Amazon has different local stores dedicated for some countries, Amazon.co.uk for example, but presently no local store for Venezuela. How then can potentials buyers from this lovely country order for items. This is what we treat in this content. First we give you a guide on how to shop using the Amazon Global Program and secondly how to buy items not available to be shipped internationally.
How you can buy items at Amazon from Venezuela
Shopping Through The Amazon Global Program
– Regarding the Delivery/Shipping Rates And Times
– The Import fee deposit
Shopping Through Freight Forwarders
Shopping Through the Amazon Global Program
Because of the absence of Amazon Venezuela, Amazon runs a program called “Amazon Global Program”. Amazon.com is able to take order from international countries and ship the items purchased. There is a separate dedicated page in Amazon online store where all the items that are available for international delivery are listed.
From the link to the Amazon Global page, you will be automatically directed to the separate page where the search box filter is automatically set at “International Shipping.” In the process of 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. You must also confirm that the items can be shipped to Taiwan by checking the product description page for the phrase “This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.”.
Regarding The Delivery/Shipping Rates And Times
The delivery rate and speed is a significant factor to consider when shipping your items to Venezuela, your orders will arrive based on the shipping level and speed you choose.
Below are the current shipping rates and speed charged by Amazon for deliveries to Venezuela:
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 Venezuela is 12-15 days.
|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|
|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|
|Any combination of the above items||$13.99||As above|
Priority Expedited shipping: 4-7 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.
|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*|
|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|
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). The fee is your responsibility as the importer and you are charged based on the customs law of Venezuela, though the Customs may not collect the accurate fees. If the real Import Fees are less than the Import Fees Deposit collected by Amazon, they will automatically issue a refund of the excess and vice-versa.
Shopping Through Freight Forwarders
There is no doubt that sometimes the product you intend to buy on Amazon can’t be shipped to Venezuela. To this, there is a way you can successfully have the product shipped to your own address by employing the service of a freight forwarder.
What freight forwarders do and how to go about it
Freight Forwarders are service company that are dedicated to providing you a unique USA shipping address (which they monitor) to shop online and finally forward the items to your own real address.
The link above and below will take you to my recommended freight forwarders website (though there are many) where you will go through the process outlined below:
Shipito.com as a Freight Forwarder Company
First you have to open an account with Shipito. You will be provided a distinctive street address which is a USA address as soon as the account is confirmed and set up and once you receive the address, you can start shopping online. Using the USA address as your shipping address is the most important while using this method?
You will have to request for the forwarding of your items from the freight forwarders to your real address, after the company as notified you of your item arrival. Your orders can be delivered to your doorstep within 3 days depending on the clearance process and shipping method you prefer.
Thank you for taking your time to go through what I have here, and I believe this guide has been helpful in creating for you, your own personal Amazon Venezuela. Don’t hesitate to share your own opinion and to include helpful information in the comment.