the shelf.

Black sacks

Waste bags & sacks

Whether you are raking up leaves in the garden, shredding paper in the office, removing rubble from the building site, colour-coding your recyclable waste disposal, collecting food waste in your kitchen caddy, picking up dog poo or simply disposing of the everyday contents of your kitchen bin, there's a bin bag or waste sack for you.

Polybags' range of black sacks, bin bags and waste sacks are made from recycled film but they all provide excellent bag strength so won't let you down, however tough the job.

Custom printed poly bags

Many polythene bags can be manufactured and printed with a bespoke custom design, such as company logos or branding, to make the bag unique to the customer. The idea of printed poly bags is to entice people to make a purchase or remember your company.

Retail bags such as carrier bags, mailing bags and laundry bags are particularly popular for the addition of bespoke branding, as they provide companies with a fantastic marketing tool which links directly back to the customer to advertise their business and reinforce their brand. Simply choose your size, style and print options and Polybags will take care of the rest.

Anti-static poly bags

Static electricity is a major cause of damage to micro-electronic components, computers, and manufacturing equipment. To help avoid such problems, anti-static poly bags provide an excellent way of controlling electrostatic discharge (ESD). Polybags' range of anti-static packaging includes regular polythene bags, grip seal bags with an easy-to-use resealable opening and anti-static bubble bags that, alongside the ESD-protection, provide components with extra air-cushioned protection against physical damage that can happen during shipping, handling and storage.

Builders rolls wide sheeting

Polythene sheeting

Polythene sheeting, also known as plastic sheeting, is a term used to describe sheets of polyethylene manufactured, sold and distributed on the roll to offer protection to wide surface areas.

Commonly referred to as 'builders rolls', plastic sheeting is popular in the building trade and with painters and decorators, as it can be used to protect floors and large items of furniture during renovation work from things like dust, debris, plaster and paint.

Polybags' wide sheeting is sold on 1m-wide rolls, which can be opened out to sheets of 2m or 4m wide, to provide excellent coverage and ensure surfaces are protected.

Speciality poly bags

Whilst the range of poly bags outlined above will cater for the vast majority of needs, there are always some tasks that require a more specialised solution. Polybags' range of special use bags caters for those very jobs, covering everything from garment covers to vacuum bags, furniture bags to mattress covers and bread bags to fish bags.

You can also pick up a range of specialist waste sacks, manufactured to cater for specific waste disposal needs, including heavy duty builders' rubble sacks, strong compactor sacks and hazardous waste sacks. These include red asbestos sacks and yellow clinical waste sacks, manufactured from industry-standard polythene and clearly marked with warnings to ensure safe disposal.

Layflat tubing - make your own bags!

If you still can't find the right size bag for you, don't despair - Polybags have just the solution. You can create your own tailor-made bags to the exact size and shape you need using a roll of layflat tubing and a heat sealer. Available in a huge range of sizes from 2" to 48" wide - plus other widths available on request - and in either light, medium or heavy duty polythene, layflat tubing allows you to wrap even the most awkwardly-shaped items that don't fit into a regular poly bag.

Simply roll off as much tubing as you need, then cut and seal the polythene tube using the heat sealer to make your very own bespoke bags. If you want to close at both ends, simply place the contents in the bags and tape, clip or twist the top of the bag to seal.

Get 20% off Santa's favourite sacks!

Black mail sacks Xmas

'Tis the season to be jolly, so we've got not one but TWO fantastic Polybags voucher offers to bring you some festive cheer this Christmas. Whether you need tough, secure mailing bags to send highly classified Secret Santa presents in the post, or a load of best value bin bags to clear up from all the festivities, these offers should both put a smile on your face.

You can get 20% off BRS120 economy black sacks on all orders over £30 with the voucher 'XMAS120' - just apply the voucher to your basket and the discount will be applied as soon as your order reaches £30. You can also get 20% off black secure mail sacks when you spend £75 or more. For this, apply the voucher 'XMASMAIL16' and shop away as normal.

Both offers are strictly one voucher per customer and are available for a limited time so, with effectively five for the price of four on two lots of fantastic sacks, you better hurry and get in soon otherwise Santa might snap them all up himself!

Beat the Christmas rush and mail your gifts early

Christmas stamp

Christmas is the busiest time of year for An Post, who handle up to 7.5m items, many of them polythene mailing bags, every single day in the run-up to Christmas - three times their normal amount.

As they launched their 2016 Christmas stamp collection, An Post's advice to customers was to beat the Christmas rush and prepare early for posting Christmas cards and presents to loved ones.

So, to help you get your mailing bags full of presents sent early this Christmas, here are An Post's all-important cut-off dates for posting items both within Ireland and abroad.


An Post's last posting dates for Christmas 2016

 

Last Posting Date

Domestic Mail

Standard Letters

Standard Parcels

Registered Post

Express Post

Republic of Ireland

Wed 21 December

Wed 21 December

Wed 21 December

Thu 22 December

Northern Ireland

Tue 20 December

Tue 20 December

Tue 20 December

Wed 21 December

International Mail¹

Standard Letters

Standard Parcels

Registered Post

International Courier²

Great Britain

Mon 19 December

Mon 19 December

Mon 19 December

Wed 21 December

Europe

Mon 19 December

Tue 13 December

Mon 19 December

Wed 21 December

USA

Mon 12 December

Fri 9 December

Fri 9 December

Tue 20 December

Rest of the World

Wed 7 December

Wed 7 December

Wed 7 December

Fri 16 December

¹ International mail delivery times are estimates and subject to local postal operator delays.

² International Courier Service is only available at selected Post Offices. For further information, visit anpost.ie/internationalcourier