Amazon Saudi Arabia – A Guide On How To Shop At Amazon From Saudi Arabia

We know you’ll love to shop from Amazon. And this content is provided to guide you on how to shop on Amazon from Saudi Arabia.

Below is how to go about it:

There is about two ways you can shop on Amazon: One is shopping through the Amazon Global Program for items available for international shipping. The second is employing the service of freight forwarders for items not available for international shipping.

 

Shopping Through the Amazon Global Program

A separate page has been dedicated by Amazon in its online store where all the items that are available for international shipping and delivery are listed. And the program called “Amazon Global Program” is the program Amazon.com operates on your behalf to provide you: duty and tax estimation during checkout, unique service and customs clearance.

Searching to Buy

The link to the Amazon Global page will take you to the page where the search box filter is automatically set at “International Shipping.” On the left column of the webpage several filters will always appear when searching for items. 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 Saudi Arabia, 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 import fee is attached to your order. The Import Fee Deposit is to be giving accurate thought when shopping on Amazon.com. An estimated fee is billed by Amazon for orders sent to eligible countries thru Priority International Shipping, Expedited or Standard International Shipping. If the actual Import Fees finally paid to the customs is less than the Import Fees Deposit collected by Amazon for your orders, they will automatically issue a refund of the excess and vice-versa.

The Delivery Times And Rates

Here are the current shipping rates and speed charged by Amazon for deliveries to Saudi Arabia:

Standard Shipping: Among three shipping options this is the basic shipping method and the cheapest. Using this method, you can expect your items to be shipped to Saudi Arabia within 10-14 days. Though, standard shipping is only accessible to limited categories of products.

Product Category

Per Shipment

Per Item

Books, VHS videotapes $4.99 $4.99*
CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, Music Cassettes, Vinyl $4.99 $3.99*
**Jewelry, Watches, Clothing Items $4.99 $4.99
**Automotive, Computers, Electronics, Personal Care, Kitchen, Outdoor Living, Sports, Tools $4.99 $3.49/lb
Shoes $4.99 $2.99/lb
Baby, Home, Luggage, Toys $5.99 $3.49/lb
Any combination of the above items $4.99 As above

 

Expedited shipping: The second and the most popular shipping option because of its affordable rate and for a fair transit time. The approximated shipping time to Saudi Arabia is 8-16 days.

Product Category

Per Shipment

Per Item

Books, VHS videotapes $13.99 $5.99*
CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, Music Cassettes, Vinyl $13.99 $3.99*
**Jewelry, Watches, Clothing Items $13.99 $4.99
Shoes $13.99 $4.49/lb
Kindle or Kindle Accessories $8.99 $2.99
**Automotive, Baby, Computers, Electronics, Home, Personal Care, Kitchen, Outdoor Living, Sports, Tools, Toys $13.99 $3.49/lb
Luggage $17.99 $3.99/lb
Any combination of the above items $13.99 As above

 

Priority Expedited shipping: 2-7 days is the transit time for this option. 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.

Product Category

Per Shipment

Per Item

Books, Clothing Items, Jewelry, Shoes, Software, Watches, VHS videotapes, Video Games $29.99 $5.99*
CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, Music Cassettes, Vinyl $29.99 $3.99*
Shoes $29.99 $3.99/lb
Automotive, Baby, Computers, Electronics, Home, Luggage, 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

 

Employing the Service of Freight Forwarders for Restricted Orders

Some products/items are not available to be shipped internationally. This restricted product can be bought and ship to Saudi Arabia using the freight forwarder service.

How Freight forwarders work.

Freight forwarders are service companies that provide virtual USA shipping address to people shopping online and are not based in USA. We can only explain that of Shipito.com because they have proved to be the most reliable among all available freight forwarders.

All You Have To Do

Is to create an account with them, don’t forget to choose a suitable plan out of the numerous plans available. (Shipito charges are from $8.50). After your account is confirmed and set up, you will provide a distinctive USA street address, 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.

The online store will deliver your items to the address that’s being monitored by Shipito. From there you will be asked to initiate the shipping of items from the USA address to your real address in Saudi Arabia.

Using Shipito your item 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.

Advantages of Shopping From Amazon.com

The leading advantage of visiting Amazon Global for Amazon Saudi Arabia shopping is that it provides a tremendously huge variety of goods that you can view online. Amazon Global is one of the world’s largest stores and thus you have a large inventory of items that you can browse through – all within the comfort of your own home. Amazon.com is one of the most trusted online stores over the world-wide web. So whether it be Amazon Saudi Arabia shopping or any other region for that matter – you don’t have to fear getting scammed online and losing your precious credit card details.

Conclusion

While Amazon shopping services may not be available in the Saudi Arabian region, Amazon Global and Shipito is a very good alternate route to go the international way. With greatly competitive prices and a huge variety of items to choose from, Amazon Global will be more than enough to suffice your online shopping needs. Click on this link for the Amazon Global page at Amazon.com.

I hope this guide has been helpful in creating for you, your own personal Amazon Saudi Arabia. Don’t hesitate to share your own opinion and to include helpful information in the comment. Sharing shows love; please share with friends who need this guide.

3 Comments
  1. Reply
    Khalid S. ALJubair April 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I would like to be a regular shopper through amazon.

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