Do Amazon deliver internationally?

One question we get asked a lot is the above. People worldwide want to know if Amazon ship internationally, how to buy the products they are looking for and what are the import duty implications, if any?

The short answer is yes Amazon.com do deliver worldwide. Here are the details and how to out which countries they deliver to and how to find the products that can be delivered to you.

Amazon International

Amazon has its own international shopping website section, part of the main site, called Amazon Global.

How to find items on Amazon Global.

Follow these steps to find which products Amazon will ship to your country:

  1. Sign in to your Amazon account.
  2. Select Mange Address Book, and enter your shipping address.
  3. Select this address as your Default Address.
  4. When searching on Amazon, apply the International Shipping Filter - Ship to Your Country.
  5. Once you have selected your item it will tell you if it can be shipped to your country.
  6. Complete your purchase and payment in the usual way.

Amazon ship to about 120 different countries around the world and offer several different shipping services and speeds. These countries include, Australia, China, India, Israel, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and many others.

Which countries does Amazon deliver to?

The full list of countries around the world that Amazon will ship to is:

Africa and Middle East

Algeria Jordan Nigeria South Africa
Angola Kenya Oman Tanzania
Bahrain Kuwait Pakistan Tunisia
Botswana Kyrgyzstan Palestinian Territories Uganda
Cameroon Mauritius Qatar United Arab Emirates
Egypt Mayotte Reunion Zimbabwe
Ghana Morocco Saudi Arabia
Israel Namibia Senegal

Americas

Argentina Cayman Islands Guadeloupe Paraguay
Aruba Chile Guatemala Peru
Barbados Colombia Honduras Saint Kitts and Nevis
Belize Costa Rica Jamaica Saint Martin
Bermuda Dominican Republic Martinique Trinidad and Tobago
Bolivia Ecuador Mexico Uruguay
Brazil El Salvador Micronesia Venezuela
Canada French Guiana Panama

Australia, Asia and Pacific

Australia India Marshall Islands South Korea
Bangladesh Indonesia New Caledonia Sri Lanka
Cambodia Japan New Zealand Taiwan
China Kazakhstan Palau Thailand
Fiji Macao Philippines Vietnam
Hong Kong Malaysia Singapore

Europe

Albania Estonia Lithuania Serbia
Andorra Finland Luxembourg Slovakia
Armenia France Malta Slovenia
Austria Germany Monaco Spain
Belarus Gibraltar Netherlands Sweden
Belgium Greece Norway Switzerland
Bosnia And Herzegovina Hungary Poland Turkey
Bulgaria Iceland Portugal Ukraine
Croatia Ireland Romania United Kingdon
Cyprus Italy Russia Vatican City
Czech Republic Latvia Saint Barthélemy
Denmark Liechtenstein San Marino

Duties and taxes.

When you buy internationally, you may have to pay import fees or duties. Amazon.com can, on your authorization, take an import fee deposit, which can be used by the carrier to pay the duties that Amazon estimate you may be eligible for. You will be refunded if the actual fees are less than the deposit taken, if the fees are more you won't be asked to pay any extra. It can take up to 60 days from the shipment date.

Import duty deposit amount is normally calculated using the product price and the shipping cost. Payong the import duty deposit shouldmean that shipping times are not delayed at the border as your package will pass with the appropriate customs declarations and fees paid.

What is Free Amazon Global Super Saver Shipping?

Free Amazon Global Saver Shipping is a service that is available for shoppers in qualifying countries. If you are in one of these countries make sure you set your default address. Free shipping thresholds are based on USD. This is how you qualify for free shipping:

  1. Search for eligible items, ones that are available on Amazon Global,  and add them to your shopping cart, you will need over about $49 (it varies between countries) worth of eligible items for free international shipping.
  2. Proceed to checkout and select FREE Amazon Global Standard Shipping.
  3. Select Group my Items in to as few shipments as possible.
  4. Pay and complete your order as usual.

What is flat rate Amazon Global Super Saver Shipping?

This is similar to the above but is available for shoppers in countries that are not eligible for free shipping such as Costa Rica, and if you buy over $100 worth of qualifying items, you can pay a flat rate of $5 for shipping.

Do Amazon do international returns?

Yes of course, items can be returned to Amazon with 30 days of receipt using the Returns Center. Amazon have two methods involving DHL and one method where you use your own return label, postage costs can be refunded.

Amazon and package forwarders.

Amazon will ship to a US address to a freight forwarder who will forward your package on to you. This is a useful way of buying from Amazon if they don't ship to your country or the product you want is not eligible for Amazon Global. Amazon make it quite clear in their T&Cs that they won't be help responsible for damage done by the FF, or for duties and taxes that might need to be paid.

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