Amazon Global: Made Possible by Amazon and Amazon Merchants

In case you don’t know, Amazon.com is not the exclusive seller in its website. Amazon also welcomes merchants to sell their products at Amazon. Some of them, the delivery of which is fulfilled by Amazon while others have their own delivery terms. Since the company is based in USA, most of the products are delivered for free or for a minimal fee. Thanks to Super Saver Shipping and Amazon Prime programs. Amazon also has its local stores in other countries like the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Japan, China and Italy. Residents from said countries are able to avail the free or low cost shipping offered by the respective Amazon local marketplace.

What about buyers from other countries? Can they buy from Amazon?

The answer is YES. However, some limitations apply due to the application of some international laws. For this reason, Amazon just can’t ship everything on their website to such other countries like Australia. International delivery is available only to some products and to some countries.
This service is called the Amazon Global. Amazon ships eligible products internationally, taking care of the taxes and customs duties. Thanks to local courier-partners of Amazon who do the clearance process. Thus, international customers will not be surprised of the taxes and duties they have to pay as these are estimated when they check out items from Amazon.

Here is the list of countries where Amazon may ship items:

Amazon Australia

Amazon exports to Australia

Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.

 

Here is the list of products available for international shipment to almost all countries outside the USA:

  1. Kindle E-reader
  2. Books
  3. DVDs
  4. Music
  5. VHS videos

Additionally, some of the products in the following categories are also available:

  1. Automotive
  2. Clothing and Apparel
  3. Consumer electronics
  4. Health and personal care
  5. Home and garden
  6. Jewelry
  7. Pet supplies
  8. Shoes
  9. Software
  10. Sporting goods
  11. Toys
  12. Video games
  13. Watches

Finally, some merchants in the Amazon Marketplace offers international delivery for all their products.

Amazon Global

Amazon Third Party Merchants

Amazon Australia

Amazon Third Party Merchants

So, the next question is, “How would I know if the merchant ships to my country?”

It not really hard. For every product, Amazon lists all other merchants who offer the same product.

  • What you have to do is go through he list of these merchants and check if they have the link “International & domestic shipping rates”. This means that the merchant also ships the item outside the USA.
    Amazon Australia

    Amazon Merchant offering International Delivery

    Amazon Australia

    "International & Domestic Shipping Rates

  • Now click that link and check whether your item is available particularly in your country, in our case, Australia.
Amazon International Shipping Rates

Amazon International Shipping Rates for Asia (including Australia)

Amazon Global

Australia, for purposes of delivery location classification, is part of Asia

  • Take note that each merchant lists its product at a price different from the others. Some are cheaper while some are beyond the average price. Moreover, their delivery fees also vary.  So, you have to check first before checking out the item. If you what you found is the link “Domestic shipping rates”, that means the item is shipped only in USA
  • You may also know if the item is available for delivery to your country by trying to check out the product. Don’t worry, your credit card won’t be charged unless you click the Place Order button. In the shipping address during your trial checkout, enter your address, then proceed. If a note in red appears saying, “We’re sorry. This item can’t be shipped to your selected destination,” then the item can’t be shipped to your country. If no such message appeared, then that’s a confirmation that the item is available to your country.
Amazon Australia

A warning appears that the item is not available for delivery in the Australian address that was used

Amazon Global

An Australian address was used in this case and no such warning appeared. Hence, the item can be shipped to Australia

In another article, we discussed how you can buy items if you they are not available internationally by using a Freight Forwarder and a virtual USA Street Address provider. You can read it here.
To wrap up, Amazon also offers international delivery either through Amazon Global or the Amazon merchants. Start shopping at Amazon Global Here. If you have any question about the information we provided above, just hit the comment box.

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2 Responses to Amazon Global: Made Possible by Amazon and Amazon Merchants

  1. sally hansen says:

    Hi,

    I am wonting to purchase a Bone Pool for dogs of the amazon usa website. They do not offer international shipping to australia. Do you have any idea on how i can purchase this pool.
    Many thanks.

    • admin says:

      Hello Sally. Bone Pools are too heavy and bulky for international delivery. If you will import one to Australia, you’ll pay hundreds just for the postage. You might pay for the delivery higher than the actual price of the pool. So, we don’t recommend you to do so. If you can find alternatives from local stores, then that will be great. If you insist on getting one from Amazon.com, this article will teach you how to get the Bone Pool to Australia. Thanks.

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