Amazon Vietnam: How Vietnamese Shop at Amazon [2017]

You have already searched for Amazon Vietnam or amazon.vn on Google, right?

And as we know, there isn’t any local Amazon store in Vietnam. But how come Amazon.com is among the Top 100 most visited websites in Vietnam? There must be a way to shop at Amazon.com from Vietnam.

That’s exactly what this post cover. Learn how to shop at Amazon.com and ship items directly from the online store to Vietnam.

Locate the link where over 10,000,000 products that can be shipped to Vietnam are listed. Here it is…

Amazon Vietnam Store

To serve shoppers from Vietnam, the biggest online store launched the Amazon Global Program. The program lists all Amazon USA items that are eligible for international delivery. Currently, Amazon.com accepts orders from over 100 countries including Vietnam.

And where can you find the link? Here is your link.

> Amazon Global Program <

But here’s the deal.

There are literally hundreds of millions of products listed at Amazon.com, and only 10 Million of them can be delivered to Vietnam.

Product Searching Tips before you proceed…

Before clicking the link and filling your Amazon shopping cart, make sure you follow these steps in finding products eligible for delivery to Vietnam.

Buy Amazon Vietnam

Tip #1: Click only the Amazon Global link.

This special Amazon Global link is dedicated to all international customers where all information about overseas shipping are posted and all eligible products are listed. With this link, you will feel like having a real Amazon Vietnam or amazon.vn. So make sure you are visit the correct page.

Tip #2: Refine your Search

Use the prominent Amazon search bar to look for the product you want to buy. To determine which of the search results are eligible for Vietnam, locate the “International Shipping” filter at the left sidebar of the results page. Tick on the check box which says, “Ship to Vietnam”.

Bonus Tip

Problem: Amazon does not ship to Vietnam the product I want. What should I do now?

Majority of the products listed at Amazon USA, can only be shipped to US address. So, if the product you want to buy at Amazon is not international shipping-eligible, Amazon will inform you that the item can’t be shipped to your Vietnam address.

… Should you forget about that product and find something else? Don’t! There is still a way.

Solution: In this scenario, freight forwarders will be your good friend.

What are Freight Forwarders?

Freight Forwarder

Freight Forwarders remove all geographical barriers to online shoppers.

How freight forwarders work? You shop. They ship.

US Freight Forwarders will provide you a virtual USA shipping address which you can use as your Amazon shipping Address.

YOU SHOP: Shop at Amazon.com as if you are a US resident. Use the provided virtual address as your shipping address. Amazon will then send your package to the freight forwarder.

THEY SHIP: Upon receipt of your package, the freight forwarder will ship your package to you in Vietnam.

One of the popular freight forwarder in USA that provides free membership is Shipito. Check out it’s service here.

 

…Let’s go back to Amazon Global.

What to do after finding the right product?

The usual Vietnam online shopping.

Check out, sign up for an Amazon account, provide your Vietnamese address, pay and that’s all.

Here are the detailed step-by-step procedure.

Amazon Vietnam Shopping

STEP 1: Provide the correct address.

For your address, be sure that it is in the proper format. For example:

Your Name
32/37 Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Tan Binh District
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam
(84 8) 6296 4171

Yes, a phone number is required so you may be contacted directly.

STEP 2: Choose your Delivery Option.

Amazon has three (3) delivery options to Vietnam. The options vary as to the shipping cost and transit time. Here are your options:

  • AmazonGlobal Standard Shipping (9-12 business days)
  • AmazonGlobal Expedited Shipping (7-11 business days)
  • AmazonGlobal Priority Shipping (2-5 business days)

Now. The shipping cost and the delivery time from Amazon USA to Vietnam vary on the type and weight of the product you bought. This topic will be discussed in details below. If you want to jump on to that section, click here.

STEP 3: Ready your Credit Card.

Ready your credit card because the next information that will be asked is your payment option.

Amazon.com accepts all major credit and debit cards including those issued in Vietnam. Visa, MasterCard, Diner’s Club, American Express, and UnionPay can be used to pay for your purchases.

Yes, the credit cards or prepaid/virtual debit cards issued to you by Vietinbank, Agribank, Vietcombank, BIDV, and Eximbank can be used at Amazon.com

No, Amazon does not accept PayPal payments, cash on delivery, wire transfer or cheques.

STEP 4: Review Your Order. Customs. Currency Conversion.

After choosing your payment method, you will see a summary of your order with the final shipping and handling fee, import fee deposit, and the option to disable Amazon Currency Converter.

…Let’s take Import Fee Deposit and Amazon Currency Converter.

What is Import Fee Deposit?

Since Amazon Global Program is a door-to-door online shopping service, Amazon takes care of all stages of delivery from their warehouse in USA up to your given address in Vietnam. Among the stages is the importation clearance and payment of corresponding custom duties.

With Amazon Global Program, Amazon estimates the importation cost and includes these cost to your final billing.

…What happens if the Import Fee Deposit is more than the actual cost of importation? You’ll get a refund.

What about Amazon Currency Converter?

It is most likely that your credit card is in Vietnamese Dong, while the prices listed at Amazon are in US Dollars. With Amazon Currency Converter, you have the option to choose whether Amazon will charge your credit card in Vietnamese dong using its applicable exchange rate.

If you disable the converter, Amazon will charge your credit card in US Dollar and your bank’s exchange rate will apply.

STEP 5: Place your Order. Track. Wait.

After reviewing your order, hit “Place Order Your Order“.

From then on, you can track your package through your “Orders” in your Amazon account. Select your recent order and click “Track Package“.

Initially, Amazon shipping agents will pick up your order from its warehouse. Usually, Amazon taps DHL, FedEx or UPS to deliver international orders.

From the warehouse, the agent will be heading towards the airport and then transport Amazon packages to a regional hub. A regional hub is usually where packages are sorted by destinations which are neighboring countries. From the hub, the agent will carry the packages to Vietnam.

As soon as it lands to Vietnam, the agent will acquire and pay the necessary permit for importation. After, your package will be sent to your home. And that’s it! Your Amazon Vietnam purchase is complete!

Now. Here is another important thing to consider… Deal or No Deal?

Which one will cost you less, buying at local Vietnam online store or at Amazon.com?

The answer will depend on the final cost of the item when shipped to Vietnam.

When buying at Amazon, you will be paying for the product price, shipping and delivery.

Amazon’s pricing is generally less than what local retailers charge

The reason why you are buying at Amazon is because of less availability of the product in the local market. Most popular to global customers are electronics, apparel, books, kindle devices, and toys. And if you are going to make a price comparison, Amazon will most likely win considering the strength of US Dollar.

…Here’s the catch though.

If you will add the shipping cost and import fee, is Amazon shopping still a good deal?

The answer? It depends on the shipping fee.

Below is the table of cost of delivery according to the classification of the product you want to order from Amazon USA.

Product Classification Per Package Per Item
AmazonGlobal Standard Shipping (22 to 30 days)
Books $4.99 $4.99
AmazonGlobal Expedited Shipping (12 to 15 days)
Books $13.99 $5.99
Kindle or Kindle Accessories $8.99 $2.99
AmazonGlobal Priority Courier Shipping (4 to 7 days)
Books, Jewelry, Clothing, Shoes, Software, Watches, Video Games $29.99 $5.99
Computers, Automotive, Baby, Electronics, Home, Kitchen, Outdoor Living, Luggage, Personal Care, Tools, Sports, Toys $29.99 $5.99/lb
Kindle or Kindle Accessories $14.99 $5.99
A combination of any of the above items The rate shall be the highest applicable fee same as above

Here’s how to estimate your shipping cost.

For example: You want to buy a pair of shoes. Your shipping fee will be a total of $35.98. That is, $29.99 (per package) + $5.99 for a single pair.

How much is the Import Fee?

It’s free if the value of the item is equal to or less than 1,000,000 Vietnamese Dong (excluding shipping fee). That’s more or less US$44.00. If the cost is above the threshold, expect to pay 10% of the CIF (the sum of the product cost, insurance and freight).

Now, try your own version of Amazon Vietnam.

I hope this shopping guide helped you in your Amazon Vietnam shopping. Your endless search for mua hàng amazon về việt nam, mua hàng trên amazon, mua hàng amazon, cách mua hàng trên amazon has finally stopped. If you haven’t tried Amazon yet, go ahead and go to the Amazon Global link, and searched through over 10 Million products that the giant store can ship to Vietnam.

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