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How to save on international shipping when shopping on Amazon

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Currently amazon offers international shipping to almost every country around the world. When signing up for a amazon account, once you have enter your shipping address they will confirm whether or not international shipping is available to you. Once you are connected to amazon, it is time to find out how you can save big on both price and international shipping!

Does Amazon Ship to Countries such as Jamaica? Yes!

You would be surprise how simple it is to save big on price and shipping time when buying on Amazon from Jamaica or any other country.

For many years I bought exclusively from Amazon.com. Over 7 years ago, it was one of the few online stores that were willing to ship to international locations such as Jamaica, where an Amazon store was not located.

When you buy on amazon you will receive you mail through the public Post Office system. It does not matter if you have a street address, P.O. box or you have to go to the Post Office to pick up your mail. Unlike many stores in the USA, you do not need a USA address to use Amazon.

In the recent years a few things has change. Amazon , for example, now  has 9 international sites (Austria, UK, Germany, Japan, France, Italy, Spain, China and Canada) other than amazon.com. I recently come to realized that the prices of products and shipping can vary a lot across Amazon sites. These variations are usually due to the currency exchange rates and the shipping charges which are different for every country.

Compare Prices across all Amazon International sites

image amazonHere is the interesting thing: you can use the same e-mail address and password you use to sign in one Amazon site to access any of the other sites (except for Japan and China even if you are not located in one of these countries. for an Amazon customer, whether you live in a country hosting an Amazon site or you are an international customer, sometimes it is good to check around for the best price across all Amazon sites.

For many international customers, even if you are located in the Caribbean, amazon.co.uk, offers some of the most competitive prices when compared to other Amazon sites and even Amazon.com. When it comes to shipping time and cost, Amazon.co.uk offers some of the best rates.

For people living in European countries such as France, amazon.co.uk affords really good prices.

Saved almost 60% on prices on Amazon and cut my shipping time in half

I was recently looking for a workout video and decided to check around Amazon sites for the best prices. (You must also keep in mind that when buying DVDs, it is essential to find out if it is possible that it will work in your region). The best prices came down to Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. Here is a breakdown of price and shipping cost:

Pussycat Dolls: Dancer’s Body Workout

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Amazon.com

  • amazon-logoProduct price : US$9.99
  • Standard International Shipping (averages 18-32 days) – $7.78
  • Expedited International Shipping (averages 8-16 business days) – $16.98
  • Priority International Courier (averages 2-6 days) – $32.98

 

Amazon.co.uk :

  • amazon_co_uk-logoProduct price : £ 3.00 = 4.74 US Dollar
  • Standard (8-12 business days) – £3.58 (5.65 US Dollar)
  • Priority Express (2-4 business days) – £23.78
Total price for the DVD if I want it in two weeks: amazon.com = $24.76 vs  amazon.co.uk = $10.39

By going with amazon.co.uk, I was able to SAVE US$14.37 which is almost a saving of 60%. PLUS I was able to cut my delivery time from one month to two weeks! Now that is what I call a deal.

While this might not be the same saving for every product or even any saving at all, it is worth it to compare the prices before buying. I mean what do you have to lose?


 

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2 Comments
  1. Craig says

    The article di not really finish.so how did you get it to jamaica?was it shipped via regular mail or what? Post office?

    1. Sassy says

      It was shipped by regular mail to my mailing address.

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