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.
With several local stores in different countries, Luxembourg does not have such store dedicated for Luxembourg consumers. However, the absence of Amazon Luxembourg should not stop you from buying from this store, and luckily Amazon.com actually ships internationally and this article is devoted to show you how.
How you can buy items at Amazon from Luxembourg (your Amazon Luxembourg)
Shopping in the Amazon Global Program
For Amazon to be able to ship to international countries like Luxembourg Amazon operate a program called the “Amazon Global Program”. This is the program Amazon.com operates on your behalf to provide you: duty and tax estimation during checkout, unique service and customs clearance. With this program, Amazon.com is fit to take orders from international consumers/customers and ship these in most countries outside the U.S. including Luxembourg.
Search and Buy Through the Amazon Global Program
If you follow this link, you will be sent to Amazon Global Page, the 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.
After searching and you are sure of what you need to buy, check the “Product Details” just to be sure that the product can be shipped to Luxembourg, 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.
About Amazon Import fee deposit
Another important thing when shopping on Amazon.com from Luxembourg 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).
It is your responsibility and this fee will be charged based on the customs law of Luxembourg, although 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 deficit.
About the Delivery/Shipping Rates And Times
Because your orders will arrive based on the shipping level and speed you choose , the delivery rate and speed is an important factor to consider before shipping your items to Luxembourg.
The cost to ship items from individual product section to Luxembourg varies by item, shipment and shipping option. By adding the “Per shipment” cost and the “Per Item” cost is your cost calculated. In the case of item listed as terms of price per pound, check the weight on the item’s detail page to get the cost of “Per item” cost.
Below are the current shipping speed and rates charged by Amazon for deliveries to Luxembourg:
The basic shipping method and the cheapest among three shipping options. Using this method, you can expect your items to be shipped to Luxembourg within 13-24 days. Though, standard shipping is only accessible to limited categories of products.
|Product Category||Per Shipment||Per Item|
|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|
The second and the most popular shipping option because of its affordable rate and for a fair transit time. The approximated shipping time to Luxembourg is 9-16 days.
|Product Category||Per Shipment||Per Item|
|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|
The transit time for this option is 3-4 days. 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 Delivery Using Freight Forwarding
Sometimes it is possible to find a product you’ve longed for on Amazon, but unfortunately the item is not available for international delivery. This problem can be solved using the Freight Forwarder service.
What can Freight Forwarding do for you?
Basically freight forwarders are 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 Companies do I recommend?
I have personally used a couple of freight forwarders 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 low-cost fees. It charges a minimum fee of only $8.50 per shipment.
How does the process work?
Ok, you think freight forwarders will be of great help. But you are wondering how they work. Read on.
First, you’ll 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. 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.
The company will show you several shipping options to Luxembourg 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 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.
Amazon, being the largest online store in the world, could be beneficial to Luxembourger who wishes to order some of Amazon’s items. The Amazon Global Program and shipito 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!