Shipping directly to Poland is not the same as shipping in Contiguous US countries. There is no dedicated store for Poland (Amazon Poland). But there is a way Amazon ship to international countries, kind of like international delivery. And this content is dedicated to show to how to ship from Amazon US to Poland.
Directions on how you can buy items at Amazon from Poland (your Amazon Poland)
The Amazon Global Program
It is good to start with explaining what The Amazon Global Program is.
On your behalf Amazon operates a program called “Amazon Global Program” this program is to provide you: unique service and customs clearance, duty and tax estimation during checkout. With this program, Amazon.com is fit to take orders from international consumers/customers and ship these in most countries (about fifty-five countries) outside the U.S. including Poland. Amazon has dedicated a separate page in its online store where all the items that are available for international shipping and delivery are listed.
Search and Buy Through the Amazon Global Program
Going through the link to the Amazon Global page will take you to the page where the search box filter is automatically set at “International Shipping.”
While searching for items, several filters on the left column of the webpage will always appear. You can then tick on the check box next to “Amazon Global Eligible” to sort all products available for international delivery.
When you are sure of what you need to buy, check the “Product Details” just to be sure that the product can be shipped to Poland, and look for the sentence, “This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.” this must appear on the product description page.
Amazon Import fee deposit
An important thing when shopping on Amazon.com from Poland is the “Import Fee Deposit”. Amazon has an estimated Import Fee Deposit applied to orders sent to eligible countries thru Priority International Shipping (via Expedited or Standard International Shipping). This fee is the responsibility of the importer and is charged based on the customs law of Poland, though the Customs may not collect the accurate fees. If the actual Import Fees are less than the Import Fees Deposit collected by Amazon, they will automatically issue a refund of the excess and if the fees are more than the estimated amount, Amazon always charge the deficiency.
The Delivery/Shipping Rates And Times
An important factor to consider when shipping your items to Poland is the delivery rate and speed; your orders will arrive based on the shipping level and speed you choose. Here are the current shipping speed and rates charged by Amazon for deliveries to Poland:
Standard Shipping: The basic shipping method and the cheapest among three shipping options. Using this method, you can expect your items to be shipped to Poland within 15-26 days. Though, standard shipping is only accessible to limited categories of products.
|Books, VHS videotapes||$3.99||$3.99*|
|CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, Music Cassettes, Vinyl||$3.99||$2.49*|
|Any combination of the above items||$3.99||As above|
Expedited shipping: The second and is the most popular shipping option because of its affordable rate and for a fair transit time. The approximated shipping time to Poland is 9-16 days.
|Books, VHS videotapes||$9.99||$5.49*|
|CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, Music Cassettes, Vinyl||$9.99||$2.99*|
|Jewelry, Watches, Clothing Items||$12.99||$4.49|
|Electronics, Home, Computers||$12.99||$3.49/lb|
|Personal Care, Sports||$12.99||$3.99/lb|
|Any combination of the above items||$12.99||As above|
Priority Courier shipping: The third of the shipping methods, the transit time for this option is 2-6 days. As every premium option could be, this is the best option for those who are ready to spend more for delivery in order to receive their purchased items faster.
|Software, Video Games, CDs, Music Cassettes, Vinyl, Blu-ray, and DVD||$21.99||$2.99|
|VHS videotapes, Jewelry, Watches, Clothing Items||$29.99||$5.99*|
|Automotive, Baby, Home, Personal Care, Kitchen, Outdoor Living, Sports, Tools, Toys||$29.99||$5.99/lb|
|Kindle or Kindle Accessories||$14.99||$5.99|
|Any combination of the above items||Highest Applicable per-shipment charge||As above|
Buying Items Not Available For International Shipping Employing Freight Forwarder
Sometimes it’s possible to find that product you’ve longed for on Amazon, but unfortunately the item is not available for international delivery. Will you just let it go, NO! As there is always solution to every problem, you can address this problem with Freight Forwarder.
What can Freight Forwarding Service Companies do for you?
Freight forwarders are basically service companies that provide virtual USA shipping address to people shopping online and are not based in USA. They provide the address that can be used when ordering at an online store, and when order is shipped to this address, the company will then forward the item to your actual address.
Which Best Freight Forwarder do I recommend?
A couple of freight forwarders have I personally used in the past but in my experience, Shipito.com has proved to me to be the most reliable among them. Not only does it provide reliable service, it offer inexpensive fees. It charges a minimum fee of only $8.50 per shipment.
How does the process work?
You can create an account with a freight forwarding company (recommended: Shipito). In the case of Shipito, numerous plans from a per shipment basis account to a premium monthly plan account. As soon as the account is confirmed and set up, Shipito will provide a distinctive USA street address. The address will look like this: Your name (address will be specified during registration) Suite # (box number) Torrance, CA 90503
You can start shopping online once you receive the address. Using the USA address as your shipping address is the most important while using this method. Once your order as being processed the online store will now deliver it to your virtual address that being monitored by Shipito. You will be notified by the company as soon as the items arrive and you will be asked to initiate the shipping of the same from the USA address to your real address.
You will be shown several shipping options to Poland during this process. The forwarding fees and the postage will be calculated. After the payment of these fees the item will be delivered to you.
You items may be delivered next to your doorsteps within as little as 3 days depending on the shipping option you choose and the clearance process in customs.
Amazon Customer satisfaction result
A new report from ForeSee reveals that Amazon is once again the most popular online destination with regards to customer satisfaction. The store that claims to have everything from A to Z is no stranger to being in first place in the online shopping survey as they have earned the honor for eight straight years.
The Amazon Global Program is a great way to shop at Amazon. The cheaper prices, not only as compared to local retailers but also to other online stores, make Amazon a great online shopping option. If you want to try Amazon Global, here is the link. Enjoy Shopping!
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