Yes, you are not the only one who feels that way. What does that mean? – The absence of Amazon dedicated store for Romania (Amazon Romania) is unfortunate. But you’ll love to shop from Amazon and have no idea how to go about it, well look not further, you just did find it. This is a resource for people who want/need to shop at Amazon.com from Romania.
First – The Advantages of Shopping from Amazon
We know there are many online stores, why would Amazon be different, as in what are the more advantages Amazon has.
- The major advantage of visiting Amazon Global for shopping is that it provides a tremendously huge range of goods that you can view online. Being the largest online store, 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 Romania shopping or any other region for that matter – you don’t have to fear getting scammed online and losing your precious credit card/payment details.
Now here’s how you shop from Amazon…
Through the Amazon Global Program
Don’t have any idea what the “Amazon Global Program” is? This is the program Amazon.com operates to provide you: unique service and customs clearance, duty and tax estimation during checkout. Amazon has dedicated a separate page in its online store where all the items that are available for international shipping and delivery are listed.
From the link to the Amazon Global page, you will be automatically directed to the Global shopping page, where the filter is already set to “international Shipping”. From here you can search for the items you wish to purchase.
Now 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.
Finally in this process, 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 Romania, and look for the sentence, that confirms the item can be ship to countries outside the U.S. this must appear on the product description.
The Delivery/Shipping Rates And Times
When shipping your items to Romania, the delivery rate and speed is an important factor to consider, simply because your orders will arrive based on the shipping level and speed you choose. Here we have the current shipping speed and rates charged by Amazon for deliveries to Romania:
The 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 Romania 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|
The 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 Romania is 10-18 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|
The Priority Expedited shipping: The transit time for this option is 3-5 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|
The Import fee deposit
The Amazon Import Fee Deposit is a must consider before ordering for items on Amazon. This is like the customs fees of Romania and the charges are based on the customs law of Romania. The import fee deposit is your responsibility as the importer and you are to pay the estimated fee by Amazon before your orders can be successful processed.
Buying Items Not Available To Be Shipped Internationally
I know how it feel; to find a product you really need badly, but in the process of ordering for it, you found out that it’s not available to be shipped internationally.
Well then, how do you solve this problem? You can address this issue with the service of the Freight Forwarders.
Freight Forwarding Companies are Service companies that provide you virtual USA shipping address, which you can use to shop online while your base is outside the USA. They finally ship the items to your location.
There many Freight Forwarding Companies in the USA, but I can only recommend the service of Shipito.com, simply because they have proved to me to be the most reliable among them all. It offers economical fees (charging a minimum fee of only $8.50 per shipment).
How the process works
Below is how the Freight forwarders operate (using shipito.com):
First you create an account with a freight forwarding company. There are numerous plans from a per shipment basis account to a premium monthly plan account.
Following your account creation, you’ll be provided a distinctive USA street. Once you receive the address, you can start shopping online.
After your order as being processed the online store will deliver your purchased items to your virtual address that being monitored by Shipito. After the item arrive the company will notify you and you’ll be asked to commence the shipping of the same item from the USA address to your real address.
It normally takes 3 days for your items to be delivered to your doorsteps and that depends on the clearance process in customs and shipping method you choose.
There you have it. I hope you find the guide helpful. If you have any experience about Amazon shopping, please share it to us through the comment section. Also, if you know this info will be of value to your friends, please share the article.