You can Now order goods online from Amazon and get it straight to your country in few weeks. The Amazon which is known to be an Home base online sellers on Tuesday announced the new feature which enables international users to easily import goods from the USA.
The local Amazon app is present in several countries like India, US etc but doesn’t always allow users to purchase products outside their home markets which really makes it difficult for people to buy products sold by Amazon in USA.
Currently, with the ‘International Shopping Experience’ added feature, Amazon lets users shop products from the US with the same amount of the local but requires shipping fee.
The International Shopping Experience feature is available on the Amazon app in Android and iOS. The Amazon app uses the location to determine whether the feature is necessary in your country. Users can also turn the feature on by themselves and customise the language or currency.
Amazon International Shopping Experience comes with support for five languages which are English, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish with 25 different currencies.
In order to use the new International Shopping feature, you will have to download the Amazon Shopping app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Upon installation, the app will automatically go for the feature, based on your location.
However, if you already have the app installed, you will have to go to Settings > Country and Language > International Shopping. Also, you can select the language and currency of preference. Once the process is complete, you will be able to see the products that are eligible to be shipped to your selected delivery location.
Presently, their is a drawback as the feature is currently in 11 countries, the countries include; Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Peru, Thailand, and Uruguay. This simply means that users in African and some in Asia continent are yet to be eligible to this feature later on.
The International Shopping feature can only be accessed in countries that do not have an official Amazon portal and imports are the only realistic option. If your country has the local App like India, don’t expect this international shopping feature.