Amazon is now really ready to go global with its Amazon Global program. With the AmazonGlobal service over 10 million products currently on the Amazon.com online store can be shipped to over 75 countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Egypt in Africa. See Offers Available.
The beauty of Amazon Global is that it pulls down the barriers of international online shopping. You do not have to worry about customs duty as it is factored into your cost when you order, you just seat back and your order is delivered to your doorsteps.
With Amazon Global international shopping becomes as easy as shopping from a domestic online store.
Understanding Amazon Global
A couple of years ago, the only products most international shoppers (outside the United States) could buy from Amazon.com were books, DVDs, and CDs. With Amazon Global there are over 10 million products including electronics, home and kitchen appliances, software, watches, fashion, baby and beauty products, amongst many other product categories.
With AmazonGlobal, Amazon seems to be pushing for more global relevance, which will enable it compete better with the likes of AliExpress from China.
However, the advantage of AmazonGlobal is the convenience it brings to the table. With the program, Amazon will estimate the import fee (import duty) for the product you order during checkout and will empower the courier to obtain custom clearance on your behalf.
So, you just order on Amazon.com website and the item(s) will be delivered to your doorstep just like when you order from a domestic online store like Jumia or Konga.
Without the AmazonGlobal shipping service, instead of receiving the product you ordered, you will get a letter from customs or the courier company to come and clear your item(s) at their office.
So, AmazonGlobal takes away the sting from international online shopping, which brings it at par in terms of convenience to domestic online shopping. The program also allows you track your order and know its exact location at any time.
Aside the four African countries (Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, and South Africa) as culled from the Amazon website here are some of the countries were the AmazonGlobal program is supported in Alphabetical order:
Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, and Macao.
Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Amazon Global makes international online shopping a lot more convenient. Learn More.